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Economy

Inflation moderates slightly in July

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1 day(s) ago

Consumer price index eases more than expected due to moderation in food prices, data support view that Reserve Bank will keep interest rates unchanged in September

Financial Services

Moody’s downgrades South Africa’s four biggest banks

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2 day(s) ago

Ratings agency says there is a lower likelihood of support from the Reserve Bank to protect creditors after African Bank’s debt crisis

Africa

Middle-class households in sub-Saharan Africa to grow over next 15 years

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2 day(s) ago

The ‘Understanding Africa’s middle class’ report shows that of the 110-million households in 11 sub-Saharan African countries, 15-million are middle class

Economy

Moody’s downgrades Standard Bank, Absa, FNB and Nedbank

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2 day(s) ago

Downgrading follows the decision by the Reserve Bank to take troubled unsecured lender African Bank out of the hands of its management and put a curator in charge

Opinion

Agitators are on a precarious path to a better life

People are living new lives surrounded by things that were not around in their parents’ time

Opinion

Ghosts are feeding on SA’s living taxpayers …

It is widely believed that such malign spirits can be pacified only by means of a ritual feeding of government tenders

The Big Picture

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
A national minimum wage as part of a comprehensive wage policy will allow for an organised transformation of the existing wage structure   Read More

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: CPI figures expected to show moderation

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4 day(s) ago

If food-price increases continue to moderate globally and rand holds at firmer levels, local food prices could also come down

Economy

Government’s R9bn jobs fund has new management

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6 day(s) ago

Management of jobs fund will now be transferred to newly established Government Technical Advisory Centre from Development Bank of Southern Africa

National

Freedom Charter values are being ‘undermined by policies such as NDP’

Irvin Jim. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 day(s) ago

During Ruth First Memorial Lecture Numsa secretary-general Irvin Jim says South Africa has veered well off course from values advocated in charter

Economy

SA June retail trade sales unchanged year on year

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8 day(s) ago

Measured in real terms retail trade sales remain unchanged between June 2013 and June 2014 after increasing by 2.6% year on year in May

Economy

Real interest rates ‘still supportive to economy’

Daniel Mminele, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
8 day(s) ago

Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele says real repurchase rate is still marginally negative, ensuring economic activity is not stifled

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Eskom's Kusile coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga.  Picture: SIKONATHI MANTSHANTSHA/MAKWENA MANAMELA

EDITORIAL: Eskom’s problems are deep-seated

The depth of Eskom’s problems leaves very little room for an outsider to understand the soft underbelly of the organisation

National

Top-down fiscal transfer ‘does not foster accountability’

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8 day(s) ago

International experts tell Financial and Fiscal Commission that ability of local, provincial governments to raise revenue makes them accountable to citizens

Business

Morgan Stanley concerned banks, retailers may have become too expensive

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9 day(s) ago

Investment manager says time is ripe to lock in some of the gains made on the South African equity market this year

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Concerns over slump in quarter are dying down

11 day(s) ago

Concerns that economy entered into recession in second quarter, though they still exist, appear to be abating, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Economy

Obama declares first US-Africa summit an ‘extraordinary event’

SUCCESS: African Union Commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, President of Guinea-Bissau Jose Maria Vaz, left, and Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama in Washington. Picture: EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
14 day(s) ago

The first summit between the US and nearly all African countries broke parts of the usual mould for such events, and was declared an overall success

Economy

Rate hikes ‘will draw foreign money in’

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16 day(s) ago

Interest rates rise after the downgrade of SA’s credit rating, which will intensify foreign investors’ thirst for local fixed-income assets

National

Political tussle taints the launch of Cape solar project

APPLAUSE: At the opening of the solar photovoltaic factory in the Western Cape were (from left) Jinko Solar’s Wido Schnabel, China’s consul-general in SA Liang Shugen, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and Jinko SA MD Morgan Peng. Picture: SUPPLIED BY JINKO SOLAR
16 day(s) ago

The DA-led Western Cape and national government are involved in a tug-of-war, both claiming credit for a R80m solar photovoltaic manufacturing facility

Industrials

BEE failures ‘will cost’ construction

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18 day(s) ago

SA’s construction and engineering industry has been told failure to comply with amended black economic empowerment codes by April 30 next year will leave them out of pocket

Economy

Activity in manufacturing sectors falls in July

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20 day(s) ago

Kagiso purchasing managers index falls for fourth consecutive month as a strike by metals, engineering industry workers limits production

Economy

Investors ‘want to be part of the solution to SA’s problems’

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

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says despite weak economic growth, investors don’t want to take deals elsewhere

Economy

Informal sector’s contribution to GDP is stagnant

Statistician-general Pali Lehohla. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
7 day(s) ago

The latest survey of employers and self-employed South Africans by Statistics SA shows the informal sector’s contribution to GDP has remained at about 5% from 2001 to 2013.

Economy

Job creation heads five-year strategy

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

Government releases its priorities for the next five years, which includes reducing unemployment to 14%

Economy

Treasury explores funding options for SA’s $5bn share to Brics bank, says Nene

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

Minister says one option Treasury is considering is to include a budget request for the upcoming medium-term expenditure framework for 2015

Economy

Key index at record low, jobs lost to steel strike

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16 day(s) ago

Several businesses had to shed jobs last month as a strike by steel and engineering workers curbed already weak demand and production

Economy

Manufacturing rallies but strikes will bite

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14 day(s) ago

Economists warn that weak demand, high administered costs, disruptions from strikes and electricity-supply shortages will keep output growth and job creation modest

Opinion

GDP may be compromised sufficiently to tip economy into recession

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Looking at domestic output data for manufacturing, mining and retail, about 33% of the measured economy is in trouble

Opinion

Transformation is about more than just black CEOs

If we are serious about real transformation, people need to be thinking of how to transform the credit committees

Opinion

A central bank can regulate, but can it supervise?

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

The management of banks is definitely not the function of the central bank or of the registrar of banks

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