ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Stats SA’s quarterly employment numbers to cast light on wage growth

Producer inflation expected to keep slowing, remaining modest for the rest of the year

PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: No, it will not be all fine in the end

The government needs to stop faffing and implement change if we are to save ourselves

BL PREMIUM
Africa must increase transparency to ease debt stress, Lesetja Kganyago says

The SA Reserve Bank governor has emphasised the need for countries ‘to borrow smarter and not see debt as a replacement for domestic revenue mobilisation’

updated 3 hours ago
WATCH: Why the Bank left rates unchanged

Nedbank senior economist Nicky Weimar, Alexander Forbes executive chief economist Isaah Mhlanga and Stanlib chief economist Kevin Lings talk to Business Day TV

Minerals Council wants carbon tax shelved

Industry lobby warns that second phase of the tax will cost miners R5.5bn a year

BL PREMIUM
Lesetja Kganyago endorses Tito Mboweni’s structural reform debate

Bank resists pressure to cut rates as it downgrades longer-term economic growth forecasts

BL PREMIUM
Mixed economic signals a poser ahead of interest rate decision

The monetary policy committee is expected not to cut rates, but analysts forecast its tone could turn ‘decidedly more dovish’

BL PREMIUM
Retail sales growth slows down

Retail sales grew at a more muted 2% in July, reflecting a still-constrained consumer environment

Treasury listens to motor sector concerns about new tax regime

Changes that were due to take effect in 2020 will be held over until the SA Automotive Masterplan takes effect in 2021

Inflation accelerated faster in August than economists expected

However, the uptick remains within the SA Reserve Bank’s target range of between 3% and 6%

Saudi oil attacks may fuel SA inflation

Brent crude jumped almost 20% when trade started on Monday after a strike on an oil facility in Saudi Arabia

BL PREMIUM
MARK BARNES: Debt relief an unusual but necessary short-term reprieve

It will square up the books, but the long-term solution is job creation

BL PREMIUM
ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: MPC expected to hold off on another cut

Analysts predict the Reserve Bank will err on the side of caution

Tito Mboweni detects early signs of economic recovery

The minister said growth in private-sector credit extension increased year-on-year in July from June, but much of this borrowing is going to SOEs

Government to look at administered electricity prices for key industries

The government realises core industries are buckling under Eskom's tariff hikes and is looking for a way to ease the burden

PODCAST | Business Day Spotlight: SA’s first digital currency that holds a stable value

eZAR is a digital coin pegged to the rand. In other words, one eZAR coin (or token) will always be worth R1

Published by Tiso Blackstar and distributed with the Financial Mail on the last Thursday of every month except December and January.