ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Brace for higher taxes and rising debt

Eyes will be on how Tito Mboweni plans to stabilise debt over the coming few years

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BUDGET ANALYSIS: Tito Mboweni’s tight spot — will it be wage savings or a VAT hike?

Either one will bring pain — to public servants and to ordinary consumers

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WATCH: What to expect from budget 2020

Saica’s David Warneke talks to Business Day TV about what might be in finance minister Tito Mboweni’s speech

Real compromises are needed to fix fiscal hole, says Michael Sachs

Financial managers have no budget for the political policies they have to execute, expert observes

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Domino effect of a downgrade will be much worse than many expect

A chain of consequences has not yet been priced in by optimists, who fail to see how SOEs and other institutions will buckle

WATCH: Why consumer inflation accelerated in January

Nedbank CIB’s Reezwana Sumad discusses the consumer inflation data with Business Day TV

Consumer inflation rose at faster pace in January

Despite inflation coming in at 4.5% in January, it has been at or below the midpoint of the Reserve Bank’s target range since December 2018

CHRIS GILMOUR: Outlook remains bleak for SA economy

Economists are concerned by slow progress and are not optimistic on growth and job creation

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Stats SA’s council set to quit over funding crisis

The body charged with safeguarding the country’s official statistics has threatened to walk, if the agency which produces a raft of economic and social ...

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State pension funds once revolutionised the investment industry, and can do so again

Their history shows how a new dialogue with pensions and workers at the centre may spark a turnaround

Sovereign risk puts pressure on repo rate, Reserve Bank warns

SA has serious growth challenges but lower inflation and the improved credibility of policy has helped limit the risk of stagflation

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SA’s 128-year-old mint gets new MD

Honey Mamabolo is now MD at the SA Mint, which produces SA’s legal tender coins, investment coins and coins for the international market

Moody’s slashes SA’s economic outlook

Ratings agency says the economy struggled to eke out any growth in 2019 and cites power cuts

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Why SA doesn’t need a sovereign wealth fund now

With the government’s debt levels worryingly high and SOEs in dire straits, economists are questioning the wisdom of the president’s proposal

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Build-up to budget dwarfs expected jump in inflation

Uncertainty about the budget hangs over the main data release this week — CPI — and what it means for interest rates

Sona 2020 long on promises, short on detail, says Fitch

The ratings agency says little was said at the state of the nation address on key issues such as energy, public finances and land reform

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