WATCH: How Covid-19 has affected soft commodities

Rabobank’s Carlo Mera talks to Business Day TV about the soft commodities markets

WATCH: Has the oil market recovered?

Oanda’s Ed Moya talks to Business Day TV about the price of oil

State’s Covid-19 loan guarantee scheme needs expansion

The Black Business Council has met the Treasury to discuss ways to extend the scheme to small businesses

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WATCH: Can cannabis provide post-Covid-19 boost?

Business Day TV’s Michael Avery speaks to experts in the field about cannabis and its potential to contribute to SA’s economy

Private-sector business conditions slumped in May

The latest IHS Markit SA purchasing managers’ index hit new lows in May, despite SA’s move to level 4 lockdown restrictions

Tito Mboweni repeats that he wants an independent Reserve Bank

Earlier, the ANC’s Enoch Godongwana suggested the Bank help fund development and infrastructure through the creation of a R500bn fund

No-one has a credible growth plan that is also politically acceptable

The focus must be on solutions because the ANC leadership will soon be overwhelmed by surging deaths and bankruptcies

WATCH: How to cater to consumers under pressure

African Bank CEO Basani Maluleke talks to Business Day TV about how the bank is meeting the needs of embattled consumers

WATCH: How factory activity improved in May

Absa economist Miyelani Maluleke talks to Business Day TV about the PMI data

Big four banks only lent out R2bn to R3bn each since launch of loan scheme, says Kuben Naidoo

The goverment’s guaranteed loan scheme is meant to enable commercial banks to lend out as much as R200bn to businesses facing liquidity problems due to Covid-19

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Increasing the role of the state will not stimulate economic growth, says Busa

Business Unity SA was responding to the ANC’s economic strategy that wants an expanded role for the Reserve Bank to mobilise funds

WATCH: Priorities to protect employment in SAs Covid-19 response

Business Day TV's Michael Avery talks to a panel about how the government can minimise the lockdown's impact on the dire unemployment situation

Private capital can get post-Covid economy up and running

The abundant resource of multitrillions of dollars is waiting to invest in viable projects

Emerging economies to feel Covid-19 effects despite IMF support

Factoring in the Covid-19 shocks, the IMF projects that the gross government debt-to-GDP ratio will reach 85.6% of GDP by the end of 2021

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Vehicle sales figures show the mountain the industry has to climb

Ford Southern Africa and Nissan SA — the last vehicle manufacturers to reopen — will adopt a cautious, ‘staggered’ approach

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May’s manufacturing conditions improve, though from low base

But important subcomponents of the Absa purchasing managers index remained in depressed territory, suggesting subdued activity

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