Producer price inflation improves after drought abates

Manufactured food price inflation is expected to moderate further over the coming months, given the deflation earlier in the supply chain, an analyst says

2 days ago
Maize crop bodes well for food inflation

A year of plenty for SA as crop estimates committee hikes harvest estimate

3 days ago
Reserve Bank pledges to keep targeting low inflation

Governor Lesetja Kganyago says pursuing other priorities, such as reducing unemployment, has been shown to cause ‘widespread economic damage’

2 days ago
Banks cut growth forecast for SA

Standard Bank and Nedbank join FNB in downward revisions as Reserve Bank maintains positive outlook

2 days ago
French billionaire Bernard Arnault takes full control of Christian Dior

The deal will unite the iconic fashion label with the Christian Dior perfume and beauty business already

3 days ago
Davis committee to mull wealth tax

Committee has asked for submissions on the possibility of a land tax, a national tax on the value of property and an annual wealth tax

3 days ago
Reserve Bank indicator shows rosier outlook than economists’

The Bank’s predictor of business conditions for the next six months has risen, suggesting the economy remains on track for 1% growth

3 days ago
Return to confidence index bodes well for SA

The country could receive higher inflows of FDI over the next three years with return to AT Kearney foreign direct investment index

3 days ago
Ebrahim Patel warns of transformation ‘smokescreen’

Corruption, maladministration and ‘state capture by narrow vested interests’ threaten economic transformation, says the minister

3 days ago
Credit rating downgrade is ‘bad news’ for SA, Ebrahim Patel says

The economic development minister says domestic savings will have to increase so SA can finance more of its growth efforts from its internal resources

4 days ago
FNB cuts its growth forecast to ‘just 0.7%’

Economists have warned SA’s green shoots of economic growth might be at risk after two downgrades

4 days ago
Rob Davies puts to rest Brexit fears

SA and the UK have ‘reached an understanding’, while the regional customs union has contacted the UK on trade terms

4 days ago
ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Producer inflation set to continue dropping

On Friday, Stats SA will release private sector credit extension figures for March

4 days ago
Investor wariness soars on Policy Uncertainty Index

The index by NWU School of Business and Governance reflects fear around recent changes in government policy

7 days ago
Bleak economic outlook means buying used cars, or hanging on to the old one

TransUnion AIS’s vehicle pricing index notes an upswing in used vehicle and predicts the industry will fall short of WesBank’s forecast of a 1.7% increase in ...

8 days ago
Uncertainty is up in 2017 due to the Cabinet reshuffle and its consequences

The policy uncertainty index shows economic activity is weaker this year and ‘radical economic transformation’ is a source of uncertainty for investor ...

8 days ago