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SA closer to junk as credit rating reviews loom

Nov 30 2015 10:05

Analysts say Fitch Ratings will this week cut its assessment to the lowest investment grade, while Standard & Poor’s should keep its rating at one level above junk


Unpaid e-toll bills are not debt, says Outa

Nov 27 2015 09:48

Outstanding e-toll bills are related to an unjust law which makes it unnecessary for businesses to disclose them as debt to shareholders, says anti-tolls body Outa.


Western Cape area to declare water disaster

Nov 27 2015 07:51

The Western Cape province says it will ask the government to classify the region’s water shortages as a disaster, enabling farmers to apply for financial assistance.


Business confidence at lowest level in 5 years

Nov 26 2015 15:34

Underlying activity in sectors such as retail, new vehicle trade and manufacturing has weakened by more than it had done in the third quarter.


SA invests R1bn a day in infrastructure - Patel

Nov 25 2015 06:51

Economic Development minister also tells Cosatu that government will use instruments such as tariff hikes to protect jobs in sectors threatened by imports.


Further 'burst' of rand weakness likely

Nov 24 2015 21:05

When the US Fed actually hikes rates there is likely to be a further burst of rand weakness, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview of the SA economic landscape.


Slow GDP growth threatens wage bill growth

Nov 24 2015 15:10

With SA recording the slowest year-on-year growth since the final quarter of 2009 in the third quarter of 2015, the wage bill growth may have to be trimmed, says John Loos.


Prepare for 2016 recession, warns Mike Schussler

Nov 24 2015 14:30

The drought, low commodity prices and visa restrictions could shift South Africa into a recession by early next year, warns economist Mike Schussler.


GDP grows marginally by 0.7% in third quarter

Nov 24 2015 11:31

The mining (-9.8), electricity (-8%) and agriculture (-12.6%) sectors contracted in the third quarter, pulling down growth in other sectors, says Statistics SA.


SA carbon tax could spur economic growth - study

Nov 24 2015 09:31

SA's proposed carbon tax will boost growth in the economy, provided the revenue is reinvested in green-energy projects, according to a research group.



Bad years are over for emerging markets, but not SA

Nov 22 2015 14:00

Goldman Sachs has recommended buying the Mexican peso and Russian ruble against the rand as one of the top global trades for 2016.


Survey: SA to cut wheat output by 2.7%

Nov 19 2015 17:30

SA will probably decrease its estimate for wheat production by 2.7% this season as the country's worst drought in 23 years affected planting, a survey shows.

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