Impact of SA economy bigger than estimated

2015-03-28 07:00

SA could get another GDP adjustment which may actually delay a ratings downgrade by a few years, according to economist Mike Schussler.

Nazmeera Moola: Budgeting 7.7% more for public sector wage bill “sends wrong message”

2015-02-26 16:12

Nazmeera Moola, is sanguine about most aspects of Budget 2015 – including the opportunistic timing of the R17bn extra fuel tax.

SA growth the calm before the storm - expert

2015-02-25 06:00

Although SA's latest growth data look better than expected, this might just be the calm before the storm, warns an emerging markets economist.

France seeks to delay deficit target until 2018

2015-02-24 12:15

France wants to delay a target for bringing its budget deficit below 3% of growth domestic product by three years until 2018.

Cees Bruggemans: SA growth momentum

2015-02-16 07:48

We tend to focus on tailwinds boosting growth or headwinds reducing it. Much rarer is the focus on growth momentum, says Cees Bruggemans.

As SA Govt. heads toward fiscal cliff, reform is desperately needed

2015-02-04 15:24

According to the South African Institute of Race Relations, the South African Government looks to be running out of money.

Ebola economic impact to be less severe - W Bank

2015-01-20 18:30

The economic impact of Ebola on African economies in 2015 will be less severe than previously thought, the World Bank says.

US third quarter growth hits 11-year high

2014-12-23 16:58

US growth have surged to its highest level in 11 years in the third quarter, surpassing expectations of analysts.

Oil prices slash Nigeria GDP growth

2014-12-18 13:51

Nigeria's economy will grow 5.5% in 2015, down from an earlier projection of 6.4%, due to lower oil revenues, the budget the finance minister says.


Although South Africa was once the darling of the African economy, sluggish economic growth now means SA brings down the continent's combined GDP growth rate. Watch.

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Cees Bruggemans on the state of SA’s economy

2015-03-19 10:49

Independent economist Cees Bruggemans assesses the state of South Africa’s economy in light of the most recent figures coming from quarter four in 2014.

German consumer confidence hits 13-year high

2015-02-26 10:30

Consumer confidence in Germany is at its highest since late 2001, as rising optimism about the economy persuade German shoppers to open their wallets.

Manufacturing, mining helped boost GDP in 2014

2015-02-24 19:07

The real gross domestic product has increased by 1.5% in 2014, after an increase of 2.2% in 2013, according to Statistics SA.

State coffers could be under more pressure

2015-02-23 20:30

Softer global growth, weak commodity prices and domestic energy constraints could place revenue collections in SA under increased pressure, says an expert.

Indonesian economic growth slowest in five years

2015-02-05 11:45

Indonesia's economic growth in 2014 has slipped to the lowest level in five years, the government says.

Italian businesses expect economy to grow

2015-01-29 10:45

Italy's economy is set to exit from a record-length recession and could post the strongest growth since the beginning of the millennium over the next two years.

Debt burden slows down China 2014 growth

2015-01-20 13:30

China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 24 years in 2014 as property prices cooled, and as companies and local governments struggled under heavy debt burdens.

Botswana GDP growth slows

2014-12-22 14:10

Botswana's economy has grown 1.2% quarter-on-quarter in the three months ended September.


Political economist Daniel Silke believes South Africans have been fed a diet of anti-privatisation rhetoric. It's privatisation, Silke says, that will see the country's economy recover from its current slump.

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While South Africa requires a minimum of a 3% increase in GDP to keep the State ticking over, the country's current GDP is no where near this figure. We speak to political economist Daniel Silke who says the ANC must implement tough policies - which could lose them votes - in order to boost the ailing economy. Watch.

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