Load shedding yet another challenge for SA's weak growth, say analysts

2018-12-05 06:55

Even though stakeholders have welcomed the rebound in GDP growth, they have pointed out that overall growth for the year remains weak and could be negatively impacted by load shedding.

Have we exited the recession? 7 economists share their GDP growth estimates

2018-12-04 06:45

Stats SA will release GDP data for the third quarter of 2018 on Tuesday. A positive figure will mean SA has exited the recession after two quarters.

Economists upbeat data will show SA has exited recession

2018-12-03 06:45

Analysts say there is a good chance that SA will officially exit its recession when Stats SA releases third quarter GDP figures this week.

Government debt jumps to 55.8% of GDP

2018-10-24 16:03

Government's gross loan debt is expected to accelerate to 58.5% of GDP in 2021/22, up from 55.8% - an increase largely attributed to currency fluctuation.

Brexit stockpiling could make a mini recession next year 'almost inevitable' for the UK

2018-09-12 13:33

Brits are expected to stockpile about R750 billion worth of goods in the run-up to Brexit, but then immediately run-down their supplies post-March 2019, causing a "mini-recession."

Rand now see-saws to gain 1.4% against the dollar

2018-09-07 11:15

The rand has been a tough challenge for market watchers to predict this week, at one point threatening to break R16.00/$.

'We have pulled through recession before, will do so again' - Ramaphosa

2018-09-06 15:09

President Cyril Ramaphosa says SA will avoid a full blown recession as the agriculture sector is set to recover "so all is not lost".

Rand crashes through R15.50/$ - has lost 6.5% this week

2018-09-05 10:26

The local currency's bad week shows no signs of stopping.

Why Nene thinks the recession can be turned around, and other reactions to SA's economic plunge

2018-09-04 18:14

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene told reporters in Beijing that government was confident it could turn the economic situation around.

10 things you need to know about SA's first recession since 2009

2018-09-04 13:30

South Africa is in its first technical recession in nine years. Here's 10 things you need to know.


5 reasons the SA economy is out of recession

2018-12-04 15:09

The SA economy has exited a technical recession having grown by 2.2% for the third quarter of the year, here are five reasons why growth improved.

Why undervaluing families is a problem for SA's economy

2018-12-04 06:30

Human capital is a key contributor to a country's economy. Here's how families and the state can nurture this asset.

This is why Europe is faltering

2018-11-04 17:50

The Italian debt crisis and Trump’s global war on trade might be the final straws.

Consumers take on more debt amid declining household spend

2018-09-25 13:55

Household consumption has slipped in the second quarter of 2018 as people adjusted their spending habits following the value added tax hike and fuel increases, according to the Reserve Bank’s quarterly bulletin.

Rand firms in early trade but threats of volatility remain

2018-09-10 12:53

The local currency gained 0.4% against the greenback in early trade, but analysts warn it will again take its cue from how global investors view emerging markets.

DANIEL SILKE: The GDP shock that wasn’t

2018-09-06 16:44

The recession should come as no surprise in a country that has no economic policy to speak of, believes Daniel Silke.

Rand firms by 1%, still in 'treacherous terrain'

2018-09-06 11:41

The local currency is still facing the twin pressures of SA's technical recession and broad emerging market weakness, says Bianca Botes of Peregrine Treasury Solutions.

Nene calls for calm as Ramaphosa dodges recession, lauds China

2018-09-04 23:35

The president steered clear of touching the issue of SA's recession when he fielded questions from Chinese media in Beijing on Tuesday night.

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.

Ramaphosa starts with a recession, just like Zuma 9 years ago

2018-09-04 12:39

Cyril Ramaphosa suffered the same false start as his predecessor nine years ago: a recession in his first six months in office.

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