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.

Negative growth betrays Ramaphosa’s ‘fundamentally flawed’ approach - EFF

2019-06-04 22:02

The EFF said in a statement that President Cyril Ramaphosa refused to accept that higher levels of foreign investments into any economy were almost always in response to domestic productive investments.

Ferial Haffajee: 'Will Tito stay?' and other post-election questions business is asking

2019-05-09 14:23

Ferial Haffajee considers burning questions the business community wants answers to as the big count winds down to cap Election 2019.

How SA's broken state-owned companies made the 'new dawn' a fake resurrection

2019-03-28 05:30

SA has pinned its hopes on the election to give its ailing economy new direction and growth, but as the country braces for news from rating agency Moody's this week, indications are its faith may have been unfounded, says Sean Gossel.

SA is already looking like junk in the CDS market

2019-02-25 13:34

The consensus among economists is that South Africa will hold onto its investment grade status for the time being. Derivatives traders are not so sure.

A Budget designed to steady the ship

2019-02-21 21:00

The Budget has to aim for fiscal decisions that serve the public interest and maintain the stability of public finances. So, will it? asks Seán Mfundza Muller.

China's hopes of becoming the world's largest economy are hitting a major roadblock

2019-02-10 07:53

China’s economy is growing at its slowest pace in nearly three decades, and some economists say the worst is yet to come.

Property’s time to shine again?

2019-01-31 09:48

Last year was a dismal one for the listed property sector – both locally and globally. But there are strong signs of a turnaround, and potential for further recovery in the sector going forward.

Three ways to grow SA's small businesses in 2019

2019-01-19 06:30

A volatile rand, load shedding, tax and labour laws are beyond your control, so focus on what you can control, says Viresh Harduth.


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.

The rand and JSE firmer following Wall Street's bloodbath overnight

2019-05-14 13:20

But Asian equities slumped after US indexes tanked at least 2% on Monday. "Markets are likely to take Trump's words with a few pinches of salt."

Which asset classes have the biggest impact on job creation?

2019-05-06 14:09

Bond and equity markets (public or private) are important for employment creation. The growth in gross fixed capital formation is the fuel that keeps the economic engine running.

Dagga is the fastest-growing industry in the US job market, according to a new report

2019-03-18 21:22

Marijuana added 64,389 to the US job market in 2018, trouncing every other part of the economy. Counting indirect jobs, legal cannabis now employs nearly 300,000 people in America.

#Budget2019 was missing ideas from the left. Why this isn’t a good thing

2019-02-23 07:00

Budgets are, inevitably, political, not only because they decide how the people’s money is spent but because they are products of political choices, says Steven Friedman.

Daniel Silke: Mboweni’s rough yet risky Budget

2019-02-21 15:00

The Budget satisfied most of the audience in Act One. But Act Two - the election - will be harder, says Daniel Silke.

Stocks fall as pessimism builds on growth, trade

2019-02-08 15:09

US equity futures dropped with shares in Europe and Asia as concern over economic growth and trade disputes pushed global stock markets toward their first weekly loss since December.

Oil declines on concerns over China, global economic growth

2019-01-22 14:09

Oil fell amid mounting concerns that slowing growth in China, and the global economy in general, will undermine demand for crude.

Moody's: SA's future looks brighter - if it can keep the lights on

2019-01-14 17:38

SA and Nigeria, as sub-Saharan Africa's largest economies, are expected to recover slowly this year - but unstable power supply and ongoing labour struggles are among SA's biggest challenges, says a new report from ratings agency Moody's.

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