ARTICLES RELATING TO GDP

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.

Recession shock knocks volatile rand

2017-06-06 12:24

The rand has see-sawed backwards heavily after Stats SA revealed the country is in a technical recession for the second time in eight years.

SA economy to slow down even more - World Bank data

2017-06-05 08:04

The World Bank has lowered its estimates for South Africa’s economic growth between 2017 and 2019, it has revealed in a report.

Brexit slowdown hits UK as economy weakens

2017-05-25 11:15

The UK has economy slowed more sharply than initially estimated in the first quarter as shoppers flagged and trade dragged on growth.

IMF sees Dubai GDP growth accelerating on local spending, trade

2017-05-02 10:22

Dubai’s gross domestic product will likely accelerate this year at a faster pace than most Arab economies, bolstered by local spending and a pick-up in global trade.

Should you invest overseas

2017-04-23 07:39

With credit downgrades and political turmoil, investors might be wary of spending their money locally, writes Angelique Ruzicka.

 

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.

What you need to know about a recession

2017-06-06 20:07

Experts unpack what a recession means and how it will impact the lives of South Africans.

SA enters recession as GDP contracts for a consecutive quarter

2017-06-06 11:30

South Africa has entered a recession, following a consecutive contraction of GDP from the previous quarter.

Global economy to grow 2.7% this year - World Bank

2017-06-05 07:17

The world economy will pick up speed this year and next, helped by steadier commodity prices and a pickup in global trade, the World Bank says.

No magic bullet to improve junk status - Gigaba

2017-05-23 19:37

South Africa’s debt has grown since the financial crisis of 2008 and there is no “magic bullet” to improve South Africa’s junk rating, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

US economy expands at slowest pace in three years

2017-04-28 15:00

The US economy has expanded at the slowest pace in three years as weak auto sales and lower home-heating bills dragged down consumer spending.

SA current account deficit narrows to 1.7% of GDP

2017-03-22 11:08

Improved dividend receipts, higher commodity prices and improved demand for domestic goods helped reduce the current account deficit, says the Reserve Bank.

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