Ramaphosa or Dlamini-Zuma: It's all about growth, says analyst

2017-12-16 07:00

If Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma wins the ANC leadership race, populist policies could follow which would be far less growth-friendly than those of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, says an analyst.

Modest recovery on cards for SA economy, says SARB's Daniel Mminele

2017-10-30 13:40

There are signs of recovery for the South African economy, but this will only be “modest” given low confidence levels, says Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele.

Beware those offshore expansions

2017-10-26 09:20

When announcing that they are expanding offshore, companies are quick to point out potential synergies, savings and profits. But often such moves are expensive, with the shareholders paying.

Analysts predict more upside for the JSE

2017-10-16 12:44

Even though the JSE All Share Index is already up by 17% this year, analysts still expect growth over the next 12 months, with IT stocks predicted to shine.

IMF revises Zim’s growth forecasts upwards

2017-10-11 10:39

The International Monetary Fund says Zimbabwe’s economy is now expected to grow by 2.8% - up from earlier projections of 2%.

Why impatient doves will vote for a rate cut - analyst

2017-09-16 11:00

Dovish members of the monetary policy committee may vote for a rate cut of 25 basis points at their next meeting, argues an emerging markets economist.

Solutions to save the SA economy

2017-07-25 05:00

The OECD has proposed different solutions to ensure inclusive growth of the South African economy.

IMF predicts poor growth for SA

2017-07-24 07:40

The International Monetary Fund has predicted slow growth for the South African economy this year, after the country slipped into a technical recession.

Economy at near-standstill, little room for policy boost - IMF

2017-07-06 17:59

South Africa’s monetary and fiscal policy has little room to boost the economy, which is projected to grow by 1% for 2017, the IMF said.

SA economy to slow down even more - World Bank data

2017-06-05 08:04

The World Bank has lowered its estimates for South Africa’s economic growth between 2017 and 2019, it has revealed in a report.


World Bank to propose solutions for sluggish SA economy

2017-11-10 08:19

Solutions on how SA could dig itself out of its its current low growth hole are likely to take centre stage when the World Bank presents its latest economic update in Pretoria.

Political and policy uncertainty in SA, Nigeria hinder growth - IMF

2017-10-30 10:19

Policy uncertainty in Nigeria and South Africa is hindering a rebound in growth in the sub-Saharan Africa region.

Malusi Gigaba's budget challenges in 4 charts

2017-10-25 06:47

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has to balance slow economic growth and a gaping tax hole against the need to rescue struggling state companies in his first mid-term budget.

Childhood 'growth test' not always necessary

2017-10-12 10:30

Paediatricians say that there is a wide range for children's growth or development and that there's no said way to measure 'normal' growth.

Corruption, political turmoil hit SA's competitiveness

2017-09-27 10:27

Corruption has been cited as one of the biggest hurdles in creating a competitive business environment as South Africa drops 14 places in WEF’s Competitiveness Index.

Investment opportunities: The glass is filling up slowly but surely

2017-07-27 16:02

Warren Buffett profited from Coca-Cola’s growth. Which JSE-listed stocks are expected to rack up impressive growth in the coming years?

Structural reforms needed to boost SA economy - OECD

2017-07-24 18:00

Policymakers will have to make bold moves to ensure inclusive growth of the South African economy, says a researcher.

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%.

SARB threat underestimated, warns economist

2017-06-30 17:28

The SA Reserve Bank is at risk of becoming a scapegoat for low growth into 2019, says emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura.

Challenged retail sector to be hit by downgrade - research

2017-04-12 19:10

South African retailers saw the weakest growth in seven years in 2016, and the recent downgrade will impact the sector's growth going forward, research shows.

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