Thursday, 15 November 2018 11:45

How politics is driving the value of the rand

In recent years the financial market landscape has changed dramatically, and the way we analyse countries and their risk has followed suit.

Labour issues, late payment and slow growth ‘catastrophic’ for the sector, says Master Builders’ Association North.

The results of Consulting Engineers South Africa's (CESA) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period January to June 2018 recently released indicates positive news, that the construction sector has seen growth for the first time in six quarters. 

South Africa is likely to exit its technical recession in the third quarter, the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) said on Tuesday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there is a need to radically transform urban spatial planning to ensure that citizens, particularly the poor and the working class, live closer to places of work and amenities.

According to StatsSA CPI (Consumer Price Index) figures, residential rental inflation has been outstripping average house price inflation of late.

The FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index gained 13 points to register a level of 41 in 2Q2016.

Perhaps one contributing factors to the formation of residential property “bubbles” or “overshoots” across the world over the years is the lengthy leads and lags between the start of a “negative” economic event, such as an interest rate hiking cycle, and the start of a rising trend in bad debt levels.

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 17:01

GDP increases by 1.3 percent in 2015

The economy grew by 1.3 percent in 2015, Statistician General Pali Lehohla announced on Tuesday.

The country’s seasonally adjusted real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at market prices has increased by an annualised rate of 0.7% in the third quarter of 2015.

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