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Financial Services

Banks’ pullback on unsecured lending may hurt SA

3 hour(s) ago

Consumption could drop as banks pull back on unsecured lending, says head of Boston Consulting Group’s financial institutions practice

National

Department of Economic Development defends its relevance

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize.  Picture: SOWETAN
3 hour(s) ago

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says department is still relevant and is looking at entering ‘successful’ new phase after elections

Economy

Old Mutual revises down SA’s 2014 economic growth forecast

Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa’s Johann Els briefs the media in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

Yet another institution has revised down its 2014 economic growth forecast for South Africa

Economy

Gordhan remains optimistic on economic outlook

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Emerging markets have already been through the worst of the tapering. Less volatility was now expected, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

Opinion

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: State management is a catastrophe

What was once one of the world’s most financially muscular power generators has been run into the ground by the smug nonchalance of the ruling party for the past 20 years

Opinion

ON THE MONEY: Investor diversity on the JSE would aid capital raising for risky ventures

Treasury thinks private investors will make bad decisions if they invested without an asset manager

Transnet Engineering workshops at Kilner Park Koedoespruit. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Engineering a stronger economy built on trust

Not only does South Africa need to produce more engineers, it also needs to improve the way the public and private spheres interact, writes Tom Nevin

Trade & Industry

Sacci trade activity index manages to remain on upside

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

‘Marginally improved’ business climate in March helps keep trading conditions in positive territory despite challenging financial conditions

Economy

IMF meeting has policy advice for SA

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Countries should speedily implement policies that will unlock sustainable and job-creating economic growth, say leaders

Markets

Bullish sentiment towards rand on the rise

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2 day(s) ago

Prospect of further rate hikes, Ukrainian crisis among reasons, writes Robert Brand

Economy

SA has little to fear as Nigeria shuffles statistics

Economist Iraj Abedian. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Heated debate about whether Nigeria will usurp South Africa’s prominent role in the global arena

Economy

‘Structural reforms’ needed to address SA’s joblessness, says IMF’s Lagarde

International Monetary Fund MD Christine Lagarde. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

International Monetary Fund MD Christine Lagarde argues that improvements to labour market environment can help to tackle ‘endemic’ unemployment

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

EDITORIAL: SA set to miss out on global recovery

When Pravin Gordhan says the Treasury has maintained its 2.7% growth forecast for this year, one should not necessarily assume his team still believes it

Economy

Fair hearing when SARS turns deaf ear

Bernard Ngoepe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
2 day(s) ago

Brendan Peacock speaks to the new tax ombudsman, retired Judge Bernard Ngoepe, about the role his office will play

Economy

World Bank’s Kim urges SA to cut red tape around investment

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim speaks at a programme for the EndPoverty 2030 campaign in Washington on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim says countries such as India and SA with massive infrastructure programmes should limit red tape

Economy

Growth risk as mining, factory output show contraction

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Outright contraction in manufacturing and mining output in February suggests SA’s first-quarter economic performance will be weak

World

SA hopes summit will clear hurdles to creating Brics bank

5 day(s) ago

Government hopes the final stumbling blocks for a Brics development bank will be ironed out at the next summit of the bloc, in July in Brazil

Economy

Poor education ‘is behind joblessness’

Statistician-general Pali Lehohla. Picture: GCIS
6 day(s) ago

The decline in poverty has not raised the prospects for poor black people to find work or move out of low-paying to higher-paying work

Economy

IMF’s cut of SA’s growth forecasts not surprising, say economists

Barclays Africa economist Peter Worthington presents the bank's latest quarterly perspectives on the economy on Wednesday.  Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
7 day(s) ago

IMF warns of continued policy uncertainty and labour instability in SA, coupled with weak global economic activity

Economy

IMF slashes SA’s 2014 economic growth outlook to 2.3%

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

International Monetary Fund warns that strikes and policy uncertainty in SA and others in sub-Saharan Africa are weighing on growth

Labour

More young people now have jobs, says Patel

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

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel tells indaba that youth employment accord has helped uplift people under the age of 35

Economy

Marcus warns of increasing pressures on rates

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

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says while the state of the economy has justified accommodative interest rates, they could not remain indefinitely

Economy

SA getting ready for interest rate hikes in US

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

But Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele says uncertainty around the timing of rate hikes makes planning difficult

Economy

Gordhan launches Tax Ombud Office

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivers the 2014-15 budget in Parliament on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 day(s) ago

Agency tackles complaints about tax matters that cannot be resolved by SARS

Economy

SA’s economy ‘asleep at wheel’, BankservAfrica transaction index shows

Mike Schussler. Picture: SOWETAN
6 day(s) ago

There is widespread stagnation in SA’s economy, according to the latest BankservAfrica economic transaction index

Economy

New ombud office receives few valid complaints about tax

Bernard Ngoepe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
8 day(s) ago

Only 9% of 673 enquiries received by Office of Tax Ombud in six months since its establishment have been valid tax complaints

Opinion

SME ministry will worsen red tape

WIDE OF MARK: ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has suggested a new department that focuses on the small business sector, which the Free Market Foundation argues will only add to bureaucracy.   Picture: THE TIMES

African National Congress needs to change attitude towards business

Opinion

Focus on industry will help transition to growth

Picture: THINKSTOCK

While many other emerging economies have prioritised manufacturing and export, in SA these sectors have trended downwards

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