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Under-pressure cement sector wants tariffs
Under-pressure cement sector wants tariffs
Local cement producers are making submissions to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) to impose tariffs on...
Forget Zuma, jobs are the issue
Forget Zuma, jobs are the issue
The news that Jacob Zuma survived another vote of no confidence was not the worst news of the week. The worst news was arguably the unemployment...
Condolences pour in after Twine's death
Condolences pour in after Twine's death
Condolences continue to pour in after the death of Econometrix director Tony Twine on Monday.
'Rising costs could force companies to downsize'
'Rising costs could force companies to downsize'
Companies are likely to respond to rising costs by "reducing their labour force", Azar Jammine, Econometrix chief economist warns.
A gloomy year for consumers? Quite possibly
A gloomy year for consumers? Quite possibly
It may be a bleak year for South Africans, with the price of fuel, electricity and food expected to increase, but we can minimise the damage with...
Slowing growth threatens SA's poverty targets
Slowing growth threatens SA's poverty targets
South African government plans to halve poverty and unemployment by 2014 appeared increasingly at risk on Tuesday as official statistics confirmed...
Economist expects more rate hikes to come
Economist expects more rate hikes to come
If the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is consistent, then inflation matters have deteriorated since October and another rate hike can be...
'We are not creating enough jobs'
'We are not creating enough jobs'
There is a mismatch in South Africa's economy between the structural direction in which it is headed and its current skills profile, says Dr Azar...
Warning over crime's effect on SA skills base
Warning over crime's effect on SA skills base
Escalating violent crime could reduce an already weak skills base in the country, an economic consultancy company said on Tuesday.
Economist predicts R7,86 a dollar in 2010
Economist predicts R7,86 a dollar in 2010
There is potential for the rand to tend to be weaker due to the current-account deficit, but more than anything the currency's fortunes will depend...

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