South Africans nervous about the future, study finds

2020-01-19 13:43

South Africans view the year ahead with some trepidation, a recent study has found.

WATCH: US, China tiptoe around holes in trade deal

2020-01-17 18:41

The United States and China signed an initial trade deal on Wednesday that will roll back some tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of US products, defusing an 18-month row between the world's two largest economies but leaving a number of sore spots.

China's economy grew at the slowest pace in nearly 30 years as Trump's trade war bites

2020-01-17 15:09

The drop from 6.6% growth in 2018 reflected a raft of challenges. China's birth rate and manufacturing investment also dropped to record lows.

ANALYSIS: 3 things keeping Zim's finance minister awake at night

2020-01-16 22:08

Food, power and currency stability continue to be significant worries for the southern African country.

The strength of the rand

2020-01-15 15:19

The rand has lost some steam since the beginning of the year. Nevertheless, the currency is holding up against the dollar, thanks to high domestic interest rates and accommodating international monetary policies.

Matrics: Passing into the ranks of the unemployed?

2020-01-14 12:21

The state has a limited capacity to create jobs - it's already regarded as being in an over-borrowed position and has a colossal monthly interest bill to pay its lenders, so it can't do much now.

Women now outnumber men in the American workforce for the first time since the Great Recession

2020-01-13 14:25

The development from the December jobs report reflects the growing sectors that employ more women in an economy that's still motoring along.

Ramaphosa to meet with business at Business Indaba this week

2020-01-12 15:59

In a statement Business Unity SA president Sipho Pityana says it will host the indaba to allow business to play a role in South Africa’s economic and social revival.

Zimbabwe's government workers reject 97% salary increase

2020-01-11 14:26

Zimbabwe government workers have rejected a 97% salary increment that was tabled by their employer saying the offer fell far too short of their demands.

OPINION | My 2020 advice to President Cyril Ramaphosa: adopt Thatcherism

2019-12-31 12:09

2019 was a bad year for South Africa's economy - with contractions in the first quarter and third quarter. Advisory councils and commissions will not get us a better 2020. Only bold, unpopular decisions will get us robust growth, writes Phumlani M. Majozi.


Herman Mashaba: the work of fixing South Africa has to start with our economy

2020-01-19 09:00

We need a government which says what it means and does what it says, and not a government that speaks with a forked tongue where our economic policy is framed by who they are addressing, writes Herman Mashaba.

A quick guide to what Trump's 94-page trade deal with China included — and left out

2020-01-17 16:33

The text offered for the first time the details of what will be expected in a new chapter of relations between the two largest economies.

A Goldman Sachs client poll finds 87% expect Trump to win the next election

2020-01-17 13:48

The banking titan also polled clients on when they expect the next US recession, and their predictions for US stocks and Fed rate cuts.

IT'S OFFICIAL: Trump signs China trade deal

2020-01-16 05:41

The move would be the first tangible sign of de-escalation in a trade dispute that has weighed on the world's largest economies for nearly two years.

Daniel Silke: Ramaphosa is yet to tame his own party

2020-01-14 22:48

The president is caught in a policy trap, says Daniel Silke.

OPINION: No one gets rich just by cutting personal spending

2020-01-14 05:00

If you follow three simple rules, you can ignore the rest of the world's stupidest beliefs about money, says Barry Ritholtz.

US population growth is the lowest its been since 1918. Here's why that's terrible news for its economy.

2020-01-12 16:57

The prospect of demographic stagnation is playing a key role restraining projections of US economic growth to two percent in the 2020s.

Eskom crisis, jobs top ANC’s priority list, Ramaphosa vows

2020-01-11 14:59

While President Cyril Ramaphosa has repeatedly given reassurances that energy constraints are being addressed, Eskom has intermittently instituted rolling blackouts to prevent a collapse of the grid.

'Game over': Mboweni's frustrated tweets show he is losing patience, say economists

2020-01-11 07:00

As the man in charge of the country's ailing economy, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni appears to be losing patience with the slow pace of economic reforms he has been pushing since he took office in 2018.

2019: A grim year for state-owned entities

2019-12-29 07:41

A number of key state-owned enterprises which are supposed to drive economic activity faced financial ruin, adding further strain on the ailing economy

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