Kganyago: We will all be losers in trade wars

2018-07-19 19:01

Small open economies like South Africa are likely to suffer from global trade wars, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has said.

Will SA economy lift the boat or miss it?

2018-06-14 10:42

It’s all good and well to encourage massive foreign direct investment into our economy, but we have a lot to fix ourselves if we want to grow, let alone prosper.

China is thinking about scrapping birth limits — but that probably won't have the impact it's hoping for

2018-05-23 17:57

As China to lift birth limits in efforts to shift its ageing workforce, analysts remain sceptical.

Growth is now or never for SA

2018-04-01 08:35

With the global economy on the rise and political pragmatism setting in, now is the time for SA to invest, writes Fuad Cassim.

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.


Chinese investors wary of SA red tape - official

2018-06-22 19:36

Chinese investors are concerned about the lengthy lead time it takes South Africa to conclude investment deals and turn around projects, according to a top official in the National Planning Commission.

Why SA is always behind the curve

2018-06-13 14:26

SA struggles to keep up with what is happening in the world, and in order for us to ‘get with the programme’, we need a better understanding of how we fit into the big picture.

Egypt population surge must be met with job growth: IMF

2018-05-06 15:50

Egypt needs to embrace policies that strengthen the private sector and promote job growth in order to cement the gains realized from sweeping economic revival efforts, the International Monetary Fund said.

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.

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