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Producer price index accelerates by 8.2% in March

7 hour(s) ago

Analysts had expected PPI to have increased to 7.7% year on year

Economy

Reserve Bank warns that tapering poses risk to SA financial stability

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11 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank report cautions that reduction to US quantitative easing programme, higher interest rates in advanced economies may harm South African economy

Economy

Higher inflation heightens prospect of another interest rate hike this year

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19 hour(s) ago

Tighter monetary policy set to damp growth by slowing household spending

Business

Research shows youth lack confidence in SA’s ability to deal with socioeconomic issues

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1 day(s) ago

Less than 40% of the 5,000 graduates were confident that unemployment in South Africa would improve over the next five years

Business

Leading business indicator falls in February

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1 day(s) ago

Negative contribution comes from decline in number of residential building plans passed, while acceleration in rate of change in job ad space provides good news

Opinion

IN THE MARKETS: ‘Yellen effect’ still holding for emerging markets

‘Yellen effect’ still making investors happy enough to continue holding emerging-market assets

Opinion

Raging debate over inequality has resonance for SA

The inequality debate is another of those post-crisis re-evaluations of old economic theories in an attempt to forge new diagnoses for a post-crisis world

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EDITORIAL: Anxious times for gold

There exists a real danger that the South African gold sector will follow platinum into the same dead end

Financial Services

Investors shrug off banks’ fines

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4 day(s) ago

Share prices of the four major banks surge after Reserve Bank fines them for not complying with money-laundering rules

Economy

Retail sales slowdown is more than expected

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7 day(s) ago

Growth in retail sales slow to four-month low, reflecting households’ moderating spending as higher borrowing costs, and rising food and fuel prices erode disposable income

Economy

Some relief on Chinese GDP but deeper concerns remain for SA

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8 day(s) ago

China’s first-quarter GDP growth of 7.4% bring some relief to currencies and risk markets but rate of growth still slowest since 2009

Economy

Slowdown in China and strikes weigh on SA’s economic outlook

Lonmin platinum miners are seen during the Amcu wage strike on Thursday in Marikana, North West. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 day(s) ago

Survey of 36 economists forecasts sees still on course to expand 2.5% this year, unchanged from monthly polls since January

Economy

Old Mutual questions NDP investment targets

Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa senior economist Johann Els. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 day(s) ago

Sluggish growth set to constrain infrastructure spending, say economists

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EDITORIAL: Taxpayers should laud Sassa ruling

At last, the Constitutional Court has declared the social grants tender invalid and has ordered Sassa to start again

National

Department of Economic Development defends its relevance

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize.  Picture: SOWETAN
8 day(s) ago

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says department is still relevant and is looking at entering ‘successful’ new phase after elections

Economy

SA must integrate with global economic system, says Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivers the 2013 budget speech in the National Assembly, Parliament. Picture: GCIS
8 day(s) ago

SA is not an island, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan tells round-table discussion

National

Engineering a stronger economy built on trust

Transnet Engineering workshops at Kilner Park Koedoespruit. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
8 day(s) ago

Not only does South Africa need to produce more engineers, it also needs to improve the way the public and private spheres interact, writes Tom Nevin

Economy

SA has little to fear as Nigeria shuffles statistics

Economist Iraj Abedian. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
11 day(s) ago

Heated debate about whether Nigeria will usurp South Africa’s prominent role in the global arena

Economy

Fair hearing when SARS turns deaf ear

Bernard Ngoepe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
11 day(s) ago

Brendan Peacock speaks to the new tax ombudsman, retired Judge Bernard Ngoepe, about the role his office will play

Economy

World Bank’s Kim urges SA to cut red tape around investment

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim speaks at a programme for the EndPoverty 2030 campaign in Washington on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
13 day(s) ago

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim says countries such as India and SA with massive infrastructure programmes should limit red tape

Economy

Growth risk as mining, factory output show contraction

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13 day(s) ago

Outright contraction in manufacturing and mining output in February suggests SA’s first-quarter economic performance will be weak

World

SA hopes summit will clear hurdles to creating Brics bank

14 day(s) ago

Government hopes the final stumbling blocks for a Brics development bank will be ironed out at the next summit of the bloc, in July in Brazil

National

ISS warns bill will harm, not help, security

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1 day(s) ago

Institute for Security Studies says limitation on foreign ownership in private security industry will be greater threat to national security than the industry itself

National

Cape Town’s economy tops SA for inclusivity

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2 day(s) ago

The economy of the City of Cape Town is more inclusive than the national economy, according to a report

Business

Spaza shops suffer as big retail rolls in

People walk past a spaza shop in Mzimhlophe, Soweto.  Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Spaza shops, a tradition of township life, are under threat as large retailers increasingly target black townships, writes David Dolan

Financial Services

Banks’ pullback on unsecured lending may hurt SA

8 day(s) ago

Consumption could drop as banks pull back on unsecured lending, says head of Boston Consulting Group’s financial institutions practice

Economy

Old Mutual revises down SA’s 2014 economic growth forecast

Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa’s Johann Els briefs the media in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 day(s) ago

Yet another institution has revised down its 2014 economic growth forecast for South Africa

Economy

Gordhan remains optimistic on economic outlook

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10 day(s) ago

Emerging markets have already been through the worst of the tapering. Less volatility was now expected, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

Trade & Industry

Sacci trade activity index manages to remain on upside

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9 day(s) ago

‘Marginally improved’ business climate in March helps keep trading conditions in positive territory despite challenging financial conditions

Opinion

IN THE MARKETS: Financial service BEE investors take long-term view

As BEE deals mature, black-owned companies are adopting long-term approach to financial services investments

Opinion

WTO ruling on China export restrictions instructive for SA

NEW TALKS: European trade commissioner Karel De Gucht addresses a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS

It is not often that events in the arcane world of international trade law in Geneva coincide — or, in this case, potentially clash — with the workings of Parliament, writes Peter Leon

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