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Fed’s new repo measures followed a $100bn Treasury exodus

2 Apr 2020 /  Stephen Spratt and Liz Capo McCormick, Bloomberg   
Foreign official holdings tumbled in March.

Balancing act required to ensure economy doesn’t grind to a halt

2 Apr 2020 /  Tebogo Tshwane    29
And that revenue isn't severely impacted, as SA battles the twin impact of being junked and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Consumers are complying

1 Apr 2020 /  Melitta Ngalonkulu   4
Lockdown impact evident in shopping transaction volumes.

Our uncertain future

1 Apr 2020 /  Adriaan Kruger   16
Economists warn of uncharted waters as bonds collapse on downgrade and virus collapses economy.

SA records biggest trade surplus in 14 months

31 Mar 2020 /  Prinesha Naidoo, Bloomberg   2
After a revised deficit in January.

Small-town tourism knocked

31 Mar 2020 /  Adriaan Kruger   17
Real people in towns dependent on tourism will be without income for weeks, with weak prospects after the lockdown.

Here’s how much a downgrade to junk will cost South Africa

UPDATE
31 Mar 2020 /  Paul Wallace, Bloomberg    1
Country could suffer $9-13.5bn of outflows: Credit Agricole.

When the virus crisis is over, the legal battles begin

30 Mar 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   16
Could individuals plead force majeure if they cannot pay their debts?

South Africa’s economic firepower: Now vs 2008 crisis in charts

26 Mar 2020 /  Prinesha Naidoo and Rene Vollgraaff, Bloomberg    7
The starting points to the crash are totally different.

Sarb starts buying bonds to inject emergency cash

UPDATE
25 Mar 2020 /  Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters   20
Reserve Bank says it will buy across the curve; it's expected to cut interest rates further.

SA economy could crater up to 10% this year

25 Mar 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   25
Is this a financial reset? All we know is the recession will deepen.

IMF sees a recession at least as bad as global financial crisis

24 Mar 2020 /  Bloomberg News  
Followed by a recovery in 2021.

Businesses and consumers expect worse to come

24 Mar 2020 /  Adriaan Kruger   3
Confidence was shaky even before Covid-19 was seen as such a big threat.

China’s economy to grow the slowest since 1976 this year

23 Mar 2020 /  Bloomberg News  
Economists predict growth at 2.9% for 2020.
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