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The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Investors shrug off banks’ fines

1 day(s) ago

Share prices of the four major banks surge after Reserve Bank fines them for not complying with money-laundering rules

Economy

Retail sales slowdown is more than expected

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4 day(s) ago

Growth in retail sales slow to four-month low, reflecting households’ moderating spending as higher borrowing costs, and rising food and fuel prices erode disposable income

Economy

Some relief on Chinese GDP but deeper concerns remain for SA

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4 day(s) ago

China’s first-quarter GDP growth of 7.4% bring some relief to currencies and risk markets but rate of growth still slowest since 2009

Economy

Slowdown in China and strikes weigh on SA’s economic outlook

Lonmin platinum miners are seen during the Amcu wage strike on Thursday in Marikana, North West. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
4 day(s) ago

Survey of 36 economists forecasts sees still on course to expand 2.5% this year, unchanged from monthly polls since January

Economy

Old Mutual questions NDP investment targets

Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa senior economist Johann Els. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 day(s) ago

Sluggish growth set to constrain infrastructure spending, say economists

Opinion

BULL’S EYE: Big money gives SA thumbs up

Data show that South Africa is not doing badly and that investor confidence is picking up, writes Jeremy Thomas

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Silver bullet or silver lining?

Statistician-general Pali Lehohla. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

When statistician-general Pali Lehohla released figures on tourist arrivals and departures for the peak December period, he surely had his tongue firmly in his cheek

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THE BIG READ: Shattering the FDI myth

Foreign cash can be a boon or a bane — depending on how it's managed, writes Thekiso Anthony Lefifi

Financial Services

Banks’ pullback on unsecured lending may hurt SA

5 day(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
5 day(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
5 day(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
7 day(s) ago

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

Trade & Industry

Sacci trade activity index manages to remain on upside

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5 day(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

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7 day(s) ago

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

A man displays chickens for sale at a local market in Lagos, Nigeria.  Picture: REUTERS

THE CHATTER: ‘Middle class’ faces threat of slide into the doldrums

Study shows that almost a billion people in developing world at risk of slipping out of ranks of a nascent middle class, write Shawn Donnan and John Burn-Murdoch

Economy

SA must integrate with global economic system, says Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivers the 2013 budget speech in the National Assembly, Parliament. Picture: GCIS
4 day(s) ago

SA is not an island, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan tells round-table discussion

National

Engineering a stronger economy built on trust

Transnet Engineering workshops at Kilner Park Koedoespruit. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
5 day(s) ago

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

Economy

SA has little to fear as Nigeria shuffles statistics

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

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

Economy

Fair hearing when SARS turns deaf ear

Bernard Ngoepe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
8 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
10 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

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10 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

11 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
11 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
12 day(s) ago

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

Markets

Bullish sentiment towards rand on the rise

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7 day(s) ago

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

Economy

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

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

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

Labour

More young people now have jobs, says Patel

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 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
11 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
11 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
13 day(s) ago

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

Opinion

IN THE MARKETS: SA needs to make up for slow start to year

The second half of the year looks likely to be better as global economic growth gains momentum

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

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