ARTICLES RELATING TO SA ECONOMY

'High likelihood' of rate hikes

2015-05-26 16:03

There's a high likelihood that the SA Reserve Bank will increase interest rates at its next few meetings, says one of its deputy governors.

Load shedding contributes to GDP slowdown

2015-05-26 12:19

While Statistics SA has not ruled out that load shedding has had an impact on the manufacturing’s decline in gross domestic product, it could not confirm by how much.

E-toll payers winning all the way - Sanral

2015-05-25 13:16

Are those who have paid their e-tolls all along losing out to motorists who have been granted a 60% reduction? Sanral explains why this is not the case.

Affordability impacts residential building sector

2015-05-22 14:01

Although the biggest demand in SA is for small housing units, fewer are built due to affordability and changing lifestyles, says an expert.

Corn output to be cut over drought

2015-05-22 07:45

The estimate of corn production in 2015 would probably to be cut by 0.6%, after a drought earlier this year damaged crops, according to a survey.

Public wages, CPI to impact Sarb rates call

2015-05-21 14:40

April inflation surprised to the downside and the public sector wage round settlement was below the "warning zone" of Sarb, says an expert.

More to 'sudden' government wage deal

2015-05-21 12:50

It is unlikely that the quick public sector wage negotiations mean unions suddenly "agreed" with government on the tightness of the budget, says an expert.

SA's growing Africa trade could buffer lesser Chinese demand

2015-05-20 19:16

SA’s growing trade links with sub-Saharan Africa should expand export markets, though there may be an impact from reduced Chinese demand, says a global group.

Petrol hikes hit inflation hard

2015-05-20 10:48

In line with an earlier prediction, South Africa’s inflation rate has increased to 4.5%, according to Statistics SA.

Policy instability makes investors wary - Phosa

2015-05-19 22:00

A lack of policy stability in South Africa is making investors wary, ANC stalwart Matthews Phosa says.

 

Business opportunities for SA in Peru

2015-05-26 15:24

Low volumes of bilateral trade between SA and Peru offer opportunities for businesspeople from both countries to explore, says SA ambassador Elsa Dry.

SA GDP increase slows to 1.3%

2015-05-26 11:38

South Africa's GDP has increased by 1.3% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015, says Statistics SA statistician general Pali Lehohla.

Cees Bruggemans: MPC’s rate hike gun loaded and willing

2015-05-25 12:50

The Reserve Bank has kept rates unchanged but two out of six MPC members voted for a 0.25% rise - and they could be in the majority next time.

NUM wants 84% pay hike for gold workers

2015-05-22 09:28

The National Union of Mineworkers will push for an 84% rise in basic pay for entry-level gold mining workers, a near 10 percentage point increase on previous demands.

SA must address 4 key problems - report

2015-05-21 18:24

South Africa needs leadership at all levels to better translate its national wealth into the well-being of its citizens, according to a new report.

Public wages, CPI to impact Sarb rates call

2015-05-21 14:22

April inflation surprised to the downside and the public sector wage round settlement was below the "warning zone" of Sarb, says an expert.

Inflation surprise buys Sarb some time

2015-05-21 06:56

The latest SA inflation figures have come as a surprise and could actually be giving the SA Reserve Bank some breathing space before a next hike, experts say.

Retail sales rise in March

2015-05-20 13:34

Retail sales have grown year-on-year in March, below market expectations and lower than a revised 3.7% expansion in February.

SA braces for water shortages as drought bites

2015-05-20 09:35

After the worst drought since 1992 cut dam levels by 12%, South Africa faces water shortages as the four-month dry season approaches.

Low rates not addressing electricity crunch

2015-05-19 21:12

Prolonging a low interest rate policy will not address the electricity shortages, and other infrastructure bottlenecks in the economy, says Overberg Asset Management.

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