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.

SA in technical recession as second quarter GDP falls

2018-09-04 11:35

South Africa is officially in a technical recession, after Stats SA announced on Tuesday that the country's real gross domestic product had decreased by 0.7% in the second quarter of the year.

Land reform emerges as latest pressure point for battered rand

2018-09-04 07:50

The issue is set to shadow the rand for several months at least, according to an analyst from Citigroup.

Rand starts week on back foot

2018-09-03 09:14

Emerging market currencies are gearing up for economic news out of Turkey, while on the local front SA will learn whether it has entered a technical recession on Tuesday.

US second-quarter growth revised up to 4.2% on software, trade

2018-08-29 14:56

The US economy has expanded in the second quarter at a slightly faster pace than previously estimated on revisions to imports and software spending.


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.

Rand piles on losses as SA enters recession

2018-09-04 10:27

The rand fell on the back of Stats SA's announcement that the country's real gross domestic product had contracted by 0.7% in the second quarter of the year.

New vehicle sales disappoint, expected to remain under pressure

2018-09-03 21:20

Economic pressures weigh down new vehicle sales, which are not expected to improve for the remainder of the year.

India keeps its crown as the fastest-growing major economy in the world

2018-09-02 09:39

India's economy expanded more than 8% between April and June from a year earlier.

Growth in internet access still driving down African business costs

2018-08-28 05:45

Growing internet access is transforming the business landscape in African countries, including that of informal businesses.

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