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Sunita Menon
Sunita Menon

Sunita Menon is an economics writer with Business Day and also writes for Financial Mail at Tiso Blackstar Group formerly known as Times Media. This is a link to some of her stories.

 

 

Why economists expect a steady repo rate for 2018

Business Day - 5 months ago
Never mind Thursday's interest-rates decision, economists say the South African Reserve Bank will not be cutting the repo rate again in 2018. That is because the inflation rate is edging up after...

NDP out of reach for SA on current path, says planning commission's Tshediso Matona

Business Day - 4 months ago
We are far off from the target of the National Development Plan (NDP), according to the head of the National Planning Commission secretariat, Tshediso Matona. Business Leadership SA CEO Bohang Mohale...

Mining production falls much further than expected, in bad sign for GDP

Business Day - 5 months ago
SA's mining production fell 8.4% in March from the same month in 2017, far more than a 2.6% drop forecast by a poll of economists done by Trading Economics. In addition to March's drop,...

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: First look at how VAT hike has hit inflation

Business Day - 5 months ago
Inflation in April, which is expected to edge higher with the increase in value-added tax (VAT), is likely to inform the Reserve Bank's interest rate decision this week. On Wednesday Statistics...

Business confidence leaps to highest in two years in January

Business Day - 8 months ago
Cyril Ramaphosa's winning the ANC presidency helped boost business confidence to its highest level in two years, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) reported on Tuesday....

Rand and land help drag business confidence to year's low

Business Day - 1 month ago
Business confidence has fallen to its lowest level in 2018 as a weaker rand and talk over land expropriation without compensation weigh on investors. The business confidence index compiled by RMB/BER...

Another dry spell is headed for SA

Financial Mail - 2 months ago
Though pressure has since eased, a few months ago the drought in the Western Cape led to stringent water restrictions and fears around "day zero". But as the El Niño climate effect...

Growth and education key to NDP, says World Bank

Business Day - 6 months ago
SA's hopes of fulfilling the National Development Plan (NDP) hinge on greater access to higher education and faster economic growth, says a report from the World Bank. Poverty rates remain...

Cyril Ramaphosa has a recession on his hands

Business Day - 1 month ago
SA has plunged into a recession with a surprise 0.7% contraction in the second quarter of the year. “We are in recession. We reported a contraction in the first quarter even with revisions and now...

Growth spoilers threaten Ramaphosa's revival plans

Business Day - 5 months ago
A cloud hangs over President Cyril Ramaphosa's ambitious plans to revive the economy. Two of the biggest contributors to GDP growth contracted in the first quarter, threatening the...

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