The limit to government spend

2016-10-05 05:00

The expenditure ceiling introduced to keep the fiscal numbers on the right track is under pressure, says economic adviser Jac Laubscher.

Employment costs higher than inflation

2016-10-04 16:57

According to the Monetary Policy Review, increases in labour costs have been consistently higher than the increase in inflation.

Downgrade would be disastrous for Gauteng - Makhura

2016-09-30 17:57

A credit downgrade would be “disastrous” for the Gauteng economy which aims to grow international trade and investment, says Premier David Makhura.

Credit rating downgrade very likely - economist

2016-09-30 16:32

A quick glance at the factors that influence a country’s credit rating suggests that South Africa could indeed be in store for a sub-investment grade rating, says an economist.

SA's debt to GDP highest among emerging market peers - report

2016-09-26 09:23

South Africa's debt per capita is much higher than the average of its emerging market peers, says the latest Allianz Global Wealth report.

Sarb revises growth forecast to 0.4%

2016-09-22 20:01

The South African Reserve Bank has revised its growth forecast from 0% to 0.4%.

Brian Kantor: The SA Reserve Bank – Help or hinder?

2016-09-22 10:51

Sarb's interest rate movements have been unhelpful and interest rate hikes may have reduced measured GDP growth by 2% without much reducing inflation, says an economist.

Moody’s presents a window of opportunity

2016-09-21 13:16

The more Pravin Gordhan can show success with the rating agencies, the better he can withstand a political onslaught against him, says political economist Daniel Silke.

'Slow grower SA' still has a chance - report

2016-09-18 13:04

Although South Africa was grouped with Arab Spring countries as a "slow grower" the agri-processing and manufacturing sectors present opportunities for growth.

3.3% growth is what happens when SA works together – Cabinet

2016-09-15 14:30

South Africa's economy is resilient in a tough economic environment, Cabinet has said.


IMF lowers SA's growth for 2017

2016-10-04 21:00

In its latest World Economic Outlook, the International Monetary Fund, predicts South Africa will grow a modest 0.8% next year.

What SA needs to attract equity flows

2016-10-04 09:20

Equity flows seek growth and South Africa has to boost its growth in order to attract these flows, says Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago.

US consumer spending little changed

2016-09-30 17:15

Consumer spending has been little changed in August as income growth cooled, pointing to a softening in consumption after a run of strong gains.

SA won't grow if we listen to rating agencies - Gqubule

2016-09-26 17:30

South Africa has a growth problem and structural reforms proposed by Moody’s is not a solution for now, says the founder of the Centre of Economic Development and Transformation.

Sugar tax could cause over 70 000 job losses - report

2016-09-23 07:34

The proposed tax on soft drinks may generate only R4.4bn of the R7.5bn that was estimated and could result in up to 70 700 job losses, according to a report.

Polar opposites: Where Malaysia wins, Africa fails. Knowledge economy.

2016-09-22 19:36

An analyst tracks the development of Malaysia and Ghana, countries that share independence dates, and suggests why one is in a far superior position to the other.

SARB’s very own Taylor? ‘Wait’ and ‘See’ expected. – Analysis

2016-09-21 19:06

Economist John Maynard takes a look at what Taylor's Rule states South Africa's interest should be.

South Africans mired in misery but still more upbeat than 2004

2016-09-19 12:23

The South African Misery Index is expected to rise to a seven-year high in 2016 against the backdrop of weak economic growth and high unemployment, says KPMG.

Moody's credit downgrade likely

2016-09-16 10:46

South Africa will in all probability receive a credit ratings downgrade from investor service Moody's towards the end of 2016, the agency said in its quarterly update.

SA economy directionless - economist

2016-09-14 21:15

The current state of the South African economy is directionless and the chances of a downgrade are probably increasing, says economist Mike Schüssler.

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