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Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus announces the monetary policy committee's decision on interest rates in Pretoria on Thursday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Marcus warns of more rate hikes if inflation increases more than expected

2 day(s) ago

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says monetary policy committee will continue to focus on price stability, also be mindful of effect its actions have on growth

Economy

IMF cuts SA’s 2014 economic growth outlook to 1.7%

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3 day(s) ago

Growth in SA is expected to stay sluggish as a result of electricity constraints and labour conflicts, the IMF says in its latest World Economic Outlook update

Economy

Johannesburg needs to diversify its economy — 2013 economic report

FALLING BEHIND: Cars move over a highway with Johannesburg’s skyline in the background.  Picture: BLOOMBERG
3 day(s) ago

The city’s main economic driver is its finance sector which has, however, been offset by the steady decline of its manufacturing sector

Economy

Inflation respite raises hope of steady rates

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 day(s) ago

Inflation slightly better than expected last month, with some economists saying this could contribute to interest rates being kept steady

Economy

Little light for SA’s economy in next few months

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 day(s) ago

The Reserve Bank’s leading indicator shows the economy is unlikely to turn the corner during the next few months despite the recent platinum wage settlement

Economy

CPI increases slightly less than expected in June

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4 day(s) ago

Consumer price index increases by 6.6% — same rate by which it increased year on year in May, but inflation remains well outside target band

Economy

Interest rates ‘a blunt instrument’ in current climate

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6 day(s) ago

Research by Nedbank Private Wealth pours cold water on fears that inflation may be escaping its 3%-6% anchor

Opinion

New bourgeoisie must set course for greater equality

The new bourgeoisie must demonstrate that it is in the business not only of enriching a few, but of transforming the deeply entrenched socioeconomic imbalances

Opinion

STRAIGHT TALK: We want to belong — but to Brics?

If the Brics funds are to go to the most needy we’re bound to benefit from more than our proportional share, or contribution

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Country’s shareholders need greater say on executive pay

The exact nature of any ‘say on pay’ regulation should be coupled with an equally vigorous debate on regulation and policy related to job creation, writes Jon Duncan

Economy

Government needs to be creative to pull off infrastructure plan, says Patel

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Rating downgrades have increased South Africa’s cost of borrowing and economy remains weak

Economy

Engineers cast doubt on infrastructure spend plan

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5 day(s) ago

Survey finds only 58% believe that recent graduates are sufficiently trained, writes Mark Allix

Economy

No plans to limit government expenditure, says Nene

Nhlanhla Nene.  Picture: SOWETAN
5 day(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says sufficient measures to contain spending are already in place, additional measures will be considered if these prove inadequate

Economy

Rising food prices ‘could cause more wage strikes’

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5 day(s) ago

Agency warns rising inflation and interest rates are eroding the buying power of consumers

Economy

Nene stands by medium-term spending limits

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says the global economic climate of rising interest rates, declining commodity prices and a depreciating currency has shrunk the government’s fiscal space

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Data likely to show increase in CPI

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 day(s) ago

Statistics SA data are expected to show that CPI increased 6.7% year on year last month, mainly driven by higher food inflation

Economy

Finance minister warns of tough times ahead

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

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene tells Parliament rising interest rates, declining commodity prices, depreciating currency has shrunk the fiscal space of government

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan briefs the media before delivering his budget speech in Parliament on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON Feb 26 2014

EDITORIAL: Municipal debt is Gordhan’s poser

Pravin Gordhan will have his work cut out with his ‘back to basics’ plan for South Africa’s municipalities

Trade & Industry

Sacci June trade activity index increases

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12 day(s) ago

Sentiment among businesses regarding current trading conditions improves slightly as sales volumes, new orders hold up despite weak economic growth environment

Economy

Crime stymies investment in SA, says Chinese group

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12 day(s) ago

Multinational telecommunications group ZTE Corporation says crime levels are horrific and projects take longer to complete because of political protocols

Trade & Industry

SA among Sadc nations to initial EU trade pact

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9 day(s) ago

After 10 years of negotiations, a Sadc group, of which South Africa is a part, has ’initialled’ an Economic Partnership Agreement with the EU

Trade & Industry

Wholesale trade sales decrease 0.9% year on year in May

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10 day(s) ago

Wholesale trade sales decrease 0.9% year on year in May compared with 0.7% drop year on year in April, Statistics SA data show

Opinion & Analysis

Brics bank can put ‘Argentinian floor’ on currency crises

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14 day(s) ago

Criticism of the IMF and other western-dominated global organisations is a clear unifying thread among the five countries, writes Christopher Wood

Economy

Co-operation will be difficult despite Brics bank, says Teneo

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10 day(s) ago

Asymmetry of contributions to Brics development bank will probably lead to the dominance of China in future decisions involving the pooled funds

Energy

Need for ‘separate oil and gas law’

Ngoako Ramatlhodi.  Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
11 day(s) ago

The separation of the oil and gas sector into a different piece of legislation could be part of the changes to the draft law that will govern the country’s mining sector

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Time to tighten by 25 basis points

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus and deputy governor Daniel Mminele. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
13 day(s) ago

There is a strong case to be made for 25 basis points this time around, however timid this might seem

Business Times

Strikes are not the only disincentive

automotive factory manufacturing XXX
7 day(s) ago

Not every car manufacturer will pull its operation out of the country every time Numsa goes on strike

Business Times

Brics nations form their own mini IMF

President Jacob Zuma, left, and his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff during a Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in Brazil on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
7 day(s) ago

Formation of the New Development Bank by Brics countries will help these nations pursue their ambitions

Business Times

A nudge before a season of hikes

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
7 day(s) ago

Reserve Bank has taken the bold step of nudging interest rates higher despite stagnating economic growth, affirming its inflation-fighting credentials as price pressures intensify

Labour

Long strikes could be held in check with plan for interest arbitration

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. Picture: SOWETAN
7 day(s) ago

Department looking into a binding ruling on parties if the settlement of the strike is in the broader public interest

Labour

SA faces risk of human capital flight

Striking miners at Marikana, near Rustenburg. Picture: AFP PHOTO
7 day(s) ago

Country risks losing more businesses and skilled young people because of rating downgrades, a potential recession and persistent labour unrest

Labour

Wage gap must be narrowed ‘urgently’

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11 day(s) ago

Wage gap between top executives and workers poses ’biggest risk’ to the institutional framework of the labour market, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Plenty of money for development

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New development institutions are welcome, but Brics bank may be limited in the extent to which it is the answer

Opinion

Davies led the way vetoing unfair deals

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

It is looking increasingly likely that the trade agreement between the EU and the US will go the way of the World Trade Organisation’s Doha Agreement

Opinion

Forget the Brics aspirations, try exporting instead

Can South Africa see past its Brics aspirations to focus on its own realities and how to fix them?

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