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Take a last glimpse at a nightmare year for the world economy

31 Dec 2020 /  Zoe Schneeweiss and Craig Stirling, Bloomberg    25
Goodbye 2020.

Transnet swings to R3bn half-year loss due to Covid-19

14 Dec 2020 /  Suren Naidoo  
Tougher initial lockdowns sees double-digit decline in rail and port volumes.

Stats SA ‘grossly underestimating’ construction sector activity

11 Dec 2020 /  Roy Cokayne   5
Its surveys don't reach and reflect the size of informal construction activity in the country – Roelof Botha.

Civil project awards increase to highest level in four years

10 Dec 2020 /  Roy Cokayne   1
Supported by road and water project awards.

SA’s retail sales down 1.8% year on year in October

9 Dec 2020 /  Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Reuters  
Following a revised 2.4% contraction in September.

SA business confidence extends recovery

9 Dec 2020 /  Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Reuters   1
November reading was the highest in since April 2019.

South Africa consumer price inflation slows to 3.2% y/y in November

UPDATE
9 Dec 2020 /  Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Reuters  
CPI flat on a month-on-month basis.

GDP numbers: A look at what they’re saying

9 Dec 2020 /  Maarten Ackerman   1
Behind the good news and the bad news lie some interesting reasons and stark reminders.

Third quarter GDP increases by an annualised 66.1%

8 Dec 2020 /  Thando Maeko   10
Annualised GDP figure remains useful - Stats SA.

SA exits longest recession since 1992 with GDP bounce

UPDATE
8 Dec 2020 /  Monique Vanek and Lwazi Maseko, Bloomberg   3
Gross domestic product expanded an annualised 66.1% in the three months through September.

2020: An economy hit by speeding truck

UPDATE
7 Dec 2020 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   27
Its condition? Critical, with catastrophic damage. Recovery will take an agonisingly long time.

SA retail and wholesale confidence soars in fourth quarter

3 Dec 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   5
After a 29-year low in the Covid-19 hit second quarter.

SA virus fears cloud outlook for banks tied to economy

2 Dec 2020 /  Roxanne Henderson, Bloomberg  
'There remains considerable uncertainty and forecast risk,' Standard Bank Finance Director Arno Daehnke said

The threat, or promise, of inflation

2 Dec 2020 /  Patrick Cairns, Citywire   9
Even if it comes, would it be a good thing?

SA ports regulator rejects TNPA’s 19.74% tariff increase request

1 Dec 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   5
Announces effective ‘0% overall average tariffs increase’ for 2021/22, aimed at upping the country’s competitiveness and lowering the cost of doing business.
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