Surprise deficit dip stirs rate-cut hopes

Bank may remain cautious due to political and global risks to the rand and inflation outlook

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Bets are on rate cut as current account gap shrinks

A smaller current account deficit relieves pressure on the rand, which may extend gains after reaching a 19-month high against the dollar on Tuesday

2 days ago
Current account deficit narrows more sharply than expected

This is the smallest deficit in several years, thanks in part to improving commodity prices, but the Reserve Bank is unsure it can be sustained

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Consumer inflation slows as food prices moderate

February CPI inflation came in much as expected, though food inflation did not fall as far as some had expected

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Food inflation to simmer down to single digits

The downward trend is expected to continue despite another drought being forecast for later in 2017

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Investigation to throw light on tax refunds

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas has given tax ombud Judge Bernard Ngoepe the go-ahead to investigate

2 days ago
SA’s net equity outflows hit R31.7bn in 2017

Nedbank analysts say flows are likely to remain volatile, given the US’s political and policy uncertainty, flows into SA will probably directed to bonds over ...

4 days ago
Fitch agency warns that Zuma’s populist rhetoric will scare away investment

BMI Research says investor sentiment towards SA is already weak due to decidedly investor ‘unfriendly’ policies and land reform rhetoric will not help matters

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ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Market will be on watch for CPI and current account data

Economists are in agreement that the conditions that led to CPI going out of range are improving

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SA’s logistics win World Bank kudos

The country ranks 20th out of 160 countries in 2016 index, up from 34th in 2014 and above Italy, Norway, Spain and South Korea

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Less disposable income means fewer people are travelling within SA

Stats SA data show almost half of overnight trips were for the purpose of visiting friends and relatives‚ and those people did not use paid accommodation for ...

8 days ago
Poor start to the year as retail sales fall

Anaylsts point to low business and consumer confidence adding to poor outlook

8 days ago
Economy’s torpor results in tepid business confidence once again

Since 2008, the business confidence index has been above the neutral 50 mark only on four occasions

9 days ago
Sacci index shows trade conditions remain weak

South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry says recent advances are due to dismal conditions at the end of 2015 and start of 2016 and not decent trade ...

9 days ago
Poultry industry in crisis: stop exporting our jobs

SPONSORED | Meat import volumes have increased tenfold since 2009, from about 3,500 tonnes to 30,000 tonnes per month

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BUSINESS DAY TV: ‘Policy is useless without follow-through’

S&P Global Ratings sovereign analyst Gardner Rusike on whether SA’s growth projections for 2017 are enough to maintain its investment-grade rating

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