Another recession in 2019 is probable, warns Old Mutual economist

But despite this, Johann Els says policy certainty given the recent political win for the ANC will put SA on a higher growth trajectory

NEWS ANALYSIS: Agriculture could determine extent of first-quarter GDP contraction

The sector remains a wild card that could either strengthen the blow or offset it slightly

US jealousy sparked trade wars, says Chinese ambassador

Ambassador to SA Lin Songtian says only the US can end the trade war as China needs the US market to grow its economy

WATCH: How the election results could boost the property sector

Galetti Corporate Real Estate CEO John Jack talks to Business Day TV about the ‘much-needed boost’ the sector may enjoy in 2019

STUART THEOBALD: Bailing out SOEs ups risk for banks

Dangers of increased lending to entities in terms of creating problems for the economy and the banking system trigger decrease in loans

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: No changes expected from Reserve Bank and S&P

Despite weak economic growth and low inflation, an interest rate cut and a rating downgrade are not likely, writes Sunita Menon

WATCH: Moody’s on the economic challenges SA faces

The rating agency’s lead sovereign analyst for SA, Lucie Villa, talks to Business Day TV about some of the headwinds facing the country

WATCH: Why SA’s retailers are battling

Independent analyst Syd Vianello talks to Business Day TV about the March retail sales data

Moody’s wake-up call to Ramaphosa dims Goldman glow

Moody's has sounded a warning to the incoming cabinet to implement reforms to avoid a downgrade to junk status

Moody's warns of downgrade unless Ramaphosa makes good on reform promises

Moody's analyst says SA's credit rating remains at risk without effective policies to reverse low growth, steadily rising debt and leveraged state-owned ...

Contraction in economy looms in the first quarter

The economy has not grown by more than 2% annually since 2013 and is struggling to gain momentum despite political changes and Ramaphosa’s efforts to weed out ...

Retail sector barely budged in March

Consumers were under pressure in March with a 74c/l hike in the petrol price and slightly higher inflation

WATCH: How to address SA’s escalating unemployment

Stanlib chief economist Kevin Lings talks to Business Day TV about the first-quarter unemployment data

Moody’s warning to Ramaphosa: time to act on promises

Moody's has sounded a warning to the incoming cabinet to implement reforms to avoid a downgrade to junk status

Soaring joblessness weighs on Ramaphosa presidency

Statistics SA survey shows unemployment rate rose to 27.6% in the first quarter

NEWS ANALYSIS: SA’s saving rate hits record low

The 28-year low level of savings in SA has created a vicious circle of low economic growth, which in turn generates meagre incomes that cannot boost future ...


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