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Trade gap narrows as exports surge

7 hour(s) ago

South African Revenue Service data show trade deficit decreased more than expected in September as miners recovered from five-month wage strike

Economy

High jobless rate reflects rigid labour market, says Kganyago

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

There is little monetary policy can do to sustainably bring down unemployment, says incoming Reserve Bank governor

Economy

Unemployment data offer jobless little joy

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
16 hour(s) ago

Of even greater concern is 1.3-million people have been in long-term unemployment — meaning they have sought jobs in vain for more than five years — statistician-general

World

NEWS ANALYSIS: Little reason for surprise over oil

Abdalla el-Badri. Picture:  BLOOMBERG/CHRIS RATCLIFFE
16 hour(s) ago

Price war casts doubt on investments in new oil resources

Economy

Producer inflation slows in September

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1 day(s) ago

Producer inflation slows to 6.9% year on year in September as lower global oil and food prices help ease some of burden on consumers

Outgoing governor Gill Marcus, right, congratulates the new governor Lesetja Kganyago in Pretoria earlier this month. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Marcus backs inflation targets

Some unions are not in favour of inflation targeting and the target band‚ saying it is too narrow and forces the Bank to raise interest rates to the disadvantage of consumers

Economy

Marcus not in favour of higher inflation target band

Outgoing governor Gill Marcus, right, congratulates the new governor Lesetja Kganyago in Pretoria earlier this month. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Outgoing Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says increasing target band likely to lead to higher nominal interest rates

Economy

Strong dollar ‘shows health of US and should benefit SA’

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. Picture: AFP
1 day(s) ago

The rand is among emerging market currencies that have weakened in recent weeks amid a firmer dollar

National

Opposition demurs over mini-budget

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 day(s) ago

Main opposition parties either say mid-term budget policy lacked new ideas or that it is not radical enough

Economy

Treasury still upbeat on growth

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
8 day(s) ago

Growth will improve over the next few years once electricity supply constraints are addressed and global demand grows stronger

Economy

NHI still a priority despite
finance plan delays

BASIC RIGHT: Minister says the National Health Insurance scheme will make health services accessible an affordable to all.  Picture: THE TIMES
8 day(s) ago

Treasury director-general Lungisa Fuzile declines to say why National Health Insurance target not met

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Index shows jump in household net wealth

A ‘correction’ in financial markets in the third quarter could mean lower household net wealth over that period

Economy

SA slips in World Bank Doing Business report

A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo in October 2012. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Country falls to 43 out of 189 mainly as result of reforms made in field of getting credit, but researcher says slide may also be due to improvements in other economies

Economy

Fears of crisis after QE ‘overdone’

The sun rises to the east of the US Federal Reserve building in Washington DC.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Most of the funds ended up invested in emerging markets where higher interest rates offer higher returns

Economy

US interest rates may pose risk, says Reserve Bank

Reserve Bank
1 day(s) ago

Focus has shifted from concerns about the end of the US quantitative easing programme to the effect of expected interest rates increases

Economy

Dissatisfaction with medium-term budget

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: ELMOND JIYANE
2 day(s) ago

Standing committee and select committee on finance want to hear alternative perspectives and concrete recommendations from the Treasury

Economy

Stronger US demand will benefit SA, says Lew

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. Picture: AFP
2 day(s) ago

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says all countries can benefit from strong US economy, so it is important for it to be as strong as possible

Business Times

SA's misplaced faith in foreign investors

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5 day(s) ago

Perhaps it's time to take better care of our own investors and stop being so giddy about enticing foreigners, writes Ann Crotty

 
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