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‘Big Five’ growth opportunities could lift economy

2 hour(s) ago

SA captures just 2% of the fast-growing sub-Saharan African market for construction and financial sector services

Economy

Congenial labour environment boosts SA’s exports

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2 hour(s) ago

Positive development in exports augurs well for South Africa’s growth prospects

Economy

Trade balance swings back into deficit

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19 hour(s) ago

Strong growth in imports indicates import-intensity of local economy despite weak demand, while slower growth in exports reflects modest pick-up in global economy

Economy

Zuma acknowledges economy is sick

President Jacob Zuma briefs the media on Tuesday on his administration’s progress since he delivered his state of the nation address in February.  Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

President appeals to business and labour to prioritise saving jobs over profit margins and wage hikes

Economy

July credit growth rises in line with increase in money supply

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1 day(s) ago

Economist had expected private sector credit extension growth to have moderated slightly in July, given depressed business, consumer confidence

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Small deficit expected in trade data

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1 day(s) ago

Economists say decline in trade conditions index, along with weaker commodity prices, could have pushed trade account back into deficit, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Economy

Data likely to confirm suppressed economic activity

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1 day(s) ago

Weak global trade dynamics are likely to be reflected in the SA manufacturing PMI survey for August and other data to be released

Economy

Economic contraction may negatively impact budget deficit targets, says Nene

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3 day(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says economic contraction in second quarter may constrain revenue collection, negatively affecting budget deficit targets

Economy

Nene holds off on 2% growth revision

4 day(s) ago

Finance minister calls for realism after shock gross domestic product figures throws economic growth forecasts in doubt

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EDITORIAL: Bank on message amid markets rout

Governor Lesetja Kganyago reiterates central bank will not move to defend the rand — nor use interest rates to try to stem currency’s weakening

Economy

Nene says state concerned about effect of economic slowdown on revenue

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4 day(s) ago

Government is concerned about its ability to raise revenue in light of economic downturn, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says

Economy

Study on how to lift workers out of poverty

An informal settlement in Soweto on August 5. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
6 day(s) ago

Wits research team wades into the debate about life on the pay fringes, writes Carol Paton

Financial Services

SA shines in financial inclusion report

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6 day(s) ago

Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project report gives SA a score of 80%, 8 percentage points behind Kenya, in overall ranking

Opinion

Stuck in a middle-income limbo

SA’s economic inequality shows up repeatedly as among the worst in the world, yet the developmental plan for the way ahead is ignored even by those meant to implement it. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

SA needs a radical policy shift to bag a productive economy

Opinion

EDITORIAL: State to blame too for making SA ‘sick’

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President Jacob Zuma’s overdue comments on 'sick' economy welcome but fail to acknowledge state’s hand in country’s decline

Economy

Producer inflation for July decreases marginally

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4 day(s) ago

Economists expected producer inflation to increase, mainly due to lag effects of broad-based rise in commodity prices during second quarter

Economy

Survey finds salaries have increased faster than inflation

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5 day(s) ago

BankservAfrica says take-home pay of formal-sector employees has increased faster than inflation rate, which may have supported consumer spending

Economy

Outages push economy into shock contraction

Phali Lehohla. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 day(s) ago

Reserve Bank may have to pause rate hikes as growth outlook revised downwards

Opinion

STRAIGHT TALK: Today algorithms rule the day

What are we ordinary individuals meant to do amid all of this turmoil? Stand still — don’t be moved by these gusts of wind blowing nowhere

Opinion

Reserves-lean Reserve Bank’s subtle currency move

Central bank may put in quiet buy orders overnight to prevent R14/$ bid turning into a downward spiral

Economy

UN body, Unctad, lends its weight to investment legislation

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6 day(s) ago

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development backs ‘timely and relevant’ Investment Protection and Promotion Bill

National

Number of poor rising amid sliding free services

Access to books and crayons is one way to help prevent disadvantage at school. A new study found children from very poor homes tend to get too little of the things needed to develop the brain. Picture: SOWETAN
6 day(s) ago

Stats SA data show number of indigent households rises to nearly 3.5-million as provision of free basic services contracts

Economy

Total income for accommodation industry rises 4.1% in June

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7 day(s) ago

Total income for SA’s tourist accommodation industry, which includes restaurant, bar sales and ‘other’ income, rises 4.1% year on year in nominal terms, survey shows

Paramilitary policemen patrol around the headquarters of China's central bank in Beijing.  Picture: REUTERS

Spurious data and sleight of hand

The findings of studies may decorate our prejudices, writes Tim Harford

Economy

Right policy environment will ‘help SA increase foreign investments’

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4 day(s) ago

SA should create more enabling policy environment to attract foreign direct investments, green economy director at Department of Trade and Industry says

Economy

Economy contracts unexpectedly in second quarter

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6 day(s) ago

Economy contracts in second quarter of this year compared with first quarter — first contraction since first quarter of last year

National

SARS says more than 2-million tax returns submitted already

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7 day(s) ago

According to SARS, 44.77% of taxpayers required to submit a tax return have already done so compared to 39.31% at same time last year

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: No expectation of quarterly GDP rise

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8 day(s) ago

Large contractions in manufacturing and weaker growth in the finance and business services sector will hold GDP number down, writes Madeleine van Niekerk

Economy

Phakisa floats hope for shipyards

Employees at Southern African Shipyards in Durban hard at work on an order, one of a growing number that includes eight new 70-tonne tugs for Transnet. Picture: SUPPLIED
8 day(s) ago

These centres of noise and energy are being reinvented as part of Operation Phakisa, an effort to extract economic value from big and busy coastline, writes Peter Bruce

Economy

Data pose fresh dilemma for Reserve Bank

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12 day(s) ago

Higher inflation warrants more interest rate increases while weak consumer spending suggests a pause would be necessary

Opinion

EDITORIAL: GDP slump should shock SA to action

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Growth forecast has severe implications in terms of unemployment and poverty

Standard Bank

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