Kevin Lings

 
SA's disappointing GDP depresses the region
SA's disappointing GDP depresses the region
This was evident in the economic growth figures released on Wednesday, which saw gross domestic product rise by a lower than expected 1.3% in the...
Reserve Bank moves cautiously on interest rates
Reserve Bank moves cautiously on interest rates
The South African Reserve Bank will assess the broad effect of low oil prices before deciding on interest rates next week. The bank's governor,...
Unsecured lending: The underwriting was on the wall
Unsecured lending: The underwriting was on the wall
The boom in unsecured credit saw regulation stacked in favour of lenders, which had a number of tools at their disposal to claw money back from...
Key farming sector yields precious little - Kevin Lings
Key farming sector yields precious little - Kevin Lings
The performance of South Africa's agricultural sector over the past 20 years has been extremely disappointing. Not only has the overall growth rate...
SA economy will remain under pressure, shows LEI
SA economy will remain under pressure, shows LEI
Economist Kevin Lings said the "disappointing decline of 0.2% month on month" in the leading economic indicator (LEI) for November...
SA's economic prognosis is good
SA's economic prognosis is good
The South African economy is showing signs of life and 2012 could see some green shoots in spite of the bleak global environment and the risks...
EU crisis hammers SA jobs
EU crisis hammers SA jobs
The South African economy is in for a rough ride in coming months. This week gross domestic product (GDP) figures indicated a continued trend of...
Jittery investors dump SA bonds
Jittery investors dump SA bonds
As the debt troubles of both Europe and the United States keep global markets jittery, foreign investors appear to be shying away from South...
Pushing up VAT 'the least damaging way to fund NHI'
Pushing up VAT 'the least damaging way to fund NHI'
An increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) would go a long way in helping to meet the government's goal of funding an effective National Health Insurance...
Jobs news -- bad with SA Inc on hold
Jobs news -- bad with SA Inc on hold
The market turmoil of the past week has been a boon for 24-hour business channels -- talking heads and market gurus have all had an opportunity to...
State wage bill 'unsustainable'
State wage bill 'unsustainable'
Ninety-one thousand jobs have been lost in the private sector, while 133 000 have been created by the government, which has led economists to...
Can government turn unemployment around?
Can government turn unemployment around?
Although the economy is in recovery, the private sector still seems nervous about employing people.

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