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Rand steadies, focus on budget

22 Feb 2016 /  Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Reuters  
Firm stance by finance minister could see currency at 15 to the dollar.

Tipping point looms for SA as economy’s despair grows

22 Feb 2016 /  Xola Potelwa, Bloomberg   1
Money is pouring out at a record pace as inflows dwindle.

Gordhan to target narrower deficits to shore up ratings

20 Feb 2016 /  Vuyani Ndaba, Reuters   2
Finance minister in tight spot, growth and revenues under pressure. Ratings agencies watching for fiscal consolidation.

Gordhan: We have policy certainty

19 Feb 2016 /  Ingé Lamprecht   22
Following postponement of compulsory annuitisation of new provident fund benefits.

Government is willing to do things differently, says Old Mutual CE

19 Feb 2016 /  Hanna Ziady  
As ‘hard-held positions begin to thaw’.

Budget squeeze pushing SA cities back to bond market

19 Feb 2016 /  Xola Potelwa, Bloomberg  
Cities to raise debt for infrastructure projects ranging from roads to water provision.

SA’s economy needs tax hikes to survive – economist

19 Feb 2016 /  Hanna Ziady   6
[Watch] Four forces that could stabilise the rand.

Business, government agree to sit together to create a growing economy

18 Feb 2016 /  Siki Mgabadeli   
South Africa’s future remains the focus on which a sustainable growing economy can thrive.

Business debt hits six-year low

18 Feb 2016 /  Sungula Nkabinde   1
Experian Business Debt Index reveals highest business debt levels since Global Financial Crisis.

Gordhan’s budget must juggle demands of voters and credit agencies

18 Feb 2016 /  Stella Mapenzauswa, Reuters   3
Finance minister vows to rein in budget deficit, but looming elections put political pressure on him.

Could share transfer taxes be increased?

17 Feb 2016 /  Ingé Lamprecht   4
PwC shares its budget expectations.

Gordhan holds talks with business before budget

16 Feb 2016 /  Amogelang Mbatha and Renee Bonorchis, Bloomberg  
In bid to find strategies to stimulate growth.

SA to make big budget cuts, provincial leader says

4 Feb 2016 /  Paul Vecchiatto, Bloomberg  
Government plans to curb spending on personnel and infrastructure.

Gordhan says ‘tough decisions’ needed on budget

UPDATE
15 Jan 2016 /  Alastair Reed, Bloomberg   3
As commodity prices decline and negative sentiment persists.

‘Budget numbers may change due to changed conditions’

14 Jan 2016 /  Antoinette Slabbert   4
And it is not all Zuma’s fault - Gordhan.

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