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AYANDA SHEZI: Protecting infrastructure is critical for revival of economy

Transnet is working hard to ensure capacity meets demand but theft and vandalism threatens to derail efforts

MARK BARNES: Now is the time to prepare for a better future

The age of job security is over and entrepreneurs need to jump into action

Reserve Bank unlikely to raise rates despite CPI hitting 30-month high

Economists say inflation probably peaked in 2021 at a 30-month high in May, suggesting rate hikes are unlikely for the rest of the year

FDI will be litmus test for SA’s progress, says Citi boss

There are positive signs reforms will grow the economy, but there is a long way to go, warns Peter Taylor

MAMOKETE LIJANE: Policy-making based on the past can lead to big, persistent errors

Using quantitative forecasting models based largely on pre-crisis economic relationships makes no sense

HSBC flags ‘window of opportunity’ for SA policy reforms

Commodity prices windfall opens way for government to address economic growth and unemployment

Construction sector recovery slowed a bit in first quarter, says Afrimat

Recovery from a Covid-19-induced slump continued in the first quarter of 2021, but at a slower pace as SA grappled with a second wave

Retailer confidence jumps to six-year high

Expenditure rebounds sharply and recovery is also helped by record low interest rates

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Accelerating consumer and producer inflation in focus

Consumer price inflation is expected to rise above 4.5% for the first time in 15 months in May

SA will manage global monetary policy tightening, Lesetja Kganyago says

The improvement in the current-account and budget balances puts SA in a better position to deal with the repricing of financial assets globally

WATCH: How retail sales soared in April

Nedbank CIB’s Reezwana Sumad talks to Business Day TV about the latest retail activity

BRIAN KANTOR: Uncle Sam saved his economy while our Bank blundered

The Reserve Bank should have followed the US example and done far more when incomes were destroyed

April retail sales undershoot estimates but recovery continues

Retail sales grew less than expected in April but economists say gradual recovery is still on track

Trade activity falls to four-month low in May amid third-wave threat

Sacci says the possibility of a stronger lockdown caused by a Covid-19 third wave weighed on trade conditions

WATCH: Will stricter lockdown measures hurt SA’s economic recovery?

Wits University’s Lumkile Mondi talks to Business Day TV about moving to level 3 lockdown as the third wave hits

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