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.

SA GDP growth may be stronger than expected in third quarter

2017-10-17 19:05

South Africa’s GDP growth is likely to beat forecasts in the third quarter, and accelerate into year-end and in 2018.

Government debt up as growth falters in ailing economy

2017-09-18 14:21

Reserve Bank data shows government debt continues to grow, despite efforts to remain on the path of fiscal consolidation.

Investment still in ‘recession’ – economists

2017-09-10 13:01

Although an uptick in GDP of 2.5% was recorded for the second quarter, gross fixed capital investment remained depressed, economists have warned

Political uncertainty plagues economic growth potential - analyst

2017-09-06 17:23

Political and regulatory uncertainty continue to have a negative impact on SA's growth potential, says Nomura emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

SA economy still not out of the woods - analysts

2017-09-05 19:26

The South African economy has emerged from a technical recession, but analysts are still concerned that growth is not robust enough, with projections for the year below 1%.

SA exits recession with 2.5% GDP growth

2017-09-05 11:36

South Africa's gross domestic product has rebounded with 2.5% growth for the second quarter of the year.

US Q2 growth of 2.6% underscores resilience

2017-07-28 15:30

Pickups in consumer and business-equipment spending have powered a US economic rebound, signalling the eight-year expansion is on track to be sustained.

Rand unlikely to weaken further on rate cuts

2017-07-24 19:21

Although the rand briefly weakened on the back of the surprise interest rate cut, it does not mean the currency will persistently weaken, say two investment strategists.

4 reasons why SARB should cut rates

2017-07-20 09:43

An analyst shares four reasons why the SA Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee should consider a rate cut.


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.

SARB should guide markets rather than surprise them - economist

2017-10-12 12:02

An economist says the Reserve Bank should guide markets with its interest rate decisions, rather than surprising them as it has historically done.

Economic growth a priority to boost tax revenue – Gigaba

2017-09-11 11:40

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says economic growth should be a priority to ensure that enough tax revenue is generated for the fiscus.

Fragile uptick for two of Africa’s giants

2017-09-10 06:00

Africa’s two largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, this week managed to climb out of recession. However, their recovery is seen as fragile.

Agriculture makes a comeback, helps lift GDP

2017-09-05 20:13

The South African agriculture sector was the single largest contributor to GDP growth in the second quarter of 2017.

Too early to celebrate GDP growth spurt - Gigaba

2017-09-05 14:53

National Treasury has welcomed the rebound in GDP growth of 2.5%, but Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says it is not yet time to celebrate.

US second-quarter growth revised up to 3%, signaling momentum

2017-08-30 14:51

US second-quarter growth has been revised upward to the fastest pace in two years on stronger household spending and a bigger gain in business investment.

One million more could be unemployed in SA by end-2018

2017-07-27 19:01

A million more South Africans could be unemployed by the end of 2018, and that’s a conservative estimate, according to Momentum and Unisa.

Reserve Bank cuts growth forecast to 0.5%

2017-07-20 18:18

The Reserve Bank has revised down its growth forecast from 1% to 0.5%.

Less than 1% growth forecast for SA

2017-07-19 19:15

BMI Research, a Fitch Group company, has revised down South Africa’s growth forecast from 1% to 0.7%.

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