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Producer inflation slows in September

1 hour(s) ago

Producer inflation slows to 6.9% year on year in September as lower global oil and food prices help ease some of burden on consumers

Economy

SA slips in World Bank Doing Business report

A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo in October 2012. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Country falls to 43 out of 189 mainly as result of reforms made in field of getting credit, but researcher says slide may also be due to improvements in other economies

Economy

Fears of crisis after QE ‘overdone’

The sun rises to the east of the US Federal Reserve building in Washington DC.  Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Most of the funds ended up invested in emerging markets where higher interest rates offer higher returns

Economy

US interest rates may pose risk, says Reserve Bank

Reserve Bank
9 hour(s) ago

Focus has shifted from concerns about the end of the US quantitative easing programme to the effect of expected interest rates increases

Economy

Stronger US demand will benefit SA, says Lew

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. Picture: AFP
1 day(s) ago

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says all countries can benefit from strong US economy, so it is important for it to be as strong as possible

Job seekers wait in line to enter a government-run employment office in Madrid, Spain on Thursday.   Picture: REUTERS

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Unemployment data put jobs in spotlight

The result of SA’s high unemployment rate is that not as many people are spending in the economy as are required to drive economic activity

Economy

Strong dollar ‘shows health of US and should benefit SA’

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. Picture: AFP
7 hour(s) ago

The rand is among emerging market currencies that have weakened in recent weeks amid a firmer dollar

Economy

Dissatisfaction with medium-term budget

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: ELMOND JIYANE
1 day(s) ago

Standing committee and select committee on finance want to hear alternative perspectives and concrete recommendations from the Treasury

National

Opposition demurs over mini-budget

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 day(s) ago

Main opposition parties either say mid-term budget policy lacked new ideas or that it is not radical enough

Economy

Treasury still upbeat on growth

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
7 day(s) ago

Growth will improve over the next few years once electricity supply constraints are addressed and global demand grows stronger

Economy

NHI still a priority despite
finance plan delays

BASIC RIGHT: Minister says the National Health Insurance scheme will make health services accessible an affordable to all.  Picture: THE TIMES
7 day(s) ago

Treasury director-general Lungisa Fuzile declines to say why National Health Insurance target not met

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Index shows jump in household net wealth

A ‘correction’ in financial markets in the third quarter could mean lower household net wealth over that period

Economy

Wage negotiations will be tricky for government, says Fitch

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1 day(s) ago

Rating agency says salary negotiations will be ‘early and important’ test of capacity of government to deliver on plans to keeping spending under control

Economy

Agencies to keep eye on SA budget pledges

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3 day(s) ago

Rating agencies are keeping a keen watch on SA with at least one of the three major firms expected to review SA’s credit rating in December

Business Times

SA's misplaced faith in foreign investors

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4 day(s) ago

Perhaps it's time to take better care of our own investors and stop being so giddy about enticing foreigners, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times

Markets wait to see if Nene can pull it off

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 day(s) ago

Finance minister's bold plan to curb budget deficits faster than expected, despite a sharp slowdown in growth, has impressed analysts and financial markets

Business Times

Treasury faces tough choices on tax increases

(Left to right) Deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, SARS commissioner Tom Moyane, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and finance DG Lungile Fuzile arrive for the medium term budget.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Concern that the tax changes will weigh heavily on consumers or erode legitimate corporate profits is probably misplaced

Economy

S&P set to keep a keen eye on SA’s walking the talk of spending cuts

Standard & Poor's Southern African MD Konrad Reuss. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 day(s) ago

SA’s ability to implement government spending cuts will be monitored closely and will have a strong bearing on another foreign currency sovereign credit rating downgrade

 
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