'Sharp slowdown' in growth for SA, says World Bank as it cuts forecast

2019-10-09 18:47

The World Bank has revised down South Africa’s growth prospects for this year and the next two years.

ANALYSIS: Gigaba disappointingly low on real and specific solutions

2017-10-26 06:30

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's unwillingness to tackle contentious issues with practical solutions may be just a case of political shrewdness and keeping his options open, says Jaco Leuvennink.

Tough times ahead amid lower economic growth

2017-10-25 14:21

South Africans should brace themselves for tough times ahead as the country's economic prospects deteriorated considerably since February this year, the medium-term budget shows.

SA’s desperate need for growth

2017-01-18 11:56

According to the World Bank, South Africa could encourage private investment and boost job creation by making industrial policy more effective through well-targeted investment incentives.

WATCH: Why should we care about junk status?

Ratings agency Standard and Poor's was set to announce its decision on South Africa's economic standing on Friday afternoon.

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SA's business confidence edges higher

2014-01-09 11:58

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry says despite business confidence edging slightly up, there's still concern about the economic outlook.


Eskom, risk of Moody's downgrade are biggest risks facing SA, says Treasury official

2019-04-11 15:13

A Treasury official has warned that foreign investors remain concerned about the risks posed by Eskom.

Mini budget claims progress with confidence boosting measures

2017-10-25 14:58

The medium-term budget listed some progress in government's short-term confidence boosting measures announced in June by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Economic outlook, famine and electricity in focus at WEF Africa Day 2

2017-05-04 06:25

The second day of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 will further explore how the continent can position itself to adapt to a fast-changing global environment.

Treading the fine line

2017-01-08 07:44

A bigger maize crop and a drop in food prices will boost SA’s economy, but local and global political tensions may harm us.

SA firms funding shorter-term as economy falters

2015-11-26 18:07

South African companies are becoming reluctant to raise long-term funding as the country’s economic outlook deteriorates, according to Standard Bank Group.

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