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Nhlanhla Nene: Picture: REUTERS/JOSHUA ROBERTS

Budget overview: tax hikes seem inevitable

9 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says government is looking to use taxes to address funding shortfall, but will ‘limit as far as possible any negative effect on growth, job creation’

Labour

Labour groups welcome austerity promises

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Call for fair settlement for SA’s 1.3-million public servants as Treasury warns that wage bill remains a primary threat to fiscal stability

Economy

Experts not overly surprised by tax ‘bomb’

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Minister’s budget ‘at a time when there is nothing left to cut from surpluses nor anything left to borrow’

Land & Agriculture

R1.1bn alloted to land claims probe

Picture: THE TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform expected to set aside R1.1bn to investigate land claims process that was reopened in June

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

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

Economy

Leading economic activity indicator rises marginally

Nhlanhla Nene.  Picture: SOWETAN
17 hour(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
14 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
13 day(s) ago

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

Economy

SA economy set to double by 2024, says EY report

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 day(s) ago

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

Markets

Markets welcome Kganyago

FROM THE SHADOWS: Outgoing Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus congratulates her successor, Lesetja Kganyago, on his new appointment while President Jacob Zuma looks on at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Monday. Mr Kganyago hailed Ms Marcus as being like an African matriarch and vowed  to carry on her work. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
15 day(s) ago

Reserve Bank appointment dispels fear of inexperienced political choice

Economy

September inflation figures ‘good news’ for SA

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

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

Business Times

Falling stock markets: here we go again...

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3 day(s) ago

For stock markets, October is historically the cruellest month, and this year is no exception

Economy

Monetary policy in ‘moderate tightening cycle’, says Kganyago

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

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

Economy

Cut wasteful spending to lower deficit, says IMF director

Antoinette Sayeh, director of the International Monetary Fund’s African department. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
11 day(s) ago

Director of the African department at the IMF Antoinette Sayeh says that while SA has ‘limited room on the macro side’, there is still a need to reform the economy

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Focus on global economic issues

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

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

Labour

Nene appeals for wage talk moderation

Nhlanhla Nene: Picture: REUTERS/JOSHUA ROBERTS
9 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

Marcus warns against ‘unrealistic expectations’ of monetary policy

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

Outgoing Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says structural reforms are needed to solve weak economic growth problems

Financial Services

Foreign-investor confidence buoys JSE

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13 day(s) ago

Global experts from JP Morgan and Credit Suisse on Thursday downplayed concerns of a stock market bubble burst

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