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Reflecting on the economy’s 7% contraction

15 Mar 2021 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   10
Not least of all because the GDP index produces data that can inform a quick policy response by government.

Insights into how SA is doing right now

15 Mar 2021 /  Keith McLachlan   8
What two real-time indicators of activity levels and behaviour tell us.

South Africa ‘no way near debt distress’ – Sarb governor

13 Mar 2021 /  Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters   25
Despite the country's debt-to-GDP ratio nearing the 100% mark seen as a red line for investors and credit rating agencies.

The winners and losers from surging oil and commodity prices

13 Mar 2021 /  Paul Wallace, Bloomberg  
Commodity and energy prices have soared since late 2020.

Mboweni: State Bank must operate on business principles

11 Mar 2021 /  Thando Maeko    20
In order to get the economy to grow.

What’s in the $1.9tr stimulus bill Biden is about to sign

11 Mar 2021 /  Laura Davison, Bloomberg  
Legislation includes a wave of new spending, an extension of jobless benefits, another round of direct household payments and more.

GDP shrinks to 2005 levels

10 Mar 2021 /  Nompu Siziba  
‘We haven't really done as much as we should have to address the structural issues that we had at the beginning of last year’: Maarten Ackerman, chief economist, Citadel.

SA economy contracts 7% in 2020

9 Mar 2021 /  Thando Maeko   6
Compared with an increase of 0.2% in 2019.

Economy probably contracted by 7% last year

8 Mar 2021 /  Adriaan Kruger   10
Economists expect further recovery in the final quarter of 2020 to be announced on Tuesday, but it will take years to reach pre-Covid levels.

What to watch as China rolls out an economic plan to overtake the US

7 Mar 2021 /  Bloomberg News   16
Laying out plans that could propel the economy into the world’s biggest this decade.

R1.88bn government office accommodation project goes to WBHO

5 Mar 2021 /  Roy Cokayne   6
As group reports increase in public sector projects but further losses in Australia.

Global economic recovery is gaining some momentum

3 Mar 2021 /  Björn van Roye (Economist) and Tom Orlik (Economist), Bloomberg  
Economic activity picked up in all major economies in February.

More tax incentives to be buried at sunset dates

2 Mar 2021 /  Barbara Curson   10
Treasury should publish an annual cost benefit analysis of all the tax incentives as part of the annual budget.

An austerity budget for public servants

2 Mar 2021 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   21
Is the closing of the wage-increase tap about curbing entitlement or quashing reasonable expectations?

Despite disappointment, hope persists

1 Mar 2021 /  Busi Mavuso   17
If we get the framework right, we really can bring business capacity to fund, build and operate infrastructure, says the BLSA president.
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