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.

'Downturns in business to dent manufacturing sector'

2017-07-03 17:10

There may possibly be a contraction in manufacturing production, following downturns in business and new sales, says an analyst.

FULL SPEECH: Economic transformation gets go ahead

2017-06-15 14:14

Addressing the media to chart the way forward following South Africa’s entrance of a recession, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says economic transformation should be advanced.

Eskom’s 20% uses ‘impossible’ assumptions

2017-06-11 06:00

Eskom’s plans to ask for a 20% tariff increase for next year assumes higher economic growth than just about anyone expects – and assumes a physically impossible doubling of sales by renewable energy independent power producers (IPPs)

Save SA blames GDP shock on ‘recession president’ Zuma

2017-06-07 11:35

Save South Africa has blamed the country’s entry into a second recession in eight years on the “recession president” Jacob Zuma.

SA economy its own worst enemy - analysts

2017-06-07 05:00

Domestic developments are offsetting the benefits of an improving global economy and with continued uncertainty, South Africa is creating a self-perpetuating cycle of low growth, say analysts.


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.

SA film sector creates 21 000 jobs, contributes R5.4bn to GDP

2017-06-16 07:52

South Africa's film industry is becoming a serious economic player, having contributed R5.4bn to the gross domestic product during the 2016/17 financial year.

SA economy likely to grow just 0.2% this year - economist

2017-06-13 17:41

South Africa's gross domestic product is likely to grow just 0.2% this year, according to emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

South Africa last in healthcare efficiency study

2017-06-09 17:42

South Africa has been ranked last among 19 nations in a global survey that measured healthcare system efficiency.

SA is in a recession: Here’s what that means

2017-06-07 10:44

South Africa has recorded two consecutive GDP contractions. Economics professor Jannie Rossouw explains what this means.

WARNING: Bleak economic indicators to hit consumers hard

2017-06-06 22:30

Consumers are fighting a losing battle against the rising cost of living, warns an expert amid a barrage of bleak economic indicators.

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