Further 'burst' of rand weakness likely

2015-11-24 21:05

When the US Fed actually hikes rates there is likely to be a further burst of rand weakness, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview of the SA economic landscape.

Profit margins hit by rate hike

2015-11-20 18:50

The increase in interest rates will add more pressure for businesses by making debt more expensive and likely hitting profit margins in the long term, warns an expert.

Kevin Lings: Inflation risks drive rates higher, more of the same in 2016

2015-11-20 16:21

The Reserve Bank's repo rate hike will hurt consumers and possibly growth but the decision was based on the upside risk to inflation, says an economist.

R650m fuel storage injection for Cape economy

2015-11-20 10:57

Empowerment firm Burgan Cape Terminals has officially commenced construction of a R650m fuel storage facility in Cape Town harbour.

SA hikes interest rates

2015-11-19 15:23

Further increases in lending rates are forecast for 2016, which will contribute to additional financial strain on consumers, warns an economist.

SA's retail sales below expectations

2015-11-18 16:48

SA's retail sales grew below expectations at 2.7% year-on-year in September after expanding by a revised 4% in August.

Relief, then grief for red meat lovers

2015-11-18 05:00

Consumers can expect a dip in red meat prices over the next two months, but thereafter must brace themselves for a significant price spike, warns an economist.

Paris attacks not helping rand

2015-11-17 18:27

The Paris attacks have not helped the rand and emerging market currencies could have a torrid time this week, says a financial expert.

Mining no longer cornerstone of SA economy

2015-11-17 15:56

Despite having been the cornerstone of SA's economy for over 150 years, latest GDP figures show other sectors are dwarfing mining's contribution by far.

Weak rand spoils petrol party for motorists

2015-11-17 13:33

The weak rand is gobbling up the benefits of cheaper oil prices and motorists will probably have to pay more for petrol in December, says the Automobile Association.


'Super-hawkish' rate hike shows inflation fear - economist

2015-11-22 14:30

Inflation 'fear' is still top of mind with Sarb, which remains in a hiking cycle with a 25 and even 50 basis-point rate hike on the cards in January, says an economist.

Door now open for more rate hikes

2015-11-20 17:30

Upside inflation risks are unlikely to dissipate, so the door is now open for more Sarb rate hikes, warns a market research company.

Leaders of parastatals have lost the plot

2015-11-20 13:53

There is an urgent need to restore confidence in SA's parastatals as their leaders have lost sight of what they're supposed to do, says Nonkululeko Gobodo

Infrastructure investment key for Jozi, Africa

2015-11-19 19:01

A UN workshop in Johannesburg will look at how investing in the sustainable infrastructure in African cities like Johannesburg can ensure prosperity globally.

Economists split on rates call

2015-11-19 07:58

The SA Reserve Bank will probably raise interest rates in anticipation of a likely US interest rate lift-off in December, economists say.

Inflation surprises on the downside

2015-11-18 10:57

The annual consumer price inflation increased in October, but not as much as expected, Statistics SA figures show.

Rand suffers as foreigners sell equities

2015-11-17 20:15

The selling by foreign investors of SA’s equities lifts the probability of further rand depreciation, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview.

Zuma happy with Dutch economic ties

2015-11-17 17:23

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's trade mission to SA has continued to strengthen the partnership between the two countries, according to the Presidency.

SA, US ink poultry deal

2015-11-17 15:00

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies expects key negotiations over agricultural exports with the US to be completed "well before" the expiry deadline.

Beware of unintended consequences of fees, rates cap

2015-11-17 06:33

Regulations limiting fees and interest rates in the unsecured lending space may have unintended consequences which will affect both lenders and consumers.

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