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Right policy environment will ‘help SA increase foreign investments’

12 hour(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

Producer inflation for July decreases marginally

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15 hour(s) ago

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

Economy

Nene says state concerned about effect of economic slowdown on revenue

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13 hour(s) ago

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

Economy

Survey finds salaries have increased faster than inflation

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1 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

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1 day(s) ago

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

Economy

UN body, Unctad, lends its weight to investment legislation

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1 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
1 day(s) ago

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

Financial Services

SA shines in financial inclusion report

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1 day(s) ago

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

Economy

Economy contracts unexpectedly in second quarter

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2 day(s) ago

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

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Study on how to lift workers out of poverty

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

National

SARS says more than 2-million tax returns submitted already

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3 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

Total income for accommodation industry rises 4.1% in June

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3 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

Economy

Food, beverages industry income up 5.3% in June

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3 day(s) ago

Total income in food and beverage industry increases 5.3% in June 2015 compared with June 2014, Statistics SA says

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

Opinion

EDITORIAL: GDP slump should shock SA to action

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Growth forecast has severe implications in terms of unemployment and poverty

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: No expectation of quarterly GDP rise

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3 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

Fewer companies liquidated in July

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3 day(s) ago

Statistics SA data show there were fewer liquidations in July 2015 compared with year-earlier period, despite difficult trading conditions

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
3 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

Opinion

Informal sector cries out for policy leap

Inclusivity should be the guiding principle for growth that supports self-determination in the informal sector, writes Zama Ndlovu

Opinion

Our octopus state is strangling economy by refusing to let go

There's little evidence of any new thinking needed to reverse the country’s downward slide

Economy

SA has chance to lift growth, says World Bank

9 day(s) ago

New World Bank study urges SA to take advantage of its ‘demographic opportunity’ of a rapidly growing working population to accelerate growth

Business

Committee clarifies stance on raising VAT

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9 day(s) ago

Davis Tax Committee insists it has not explicitly recommended value-added tax rate be increased

Economy

Education, ease of doing business key to SA growth, World Bank report shows

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10 day(s) ago

SA can achieve higher levels of economic growth if it significantly invests in education and skills development, and makes it easier for people to do business, report shows

Markets

China roils the markets

A clerk counts Chinese 100 yuan banknotes at a branch of China Construction Bank in Hai'an, Jiangsu province in this June 10 2014 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
14 day(s) ago

Yuan devaluation for second day sparks fears as rand and JSE hit hard by global sell-off and growing speculation US Fed may delay rate hike

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

Data pose fresh dilemma for Reserve Bank

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7 day(s) ago

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

Economy

Inflation accelerates as expected in July

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8 day(s) ago

Statistics SA data show increase in inflation to highest rate since December last year is mainly result of higher food, petrol, electricity, water prices

Economy

ANC not to blame for global economic conditions, says minister

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9 day(s) ago

Economic Development Minister defends government’s economic policies, saying other countries are also experiencing declines in production and job losses

African Business

Devaluation of yuan rattles African economies

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9 day(s) ago

Shock waves from surprise devaluation of Chinese currency ricochet through African economies, stoking anxiety Asian giant is losing appetite for wine, oil

Economy

Growth in retail trade sales accelerates to four-month high in June

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8 day(s) ago

Growth advances to high of 3.5% in June compared with year earlier from revised 2.3% in May, with higher activity among general dealers, clothing retailers supporting growth

Economy

Reserve Bank concerned about steep wage settlements

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9 day(s) ago

Reserve Bank deputy governor Francois Groepe warns that salary increases that are not accompanied by high productivity will be inflationary, costly to economy

Opinion

STRAIGHT TALK: Laws must regulate migrants

Unnatural, often illegal flow of people causes extraordinary disruptions in the host countries

Standard Bank

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