SA economy looking 'dramatically dismal' in first quarter - Mike Schüssler

2019-05-11 09:00

Schüssler says that on a seasonally adjusted and annualised basis he expects first quarter data could show a 'massive decline' in SA's GDP growth rate.

Stock markets muted despite surging US economy

2019-04-26 21:45

News that US economic growth had smashed expectations in the first quarter of 2019 failed to galvanise markets on Friday, with analysts warning of an economic divergence between the United States and the rest of the world.

Boeing's 737 Max crisis could have a bigger effect on the US economy than the government shutdown

2019-03-26 12:27

If Boeing is forced to stop producing the plane that's crashed twice, it could knock a huge chunk of the US' economic output, JPMorgan is warning.

Dagga is the fastest-growing industry in the US job market, according to a new report

2019-03-18 21:22

Marijuana added 64,389 to the US job market in 2018, trouncing every other part of the economy. Counting indirect jobs, legal cannabis now employs nearly 300,000 people in America.

The economic data from France is so bad that one analyst simply wrote "?!" on the chart

2019-01-28 14:05

The survey in question was the INSEE services confidence poll. It showed a cliff-edge drop in expectations from France's non-manufacturing companies.

Moody’s: Rising government debt hampers banking sector

2019-01-17 21:42

Rising public debt levels affect a country’s banking sector, with banks preferring to lend to government, which is seen as lower risk, according to Moody's senior vice president.

Moody's: SA's future looks brighter - if it can keep the lights on

2019-01-14 17:38

SA and Nigeria, as sub-Saharan Africa's largest economies, are expected to recover slowly this year - but unstable power supply and ongoing labour struggles are among SA's biggest challenges, says a new report from ratings agency Moody's.

Mboweni ready to 'think outside the box' to boost economic growth

2018-12-21 11:55

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says there have been questions in Cabinet about whether the country is pursuing the right path in its bid to grow the economy.

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.


Trump's best selling point for reelection in 2020 is looking stronger than ever

2019-04-29 12:10

Friday's GDP report is just another piece of good economic news that President Donald Trump can use to solidify his argument for reelection in 2020.

WATCH: US economy surges 3.2% in first quarter

2019-04-26 18:29

The US economy accelerated in the first three months of the year, fueled by a rebound in local and state government spending, as well as temporary factories tied to trade.

Sifiso Skenjana: An SA education strategy for the fourth industrial revolution

2019-03-26 05:00

If the skills required for industry are evolving, then education models and methods should evolve as well, says Sifiso Skenjana.

China's hopes of becoming the world's largest economy are hitting a major roadblock

2019-02-10 07:53

China’s economy is growing at its slowest pace in nearly three decades, and some economists say the worst is yet to come.

US schools now fear running out of food as a partial government shutdown enters day 31

2019-01-21 15:03

American schools are worried they won't be able to keep up lunches for pupils, and are starting to cut back on fresh fruit and vegetables.

The world is swimming in R3,360 trillion of debt

2019-01-17 18:30

Global debt has swelled to $244 trillion – the equivalent of more than three thousand trillion rand – the Institute of International Finance says. Meanwhile, the ratio of debt to GDP worldwide hit a record.

'Bad and unexpected': Germany probably just went into a recession

2019-01-10 09:13

The data on Germany's economy is so bad, some economists think it might be wrong.

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.

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