Record year for SA tourism in 2018 - global report

2018-03-22 22:00

Travel and tourism could contribute more to the SA economy in 2018 than in any other year, according to a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council.

Experts welcome GDP growth, point to what still needs to be done

2018-03-06 21:00

A modest growth recovery is anticipated for the SA economy, but the implementation of structural reform is necessary to propel it to higher growth over time.

Stronger GDP figures lift rand

2018-03-06 12:21

The rand has strengthened by 8 cents to the dollar after Statistics SA announced that the country's 2017 GDP growth was stronger than predicted.

GDP growth in 2017 better than expected - Stats SA

2018-03-06 11:37

The SA economy grew by 1.3% in 2017, exceeding National Treasury’s expectation of 1% growth announced during the National Budget Speech in February, says Statistics SA

SA to raise GDP growth forecasts in October - Nene

2018-03-06 07:20

National Treasury will probably raise projections for economic growth this year in its mini-budget as it overcomes governance and financial problems that have lowered confidence, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Fast-growing Ghana economy is even bigger than it seems

2018-02-13 11:08

Ghana plans to publish overhauled economic data that will show its gross domestic product is bigger than currently estimated.

Decline in mining output could drag down GDP - analysts

2018-01-17 14:24

Analysts from NKC Economics say that the mining sector has been losing momentum, which could contribute negatively to GDP figures for the fourth quarter of 2017.

ICT sector needs rapid transformation - survey

2017-12-08 07:00

A skills survey has highlighted the need for more rapid transformation and empowerment as well as recognition of the ICT sector’s value as an economic contributor.

GDP data provides some hope to disheartened South Africans

2017-12-05 18:50

Economists warned that while Tuesday's GDP figures provided some relief in a tough year, South Africa was not out of the woods by a long shot.

Ratings agencies likely to wait till December - economist

2017-10-26 12:57

The mini budget has increased the likelihood of additional credit rating downgrades before year-end, says an economist.


GDP growth seen to remain on the upside in 2018

2018-03-13 19:02

The outlook for GDP growth is brightening, as inflation and interest rates are on a downward trajectory providing added relief for consumers and businesses.

China seen facing 'impossible challenge' on budget, tax and GDP

2018-03-06 09:52

Premier Li Keqiang has an 'impossible challenge' if he wants to slash China’s budget deficit target, deleverage the economy, and cut taxes, according to Pantheon Macroeconomics.

China turns fiscal screws while targeting GDP growth around 6.5%

2018-03-05 12:15

China has stepped up its push to curb financial risk, cutting its budget deficit target for the first time since 2012 and setting a growth goal of around 6.5%.

Cape water crisis could pull plug on SA's GDP recovery - analyst

2018-02-02 19:11

The water crisis in the Western Cape will have a bearing on the country’s GDP, says an analyst.

SA's low growth drags down Africa's prospects - research

2018-01-12 07:00

Low growth projected for South Africa means economic growth of the African continent will be constrained, according to research by Oxford Economics.

Ramaphosa lead, surprise GDP data boost rand

2017-12-05 22:45

The rand rallied on better than expected GDP figures, but mostly because Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in front in the race for leadership of the ruling party at the ANC's elective conference later this month.

GDP surprise: SA economy grows 2% in third quarter

2017-12-05 11:51

South Africa’s economy grew by 2% in the third quarter of 2017, on the back of a strong performance in the agricultural sector.

There was not much Gigaba could do - economist

2017-10-26 11:10

Sceptic reactions to Finance Minister Gigaba’s mini budget were expected, but that markets were too “unforgiving”, says and economist.

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