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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 - 4 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...

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

Business Day - 4 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 - 4 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....

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...

LETTER: No profits, no growth

Business Day - 3 months 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...

Growth spoilers threaten Ramaphosa's revival plans

Business Day - 4 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...

The root of the school placement problem

Financial Mail - 8 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...

Inflation dip 'no signal for rate cut'

Business Day - 5 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...

Reserve Bank criticised for split votes

Business Day - 5 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...

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