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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.



Inflation dip 'no signal for rate cut'

Business Day - 2 months ago
Although the latest inflation figure is lower than was expected, indicating that consumers have had more spending power, analysts say another interest rate cut is unlikely. Inflation fell to a...

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

Business Day - 1 month 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: Economists will keep eye on consumer price inflation data

Business Day - 10 months ago
The consumer price index (CPI) is the one to watch in a week in which the state of the consumer will come into focus. Economists will look out for whether inflation will continue to ease and dip...

The root of the school placement problem

Financial Mail - 5 months ago
As schoolchildren around the country dusted off their school shoes, packed their school bags and tucked in their crisp new shirts, there were many who were left in limbo, without having a school to...

Reserve Bank criticised for split votes

Business Day - 2 months ago
The Reserve Bank has taken flak for split votes at the most recent meeting of its monetary policy committee (MPC), with concern being voiced that this sends out "confusing signals". In...

Fitch expects slight rise in GDP growth, but warns it may not be enough

Business Day - 4 months ago
Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings expects SA's growth to improve slightly on the back of favourable investor and business sentiment but warned that it was still too low. Fitch senior director of...

Unicef SA reports a third of children under eight get child-support grants

Business Day - 7 months ago
A third of children under the age of eight receive a child-support grant but there needs to be a focus on family-strengthening interventions, according to the Family Contexts, Child-Support Grants...

Why there's no end in sight to taxing textbook costs

Business Day - 4 months ago
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The poor do not live on zero-rated foods alone

Business Day - 3 months ago
The poor do not live on bread and pap alone, South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande reminds everyone. In line with expectations from tax analysts and economists, former...

Economist Trudi Makhaya has what it takes to spur economic change

Business Day - 2 months ago
PRESIDENT'S APPOINTMENT. Economist Trudi Makhaya has what it takes to spur economic change. The respected economist is at the helm of Ramaphosa's team tasked with bringing in $100bn in...

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