3 tips for investing in a recession

2018-09-24 14:33

There’s really nothing technical about a recession and investors should stick to the basics to protect their investment momentum, suggests an expert.

Ramaphosa deploys R400bn economic cannon

2018-09-23 06:59

President’s stimulus package, defined as a ‘blended type of fund’, has been lauded for its focus on agriculture but criticised for being thin on detail.

What Ramaphosa's stimulus package should look like

2018-09-21 09:25

In the quest to stimulate economic activity in South Africa, the government faces hard choices. There are no easy options, as the country already faces a fiscal cliff, writes Jannie Rossouw.

In the grip of recession, SA may consider rate increase

2018-09-19 12:16

Policy makers may be about to consider whether to follow counterparts from Russia to Turkey and raise interest rates - even when the country is battling a recession.

Ramaphosa gives taste of plan to kickstart economy

2018-09-17 08:54

A proposed stimulus package will include a set of economic reforms covering mining, telecommunications, tourism and transport industries, the presidency has said.

READ: Nene’s speech to Moody’s conference

2018-09-14 10:56

The finance minister was speaking about the state of the economy, growth and investment at a Moody's Investors Service conference in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The Berlin Wall fell and so should ANC economic policy - Mmusi Maimane

2018-09-13 07:30

DA leader Mmusi Maimane told the National Assembly that ANC policies such as National Health Insurance and nationalising the SA Reserve Bank would further harm South Africa's already struggling economy.

'Recession? Not so fast' - David Mabuza

2018-09-12 16:54

Deputy President David Mabuza told Members of Parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon that South Africa was on the cusp of recovering from the economic difficulties that triggered the latest technical recession.

Parliament to debate recession, fuel price hikes

2018-09-12 07:32

Last week Stats SA announced that SA had slipped into a technical recession - defined as two successive quarters of negative economic growth - for the first time since 2009.

Lack of policy certainty overshadows Ramaphosa's good work - Nedbank's Nicky Weimar

2018-09-11 12:07

While the president has started many positive initiatives, he has not delivered policy certainty, says senior Nedbank economist Nicky Weimar.


How to get South Africa out of recession

2018-09-23 10:06

Since 2011, South Africans have experienced weak economic growth, high unemployment, low commodity prices, declining investment levels, greater household dependency on credit and policy uncertainty.

FULL TEXT: President Ramaphosa's economic recovery plan speech

2018-09-21 11:37

The president unveiled his economic stimulus and recovery plan at the Union Buildings on Friday morning.

Rand will be stronger if SA Reserve Bank resists the urge to hike rates

2018-09-20 14:37

Any attempt to shore-up the rand by hiking interest rates would probably backfire, leading instead to a weakening in the currency, says Overberg Asset Management.

How 5 economists would kickstart SA's economy

2018-09-18 06:30

From jobs to skills, here's what economists say should be top in SA's stimulus package.

Death and taxes - lessons on the recession from the Roman Empire

2018-09-15 07:00

What do Cyril Ramaphosa and Emperor Justinian have in common? Quite a lot, says Khulekani Magubane.

South African companies will avoid Turkey-type crisis - Moody's

2018-09-13 09:17

Deep and liquid local debt capital markets have reduced the need for South African companies to borrow abroad, making them less vulnerable to a financial crisis than peers in Turkey.

Radebe flags October fuel price outlook as 'major concern'

2018-09-12 21:51

Increasing rand weakness against the dollar will not bode well for the fuel price in October, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said.

Brexit stockpiling could make a mini recession next year 'almost inevitable' for the UK

2018-09-12 13:33

Brits are expected to stockpile about R750 billion worth of goods in the run-up to Brexit, but then immediately run-down their supplies post-March 2019, causing a "mini-recession."

Recession 'very shallow and not likely to persist' - analysts

2018-09-11 16:38

Analysts at Overberg Asset Management say the recession will likely not persist into the third quarter of the year.

Recession may be a boon for buyers in property market

2018-09-11 05:45

A recession usually translates into a buyer’s market where the supply of properties outweighs demand, according to Adrian Goslett of RE/MAX.

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