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Zuma: government to work to restore investor, ratings agency confidence

11 Feb 2016 /  Amogelang Mbatha and Paul Vecchiatto, Bloomberg   1
Only limited recognition of the current economic malaise, overplaying of success of past policy targets - Nomura.

Sona: SA deserved more

11 Feb 2016 /  Ryk van Niekerk   27
Zuma sidesteps key issues during Sona 2016.

Rising inflation outlook lifts case for rate hikes

11 Feb 2016 /  Vuyani Ndaba, Reuters  
Inflation expected to move above target this year.

Banking association calls for detailed economic action plans in SONA

10 Feb 2016 /  Hanna Ziady   5
As Presidency announces task team between business and government.

Zuma errors push SA to fix policy – Standard Bank

UPDATE
9 Feb 2016 /  Xola Potelwa, Bloomberg   1
December may have been the gift that gives us room for a credible, fiscally sustainable promise - Goolam Ballim.

What the national minimum wage should be

8 Feb 2016 /  Sungula Nkabinde   8
If too low, it will be meaningless. If too high, the economy will perish.

These are the world’s most miserable economies

5 Feb 2016 /  A Catarina Saraiva and Michelle Jamrisko, Bloomberg   1
South Africa is in 3rd place.

ANC policies keeping black people poor, says Herman Mashaba

5 Feb 2016 /  Hanna Ziady   11
Ahead of a Constitutional Court challenge on the Labour Relations Act.

SA’s weak growth will reduce ability to raise taxes – Moody’s

UPDATE
4 Feb 2016 /  Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters  
It will make it challenging to maintain a sound fiscal position, agency says.

A brave new federation

4 Feb 2016 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   1
Whose interests is it designed to serve?

Unlisted companies significant growth drivers

4 Feb 2016 /  Hanna Ziady  
Standard Bank estimates they make a 15% contribution to GDP.

A caution against ‘the world is falling apart’ theme

3 Feb 2016 /  Warren Ingram    2
If something (the rand) goes up for too long the likelihood of a significant correction increases.

World Bank revises SA growth down sharply

UPDATE
2 Feb 2016 /  Antoinette Slabbert   2
Budget, competition policy crucial.

SA economy ‘flirting’ with recession, World Bank says

2 Feb 2016 /  Rene Vollgraaff, Bloomberg  
Bank cuts growth forecast to 0.8% for 2016.

Zuma may have done SA a favour by bringing Gordhan back

2 Feb 2016 /  Ryk van Niekerk   19
Pravin now has more muscle than any previous Treasury head.
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