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Inflation is likely to stick around for years: Davos update

25 May 2022 /  Bloomberg News
Food shortages, climate change and migration risks have also been high on the agenda.

Rand dips as dollar recovers

25 May 2022 /  Alexander Winning, Reuters
In early trade the rand was at R15.69 against the dollar, down around 0.3% from its previous close.

Inflation forces desperate leaders to try and soften the blow

25 May 2022 /  Bloomberg News
Below are some of the measures to combat inflation undertaken by governments in the world’s largest economies, and the political pressures they face.

Rand slips as global risk aversion returns

24 May 2022 /  Alexander Winning, Reuters
In early trade the rand was at R15.81 against the dollar, 0.3% weaker than its previous close.

Stocks, futures decline on China angst, tech slide: markets wrap

24 May 2022 /  Bloomberg News
Gold was at $1 855.83 an ounce.

China’s economic recovery faces new hurdle in rising power costs

24 May 2022 /  Bloomberg News
China’s economic miracle of the past four decades rested partly on cheap and abundant coal power.

[TOP STORY] Economic implications of the threat of recession

23 May 2022 /  Simon Brown
For an investor the first hurdle is to ensure your portfolio or business can beat inflation, and to look for real assets that actually add value: Maarten Ackerman – chief economist, Citadel.

Rand supported by S&P outlook upgrade

23 May 2022 /  Alexander Winning, Reuters
In early trade the rand was at R15.83 against the dollar, less than 0.1% firmer than its previous close.
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Rouble surges to 7-year high as gas buyers bend to Putin’s will

22 May 2022 /  Bloomberg News
The rouble jumped as much as 9% against the euro, hitting its strongest level since June 2015.
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Food shocks will also destabilise the ESG world

22 May 2022 /  Tim Quinson, Bloomberg
Russia and Ukraine are responsible for about 25% of the world’s wheat exports, 65% of sunflower oil, 20% of barley and 18% of corn.
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A living wage increases economic productivity while reducing poverty – new report

22 May 2022 /  Anna Barford and Jane Nelson
Receiving a living wage helps to break cycles of poverty.

Rand sees weekly gain after lending rate hike

20 May 2022 /  Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Rachel Savage and Bhargav Acharya
In afternoon trade the rand was at R15.88 against the dollar.

Rand back in EM top list after outsize rate hike

20 May 2022 /  Colleen Goko and Semakaleng Motsoere, Bloomberg
The rand ended its worst streak of weekly losses since April 2020.
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Inflation should be viewed as public enemy number 1: here’s why

20 May 2022 /  Jannie Rossouw
People on fixed incomes get poorer over time.

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