Economic growth: what we know and don’t know

2020-02-05 13:47

It’s unclear exactly what causes economies to take off, which makes it difficult to implement policies that create more prosperous societies.

Budget 2020: Mboweni wants your ideas

2020-01-20 16:31

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has called on the public to make proposals on how to achieve equitable economic growth.

World Bank growth forecast shock could finally tank Moody's rating for SA - analysts

2020-01-09 21:21

The World Bank said SA’s economy will grow by just 0.9% in 2020

Another recession looming, warns BUSA, as it slams govt for 'lip service'

2019-12-04 15:15

With GDP for the third quarter contracting by 0.6% and private sector business performance continuing to deteriorate, Business Unity South Africa has called for government to keep its promises.

Mozambique economy set to bounce back in 2020 - IMF

2019-11-14 22:05

Mozambique's economy is on track for a "strong rebound" in 2020, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, as it urged the government to ensure an expected gas boom benefits all citizens.

‘I endorse them all’: Ramaphosa supports Mboweni’s economic growth plan - including selling older power stations

2019-10-15 17:07

The controversial plan is opposed by ANC alliance partners Cosatu and the SACP, but Ramaphosa told the The Economist he is right behind it.

OPINION: Three social megatrends that will reshape tourism as we know it

2019-10-05 10:38

In 2018, 1.4 billion people crossed an international border to take a holiday, and this number is set to rise. SA tourism must capitalise on the social megatrends influencing how and why people travel, and what they look for when they do.

IMF sees Namibia growing in 2020 after three-year contraction

2019-09-14 10:00

Namibia’s economy will return to growth in 2020 after contracting for three straight years, but a failure to implement structural reforms could keep the southwest African nation stuck in a low-growth trap, according to the International Monetary Fund.

China seen heading for sub-6% economic growth as tariffs soar

2019-09-03 19:07

Economists are downgrading their forecasts for economic growth in China again, to below a level seen as necessary for the Communist Party to meet its own goals in time for its centenary in 2021.

A new plan says government intervention can make data 25% cheaper within three years – here’s why that is quite optimistic

2019-08-29 09:13

Mobile operators have long blamed the lack of spectrum for high data prices.


IMF cuts SA's 2020 growth forecast

2020-01-20 16:44

The International Monetary Fund has revised down SA's growth outlook for 2020 by 0.3 of a percentage point to 0.8%.

Don't rule out another rate cut in 2020 - economists

2020-01-19 11:00

The Reserve Bank's quarterly projection model signals two repo rate cuts of 25 basis points in 2020. However, this is a broad policy guideline which could change.

OPINION: The good news about SA's economy

2019-12-07 15:12

The economic outlook for 2020 is gloomy for us. And yet 64% of South Africans call themselves optimists, says Andrew Robinson.

IMF wants South Africa to create an investment friendly environment

2019-11-25 22:03

The IMF wants government to create an environment that is conducive for investment and implement much-needed structural reforms to boost the ailing economy, the National Treasury said following a visit by the lender.

Clarity on bailouts, SA's growth plan and debt: what to expect in Mboweni's mini budget

2019-10-24 16:26

In an environment of weak economic growth, revisions to the fiscal deficit and GDP are anticipated, says Lara Hodes of Investec.

Zimbabwe hoteliers count the cost of chaos

2019-10-08 21:50

Zimbabwean hoteliers are counting the losses from business disruptions caused by demonstrations earlier this year, with African Sun - which operates hotels in Victoria Falls and Harare - saying foreign occupancy levels are down 19%.

OPINION: Mboweni is the only rational minister in Ramaphosa’s lousy government

2019-10-04 05:00

The Finance Minister's ideas will get SA back on track, so why does he stand alone? asks Phumlani Majozi.

SA companies are investing in the economy for the first time since 2017 - but don’t get excited yet

2019-09-12 15:42

Investment has to grow for a couple of quarters to see it as a positive sign for the economy, one analyst said.

More SA companies expect a downturn in coming months - survey

2019-09-02 11:28

The Absa Purchasing Manager's Index declined from 52.1 in July to 45.7 index points in August.

Here’s what the Treasury says its new economic plan can do for South Africa – including R6 billion in new agricultural exports

2019-08-28 15:45

"Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness: towards an economic strategy for South Africa" suggests the tourism sector can see a quick 8% to 10% uptick in business if proposed reforms are implemented.

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