ARTICLES RELATING TO ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

Invest in reality, not your personal views

2019-07-16 16:40

Yes, the environment in SA is challenging, but it’s far too easy to tumble down the well of despondency, writes Simon Brown. He cautions against getting caught up in the fear mongering.

25 years of progress with too many left behind

2019-05-26 09:00

While the gap between black and white university graduates has declined, the poverty gap between blacks and whites in most sectors of society remains distressingly large, writes Sitsabo Dlamini.

Life in Gauteng is improving – but big challenges remain

2019-04-26 06:00

While life appears to be improving for many people in Gauteng, it seems it is most rapidly doing so for the more advantaged members of society. This has an impact on quality of live and social cohesion in the region.

These are the 4 things government has promised to do to prop up the economy

2018-09-06 18:14

Now that SA is in a recession, the cabinet on Thursday promised swift intervention. Here's what the government plans to do to take the bite out of the economic contraction.

Geopolitical recession changing the world

2017-06-29 11:23

With the rise of populism in the West, uncertainty abounds, and political insight becomes crucial for investors.

The great annual national tax parade

2017-02-21 06:15

South Africans are among the highest-taxed individuals in the world, while companies are more heavily taxed locally than businesses in many rich countries. This hampers investment and job creation.

A changing world

2017-01-24 12:36

With the political shocks of last year rippling into 2017, there is a lot of uncertainty regarding what the future holds. In order to cope, it’s time to brace for change.

Newsmaker: Numbers game

2017-01-22 06:10

Pali Lehohla was in his element this week at the Cape Town International Conference Centre, at home among the data nerds at the first-ever United Nations Data Forum.

Global economy shows few signs of growth – Goldman Sachs

2016-10-07 18:22

The global economy shows few signs of improving, even as the US continues “to muddle through,” Goldman Sachs Group President Gary Cohn said.

Norway wealth fund returns 4% in third quarter

2016-10-07 10:56

Norway’s $890bn sovereign wealth fund has returned 4% in the third quarter as stocks rallied amid bets sustained central bank stimulus will prop up a global expansion.

 

Daniel Silke: The extreme risks of ANC dual-speak

2019-06-06 05:00

It was only a matter of time before the dire state of the economy intersected with the equally dire state of economic policy – and the worst GDP decline in a decade was just that time, writes Daniel Silke.

South Africa can no longer afford to focus on consumption

2019-05-23 16:13

South Africa can simply no longer afford the ANC government's focus on consumption. ANC politicians have consumed everything, including the future of the children of South Africa, writes Jannie Rossouw.

6 ways SA small businesses can survive the dire economy - which may last until 2020

2018-10-07 10:11

A recession is likely the toughest of challenges an SME will ever face, but there are ways to cope.

Confusing ‘big business’ with ‘free market’

2018-07-26 11:13

Many have a very dim view of the free market. But before blaming the system, it’s important to understand how competition can benefit the ordinary worker and consumer.

The outlook for value investors

2017-02-27 14:47

After a tough few years, value stocks have been outperforming the market since early 2016. How long can it last?

Where is the next John Maynard Keynes?

2017-02-14 13:14

A large number of theories attempt to explain how macroeconomics works, but are these theories still in touch with the real world?

The big market movers of 2017

2017-01-23 15:51

How will politics and shifts in policy impact the global economy this year? finweek contributor and economic strategist Tumisho Grater weighs in.

Miners’ spat with SA govt deepens over charter

2016-11-18 08:14

Mining companies have warned of “dire consequences” for the industry if a revised Mining Charter is implemented next month as planned.

UK manufacturers post modest recovery from Brexit shock

2016-10-07 12:38

UK manufacturers have staged a modest rebound from the initial shock of the Brexit vote, as a weaker pound boosted overseas demand for cars.

Economy to grow by over 1% in 2017, Gordhan tells UK

2016-10-03 13:10

SA's economy could grow by more than 1% next year, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has said, adding that he hopes SA will be able to avoid a ratings downgrade this year.

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