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Why economic growth continues to disappoint

Policy uncertainty and a public sector hollowed out by state capture and corruption come at a huge cost.

Rand reels as hawkish Fed and trade war add to investor worries

The ANC's land reform plans, layoffs in the platinum sector and post-election strife in Zimbabwe, also weighed in the rand.

Ample food supplies spur biggest drop in prices this year

Trade war tensions helped push food prices down for the first time since January.

Why the Reserve Bank is changing its tune

A look at its unofficial plan to target inflation at 4.5%.

Rand falls after China manufacturing growth slows

Tariff wars with the US as well as weaker domestic demand are major factors towards to decline in growth.

SA’s two big challenges

And the single biggest factor needed to solve them.

Banks put brakes on lending as economy shrinks

The pain felt in South Africa’s economy in the first quarter was echoed in the banking industry.

Of Budweiser and washing machines

Why UBS Wealth Management's global chief economist believes we're not headed for a trade war.

How a global trade war would hurt SA

It's about much more than just the tariffs.

South Africa’s current account deficit widens in Q1 as exports slump

The current account deficit widened to 4.8% of gross domestic product, in the first quarter.

May inflation eases as food costs rise least since ’13

Inflation in May slows to 4.4%.

Central bank overload

Monetary decisions made in the world's financial capitals influence the returns of local investors.

The wheel turns for SA bonds as selloff worsens

SA government bonds did not deliver returns in the second quarter, after being one of the best performers in the first quarter.

What happened in the world economy’s most important week of 2018

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates, the European Central Bank said it would stop bond buying in December and the Bank of Japan kept stimulating.

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