Interest rate cut may be on the cards

Most economists expect another 25 basis point cut in interest rates by the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee

SA places $2.5bn bonds in international capital markets amid high demand

Treasury says the transactions were more than two times over-subscribed with demand from Asia, Continental Europe, the UK and the US

Consumer inflation ticks up, but food inflation slows further

Fuel prices were higher but food inflation was helped by lower grain prices

World Bank: lack of innovation stifles SA

South Africa's growth forecast for 2017 cut to 0.6%, with poverty expected to worsen

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World Bank warns SA's lack of innovation holds back growth

South Africa's growth forecast for 2017 has been cut to 0.6%, with poverty expected to worsen

Voluntary disclosure drive nets 2,002 applicants

The gross value of foreign assets declared is R35bn, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says

World Bank slashes growth forecast for ‘fragile’ SA

SA's top five exports per technology type have changed little over the past seven years, and only 7% of exports are high tech

SA is not among emerging markets UBS likes, analyst Michael Bolliger says

Political decisions typically do not play a major role in UBS’s investment decisions, but SA is an exception ‘due to the very binary nature of the ...

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Reserve Bank likely to lower interest rates

The Bank is expected to lower interest rates despite a likely rise in inflation numbers, writes Claire Bisseker

Current account shortfall widens

Many economists still expect a second rate cut in 2017

SA’s bulk exports decline 7.2% in August

All follows 34.5% rise in July to 15.6-million tonnes, bringing increase for first eight months of 2017 to 6.8% year on year, says Transnet National Ports ...

Gigaba’s cost-containment measures help, but still leave a big ‘budget hole’

National and provincial departments spent R22bn on items such as travel, catering, entertainment and advertising in 2016-17; the DA wants some austerity

Disappointment as current account deficit widens

Expectations were that the deficit would narrow, but it has widened in the second quarter despite a bigger trade surplus

SA has six months to a year to get it right

Political interference has weakened benefits of global GDP growth for SA, says analyst

SA clambers out of recession but retail sector is likely to retard growth

Analysts and Business Unity SA are generally gloomy about growth with GDP ‘hamstrung by lacklustre private-sector fixed investment and jobs growth’

Are tax holidays what’s needed to rev the South African economy’s engine?

SA needs to get creative in stimulating small business, and tax breaks are just the thing, the Tax Indaba heard — but SARS says existing measures are not ...

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