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Economy

Reserve Bank leaves repo rate unchanged at 5.75%

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

Growth outlook remains challenging, risks to domestic growth remain says Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago in maiden address

Economy

SA at fiscal crossroads, says Gauteng MEC

Barbara Creecy.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 day(s) ago

Weakening current account deficit and rising public debt highlight need for fiscal consolidation, Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy says

Economy

CPI unchanged in October, ‘in line with consensus forecast’

Food shopping
4 day(s) ago

Headline CPI for October comes in at 5.9% year on year, the same as the annual rate of 5.9% year on year in September 2014, and within Reserve Bank’s inflation target

Lesetja Kganyago, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

MARKET COMMENT: Kganyago ticks the right boxes

New Reserve Bank governor left the market with no doubt that the independence of the Bank is not under threat, writes Evan Pickworth

Economy

Inflation data backs case for steady rates

Reserve Bank
3 day(s) ago

October was the second consecutive month in which inflation remained within the 3%-6% target band

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Moody’s sees further pressure for base metals

Copper, nickel and zinc are expected to trade within the price ranges seen this year over the next 12-18 months

Economy

G-20 communication reduces volatility, says Nene

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

Accelerated infrastructure investment through funding instruments got a lot of attention, says minister

Economy

Lower oil prices may spell good news for inflation

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4 day(s) ago

An improved inflation outlook bodes well for modest interest rate increases, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Retail & Consumer

Food, beverages industry income up in September

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Total income also increases 6.2% in third quarter of 2014 compared with third quarter of 2013

Economy

Moody’s downgrade ‘cause for concern, but outlook revision encouraging’

Nhlanhla Nene: Picture: REUTERS
10 day(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says although SA’s recent sovereign credit rating downgrade is concerning, revision of outlook to stable is encouraging

Mining

Mining production ticks up in September

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 day(s) ago

Output at SA’s mines up 5.3% year on year in September after revised 9.2% drop in August

Economy

Nene ‘happy’ that infrastructure development is receiving attention

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

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says accelerated infrastructure investment through appropriate funding instruments in focus at Group of 20 summit

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Reserve Bank seen holding rates steady

Lesetja Kganyago, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 day(s) ago

The inflation outlook seems more favourable due to the sharp drop in oil and food prices

Business Times

Tax hikes will hurt economy, says Lamberti

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

Mark Lamberti, CEO of logistics giant Imperial Holdings, says it would be a disaster if the government hiked personal income tax

Business

Manufacturing sector fragile, survey finds

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 day(s) ago

Only three out of 10 firms report a rise in domestic sales volumes

Economy

New policies ‘should make it easier’ for job creation in SA

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
9 day(s) ago

Comments support findings that showed small firms spent an average of eight working days a month dealing with red tape

Economy

SA economy recovering slowly, index shows

11 day(s) ago

‘Despite low 0.2% reading, it is best number in seven months,’ BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index shows

Business

Almost three-quarters of consumers ‘do not feel in control of finances’

Blackheath Shopping Centre in Randburg, north of  Johannesburg. Picture: JONATHAN WOOD
11 day(s) ago

Most South African consumers did not feel in control of financial situation during third quarter of 2014, according to credit management solutions provider MBD

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