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Top 10 quotes from business on Day 1 of #ANC54

2017-12-16 23:54

From rooting out corruption, to putting an end to monopoly capital, representatives from business, government and the ANC speak out about the issues plaguing South Africa.

Don't panic about outcome of ANC elective conference - economist

2017-12-16 18:11

There is no need to panic about the outcomes from the ANC elective conference, according to Lesiba Mothata, executive chief economist at Alexander Forbes.

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.

Why the JSE won't suspend trade of Steinhoff shares - yet

2017-12-15 19:01

Suspending trade of Steinhoff shares will be prejudicial to shareholders and not the company, says JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King.

#ANCVotes: A victory may not be a victory after all

2017-12-15 07:39

If you think that a leadership change at the ANC over the next few weeks heralds a clear path to both sentiment and economic revival, think again, says Daniel Silke.

ANC leadership race: The type of leader SA needs

2017-12-14 20:02

With just days to go before the ANC’s elective conference, economists have shared expectations of what characteristics would make for a good leader.

Helen Suzman Foundation, Wierzycka sue ministers, Zuma and Guptas over capture at Eskom

2017-12-14 17:58

The Helen Suzman Foundation and Sygnia Asset Management CEO Magda Wierzycka have approached the courts to deal with the capture of Eskom.

Ramaphosa win will provide immediate confidence boost - economist

2017-12-14 09:30

Should Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa win the ANC race, it will provide a "confidence upturn" for both domestic and international investors, but there's no silver bullet, warn analysts.

Lower inflation shows weak domestic demand - analyst

2017-12-13 21:15

Inflation eased to 4.6% in November, but this signals weak domestic demand, according to an analyst.

Markets shouldn't place bets on ANC leadership candidates - analyst

2017-12-13 20:09

While it is unlikely that the ANC’s 54th national conference would yield unfavourable policy, what is of concern is whether the successful candidate will implement the policy, says an analyst.

 

Sfiso Buthelezi slams lack of transformation on Steinhoff board

2017-12-16 19:36

Public Investment Corporation members have been nominated to the board but not voted into positions, said Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi.

Dlamini-Zuma, Ramaphosa have power to nurture or destroy SA - economist

2017-12-16 15:12

Political leaders have the power to nurture SA's strong foundations or destroy them completely, says economist Lesiba Mothata of Alexander Forbes.

#Steinhoff: Govt and business working together to protect pensions, financial markets

2017-12-15 20:31

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says SA Inc will implement a number of initiatives following the Steinhoff fallout to protect investors and SA financial markets.

Nersa grants Eskom's tariff hike, but not 20%

2017-12-15 14:59

South Africa's National Energy Regulator has declined Eskom's request for a 20% tariff increase, instead granting the power utility a hike closer to inflation.

WATCH: Cabinet reshuffle was SA's worst point - economist

2017-12-14 20:39

The Cabinet reshuffle at the end of March this year was likely the worst point in SA's gradual deterioration, says Nazmeera Moola of Investec Asset Management.

Top reads on Fin24: Explosive rand moves expected, troubled Steinhoff financials and ANC policy proposals

2017-12-14 18:56

ICYMI: A roundup of Thursday's must-read financial and economic news.

5 ANC policy proposals that could change SA's economy

2017-12-14 11:57

Key policy proposals on the table at the ANC’s 54th national conference, added during the national policy conference in June/July, could change SA's economic trajectory.

Rating agencies won't be moved by ANC leadership race - analyst

2017-12-14 07:52

Rating agencies are likely to hold off on reacting to the outcomes of the ANC leadership race, according to an economist.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday distort SA picture - economist

2017-12-13 20:18

Sales prompted by Black Friday and Cyber Monday have likely disguised indications of remaining weakness in the SA economy, says economist Mike Schüssler.

October retail slows ahead of festive season sales

2017-12-13 19:05

Retail sales increased 3.2% for October, compared to the 5.7% increase reported in September as consumers held back on spending ahead of Black Friday, says an analyst.

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