Reserve Bank challenges state on structural reforms

Rand trades near its strongest level in four months as economists view MPC bias as being on the hawkish side

Hiking tariffs is no panacea for poultry and sugar sector woes, warns Ebrahim Patel

Minister cannot make a decision on local industries’ requests for tariffs of up to 82% until  he gets feedback from the International Trade Administration ...

Reserve Bank cuts repo rate by 25bps to 6.5%

The Bank also slashed its GDP growth forecast for the year from 1% to 0.6% while inflation is expected to average 4.4% for 2019

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WATCH: Why the textile industry is under pressure

House of Monatic MD Aldo Agnello talks to Business Day TV about the the textile industry

WATCH: How retail sales growth exceeded expectations in May

Alec Abrahams from Sasfin Securities talks to Business Day TV about the data and how retailers are faring

Interest rate cut is on the cards

Low inflation, weak growth and a stable rand have cemented a case for a lowering by the monetary policy committee

Growth in retail sales in May could steer SA away from recession

Retail sales saw surprising growth of 2.2% in May, higher than the 1.7% expected by economists polled by Bloomberg

Ford employs 1,200 more workers on Ranger bakkie demand

US company to hire another 1,200 people after the introduction of another shift at Silverton plant

NEWS ANALYSIS: South Africans are choking on debt

The lack of household savings and the rising number of people seeking debt counselling are alarming, Reserve Bank, TransUnion and SA Savings Institute data ...

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Interest rate cut on cards for constrained consumers

In June the Reserve Bank signalled its willingness to drop the repo rates, saying policy has not been as accommodative as it could have been, writes Sunita ...

Proposed sovereign fund plan could work, but big doubts abound

Given SA's twin fiscal and current account deficits, it does not generate excess cash to be channelled to a sovereign wealth fund, one critic says

More retrenchments create a ‘grave’ situation for SA

With unemployment already among the world’s highest, more job losses could lead to an increase in crime as people struggle to survive

Bailouts of SOEs cannot continue, says Tito Mboweni

The finance minister's comments could be a first step towards privatisation

Government going ahead with state-owned bank, says Tito Mboweni

The finance minister says his deputy, David Masondo, has been tasked with leading the drive to establish a state-owned bank

SA may have escaped recession in second quarter

Mining and manufacturing data for May show that conditions remain subdued, but activity picked up in the second quarter

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