China posts first full-year pickup since 2010 on global tailwind

2018-01-18 11:05

China’s economy has sealed its first full-year acceleration since 2010, underpinning global growth and giving authorities more room to purge excessive borrowing.

Eskom reviewing impact of lower tariff increase

2018-01-12 12:08

The power utility says it is still studying the impact of the lower tariff increase it was granted by Nersa in December.

7 steps to a debt-free 2018

2017-12-24 10:12

If you're setting your financial goals for 2018, include matters like protecting your finances, being financially free and getting rid of debt woes, says a debt expert.

Barbrook rescue plagued by fraud concerns

2017-12-10 06:01

Creditors of Mpumalanga’s Barbrook Mine have reported business rescue practitioner Rob Devereux to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), citing concerns over fraud and reckless trading.

Govt must deal with corruption before raising taxes - expert

2017-11-28 19:57

Raising taxes will have the opposite effect to raising needed revenue, warns an expert.

SA's debt costs leap on record R3.3bn sale

2017-11-15 07:51

South Africa’s embattled Treasury had no trouble selling a record amount of debt at its weekly fixed-rate auction Tuesday - but at a cost.

Fiscus ‘high risk’ to SA’s financial stability – SARB

2017-11-09 21:30

South Africa's deteriorating fiscal position has been identified as a high risk to the country's financial stability, according to the SA Reserve Bank in its latest semi-annual Financial Stability Review.

China firms have found a way to cut debt, at least on paper

2017-11-07 09:54

Under pressure to trim borrowings, China’s companies have found a way to reduce their lofty debt burdens - even if some of the risk remains.

Ratings agencies likely to wait till December - economist

2017-10-26 12:57

The mini budget has increased the likelihood of additional credit rating downgrades before year-end, says an economist.

Mounting debt-service costs crowd out social and economic spending

2017-10-25 15:51

With state revenue under pressure and expenditure needs rising, an increasing share of tax collection will be diverted to settle interest payments on state debt.


How to get your 2018 budget in order

2018-01-15 17:32

Making sure you have financial responsibilities covered can be overwhelming at the beginning of a new year and an expert provides tips on how to budget.

Don't be fooled, there is a credit problem

2018-01-07 06:05

The bigger picture may look rosy, but it hides the fact that default rates among the poor majority are increasing.

We are only human, after all

2017-12-17 06:02

If you find yourself overspending this festive season, don’t fret: you are not alone. Even the Chinese, arguably the world's biggest savers, are as in love with spending as the rest of us.

Electricity supply won't be compromised by limited coal supply - Eskom

2017-11-30 20:45

Eskom says despite a shortage of coal supply to its Hendrina power station, due to Optimum Coal Mine not fulfilling its contractual obligations, the electricity supply will not be compromised.

Four financial questions to ask before you get married

2017-11-16 16:14

Couples with a clear financial plan from the beginning, increase their chances of having financial success and a more stable relationship, says an expert.

Four questions before getting a loan

2017-11-14 19:06

Go about debt in a smart way.

Katlehong family evicted over home loan arrears of R1 000

2017-11-08 11:20

Nedbank responds to queries after Ernest Mashaba and his family were evicted four times from their home in Katlehong, near Johannesburg.

Total public debt could be 80% of GDP, or higher by 2020/21 - DA

2017-11-05 16:50

David Maynier from the Democratic Alliance says SA's total public debt could be 80% to GDP, or even higher, by 2020/21.

There was not much Gigaba could do - economist

2017-10-26 11:10

Sceptic reactions to Finance Minister Gigaba’s mini budget were expected, but that markets were too “unforgiving”, says and economist.

Are you drowning in debt?

2017-10-24 11:11

Instead of ignoring the letters of demand, you must take action

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