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Government debt up as growth falters in ailing economy

2017-09-18 14:21

Reserve Bank data shows government debt continues to grow, despite efforts to remain on the path of fiscal consolidation.

Investment still in ‘recession’ – economists

2017-09-10 13:01

Although an uptick in GDP of 2.5% was recorded for the second quarter, gross fixed capital investment remained depressed, economists have warned

Political uncertainty plagues economic growth potential - analyst

2017-09-06 17:23

Political and regulatory uncertainty continue to have a negative impact on SA's growth potential, says Nomura emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

SA economy still not out of the woods - analysts

2017-09-05 19:26

The South African economy has emerged from a technical recession, but analysts are still concerned that growth is not robust enough, with projections for the year below 1%.

SA exits recession with 2.5% GDP growth

2017-09-05 11:36

South Africa's gross domestic product has rebounded with 2.5% growth for the second quarter of the year.

US Q2 growth of 2.6% underscores resilience

2017-07-28 15:30

Pickups in consumer and business-equipment spending have powered a US economic rebound, signalling the eight-year expansion is on track to be sustained.

Rand unlikely to weaken further on rate cuts

2017-07-24 19:21

Although the rand briefly weakened on the back of the surprise interest rate cut, it does not mean the currency will persistently weaken, say two investment strategists.

4 reasons why SARB should cut rates

2017-07-20 09:43

An analyst shares four reasons why the SA Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee should consider a rate cut.

Whither international capital flows?

2017-07-17 13:31

SA will struggle to be the master of its own destiny if it cannot widen the constraint on economic growth caused by its dependence on international capital, says Jac Laubscher.

Slow SA growth increases vulnerabilities, warns economist

2017-07-12 14:53

Policy direction and certainty are key to restoring confidence in the SA economy, says an analyst.

 

Economic growth a priority to boost tax revenue – Gigaba

2017-09-11 11:40

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says economic growth should be a priority to ensure that enough tax revenue is generated for the fiscus.

Fragile uptick for two of Africa’s giants

2017-09-10 06:00

Africa’s two largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, this week managed to climb out of recession. However, their recovery is seen as fragile.

Agriculture makes a comeback, helps lift GDP

2017-09-05 20:13

The South African agriculture sector was the single largest contributor to GDP growth in the second quarter of 2017.

Too early to celebrate GDP growth spurt - Gigaba

2017-09-05 14:53

National Treasury has welcomed the rebound in GDP growth of 2.5%, but Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says it is not yet time to celebrate.

US second-quarter growth revised up to 3%, signaling momentum

2017-08-30 14:51

US second-quarter growth has been revised upward to the fastest pace in two years on stronger household spending and a bigger gain in business investment.

One million more could be unemployed in SA by end-2018

2017-07-27 19:01

A million more South Africans could be unemployed by the end of 2018, and that’s a conservative estimate, according to Momentum and Unisa.

Reserve Bank cuts growth forecast to 0.5%

2017-07-20 18:18

The Reserve Bank has revised down its growth forecast from 1% to 0.5%.

Less than 1% growth forecast for SA

2017-07-19 19:15

BMI Research, a Fitch Group company, has revised down South Africa’s growth forecast from 1% to 0.7%.

Economists underwhelmed by Gigaba's economic action plan

2017-07-13 16:29

There is nothing profound about government’s 14-point plan to revive the economy and most of the interventions are not new, say economists.

Consumer confidence below zero 12 quarters in a row

2017-07-12 10:19

The latest FNB/BER consumer confidence index shows little improvement and is expected to remain low for the remainder of the year, says an analyst.

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