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Economy / 11-07-24 / Kwanele Sibanda

Statistics South Africa responds to concerns over census data quality

"We firmly deny the Centre for Actuarial Research's claim that Census 2022 figures should be treated as estimates due to undercounting issues. This assertion overlooks the foundation of our census work. The numbers from the Census 2022 Report…

Economy / 19-06-24 / Tommy Jackson

What does the shift towards nationalist politics mean for the EU and France?

"As a result, success at the French parliamentary elections could result in increased borrowing as tax cuts and subsidies are offered for younger voters. Indeed, markets initially responded to news of the snap election by pushing up the yield…

Economy / 19-06-24 / Linda McLure

Linda McClure | How can we grow young female entrepreneurship in SA?

"The problem is that female entrepreneurs continue to face challenges not shared by their male counterparts. They typically have fewer assets. They have access to less capital, fewer business-oriented networks and a lower status in our often-patriarchal…

Economy / 12-06-24 / David Rees

David Rees | Economic and Strategy Viewpoint - Q2 2024

"Revisions to our forecasts mean that we now expect global GDP growth of 2.8% both this year and next, up from our previous projection for growth of 2.6% this year and 2.7% in 2025. That leaves us above consensus and means that we expect most…

Economy / 12-06-24 / Tau kaVodloza

Political analyst says no major surprises at the polls: a coalition not a necessity

“People are getting carried away by coalition thinking, but nowhere in the Constitution does it say that this is a necessity. We've seen that parties looking to govern by forging unity out of diversity tend to fragment when they're confronted…

Economy / 28-05-24 / Sisanda Ndlovu

PwC South Africa Economic Outlook - May 2024

"South Africans are buying less food because of pressure on household finances. As a society, we need to make better use of our resources to ensure that food production is increased and that improved nutrition is available to more people at…

Economy / 08-05-24 / Chris Smit

New Honorary Consul appointed to strengthen trade links between UK and SA

“The UK has always been a steadfast ally as we transformed to a true democracy and we hope the strong trade, educational and cultural links that bind us together, become even stronger with Mr Haidar’s new appointment,” says South African High…

Economy / 17-04-24 / Shelly Nxumalo

A view on today’s inflation release and the impact on the next interest rate decision

"While we continue to pencil in four interest rate cuts, in the cycle, of 25 basis points each between this year and next, there are still notable risks to a later and even shallower interest rate cutting cycle," says Sanisha Packirisamy, economist…

Economy / 17-04-24 / Sanisha Packrisamy

Sanisha Packirisamy | SA's political shifts and economic challenges in 2024

"The opposition party landscape is experiencing a surge, with over 350 parties registering for the elections. Many are led by former political figures who have defected from established parties, aiming to capitalise on voter dissatisfaction,"…

Economy / 03-04-24 / Shelly Nxumalo

Insights from the 2023 Q4 Credit Stress Report

"Budgeting is not a one-size-fits-all approach," Barkhuizen emphasises. "It should be tailored to each household's specific circumstances and continuously reassessed to adapt to evolving needs.," says Jennifer Barkhuizen, Head of Marketing at…

Economy / 27-03-24 / Harion Camargo

Harion Camargo | An institutional overview of the Brazilian market - what to expect in 2024

"Advances such as more effective inflation control, the implementation of tax reform, and the appreciation of the real have boosted the productive sector, and this trend is projected to continue throughout 2024, including in the capital markets,"…

Economy / 27-03-24 / Duty Editor

Impact-driven investments the key to building resilient communities

A focus piece looking at how impact-driven investments are the key to building resilient communities in times of macroeconomic turbulence emerging from some of the key conversations that emerged during this year's SAVCA Private Equity (PE) Conference.

Economy / 06-03-24 / Shelly Nxumalo

Better managed PPPs can help SA avoid prescribed assets

“It makes sense for the private sector to answer this call, and from a balance sheet perspective, it makes sense for us to collaborate, whether it’s towards solving our transport issue or our need for energy generation. There is also no reason…

Economy / 21-02-24 / Kwanele Sibanda

Navigating Economic Headwinds: Awaiting the Fed's cue for SA's economic trajectory

"As developed market interest rates decline, global financial conditions are expected to improve, offering support to selected emerging market currencies and interest rates. The SARB may find room to act on interest rates shortly after the Fed,…

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