Razia Khan

 
Retail sales growth slower than expected
Retail sales growth slower than expected
Growth in South Africa's retail sales slowed more than expected in October, suggesting that consumer demand is still hesitant and interest rates...
Markets respond badly to Zuma judgement
Markets respond badly to Zuma judgement
Investors may fear that a renewed focus on politicking after Monday's Jacob Zuma judgement will divert attention from the all-important reassurance...
'Rate cut was right thing to do'
'Rate cut was right thing to do'
The cut in the repo rate made by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on Thursday was "the right thing to do", Standard Chartered Bank said.
PPI jumps, points to possible big rate rise
PPI jumps, points to possible big rate rise
South Africa's producer price inflation (PPI) accelerated unexpectedly to 12,4% year-on-year in April, increasing the possibility of a bigger than...
GDP slows due to contraction in mining
GDP slows due to contraction in mining
South Africa's economic growth rate slowed to 2,1% in the first quarter of 2008 on a seasonally adjusted and annualised basis, official data showed...
PPI data 'does not bode well for consumers'
PPI data 'does not bode well for consumers'
South Africa's producer price index (PPI) rose by 11,8% year-on-year in March from 11,2% in February, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) data on...
February PPI 'a shock to the system'
February PPI 'a shock to the system'
South Africa's producer price inflation (PPI) accelerated above forecasts to 11,2% year-on-year in February from 10,4% in January, official data...
Inflation surge boosts rate-hike chances
Inflation surge boosts rate-hike chances
South Africa's consumer inflation, which jumped unexpectedly in January, raised the risk of further monetary tightening despite worries over...
Manuel's budget: Mediocre or historic?
Manuel's budget: Mediocre or historic?
Overwhelmingly positive or mediocre? Economists on Wednesday had a variety of impressions to share of Finance Minister Trevor Manuel's national...
Power crisis likely to wipe out surplus
Power crisis likely to wipe out surplus
The goal posts for Finance Minister Trevor Manuel's spending plans in Wednesday's national budget were carefully placed last October when he...
Reserve Bank leaves rates unchanged
Reserve Bank leaves rates unchanged
South Africans received a slight inflation breather when the repo rate, at which the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) lends money to banks, was...
Govt: No investment threat from power cuts
Govt: No investment threat from power cuts
South Africa's crippling power crisis will not put off investors, nor limit its ability to stage the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Public Enterprises...

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