Japan declares state of emergency, plans R18 trillion stimulus to combat the Covid-19 downturn

2020-04-08 09:18

The world's third-largest economy will deploy the funds to provide security and protect jobs for its people.

How countries around the world are fighting to keep growth afloat as the coronavirus threatens the economy

2020-02-04 08:57

The coronavirus could chip away as much as 0.3% from global GDP, which would bring annual growth to its slowest pace since the financial crisis.

China pledges more stimulus in 2019 as economy seeks floor

2018-12-22 14:06

China’s top policy makers have confirmed that more monetary and fiscal support will be rolled out in 2019.

Ramaphosa stimulus package: it has been heard before - chamber

2018-09-24 09:04

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants more detail on how many jobs would be created, where the funding would be reprioritised from, and how new legislation will work more effectively.

Success of Ramaphosa’s agriculture stimulus plan depends on land reform outcome – economist

2018-09-21 20:54

Current land reform discussions and the direction the policy takes will be key determinants of the success of President Cyril Ramaphosa's proposed action points for stimulating the South African agricultural economy, says agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo.

Gordhan: Stimulus plan all about implementation

2018-09-21 15:00

The newly-announced economic stimulus package stands out in that there is a focus on implementation, says the minister of public enterprises.

Ramaphosa’s ‘new deal’ plan will invest billions in agriculture, townships and infrastructure

2018-09-21 09:49

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a package of economic reforms and spending plans on Friday morning in an effort to boost South Africa's sluggish economy.


More misery for rand, markets amid US fight over stimulus package

2020-03-23 07:24

S&P 500 futures lost more than 4% in less than 5 minutes, prompting a trading halt.

Rand, SA shares rally after China and US agree fresh trade talks

2019-01-04 11:36

An ugly start to trading in 2019 may be abating after Chinese markets responded positively to Beijing's stimulus package and trade war talks Monday.

Why Ramaphosa's land reform panel has difficult task - economist

2018-09-24 10:47

The advisory panel appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to support the Inter-ministerial Committee on Land Reform has a difficult task, says an agricultural economist.

Ramaphosa's stimulus package: concerns about capacity, damaging legislation

2018-09-23 15:55

There is a danger that the proposed R400bn infrastructure fund could be used without the necessary capacity, cautions prof. Imran Valodia of Wits University.

Stimulus recap: What Ramaphosa announced on Friday

2018-09-21 19:26

A look at seven key points President Cyril Ramaphosa made when he announced a package of economic reforms and spending plans in an effort to kick-start SA's sluggish economy.

Ramaphosa's stimulus plan: What you need to know

2018-09-21 12:22

An upbeat President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the government’s much-vaunted economic stimulus plan. Here is what you need to know.

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