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Composite leading indicator falls in March

Largest negative contribution to indicator comes from decrease in number of residential building plans passed, fall in dollar-based export commodity price index

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Public wage deal settled, but gold and coal disputes loom

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Full effect of the 7% public-sector agreement remains to be seen, but a public servants’ strike would have been more harmful, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Economy

Rate hike to hinge on Eskom tariff

Lesetja Kganyago.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Reserve Bank warns of risks from wage deals, power outages and weaker rand

Economy

Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee holds repo rate

Lesetja Kganyago.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

MPC leaves repo rate unchanged at 5.75% but notes concern over a deteriorating inflation outlook on higher oil prices and weak rand

Economy

Moody’s eases downgrade threat

Kristin Lindow. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Improved fiscal position a salve for gloomy outlook, writes Claire Bisseker

Mining

Chamber of Mines says carbon tax will damage industry

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Chamber of Mines urges government not to implement carbon tax next year, saying it will damage already financially-strained mining industry

National

State’s tax relief a myth, says Solidarity

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Trade union Solidarity report dismisses the R16bn tax relief in the 2013-14 budget and shows workers were poorer over the period

Economy

Treasury to disclose what noncore state assets are to be sold

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Finance minister says Treasury will ‘soon’ present a paper to Cabinet about which noncore assets government plans to sell

Economy

Moody’s says SA ratings change unlikely soon

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SA is stronger than peers with stable outlook, despite various challenges, and ratings change is therefore unlikely in foreseeable future

Economy

Government ‘committed to disposing of nonstrategic assets’

Eskom Medupi power station.

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene identifies Eskom as ‘most pressing risk’ as government addresses funding needs of public institutions

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EDITORIAL: Warning — rate hikes ahead

Case for a hike will be much stronger next time if the risks from electricity, the rand and wages materialise

Economy

Nene worried forex probe may expose risks in banking system

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Finance minister worried probe into foreign exchange currency manipulation may expose risks in banking system, as he prepares to meet with central bank

Economy

Retail trade sales growth slows in March

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Petrol prices increase, poor consumer confidence in first quarter likely to have contributed to weaker than expected growth in retail sales

Economy

Stats SA delays release of employment report

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Statistics SA says it cannot release quarterly labour force survey as scheduled because further ‘data confrontation’ is required

Economy

Moody’s expects lacklustre SA growth

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SA could be downgraded if the government’s commitment to reining in spending and stabilising debt falters, says ratings agency

Opinion

ON THE MONEY: Oddities of foreign exchange probe

The commission is a soft touch and restricted in what fines it can apply

Opinion

STRAIGHT TALK: If state can’t do it, let us help it

Everyone is up in arms, objecting to privatisation. Well, you’re too late. It’s already happened in education, security….

National

Treasury mulls plan to extend social grant to over 18s

People queue at an Absa ATM in Oxford street, East London, to get access to their social grant money. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

Treasury considers request from Department of Social Development to extend the social grant to children over 18 who are in school or pursuing further education

Economy

No need for economic Codesa, says Makhura

David Makhura. Picture: SOWETAN

Gauteng premier David Makhura says will to implement state policies is what prevents government from achieving social, economic transformation in SA

Economy

Forecast for vehicle sales revised down

NO SECRETS: Toyota SA CEO Johan van Zyl says the free flow of information in the age of social media means as soon as one consumer finds a fault, it becomes common knowledge. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Slow economic growth and eroding consumer confidence drive down motor companies’ short-term vehicle sales expectations

Economy

SA ranked way down on global human-capital index

World Economic Forum executive chairman Klaus Schwab addresses a news conference in Cologny, near Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday.  Picture: REUTERS

World Economic Forum rates SA 92nd out of 124 economies, citing dearth of skilled employees and poor ability to nurture talent through education and training

Economy

Production capacity use by large SA producers drops

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Use of capacity by large manufacturers falls in quarter ended February compared with year ago, mainly owing to increase in downtime due to maintenance, changes in productivity

Opinion

STREET DOGS: Generally speaking …

In the 21st century, there is a good chance that most humans will lose, they are losing, their military and economic value, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: The DTI; where black dreams go to die

It's a terrible indictment of the Department of Trade and Industry that despite an extremely weak currency our manufacturing export performance is dismal

Mining

Mines bounce back as SA output increases in March

Bafokeng mine. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NAASHON ZALK

Statistics SA data does not necessarily reflect strong rise in production but rather reflect low-base effect of strike at platinum mines last year

Economy

Consumer confidence index falls in first quarter

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Income tax increases, petrol price hike, further depreciation of rand, social and political turmoil are among factors taking toll on consumer confidence

Trade & Industry

Global firms chide South Africa’s poor infrastructure

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At Captains of Construction leadership forum representatives blame a lack of investment and commitment for state of infrastructure development

Economy

HSBC purchasing managers index inches lower in April

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SA private-sector companies remain optimistic about operating conditions in April, but slightly less so than they were in March, whole economy PMI shows

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

EDITORIAL: Reading the rates decision

Either way, there is no real case, even in theory, for monetary policy to do anything

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Repo rate tipped to remain unchanged

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Monetary policy committee likely to repeat warning that deterioration in the inflation outlook may narrow scope for loose monetary policy, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Economy

Little cheer in mining production’s big bounce

Bafokeng mine. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NAASHON ZALK

Despite coming from a lower base, mining production growth will have supported economic growth in the first quarter

Economy

Rising food prices pose risk for SA inflation

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Consumer inflation likely to trend steadily higher this year as food prices rise, putting pressure on central bank to increase interest rates this year, analysts say

Economy

Unless ‘labour issues addressed, unemployment woes will persist’

Old Mutual Investment Group chief economist Rian le Roux. Picture: SOWETAN

Unless labour environment is addressed, SA’s high unemployment problems will persist even if economy grows fast, warns Omigsa chief economist

Economy

SA bulk exports out of Saldanha surge in April to record high

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SA’s bulk export volumes out of Saldanha, which are mostly iron ore, surge by 41.8% year on year in April to record 7.1-million tons, data show

National

Treasury mulls plan to extend social grant to over 18s

People queue at an Absa ATM in Oxford street, East London, to get access to their social grant money. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

Treasury considers request from Department of Social Development to extend the social grant to children over 18 who are in school or pursuing further education

Opinion

ON THE MONEY: Delayed minerals act is costing SA

The opportunity cost is undoubtedly huge — lost investment, lost jobs, lost taxes, lost foreign earnings

Opinion

STRAIGHT TALK: Mind the gap, it’s time to share

In these tough times the focus must … shift from external market price comparisons to an internal deal between shareholders and management

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