SA economy could shrink by 6% in the next few months, economist warns

2020-03-17 15:21

The South African economy will feel the impact of the coronavirus significantly because it was already dealing with its own internal crisis, including a "celling" on the rate at which it can grow because of electricity supply interruptions, Efficient Group chief economist Dawie Roodt said on Tuesday.

Moody's cuts growth forecasts as coronavirus expected to slow economic activity

2020-03-07 15:30

Ratings agency Moody's has cut the growth forecasts for G-20 countries for the first half of 2020, given the impact of the coronavirus which is slowing business and consumer activity.

Thabi Leoka: The longer SA takes to implement reforms, the fewer the low-hanging fruit

2020-01-31 06:00

A downgrade by Moody's is inevitable unless quick action is taken, says Thabi Leoka.

China's growth slumped to a record low last quarter — and it could drop even lower next year, the IMF warns

2019-10-21 15:06

"We have trade tensions, we have other geopolitical forces, we have all these uncertainties around the world."

'There has never been a better time': Ramaphosa's 7-point sell to investors

2019-10-15 05:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa is on a mission to encourage more investment in SA as a means to boost economic growth.

Daniel Silke: SA dodged a recession, but a swallow doesn't make a summer

2019-09-04 05:00

We should not let ourselves be distracted by a quarter-on-quarter economic revival, says Daniel Silke.

ANALYSIS: From spectrum to energy, Treasury's growth plan sees a bigger role for the private sector

2019-08-28 20:51

It also says banks should be made to ensure switching is not punitive and that big retailers should lose the right to exclusive leases, says Ferial Haffajee.

Solly Moeng: If SA were a business, we'd have axed those at the top

2019-08-21 05:00

If SA were a business, its leadership would have been axed, says Solly Moeng.

Sifiso Skenjana: How SA can maximise the creative industries as growth sectors

2019-08-02 06:00

222 films were released in 2017, of which a meagre 23 originated locally, and they contributed R12.2bn directly and indirectly to the GDP of the country, says Sifiso Skenjana.

It pays to find solutions

2019-06-24 07:33

An economy in tatters. But executive vice president of Sage Africa and the Middle East says his company has been enjoying healthy growth locally as they help companies reach better efficiencies.

 

Moody's cuts growth forecasts as coronavirus expected to slow economic activity

2020-03-08 08:46

Ratings agency Moody's has cut the growth forecasts for G-20 countries for the first half of 2020, given the impact of the coronavirus which is slowing business and consumer activity.

How countries around the world are fighting to keep growth afloat as the coronavirus threatens the economy

2020-02-04 08:57

The coronavirus could chip away as much as 0.3% from global GDP, which would bring annual growth to its slowest pace since the financial crisis.

Stocks mixed as economic data disappoints

2019-11-14 18:47

The JSE traded mostly flat on Thursday before it closed softer as stocks struggled for direction.

Trade wars could slow global growth to weakest pace since financial crisis, IMF warns

2019-10-16 11:03

Trade tensions could push the world economy to grow at its slowest pace since the financial crisis a decade ago, the IMF warned Tuesday.

It was necessary to reconsider SA's economy, says ANC on Treasury report

2019-08-29 07:51

The Treasury report includes interventions and reforms aimed at reversing the country's downward trend of economic growth, boosting GDP growth and creating jobs .

Eskom could sell some coal-powered plants to raise R450bn

2019-08-27 20:52

South Africa could dispose of some of Eskom's coal-fired plants and allow households to sell electricity back into the grid as part of a restructuring of the state-owned power utility, according to Treasury's latest policy paper.

SA's unemployment crisis - it's a policy problem first and foremost

2019-08-18 18:45

Workers should be allowed to offer their services cheaply if it means they can get jobs, say David Ansara and Hermann Pretorius.

If Ramaphosa wants major growth, he'll need to drive major reforms

2019-07-17 05:00

SA's low levels of growth and investment are the result of an inhibiting policy environment, and it is up to President Cyril Ramaphosa to drive the reforms necessary to remove obstacles to growth, says David Ansara.

Growth in global financial wealth ground to a halt in 2018

2019-06-20 15:33

Growth in global financial wealth was at its lowest in five years in 2018, according to a new report, but Africa was among the regions that bucked the trend.

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