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Standard & Poor's Southern African MD Konrad Reuss. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

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

2 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

Industrials

Plea for levy against imports of flat steel

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Producers say the cheap imports are being rerouted to SA and elsewhere in Africa as other international markets become impenetrable due to protection

National

Zuma calls on business to bail out SA economy

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

He urges his critics and political opponents to set aside their reservations about his leadership to prioritise the beleaguered economy

Economy

NEWS ANALYSIS: Fiscal stance appears to have turned corner

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

‘Fiscal consolidation’ elaborated on by minister in budget speech appears set to become phrase du jour where government finances are concerned, writes Maarten Mittner

Economy

Nene administers tough love

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

Tough measures include tax increases, job freezes and across-the-board budget cuts to deal with low economic growth, high debt levels and lower than expected tax income

Picture: THINKSTOCK

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

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Nene not set to be Mr Popular

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his medium-term budget statement.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

The finance minister is alive to the perilous fiscal situation SA finds itself in but not everyone will find his solutions palatable

Economy

September inflation figures ‘good news’ for SA

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Headline consumer inflation for September slows to 5.9% year on year from 6.4% in August‚ Statistics SA figures show

National

Opposition demurs over mini-budget

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 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
3 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
3 day(s) ago

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

Food shopping

Food inflation puts downward pressure on consumer prices

The bigger slowdown, coupled with the recent rebound in the rand, raises the chances of interest rates being kept on hold next month

Economy

Fitch warns on lag in SA structural reform

Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

The country must step up the implementation of the National Development Plan, boost its economic growth rate and narrow its current account deficit, ratings agency says

Business

Bridging trust gap with business

Black Business Council spokesman and businessman Sandile Zungu. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Zuma adviser Sandile Zungu says a model needs to be devised that welcomes business into the tripartite alliance and makes it an integral part of its discussions

Opinion & Analysis

SA’s new visa rules could be ‘disastrous’ for local economy

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

SA’s onerous new visa regulations seem to be closing doors instead of opening them, writes Jamie Robertson

Labour

Nene appeals for wage talk moderation

Nhlanhla Nene: Picture: REUTERS/JOSHUA ROBERTS
13 day(s) ago

Public sector wage increases well in excess of above inflation are unaffordable and will come at the cost of jobs, says finance minister

Economy

Leading economic activity indicator rises marginally

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

Indicators such as these are key in helping policy makers determine how the economy is performing and the effectiveness of growth-focused policies

Economy

Kganyago plans to prioritise the safeguarding of financial stability

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

Future governor also aims to attract young professionals to Reserve Bank

Economy

Hiking rates to tame inflation gets IMF nod

International Monetary Fund MD Christine Lagarde makes some opening remarks before a session addressing inclusive growth during the IMF-World Bank annual meetings in Washington on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
17 day(s) ago

Monetary policy makers should continue hiking interest rates to bring inflation down and return rates to more normal levels

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Focus on global economic issues

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

Economic data is expected to be on the backburner this week as the focus shifts to global issues

Economy

Monetary policy in ‘moderate tightening cycle’, says Kganyago

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

Newly appointed governor Lesetja Kganyago says Reserve Bank will maintain focus on inflation as financial situation remains challenging

Economy

SA economy set to double by 2024, says EY report

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 day(s) ago

SA’s economy is on track to double in size by 2024 if dividends offered by increased foreign investment are harnessed

 
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