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Window shutting for Sarb eyeing risks

Domestic and global risks may prevent further cuts, BNP Paribas says.

Sarb keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.75%

Bank ups GDP growth outlook in 2017 from 0.5% to 0.6%.

South Africa issues $2.5bn in foreign currency bonds

The transactions for a 2027 and a 2047 bond more than two times oversubscribed.

Stable inflation boosts chances of rate cuts

Inflation comes in slightly lower than market expectations.

The charts showing why Sarb may cut again

Inflation is near the middle of the Reserve Bank’s 3%-6% band.

JSE-listed companies are divided on KPMG relationship

Some have fired, some are reviewing, and at least one is keeping the firm as auditors.

World Bank cuts South Africa’s 2017 growth forecast

Bank warns any prospect of recovery would ‘remain fragile’ unless country succeeds in becoming more productive.

UBS Wealth has good things to say about EM, but not SA

Bolliger is underweight on South Africa credit, rand and stocks.

Current account deficit widens in second quarter

Trade surplus widens to R65 billion.

SA misses tax revenue forecast in Q1 – Gigaba

Minister says assessing the implications of this for the fiscal framework.

Q3 business confidence up slightly but still in the negative

Political uncertainty and weak domestic demand weigh on index.

SA ‘in danger’ of missing 2017 growth target – Gigaba

Finance minister says current level of growth is insufficient.

Radical economic transformation policy could turn-off investors – Moody’s

Ratings agency also says rising poverty may curb Treasury’s efforts to rein in fiscal deficits.

SA economy recovers from recession in second quarter

As agriculture, finance and mining lift GDP.



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