ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Wait for Moody’s fuels uncertainty

The ratings agency has held talks with the Treasury, business and labour leaders, writes Asha Speckman

IMF raises growth forecast for SA

End of the drought and rising commodity prices are behind the improved outlook — but it is not all good news

BUSINESS DAY TV: Consumer under significant pressure as recession looms

Stanlib chief economist Kevin Lings discusses March retail sales which, while better, weren’t able to counter February’s sharp decline

Tepid retail sales, but SA avoids recession

Economy likely to have avoided technical recession because of improved outcomes in mining and agriculture, economists say

Incentives needed to give electric cars leg up, says trade official

Incentives are needed for consumers to purchase electric vehicles and for companies to invest in them, says Garth Strachan

Rise in mining outcome may offset recession

Economists expect the economy to avoid a technical recession on improved mining and agriculture data

SWIFT soars in Africa, way ahead of global growth

African payment traffic volumes grow by more than double the global figure with SADC region growth at 21%, streaking ahead of the rest of the continent

Retail sales rebound in March — but not enough to save quarterly decline

Stats SA data show that GDP may suffer a second quarter of decline after coming in at negative 0.3% — two consecutive quarters of GDP decline is the generally ...

Time running out for nonexecutive directors to register for VAT

Fees paid to directors are not regarded as remuneration and they are treated as independent contractors

Weak domestic growth calls for supportive policy, says Lesetja Kganyago

Academics quiz the Reserve Bank governor on credit downgrades, investment and ensuring that monetary policy does not stifle economic growth

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Retail sales data to give clue on first quarter GDP growth

Moody’s ratings agency could eclipse retail sales growth numbers, writes Claire Bisseker

New car sales in Africa ‘may be on the up’

Trade with rest of the world hit new peaks in 2016

2016 wheat crop estimate is finalised at 1.91-million tonnes

2016’s commercial wheat crop is marginally higher than the previous report in February, largely due to Western Cape Farmers able to harvest better yields

Mining may help stem SA’s slide into recession

Production increased dramatically in March but manufacturing may offset some of the gains

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Resurgent mining could stop SA’s slide into recession

Production increased dramatically in March but manufacturing may offset some of the gains

Bulk exports plunge by 24.4% year on year in April

The swing is due, in part, to the enhanced ‘Easter effect’ as the holidays fell in March in 2016; bulk exports out of Saldanha in March 2017 almost doubled