Chinese economy faces more pain than gain

2015-06-03 12:15

China's economic growth, already at its slowest in decades, will get worse before it gets better, as economists say it will take time before liberalising reforms.

SA GDP increase slows to 1.3%

2015-05-26 11:38

South Africa's GDP has increased by 1.3% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015, says Statistics SA statistician general Pali Lehohla.

Eurozone debt levels rise to record

2015-04-21 13:09

Eurozone government debt has surged to the highest levels since the introduction of the single currency, underscoring the challenges confronting the 19-nation bloc.

IMF cuts Africa’s GDP growth to 4.5% on oil drop

2015-04-14 16:06

The International Monetary Fund has cut its economic growth forecast for sub-Saharan Africa this year as plunging oil prices force exporters to curb spending plans.

Impact of SA economy bigger than estimated

2015-03-28 07:00

SA could get another GDP adjustment which may actually delay a ratings downgrade by a few years, according to economist Mike Schussler.

Nazmeera Moola: Budgeting 7.7% more for public sector wage bill “sends wrong message”

2015-02-26 16:12

Nazmeera Moola, is sanguine about most aspects of Budget 2015 – including the opportunistic timing of the R17bn extra fuel tax.

SA growth the calm before the storm - expert

2015-02-25 06:00

Although SA's latest growth data look better than expected, this might just be the calm before the storm, warns an emerging markets economist.

France seeks to delay deficit target until 2018

2015-02-24 12:15

France wants to delay a target for bringing its budget deficit below 3% of growth domestic product by three years until 2018.

Cees Bruggemans: SA growth momentum

2015-02-16 07:48

We tend to focus on tailwinds boosting growth or headwinds reducing it. Much rarer is the focus on growth momentum, says Cees Bruggemans.

As SA Govt. heads toward fiscal cliff, reform is desperately needed

2015-02-04 15:24

According to the South African Institute of Race Relations, the South African Government looks to be running out of money.


Load shedding contributes to GDP slowdown

2015-05-26 12:19

While Statistics SA has not ruled out that load shedding has had an impact on the manufacturing’s decline in gross domestic product, it could not confirm by how much.

Lower prices to hurt Africa's oil producers -IMF

2015-04-28 14:15

Lower oil prices will reduce growth in Africa's major petroleum producing countries and push governments to implement significant policy adjustments says the IMF.

SA economy plunged in uncertainty - index

2015-04-15 13:30

South Africa's already sluggish economy slowed down slightly more in March, according to the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index.

Botswana GDP growth quickens to 3%

2015-04-05 11:30

Botswana's economy has grown 3.3% quarter-on-quarter in the three months ending in December, from a revised 1.5% in the third quarter, data shows.

Cees Bruggemans on the state of SA’s economy

2015-03-19 10:49

Independent economist Cees Bruggemans assesses the state of South Africa’s economy in light of the most recent figures coming from quarter four in 2014.

German consumer confidence hits 13-year high

2015-02-26 10:30

Consumer confidence in Germany is at its highest since late 2001, as rising optimism about the economy persuade German shoppers to open their wallets.

Manufacturing, mining helped boost GDP in 2014

2015-02-24 19:07

The real gross domestic product has increased by 1.5% in 2014, after an increase of 2.2% in 2013, according to Statistics SA.

State coffers could be under more pressure

2015-02-23 20:30

Softer global growth, weak commodity prices and domestic energy constraints could place revenue collections in SA under increased pressure, says an expert.

Indonesian economic growth slowest in five years

2015-02-05 11:45

Indonesia's economic growth in 2014 has slipped to the lowest level in five years, the government says.

Italian businesses expect economy to grow

2015-01-29 10:45

Italy's economy is set to exit from a record-length recession and could post the strongest growth since the beginning of the millennium over the next two years.

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