ARTICLES RELATING TO GROWTH

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.

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.

 

'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.

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.

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