Entries by Christine van Graan

How South Africa can get out of the poverty trap

Last week, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported on South Africa’s (SA’s) second quarter gross domestic product (GDP). We were glad to see that GDP growth came in better than expected. Consensus believed that growth in the second quarter would be somewhere around 0.9%, when measured against the previous quarter, but was, in fact, 1.2%.

Dawie Roodt: Só moet jy oor die wisselkoers dink

Netwerk 24: Sakesiening   Ons moet nou maar daarmee vrede maak: Ons geldeenheid, die rand, is besonder wisselvallig soos wat ons weer die afgelope week of twee gesien het. Dit skep baie probleme, insluitende vir die Reserwebank, wat altyd ’n ogie oor die wisselkoers van die rand hou – al ontken hulle dit. Maar ’n […]

August Economics

Markets in the United States (US) continued to reach new all-time highs in August. In fact, US equity valuations are now nearly as high as they were just before the dot-com meltdown.

Goldilocks growth and a new cabinet

The United States’ (US) second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth was disappointing, coming in at 6.5% instead of the expected 8.5%. However, the US has in fact now recovered from its largest peak-to-trough fall in output on record.