Scary move points to recession

2019-04-11 09:03

All signs point to an imminent recession. While it is unlikely to reach the levels we saw during the 2008 financial crisis, the average investor will still be hard hit.

A widely-watched survey of economists has set its date for the next US recession

2019-02-25 16:22

Around 10% of economists see a recession hitting this year, 42% see a recession in 2020, and 25% expect it to happen in 2021, the survey said.

Europe's mightiest river is drying up, most likely causing a recession in Germany. Yes, really.

2019-01-23 08:35

The Rhine is crucial for German industry because it provides an avenue for the distribution of raw materials to German manufacturers.

'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.


Recession and downgrade? Economists spell out risks that come with load shedding

2019-03-25 06:30

Economists say the risks to the South African economy are so grim that the country is flirting with a fresh technical recession.

It's official: Italy's economy has slipped into recession

2019-01-31 14:21

Italy's output contracted 0.2% in the fourth quarter, on the heels of a 0.1% drop in the previous quarter, statistics agency Istat said on Thursday.

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.

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