Tag Archives: Economic growth

Can SA bounce back from its current economic challenges? (Moneyweb)

South Africa faces a plethora of challenges and will need to bounce back soon to prevent it from spiralling out of control. The question we constantly grapple with is whether it can bounce back from its current economic challenges. Many Idols contestants really, really want to win – but the reality is that most simply […]
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Economic growth in G7 versus Brics: A reality check (M&G)

In the UK, the BBC prepared and published data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in January about various nations’ growth forecasts for 2023 and 2024.  The BBC foregrounded some bad news for the UK. Of nine major industrial economies — the G7 (the UK, US, Canada, Japan, Germany, France and Canada), plus Russia and China — […]
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PwC lowers SA’s economic growth prospects for 2022 (IOL)

At the start of 2022, PwC’s downside economic scenario suggested real gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 1.6 percent this year and an average inflation rate of 5.6 percent. PwC yesterday said that its current baseline outlook was for 1.8 percent growth and 6.3 percent inflation, which is not far removed from this downside view […]
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South Africa’s business mood recovers – but now faces Ukraine war risks. (BT)

“The stagflationary shock brought about by Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine has now triggered a significant degree of uncertainty around global, and by implication, South Africa’s gross domestic product growth prospects,” said Ettienne le Roux, RMB’s chief economist. “This is most unfortunate as it happens at a time when the economy seems to have been […]
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23rd Annual global CEO survey (PWC)

As we enter a new decade, CEOs are showing record levels of pessimism in the global economy, with 53% predicting a decline in the rate of economic growth in 2020. This is up from 29% in 2019 and just 5% in 2018 – the highest level of pessimism since we started asking this question in […]
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South Africa’s Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report 2019/2020 (GEM)

Titled Igniting startups for economic growth and social change, South Africa’s GEM report provides answers to this question: How do we ensure that more entrepreneurs flourish in South Africa? Solutions range from strengthening , to aligning learning, mentorship and support for entrepreneurs. It also includes providing entrepreneurial education for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the digital economy. […]
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Where to invest in Africa -2020 (RMB)

Where to Invest in Africa, analyzes  54 African economies according to their investment attractiveness.The latest publication returns to where it all began — focusing on the traditional and alternative sectors driving African countries to reach ever-higher levels of economic growth.   Download article here..

World Economic Outlook- January 2020 (IMF)

The International Monetary Fund predicts the world economy will strengthen in 2020, albeit at a slightly weaker pace than previously anticipated amid threats related to trade and tensions in the Middle East. Global growth will accelerate this year to 3.3% from 2.9% in 2019, the fund said on Monday. That’s the first pickup in three […]
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How local companies are winning over China’s consumers

By: Zara Ingilizian & Bruno Lannes  January 25, 2018 Source: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/chinese-companies-winning-local-consumers  

Migrants significantly contribute to economic growth

By: Global Compact for Migration Source: http://refugeesmigrants.un.org/migration-compact