South Africa is breathing a sigh of relief after escaping a credit rating downgrade. But there are still serious concerns around structure of the country's economy and finances.
The government has agreed to report some budget numbers on a per capita basis. But there's a lot more to do in how we talk about numbers.
A zero rate for business could actually be a progressive move and would reflect the anti-bureaucratic spirit of Brexit.
Credit ratings have an impact on government, as well as ordinary people. This article was first published last year as South Africa faced a possible downgrade.
South Africa has made some progress in fixing problems identified by ratings agencies. But there are a number of outstanding issues that might mean the country is given 'junk' status.
Analysis shows China's GDP per capita would fall by 21% in 2050 under the new two-child policy.
Athens can celebrate two consecutive quarters of growth. Berlin must stomach some weakness. Everyone should remember cheap money isn't free money.
Demands being made by protesting students in South Africa purport to support the poor. But the most marginalised young people in the country will not benefit from free higher education.
South Africa's 2016 medium term budget has to rank as one of the most difficult that its finance had to deliver amid many political controversies.
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said Australian wages growth is at record lows. Is that true?
Unless the government matches spending by other Western governments, the health service will fail.
Economic models suggest that South Africa's GDP would fall, inequality would deepen and unemployment would rise if university graduates don't enter the labour market in 2017.
South Africa must examine how science funding is allocated to universities. It also needs to acknowledge that not all universities should be focusing on research and development.
The RBA leaves rates on hold, Australia gets a GDP growth spurt from pre-election spending, and the IMF lays the groundwork for a lowering of global growth expectations.
Central banks around the world are struggling with the failure of low (or negative) interest rates to breathe life back into ailing economies.
Increased development is always unsustainable, so let's stop kidding ourselves.
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon wants the RBA to focus on economic growth, and he's not alone.
South Africa has claimed back its status of the largest economy in Africa, toppling Nigeria, due to the appreciation of the rand. What's prompted the movement?
India stands to economically benefit from the introduction of a Goods and Services Tax. Australia could also cash in.
Medal counts for individual countries from the Sydney 2000 to London 2012 Olympics have been predicted relatively accurately, using just a small number of demographic and economic characteristics.