India sees growth exceeding estimate

2016-02-08 16:00

India has seen its growth exceeding economists’ estimates to overtake a slowing China, a pace Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be under pressure to sustain.

China sets 6.5% to 7% growth target

2016-02-03 14:15

China has set a range for its economic growth target for the first time in two decades, saying the economy would expand 6.5% to 7% this year.

Can Africa still rise?

2016-01-29 06:45

Many are sceptical of the “Africa rising” narrative. Sim Tshabalala, joint chief executive of Standard Bank, discusses six points to build his case for optimism about Africa’s prospects.

UK GDP rises less than estimated on finance

2015-12-23 12:59

The UK economy has expanded less than previously estimated in the past two quarters in a sign growth is losing some momentum.

Slow GDP growth threatens wage bill growth

2015-11-24 15:10

With SA recording the slowest year-on-year growth since the final quarter of 2009 in the third quarter of 2015, the wage bill growth may have to be trimmed, says John Loos.

9 slides you must see about GDP's slow growth

2015-11-24 13:46

Quickly understand why SA's economy has grown by only 0.7% in the third quarter and which sectors have pulled down the country's growth levels.

Mining no longer cornerstone of SA economy

2015-11-17 15:56

Despite having been the cornerstone of SA's economy for over 150 years, latest GDP figures show other sectors are dwarfing mining's contribution by far.

Credit downgrade lurks as SA's default risk increases

2015-10-26 07:57

While SA side-stepped an immediate credit downgrade with its mini budget, investors are betting cuts that would bring SA's rating to the brink of junk are just a matter of time.

Weak growth a risk to fiscal outlook - Treasury

2015-10-13 12:55

SA's weak economic growth, the public sector wage bill and over budget financial support for parastatals are a risk to the fiscal outlook, says National Treasury.

Cees Bruggemans: Future remains weak – R18-20:$ (2020), growth eases to 1%

2015-09-30 17:45

It’s doom and gloom at the moment as a weakening rand, easing GDP growth and rising inflation continue to put pressure on South African pockets.


This too, shall pass

2016-02-05 06:30

Many South Africans are feeling the gloom of the global (and local) economy. André Roux warns, however, against being asleep when the economy starts to recover.

Tamra Veley: Business not the enemy. Route to economic salvation.

2016-01-31 18:07

Tamra Veley says as long as government regards business as the enemy, the country is doomed to stagnate in the lower reaches of the emerging economy league tables.

Djibouti's economy to grow by 6.5% in 2016 - IMF

2015-12-29 09:28

Djibouti's economy will expand by 6.5% in 2016, driven by increased investments especially in infrastructure, says the International Monetary Fund.

Eurozone economy grows 0.3% on domestic demand

2015-12-08 13:45

Eurozone growth in the third quarter has been bolstered by private consumption and government spending as exports suffered from a slowdown in global trade.

Prepare for 2016 recession, warns Mike Schussler

2015-11-24 14:30

The drought, low commodity prices and visa restrictions could shift South Africa into a recession by early next year, warns economist Mike Schussler.

GDP grows marginally by 0.7% in third quarter

2015-11-24 11:31

The mining (-9.8), electricity (-8%) and agriculture (-12.6%) sectors contracted in the third quarter, pulling down growth in other sectors, says Statistics SA.

Zuma says SA faces ‘serious struggle’ to meet goals

2015-10-28 06:44

SA faces a “serious struggle” to meet its plan to cut unemployment and boost growth because of the global slowdown, says President Jacob Zuma.

Risk of junk rating will heighten at end of 2016 - economist

2015-10-22 15:31

The risk of South Africa plunging into the non-investment grade of "junk" will only materialise at the end of 2016, says a Standard Bank economist.

SA seen in 7-year slouch as IMF cuts growth view

2015-10-13 06:42

If economic growth in South Africa this year is bad news, 2016 is set to be even worse, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Questionable data (China?) – SA not falling apart, trend’s corrosive

2015-09-18 09:45

Cees Bruggemans unpacks SARB's second quarterly bulletin and plays it up against second-quarter GDP data, which showed a 1.3% quarterly decline.

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