Budget tax hikes inevitable, but GDP forecasts may also rise, say analysts

2018-02-21 06:44

While tax hikes in the budget are inevitable, Treasury may also announce a healthier projection for 2018's GDP growth rate, according Momentum Investments.

Pressure piles on SA household finances - index

2017-10-02 22:16

A growing number of SA households will not be able to cope with emergency expenses and will not have sufficient income at retirement, according to a wealth index.

Developed market central banks turning more hawkish on emerging markets - economist

2017-08-01 18:44

Capital flows to emerging markets have held up well, but developed market central banks are turning more hawkish, say two economists at Momentum Investments.

Consumer confidence among SA's high-income earners takes a knock

2017-07-13 06:01

Consumer confidence among high-income earners in SA has taken a large unfavourable swing, says an economist at Momentum Investments.

Bleak future as SA households get poorer - report

2017-04-12 17:20

SA's net wealth per household declined further in 2016 and it's now at levels last seen in 2012, according to the latest Momentum/Unisa Wealth report.

Client data not shared among schemes - Momentum

2016-08-19 10:35

Momentum Health denies sharing client data with the rest of its insurance business, as was claimed by the Council of Medical Schemes.

MMI reports 9% drop in earnings

2016-03-03 09:47

MMI Holdings has reported a 9% decrease in earnings compared to the previous half-year, due to the economy and because it received more claims than expected.

Nenegate: Investors question govt decision process

2016-01-07 19:18

Investors will continue to question the SA government’s decision making which has created further ambiguity around economic policy, two economists claim.

SA's future hangs in the balance

2015-03-04 15:41

The future of SA is at a crucial strategic point, where key decisions by government and business could make or break the Rainbow Nation, according to Chantell Ilbury.

Firefighters should have critical illness cover - expert

2015-03-03 14:32

The firefighters battling a raging fire in Cape Town should get affordable critical illness cover from an insurance provider, according to Momentum’s chief medical officer.


INFOGRAPHIC: Has SA reached the fiscal cliff?

2017-10-26 12:59

Treasury is less committed to fiscal consolidation than in the recent past, Momentum economists Sanisha Packirisamy and Herman van Papendorp reveal.

Why SARB could cut rates again soon - economist

2017-08-01 21:00

SARB will likely cut interest rates further by at least an additional 25 basis points in the near future if inflation continues to track lower, explains an economist.

One million more could be unemployed in SA by end-2018

2017-07-27 19:01

A million more South Africans could be unemployed by the end of 2018, and that’s a conservative estimate, according to Momentum and Unisa.

Why SA has scope to cut interest rates

2017-07-12 20:18

Certain factors could have lowered the bar for interest rate cuts by the SA Rerserve Bank, explains Sanisha Packirisamy, economist at Momentum Investments.

Using rewards to pay for medicine

2017-02-13 05:56

This year, our family is using our reward programmes to cover the costs of medication, writes Maya Fisher-French.

Beware of these traps when it comes to savings

2016-07-24 17:46

South Africans know they need to save, or save more, but despite the best of intentions, a healthy nest egg eludes them, says an expert.

WATCH: Business put SA first with government talks - MMI CEO

2016-03-01 08:55

One of the business CEOs who engaged in meetings with government said the process helped the private sector “really put South Africa first”.

MMI CEO ready for the streets of Joburg and India

2015-06-11 15:15

While MMI CEO Nicolaas Kruger might be shivering on the evening streets of Johannesburg next week, his thoughts about the future will be filled with warmth.

Lack of trust big headache for insurance

2015-03-03 18:58

The biggest hurdle facing the insurance industry is that consumers don’t trust financial advisers, says a life insurance expert, who has a vision for a client centric future.

Alarming increase in suicide claims

2015-03-03 07:54

Accidents on South Africa’s roads resulted in 49% of all unnatural deaths being claimed through life insurance in 2014, according to Momentum.

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