WATCH: Ramaphosa announces economic stimulus package

The president will be unveiling an economic stimulus package that he hopes will lift South Africa's sluggish economic growth rate, create jobs, and give investors confidence.

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Five flashpoints to watch as US-China trade war heats up

2018-09-19 22:01

The worry among geopolitical strategists in Asia is that the spat may spark a wider conflict between the world’s biggest economies.

Thailand holds key rate with prospect for future hike rising

2018-09-19 12:00

Thailand’s central bank has left its benchmark interest rate unchanged near a record low as expected, with the prospect of a future tightening increasing.

Everything you need to know about Trump's latest tariffs

2018-09-18 14:16

The Trump administration’s latest salvo in a burgeoning trade war includes tariffs imposed on an additional $200bn worth of Chinese goods ranging from steel panels to fresh garlic.

Death and taxes - lessons on the recession from the Roman Empire

2018-09-15 07:00

What do Cyril Ramaphosa and Emperor Justinian have in common? Quite a lot, says Khulekani Magubane.

Cyril: Cool heads on economy

2018-09-09 10:01

President calls for calm while investors say South Africa must improve safety and security.

Storm clouds gathering for SA consumers, economists warn

2018-09-07 11:34

The storm clouds are gathering and are about to burst for consumers, economists warned after poor GDP data confirmed that South Africa was in a technical recession.

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.

EXTRACT: Investing in vicious times

2018-09-06 10:04

In this extract of our 13 September cover story, finweek contributor Mariam Isa takes a look at what investors should do as we try and ride out South Africa's rough economy.

August PMI slumps to lowest since 2016, bodes ill for SA economy - Std Bank

2018-09-05 21:27

Economic policy uncertainty and increased cost pressures on consumers saw the August PMI slip to its lowest level since April 2016, says Standard Bank.


Court rules Infinity Media Networks must reinstate employees

2018-09-20 12:40

A labour court has ruled that Infinity Media Networks – which ran the Afro Worldview news channel – reinstate employees because they were not properly dismissed.

The trade war is on: Timeline of how we got here and what's next

2018-09-19 15:19

The trade dispute between the US and China continues.

UK inflation unexpectedly accelerates on theatre prices, fares

2018-09-19 11:30

UK inflation has unexpectedly accelerated to a six-month high in August, boosted by the cost of theatre shows, computer games, transport fares and clothing.

China vows to retaliate after Trump's $200bn tariff hit

2018-09-18 12:27

China has vowed to retaliate after the Trump administration said it would impose a 10% tariff on about $200bn in Chinese goods next week, and more than double the rate in 2019.

Sweden is starting to talk about leaving the EU - here's what a 'Swexit' might look like

2018-09-10 14:12

While a referendum is probably a long way off, it is now not impossible that Sweden could hold a vote for a so-called "Swexit" from the EU.

Petrol price bombshell to add to R-word shock

2018-09-09 06:18

The news that the local economy is officially in recession places South Africa on the back foot, with the prospect of the country receiving a “junk” status credit rating from all three major credit ratings agencies.

Current account deficit narrows to 3.3%

2018-09-06 20:05

The current account deficit had narrowed by R55.6bn to R163.8bn in the second quarter.

Inflation and economic crisis: Argentines have had enough

2018-09-06 10:30

In a desperate bid to steady the ship, President Mauricio Macri agreed a $50bn loan with the International Monetary Fund in June, but the outlook has continued to deteriorate.

A radical solution to land ownership

2018-09-06 09:01

A new book proposing a drastic policy regarding land ownership demonstrates the creative thinking we need to start tackling the immense social challenges we face.

SA's economy may remain depressed until the elections - but at least this industry is back from the dead

2018-09-04 16:52

One analyst believes that confidence won't be fully restored until after SA's 2019 elections.

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