Lesetja Kganyago stands by Reserve Bank’s Covid-19 response

The governor says the central bank has room to respond if inflation is persistently under target

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How Covid-19 is set to stall electric-vehicle uptake

Lower fuel prices could delay switch, while there has been a renewed demand for private cars in China amid contagion fears

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PODCAST | Economic news of the week: What the economic indicators mean for SA

Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Sanisha Packirisamy, economist at Momentum Investments

Reserve Bank buying less bonds as the market stabilises

The ‘strong’ 10.6% increase in the level of reserves means SA has enough to cover 9.8 months of imports, up from 8.8 months in June

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How the booze ban is battering a beloved local gin

Inverroche founder Lorna Scott outlines the challenges of the prohibition, while the black market booms

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SA business wants action, not words, on economic recovery

Business groups have spent four months drafting a plan to get the economy back on track, but confidence the sate will implement is is ‘very low’

PODCAST | The evolution and contribution of women to the economy

Liberty's Daphne Rampersad and Babazile Mbetse discuss the economic and relational value that women bring to SA's economy during Covid-19 and beyond

Absa downbeat over Tito Mboweni’s chances of righting finances

State is unlikely to win the legal battle to cut public sector wages, which will cost it R38bn more this year, economists say

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As Consol becomes latest to pull investment, liquor industry pushes for talks on ban

Trade body says prohibition of sales has already cost at least 100,000 jobs and R18bn in revenue

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SA to report quarterly on R70bn IMF loan

The Treasury will also give regular reports on progress of its plans to stabilise debt and promote growth through structural reforms

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WATCH: Will the manufacturing sector shed more jobs?

Absa senior economist Miyelani Maluleke talks to Business Day TV about the latest manufacturing data

WATCH: How the rand began August on the defensive

RMB’s Varushka Singh talks to Business Day TV about the currency market

New-vehicle sales ‘reach a plateau for the year’

The latest figures provide a picture of what could be expected for the remainder of 2020, says Naamsa CEO

PODCAST | Economic news of the week: SA’s economy in light of IMF loan

Structural reform continues to be one of the biggest risks to SA’s funds

DBSA expects profits to fall in 2020 amid Covid-19

The group is expecting some clients to struggle to repay loans, but says it expects to remain profitable in its year to end-March

July manufacturing conditions remain in positive territory

Despite a slight decline, conditions in manufacturing stayed above the neutral mark in July, according to the Absa PMI

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