In this week's edition we take a look at the Zuma effect, surprising ways the economy will change and deliver a sobering Covid-19 report card.
South Africa’s weak economic growth is due to unsustainable policies and monetary policy alone can’t fix that, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Wednesday.
There is one wildcard in upcoming GDP numbers: we still don't know what the effect of the novel coronavirus will be on exports.
A global pandemic would trigger technical recessions in the US and advanced European economies before a recovery in 2021, Oxford Economics projects.
Experts are getting increasingly worried about the damage the spreading coronavirus crisis will do to major economies.
Local CEOs are far more worried than their international peers about uncertain economic growth, policy uncertainty and social instability, according to a new report by PwC.
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.
South Africa has failed to send out a message that it considers state capture to have been a near treasonous crime and that its authors, enablers and beneficiaries should not go unpunished, says Solly Moeng.
Over the past seven quarters, South Africa's the economy has contracted four times, which included falling into a recession in 2018.
Trade tensions could push the world economy to grow at its slowest pace since the financial crisis a decade ago, the IMF warned Tuesday.
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.
As if a recession wasn’t enough bad news for South Africa, it’s now confirmed as the continent’s second-largest economy.
South Africa's GDP is expected to record a contraction when Statistics South Africa on Tuesday morning releases growth figures for the fourth quarter of 2019.
The hit to China's economy accounts for most of UBS's forecast, with disruptions in Thailand, Singapore, and Hong Kong also weighing on expansion.
It’s unclear exactly what causes economies to take off, which makes it difficult to implement policies that create more prosperous societies.
More expensive food, higher taxes, and a weaker rand – South African consumers had better expect economic storm clouds in 2020.
Arqaam employs about 17 people in the Johannesburg.
South Africa’s third-quarter GDP figures say it all, says Daniel Silke.
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.
No one can predict the future. But, much like weather forecasting, past data points and patterns do provide portfolio managers with guidelines of how the future could potentially play out. And past patterns show that JSE earnings usually flourish when GDP growth does.
Investment has to grow for a couple of quarters to see it as a positive sign for the economy, one analyst said.
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