Is SA really Africa's biggest economy?

2016-08-16 16:29

It is too close to make a call on whether South Africa toppled Nigeria to claim the fancy status of the largest economy in Africa, according to a senior economist.

What it means for SA to be Africa's largest economy

2016-08-14 19:00

The rankings of Africa's largest economies do not mean much to the people making economic policy and investment decisions, cautions an expert.

US economy grew a less-than-forecast in second quarter

2016-07-29 15:32

The US economy has expanded less than forecast in the second quarter after a weaker start to the year than previously estimated.

Decade’s peak inflation deepens dilemma for Nigeria

2016-07-26 11:15

Caught between the highest inflation rate in more than a decade and an economy set to contract, Nigeria’s central bank may opt to do nothing.

Kganyago: 0% growth for SA in 2016

2016-07-21 17:29

The SA Reserve Bank's latest forecast is for 0% growth in SA in 2016 compared with 0.6% previously, says Sarb governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Minimum wage could dent inequality, boost GDP

2016-07-20 12:01

A national minimum wage set at a meaningful level will significantly reduce poverty and inequality and give a welcome boost to South Africa’s GDP, new research shows.

SA GDP growth too slow to improve conditions - IMF

2016-07-19 14:43

Economic growth in SA is too slow to improve living standards in a country where a third of the population is excluded from the economy, says the International Monetary Fund.

Tinkering with SA's fiscal policy unlikely to stimulate growth - DG

2016-07-05 14:00

SA's economy is not growing fast enough to create jobs, but growth is unlikely to be stimulated by adjusting the macroeconomic policy, says the head of Treasury.

How govt can speed up economic recovery

2016-06-14 18:10

State-funded infrastructure spending offers the easiest and most realistic means for SA to achieve an inclusive economic recovery, says Overberg Asset Management.

Govt is on track to ignite growth in SA - Radebe

2016-06-09 13:16

Interventions in agriculture, transport, electricity and mining will address negative first-quarter growth, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.


Avoiding the sunset: Jeffery – ‘Re-imagining the mining industry’ via draft charter

2016-08-16 10:28

The new draft mining charter will only fast track the setting sun over the mining sector which needs a fundamental rethink of flawed policies, says an analyst.

Eurozone economy cools, Germany helps pre-Brexit momentum

2016-08-12 12:15

Eurozone growth has slowed in line with economists’ forecasts, leaving the currency bloc vulnerable to any fallout from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

Poor GDP growth impacts SA’s food security

2016-07-27 21:00

South Africa's low GDP growth is a weak spot in terms of achieving better food security, scoring 8.8 against measures on the Global Food Security Index.

Critical for SA to diversify income streams - economist

2016-07-26 06:54

Emerging market economies dependent on commodities need to diversify their income sources, says Sizwe Nxedlana, chief economist at FNB.

Anthea Jeffery: Has Treasury been captured by the black business lobby?

2016-07-20 17:39

Draft regulations recently gazetted by National Treasury suggest that Pravin Gordhan's department has finally been captured by the black business lobby, says an analyst.

IMF downgrades sub-Saharan growth rates

2016-07-19 16:34

The IMF has downgraded the 2016 economic growth rates in sub-Saharan Africa by 1.4 percentage points to 1.6%, according to a report.

CHART: SA closing gap on Nigeria as Africa's biggest economy

2016-07-17 11:45

South Africa, which has regained second place after overtaking Egypt, is closing the gap on Nigeria as Africa’s number one economy.

April wholesale trade sales jump 5.7% y/y

2016-06-15 10:31

Wholesale trade sales increased by 5.7% in April 2016 compared with April 2015, Statistics SA has announced.

SA moving closer to higher interest rates

2016-06-14 16:08

The SA Reserve Bank will likely begin raising interest rates again, owing to a growing current account deficit, declining growth and a weak currency, analysts predict.

SA already in a recession - economist

2016-06-09 06:00

Dark clouds are gathering for South Africa with fears the ailing economy could fall into recession after hitting a slump in the first quarter of 2016.

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