ARTICLES RELATING TO SA ECONOMY

South Africa faces severe crisis, warns business body

2016-09-23 08:41

Business Leadership South Africa has yet again appealed to the government to deal with concerns about threats to the Treasury and the financial sector.

Stronger rand still vulnerable - Kganyago

2016-09-22 18:44

Although the rand has appreciated, the currency still remains vulnerable to domestic and external shocks, says reserve bank governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Cape toll defeat: Sanral to mull new path

2016-09-22 16:23

Reacting to Sanral's latest defeat in the Cape Winelands toll saga, the agency says it will decide on a new course of action to address congestion and urban development.

Brian Kantor: The SA Reserve Bank – Help or hinder?

2016-09-22 10:51

Sarb's interest rate movements have been unhelpful and interest rate hikes may have reduced measured GDP growth by 2% without much reducing inflation, says an economist.

SARB’s very own Taylor? ‘Wait’ and ‘See’ expected. – Analysis

2016-09-21 19:06

Economist John Maynard takes a look at what Taylor's Rule states South Africa's interest should be.

Futuregrowth seeks 'right side of history' with clean coal

2016-09-20 20:29

Futuregrowth Asset Management has suspended funding to the coal industry in order to be “on the right side of history", says chief investment officer Andrew Canter.

Rand stretches rally, miners lead stocks lower

2016-09-20 19:03

The rand has surged to its highest in nearly two weeks against the dollar as an expected rate hold by the US Federal Reserve kept demand for the local currency alive.

Despite political noise, SA institutions remain strong - Moody's

2016-09-20 13:46

Failure to recover growth will count against SA while reforming state-owned entities will boost the country's chances of avoiding a downgrade, says rating agency Moody's.

Sarb likely to pause rate hike cycle

2016-09-19 19:53

There is a 70% probability of a hold in interest rate hikes, according to Nedbank’s Corporate and Investment Banking unit.

Turbulence at SAA reveals government woes

2016-09-18 16:45

Spiralling debt, massive losses and a widely-criticised boss - for many, the problems besetting SAA are emblematic of issues roiling President Jacob Zuma's government.

 

Sarb rate decision timeous boost for home owners

2016-09-23 06:00

The decision by the SA Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged sends a positive message to home buyers and the residential property market in general.

Court orders department to pay up in eNaTIS case

2016-09-22 18:30

The Department of Transport must urgently pay about R5.3m to technology firm Tasima, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled.

Rates unchanged as Sarb lifts growth forecast - as it happened

2016-09-22 14:48

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago says the repo rate will remain unchanged, however the bank expects 0.4% growth for 2016 compared to zero previously.

If Africa learnt to feed its chickens it could feed its people

2016-09-21 21:15

So far Africa can hardly feed its people, the chicken crisis is yet another reason why Africa must focus on getting its agricultural act together.

August inflation drops below 6%

2016-09-21 10:11

Statistics South Africa has announced that the country's annual consumer price index was 5.9% in August 2016, down from 6.0% in July.

Sarb rates call: The devil will be in the detail

2016-09-20 20:14

There are likely to be no interest rate cuts by the SA Reserve Bank until the end of 2018, explains an emerging markets economist.

Moody’s sees one-third probability of SA downgrade

2016-09-20 15:54

The probability that SA’s sovereign credit rating could be cut in November by Moody’s is about a third, says the company’s vice president Zuzana Brixiova.

FULL STATEMENT: Call to probe banks

2016-09-20 13:20

This is the full statement issued by Minister of Minerals Resources Mosebenzi Zwane in September indicating that Cabinet wants a judicial review relating to banks after the nation’s four biggest lenders stopped doing business with the Gupta family.

The biggest stumbling block for SA agriculture

2016-09-19 18:56

Overall, policy uncertainty remains a key stumbling block for the South African agriculture sector and could potentially discourage investments, says Agbiz.

'Slow grower SA' still has a chance - report

2016-09-18 13:04

Although South Africa was grouped with Arab Spring countries as a "slow grower" the agri-processing and manufacturing sectors present opportunities for growth.

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