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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.

 

 

LETTER: No profits, no growth

Business Day - 4 weeks ago
Sunita Menon's article refers (Locals must lead $100bn investment drive, says Ramaphosa adviser Trudi Makhaya, June 27). It is not about investment in the economy, it is about profitability. Why...

Why economists expect a steady repo rate for 2018

Business Day - 2 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...

Business confidence leaps to highest in two years in January

Business Day - 5 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....

Growth and education key to NDP, says World Bank

Business Day - 4 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...

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

Business Day - 2 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,...

The root of the school placement problem

Financial Mail - 6 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 - 3 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...

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Economists will keep eye on consumer price inflation data

Business Day - 11 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...

Inflation dip 'no signal for rate cut'

Business Day - 3 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...

State must revitalise manufacturing to ensure growth, says ISS

Business Day - 2 months ago
SA's potential for growth hinges on the government revitalising the manufacturing sector, according to a report from the Institute for Security Studies. The sector has largely been volatile and...

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