Interest rate cut unlikely on rand volatility

Consumer Price Index lowest since December 2015

Uncertainty will keep doves quiet

Low-growth environment raises questions about an interest rates cut to stimulate consumer and business spending, writes Hanna Ziady

SA narrowly averted recession but consumers still wary

Analyst says consumers are slightly better off but still not spending because of confidence shock, writes Sunita Menon

Rand spikes as consumer inflation slows sharply on food prices

A slight slowdown had been expected, but the CPI data were better than forecasts, with fuel price cuts also contributing

Malusi Gigaba and three other ministers meet S&P Global Ratings

After downgrading SA to junk in April, S&P Global ratings is due to make another ratings announcement about SA on June 2

Economic growth indicator slumps in March

The Reserve Bank’s leading indicator is expected to dip further next month, reflecting the Cabinet reshuffle and credit rating downgrades

Interest rate cut unlikely amid risks to currency

Uncertainty about the rand exchange rate, as well as food prices, have put question marks over the sustainability of inflation drop

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Wait for Moody’s fuels uncertainty

The ratings agency has held talks with the Treasury, business and labour leaders, writes Asha Speckman

IMF raises growth forecast for SA

End of the drought and rising commodity prices are behind the improved outlook — but it is not all good news

BUSINESS DAY TV: Consumer under significant pressure as recession looms

Stanlib chief economist Kevin Lings discusses March retail sales which, while better, weren’t able to counter February’s sharp decline

Tepid retail sales, but SA avoids recession

Economy likely to have avoided technical recession because of improved outcomes in mining and agriculture, economists say

Incentives needed to give electric cars leg up, says trade official

Incentives are needed for consumers to purchase electric vehicles and for companies to invest in them, says Garth Strachan

Rise in mining outcome may offset recession

Economists expect the economy to avoid a technical recession on improved mining and agriculture data

SWIFT soars in Africa, way ahead of global growth

African payment traffic volumes grow by more than double the global figure with SADC region growth at 21%, streaking ahead of the rest of the continent

Retail sales rebound in March — but not enough to save quarterly decline

Stats SA data show that GDP may suffer a second quarter of decline after coming in at negative 0.3% — two consecutive quarters of GDP decline is the generally ...

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