Lockdown | Alcohol restrictions will impact canned beverages too, warns Nampak

2020-03-30 16:29

Nampak says that some of its factories remain operational during the 21-day lockdown.

Coronavirus already hitting wine trade, warns industry body

2020-03-16 13:14

Time will tell the full extent of the impact of closures of local ports and land posts due to coronavirus on SA's wine industry, but it's not looking good.

Steers, Wimpy owner warns of 'intense' price war

2020-03-12 13:33

The company's share price hit levels last seen in 2012.

OPINION | Coronavirus has exposed our over-reliance on China. It's time to change that

2020-03-04 16:02

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said this week that the virus highlighted an 'irresponsible and unreasonable' reliance on China and would require a rethink in global supply networks. He’s right, says Andrew Robinson.

Quick wins can boost SA’s business ease rankings, Parliamentary committee hears

2020-02-18 15:26

A number of African countries are improving their ease of doing business at a faster rate than South Africa, increasing competition for the top spots.

SA trade conditions remain tight - index

2020-02-13 17:22

Tight trade conditions continue to suppress sales prices in SA, according to the latest Trade Activity Index by the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Policy synchronisation required to boost SA’s re-industrialisation

2020-01-27 11:05

The manufacturing sector was one of the largest negative contributors to South Africa’s gross domestic product in the third quarter of 2019. The economy will continue to suffer if trade and industrial policies remain uncoordinated.

Mboweni heads to the UK for investment charm offensive

2020-01-20 10:58

The minister will likely face face questions about power cuts, high unemployment, and struggling GDP growth.

A quick guide to what Trump's 94-page trade deal with China included — and left out

2020-01-17 16:33

The text offered for the first time the details of what will be expected in a new chapter of relations between the two largest economies.

EXPLAINED: What happens to SA after Brexit?

2020-01-08 06:01

The UK is set to leave the European Union on January 31, 2020. We take a look at what that means for the SA economy.


Port closures won't impact goods movement - so stop panic buying

2020-03-17 06:02

The 35 land port closures and two seaport closures are strictly to prohibit the movement of people, the movement of cargo will not be affected, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel said.

Too soon to tell coronavirus impact on trade, says commissioner

2020-03-13 11:44

International Trade Administration Commissioner Meluleki Nzimande says ITAC is following government's lead in its response to the pandemic.

African free-trade deal on track despite coronavirus disruption

2020-03-12 11:55

The coronavirus outbreak is unlikely to scupper a 1 July target for the first commerce under an African-wide free-trade deal.

SA trade with UK post-Brexit

2020-03-03 09:11

After leaving the European Union, the UK government aims for merchant relations with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique to be business as usual.

Zim industry capacity utilisation could fall to 27% in 2020

2020-02-16 12:44

Zimbabwe industry's capacity utilisation contracted to 36.4% in 2019 and could fall further.

Transnet must punch above its weight to grow Africa, says new CEO Portia Derby

2020-02-05 18:06

Newly appointed Transnet group CEO Portia Derby tells delegates at the Investing in African Mining Indaba that the state-owned rail freight company's mission is to yield economic benefits for SA and other African nations.

Donald Trump made some eyebrow-raising statements about the US economy in his big speech at Davos — here are the facts behind five bold claims

2020-01-22 16:23

Trump made five bold claims about the US economy at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Here are the facts about them.

Migration, borders a challenge to African free trade - futurist

2020-01-19 14:22

The African Continental Free Trade Area will test the capacity for African leadership to build consensus in translating policy to practice, says a futurist.

What's next after the US-China 'phase one' deal?

2020-01-16 14:52

The "phase one" trade deal between Washington and Beijing was the result of long, fraught negotiations. "Phase two" is likely to be just as bumpy and unpredictable.

South Africa's trade surplus widens as imports fall

2019-12-28 11:46

South Africa's trade surplus widened in November as the value of imports of equipment components and chemical products decreased.

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