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.

SA interbank transactions drop most in 8 years - index

2016-06-08 14:14

Interbank transactions under R5m in May recorded its largest drop in a single month since August 2008, the BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index shows.

Junk reprieve strengthens rand after GDP news hurts currency

2016-06-08 13:04

The rand stabilised after a succession of news that SA's economy shrunk by 1.2% in 2016 followed by news that Fitch had spared the country from junk status.


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.

DA warns of zero growth trap for SA

2016-06-08 17:58

South Africa’s economy runs the risk of becoming trapped on a zero growth, says DA spokesperson on finance David Maynier.

Exports and imports shrink by 7.1% - Stats SA

2016-06-08 13:53

Exports and imports have both shrunk by 7.1% in the first quarter of 2016, according to the latest gross domestic product (GDP) figures released by Statistics SA.

SA's economy shrinks by 1.2% in first quarter of 2016

2016-06-08 11:30

South Africa has recorded a negative growth rate of -1.2% in the first quarter of 2016, according to the latest figures released by Stats SA.

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