Inflation rises a little as expected in February

Consumer inflation rose 4.1% year on year in February, in line with market expectations — a slight increase on January's 4% growth

Co-operative financial institutions can help end financial exclusion faced by township-based SMMEs

SPONSORED | The CFI model reduces dependency on state funding for enterprise development

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SA’s foreign direct investment hits five-year high in 2018

Figure more than doubled from R26.8bn in 2017 to R70.7bn as Ramaphosa chases 2023 target

Brexit uncertainty puts Sacu deal on hold

Trade & industry minister Rob Davies says that even with a deal it could take months or years to sort out trade and tariffs administration

SA has largest travel and tourism sector in Africa, says global body

New research  shows that the sector, which employs 1.5-million people, generated R426bn for the local economy in 2018

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SA meat price inflation to remain subdued due to foot-and-mouth outbreak

Exports ban by several neighbouring and other countries might mean more supply locally and lower prices for consumers

Business counts cost as Eskom battles power shortages

Utility sheds 4,000MW from the grid as Mozambican supplies are interrupted by cyclone

Reformist Cyril Ramaphosa faces his 'Thatcher moment'

The president's efforts to boost growth will put him in conflict with his former comrades, the trade unions that are in coalition with the ANC government

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Inflation and retail sales data will put consumers in the spotlight

More indicators of how the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee will respond when it meets at the end of March, writes Sunita Menon

How SA’s car industry is on track for the future

National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers president says SA supply sector is capable of dealing with changing industry demands

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Why isn’t monetary policy working like it is meant to?

Should governments run larger deficits because low rates allow them to, or because central banks can buy their debt and keep rates low?

LISTEN: Quo vadis SA’s economy and business confidence?

The latest episode of Business Day Spotlight asks what is needed to save SA's economy

WATCH: Why manufacturing still has a long slog ahead

Absa economist Miyelani Maluleke talks to Business Day TV about the manufacturing production data

Load-shedding puts pressure on mining and manufacturing

Economists warn both sectors will be hit further by persistent power outages in the coming months

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Manufacturing growth far lower than expected

Manufacturing production grew just 0.3% in January 2019, far below the Bloomberg consensus of 1.2%

Mining takes another knock at the start of 2019

Mining production decreased by 3.3% year-on-year in January, hit by prolonged strikes and slower global growth

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