China's growth slows to 18-month low

2014-04-16 07:35

China's economy has shown slightly better than expected growth but is still at its slowest pace in 18 months in the first quarter of 2014, official data shows.

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa to jump 5.2%

2014-04-07 17:42

Growing investment in Africa's natural resources and rising household spending will accelerate economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.

D-Day for Nigeria to overtake SA

2014-04-04 10:59

Nigeria could leapfrog SA to become Africa's biggest economy this weekend, when the results of a new way of calculating national output are announced.

Current account deficit shock

2013-12-03 10:53

SA's current account recorded its biggest deficit in five years in the third quarter as strong local demand for imports combined with a weak rand raised the import bill.

GDP growth prospects take a dive

2013-10-23 14:06

Growth prospects for the South African economy this year have been adjusted downwards to 2.1% of GDP in the mini budget.

Economic activity loses traction - Sarb

2013-06-19 16:54

Economic growth in the first quarter of 2013 remained subdued due to contraction in the manufacturing sector, the SA Reserve Bank says.

Sarb may revise SA's growth focus

2013-06-05 12:21

The SA Reserve Bank may revise downward its economic growth forecast for South Africa in its next Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting, the bank says.

Rand rout: Mine unrest not to blame

2013-05-29 14:27

The recent beating of the rand against the US dollar is much more a global story than merely a specific South African one, says an industry player.

German economy shows modest growth

2013-05-15 09:34

The German economy eked out a return to minimal growth in an unusually cold first quarter a performance that was enough to keep Europe's biggest economy out of recession.

IMF: SA economic growth lagging

2013-04-17 08:56

South Africa is lagging behind in economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa, according to global growth forecasts released by the International Monetary Fund.

No room for rate cut this year

2013-04-04 12:22

Inflation is likely to rise this year while growth will only pick up modestly, leaving the Reserve Bank with no room to cut interest rates, a poll has found.

Greek economy shrinks 5.7%

2013-03-11 14:24

Greece's ailing economy contracted by 5.7% in the fourth quarter of 2012 in an annual comparison, provisional data from the state statistics agency showed.

Gordhan: Revenue tight but SA will manage

2013-02-27 14:10

The government is experiencing a revenue squeeze and will have to cut its coat according to its cloth, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Nigeria economy to speed up

2013-02-18 11:16

Nigeria's economy is expected to grow slightly faster this year, driven by progress in the agriculture, banking and oil sectors, data shows.

Cameroon's economy grows 5%

2013-01-29 07:50

Cameroon's economy grew by about 5% last year, but under-investment in social safety nets contributed to worsening poverty, the World Bank says.

China's growth slows in 2012

2013-01-18 11:36

China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 13 years in 2012, though a year-end spurt signalled the foundation for a stable growth path could be in sight.

German economy to shrink 'markedly'

2012-12-17 05:48

Europe's biggest economy, Germany, is set to contract noticeably in the fourth quarter of this year and will probably tread water next year, the Bundesbank forecast.

JSE off its highs‚ awaiting data

2012-12-06 11:12

The JSE all share index has been slightly short of its record high reached yesterday.

US consumers boost economic growth

2012-10-26 14:56

US economic growth picked up in the third quarter as a late burst in consumer spending offset the first cutbacks in investment in more than a year by cautious businesses.

US paper sounds alarm over SA economy

2012-10-16 08:30

The Wall Street Journal has painted a bleak picture of SA's economy, saying labour unrest has caused economic growth to lag other African states.

India posts 5.5% quarterly growth

2012-08-31 19:12

India logged slightly faster quarterly growth of 5.5%, and analysts said the nation's economy may have "bottomed out" though any recovery would be modest.

Eurozone economy shrinks by 0.2%

2012-08-14 16:15

The eurozone's debt-ravaged economy shrank in the second quarter, having flatlined in the first, despite continued German growth.


SA set for stiff competition from Nigeria

2014-04-08 05:30

South Africa must review its policies and approach to investor confidence because it will face stronger competition from Nigeria, says the SA Chamber of Commerce.

SA cheers Nigeria's growth jump

2014-04-07 16:13

Nigeria's status as Africa's new economic powerhouse is proof that Africa is rising, says the ministry of finance.

US GDP revised down, hints of economic thaw

2014-03-02 15:44

The US government slashed its estimate for fourth-quarter economic growth in the latest sign of a loss of momentum.

GDP grows 0.7%

2013-11-26 12:52

South Africa's real gross domestic product has risen 0.7% during the third quarter of 2013, Statistics SA says.

SA’s GDP growth likely to stay at 2.0%

2013-10-17 17:20

The softer global economy and weak domestic business and household confidence are expected to keep South African GDP growth at 2.0%, an analyst says.

Experts surprised at Greece’s finances

2013-06-09 13:39

Analysts are caught unawares that the Greek economy contracted 5.6%, slightly better than a prediction a month ago, even though unemployment has surged.

Zuma: South Africa needs you

2013-05-30 11:41

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa needs faster economic growth and a stable mining sector is needed to accomplish this, but the government can't do it alone.

Economy growing but still weak

2013-05-28 12:36

South Africa’s real gross domestic product increased by a much weaker than expected annual rate of 0.9%, according to figures by Statistics SA.

Biggest current account deficit since '08

2013-03-12 11:04

SA's current account deficit narrowed marginally but was still worse than expected in the fourth quarter of 2012, hit by a weak rand as mining strikes repelled investment.

High unemployment to sap growth

2013-03-07 14:56

South Africa's economic growth will remain subdued this year with persistently high unemployment holding back consumer spending, according to a poll.

Thai economy soars in fourth-quarter

2013-02-18 08:12

Thailand's economy enjoyed record growth in the fourth quarter of 2012 as industry recovered from the impact of the kingdom's worst floods in decades.

Economic growth seen subdued in 2013

2013-01-17 14:36

SA's interest rates are likely to remain the same this year as the Reserve Bank looks to curb rising inflation amid subdued economic growth, a poll shows.

Mining ouput declines over strikes

2012-12-06 15:20

Economic growth halved to 1.2% this year mainly because strikes affected mining output, says the SA Reserve Bank.

Analysts predict rand recovery

2012-12-05 16:48

The rand is set to strengthen almost 4% by this time next year, driven by the recovery of exports in the mining sector, a poll shows.

Sarb sees lower economic growth

2012-10-30 19:32

A report issued by the SA Reserve Bank sees economic growth slowing.

Spending growth to be 'well contained'

2012-10-25 14:07

Spending growth will be kept within limits with key social and economic programmes continuing as planned, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

Zim growth to slow down to 5%

2012-09-26 11:48

Zimbabwe's real gross domestic product growth in 2012 is projected to slow to 5%, according to the International Monetary Fund.

SA economy grows further

2012-08-28 11:49

South Africa's real gross domestic product at market prices has grown by 3.2% during the second quarter of 2012, compared with a 2.7% increase the previous quarter.

Gordhan: SA likely to miss growth target

2012-07-23 11:34

South Africa's economic growth this year is likely to miss the government's current forecast of 2.7%, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

Factory output blows past forecasts

2012-07-12 13:55

SA's factory output grew above expectations in May compared with last year, backing the case for interest rates to stay unchanged at next week’s policy meeting.

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