Economy at near-standstill, little room for policy boost - IMF

2017-07-06 17:59

South Africa’s monetary and fiscal policy has little room to boost the economy, which is projected to grow by 1% for 2017, the IMF said.

8 things in the SA economy that must change

2017-05-17 06:49

Former deputy minister of finance Mcebisi Jonas says there are eight features of South Africa’s economy that must be addressed.

Zuma unlikely to be ousted - research

2017-04-21 08:20

President Jacob Zuma is unlikely to be ousted by the National Assembly, but a negotiated exit is most likely to happen, according to research.

Cabinet reshuffle threatens fiscal consolidation - research

2017-04-20 18:44

Malusi Gigaba’s appointment as finance minister may undo efforts towards fiscal consolidation and long-term improvements to SOEs, according to research.

Inflation will drop, but consumers will sweat first

2017-03-02 07:04

Although inflation is expected to drop below 5% by midyear, consumers will have a tough time during the first half of the year, says an economist.

#Budget2017: Fiscal consolidation could cost Gordhan his job

2017-02-22 07:50

Fiscal consolidation is a given imperative amid the reality of a looming political situation and an obvious split in ANC thinking on the economy, says Jaco Leuvennink.

Treasury's Microsoft deal to contribute to 'fiscal stability'

2016-12-11 18:00

A contract between Microsoft, National Treasury and the State Information Technology Agency could result in significant savings for the national fiscus.

One important lesson the African Union can learn from Brexit

2016-11-01 10:11

Regional integration can boost economic growth in countries but governments must consider the importance of maintaining monetary policy sovereignty, warn experts.

The limit to government spend

2016-10-05 05:00

The expenditure ceiling introduced to keep the fiscal numbers on the right track is under pressure, says economic adviser Jac Laubscher.

Zuma absolved of blame as ANC turns to ‘fiscal populism’

2016-08-18 10:46

With Zuma staying put, the ANC seems set to lure voters through economic policies aimed at short-term political gain at the expense of entrepreneurs and investors.


Strong Treasury, SARB needed for transformation - Jonas

2017-05-17 16:18

Treasury and the Reserve Bank remain SA’s strong institutions, with a bearing on the success of economic transformation, says former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas.

Jonas: Radical economic transformation has lost credibility

2017-05-17 06:03

Radical economic transformation has lost its credibility because of increasing populism says former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas.

Gordhan axing will drag down economic growth - research

2017-04-21 07:44

The removal of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister has prompted fears of cronyism and corruption among business and is expected to drag down economic growth further.

What we should learn about fiscal sovereignty from Mozambique

2017-03-03 10:21

If Treasury heeds calls from some political circles to borrow more to fund projects like nuclear, we could kiss goodbye fiscal sovereignty. The Kremlin will be too happy to give us orders, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Gordhan under pressure from all sides as SA runs out of fiscal space

2017-02-22 10:47

As he faces an uncertain political future, Pravin Gordhan needs to find an extra R28bn for the state's coffers in an economy with low growth levels and a heavy state debt burden.

Focus on fiscal policies good for global equities

2017-01-09 17:47

Global equities are performing much better than government bonds, according to a market review by analysts at Momentum Investments.

Trump not as 'dangerous' as world expects - economist

2016-12-01 19:57

Markets have already priced in a moderate Trump policy and the effect is not as bad as people may think, an economist says.

Gordhan to shun populist reforms in mini budget - economist

2016-10-20 07:01

The mini budget will focus on maintaining the expenditure ceiling and current fiscal framework, says emerging market economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Gordhan to probe alleged impropriety at fiscal commission

2016-09-12 11:50

An external company will investigate allegations of impropriety at the Financial and Fiscal Commission, according to National Treasury.

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