Most US CFOs expect a recession in that country by the end of 2020 – or sooner

2018-12-13 15:59

Some 82% of chief financial officers in the US say they see a recession beginning by the end of 2020, while nearly half see it even earlier, by the end of 2019.

Rand 'could reach R12/$ in 2019'

2018-12-04 20:09

The local currency could reach R12 against the US dollar in 2019 and see increased stability over the next few years if economic growth improves to 3% and beyond, according to analyists at Old Mutual.

Economists upbeat data will show SA has exited recession

2018-12-03 06:45

Analysts say there is a good chance that SA will officially exit its recession when Stats SA releases third quarter GDP figures this week.

Was it really necessary to hike interest rates? Analysts weigh in

2018-11-28 18:41

The South African Reserve Bank’s timid rate cutting cycle has ended abruptly last week with a 25 basis-point rate hike, but was it really necessary? ask analysts from Overberg Asset Management.

SA mini budget is credit-negative, says Moody's

2018-10-26 10:31

South Africa’s mini budget has unveiled a weaker fiscal outlook, which is credit-negative, says Moody’s Investors Service.

6 ways SA small businesses can survive the dire economy - which may last until 2020

2018-10-07 10:11

A recession is likely the toughest of challenges an SME will ever face, but there are ways to cope.

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.

 

'Bad and unexpected': Germany probably just went into a recession

2019-01-10 09:13

The data on Germany's economy is so bad, some economists think it might be wrong.

Load shedding yet another challenge for SA's weak growth, say analysts

2018-12-05 06:55

Even though stakeholders have welcomed the rebound in GDP growth, they have pointed out that overall growth for the year remains weak and could be negatively impacted by load shedding.

SA out of recession with 2.2% GDP growth

2018-12-04 11:30

SA has officially exited the recession after reporting 2.2% GDP growth for the third quarter of the year.

Three sectors where small businesses can still grow in a recession

2018-12-02 17:06

There are still some opportunities for SMEs during a recession, as certain business sectors have been known to weather periods of low economic growth.

SA households' net wealth increases despite economic recession - report

2018-10-27 10:24

The purchasing power of households’ net wealth increased by R60.2bn over the period from the end of the first quarter of 2018 to the end of the second quarter.

Recession concessions

2018-10-08 11:14

Have a glass of water. Not before, not after, but instead.

Trudi Makhaya: These are SA's 3 economic constraints

2018-10-04 14:23

President Cyril Ramaphosa has started his tenure by appointing new ministers and special investment envoys as part of his pledge to boost the ailing economy.

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.

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