The correlation between GDP growth and JSE earnings

2019-10-10 11:56

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.

SA companies are investing in the economy for the first time since 2017 - but don’t get excited yet

2019-09-12 15:42

Investment has to grow for a couple of quarters to see it as a positive sign for the economy, one analyst said.

Here’s what the Treasury says its new economic plan can do for South Africa – including R6 billion in new agricultural exports

2019-08-28 15:45

"Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness: towards an economic strategy for South Africa" suggests the tourism sector can see a quick 8% to 10% uptick in business if proposed reforms are implemented.

EXPLAINER: What is GDP?

2019-08-18 08:33

Gross domestic product or GDP is a measure of the size and health of a country’s economy over a period of time. It is also used to compare the size of different economies at a different point in time.

SA's bank transactions a good sign for growth - maybe

2019-06-13 07:00

If there is no load shedding in the next few quarters, the economy will likely continue to grow, says the BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index Report, released on Wednesday.

'I am at ease': Mboweni throws his weight behind Ramaphosa on Reserve Bank

2019-06-06 19:03

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is back on Twitter, saying there "should be no issues" regarding the Reserve Bank's mandate.

'ANC has run out of ideas how to stimulate the economy' - Maimane

2019-06-05 20:25

Against a backdrop of SA's economic growth grinding to a standstill, and economic policy being one of the battlegrounds for the ANC's infighting, opposition party the DA announced its spokespersons and focus for the Sixth Parliament on Wednesday.

How Eskom maimed SA's entire economy

2019-06-05 05:00

It isn’t difficult to find the main culprit behind South Africa’s biggest economic contraction in a decade: Eskom.

SA’s economy is shrinking at an alarming rate – and only oranges and interest rates are offering hope

2019-06-04 16:28

An interest rate cut on July 18th now seems inevitable.

Stats SA expected to announce fall in first quarter GDP

2019-06-04 05:00

Since early May economists have been predicting that SA's economy would contract in the first quarter of 2019, caused by a combination of depressed expenditure and investment, weak demand and the impact of load shedding.

 

IMF sees Namibia growing in 2020 after three-year contraction

2019-09-14 10:00

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.

Nigeria’s GDP data raises the stakes in fight against poverty

2019-09-03 17:01

Economic growth in Africa’s largest oil producer slowed for the third consecutive quarter, adding further pressure on the government to fight rising poverty.

Government just released a plan to create 1 million jobs and save the economy – here’s what you need to know

2019-08-27 21:28

The National Treasury on Tuesday released a document titled "Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness: towards an economic strategy for South Africa". Here are the highlights.

The UK economy unexpectedly shrunk for the first time in 7 years — and the pound is getting clobbered

2019-08-11 12:10

GDP fell by 0.2% between April and June, the worst performance for seven years.

Nationalisation is expensive and won't solve our problems - SARB

2019-06-06 21:05

Officials from the South African Reserve Bank have called the debate surrounding nationalising the Reserve Bank or changing its mandate "simplistic" and said shifting it to complete state ownership would be a costly endeavour with little benefit.

IMF, ratings agencies point to need for tough choices

2019-06-05 20:29

President Cyril Ramaphosa faces a perfect storm of factors requiring him to make some tough decisions, says Terence Corrigan.

The GDP horror show

2019-06-05 13:51

If the SA economy were a film, the 2019 release - much like 2018 - would be in the horror genre, says Maarten Ackerman.

SA may avoid a recession - if it can keep the lights on

2019-06-04 20:59

South Africa’s economy, which contracted the most in a decade in the first quarter as the nation suffered the deepest power outages since 2008, may avert a recession if the electricity utility is able to keep the lights on through winter.

SA GDP falls by 3.2%, biggest drop in 10 years

2019-06-04 11:37

The decline is the biggest quarterly fall in SA's economic activity since the start of 2009, when the economy tumbled under strain from the global financial crisis, says Stats SA.

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.

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