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Consumer credit index takes downward turn

5 Nov 2015 /  Hanna Barry  
Indicating an improving trend may start to reverse.

China’s slowdown should not be Africa’s biggest concern

5 Nov 2015 /  Sungula Nkabinde  
Sovereign debt and difficulty of doing business are bigger problems.

High time for banks to rethink student loan models

3 Nov 2015 /  Hanna Barry   8
Lest alternative finance fills the gap.

South Africa’s trade deficit narrows in September

30 Oct 2015 /  Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters  
Exports increased by 5.6% to R92.28 billion.

SA’s budget deficit widens y/y in September

30 Oct 2015 /  Reuters  
See table.

Fed adds to gloom facing SA debt as rand risk rises

30 Oct 2015 /  Xola Potelwa, Bloomberg  
South African bonds were the worst-performing emerging- market debt over the past two weeks.

SA’s September credit growth slows to 8.39% year-on-year

29 Oct 2015 /  Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters  
Growth in the M3 measure of money supply also slowed.

Dan Montgomery on changes to the New Auditor’s Report

28 Oct 2015 /  John Culverwell  
IAASB: users see value but believe increased transparency through additional communication in the auditor's report would be a useful value-add.

SA economy at risk from possible US rate hike – Sarb

UPDATE
28 Oct 2015 /  Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters   1
Bank says country's high debt-to-GDP ratio cause for concern.

Why health reporting is drawing attention

26 Oct 2015 /  John Culverwell  
'SA is a global leader in this space' - chief health officer of the Vitality Institute in New York.

Credit downgrade lurks as SA’s default risk increases

26 Oct 2015 /  Rene Vollgraaff and Xola Potelwa, Bloomberg  
Investors are betting cuts that would bring the nation’s rating to the brink of junk are just a matter of time.

SA’s long-term inflation seen at 7% – Kganyago

22 Oct 2015 /  Wendell Roelf, Reuters   2
'We are in a tight spot,' he says

SA faces downgrade risk with budget marred by protests

22 Oct 2015 /  Mike Cohen and Rene Vollgraaff, Bloomberg  
Nene struggled to provide the level of confidence investors were looking for in a mid-term budget.

When government is the victim, not the perpetrator

22 Oct 2015 /  Nandi Mokoena   3
Collusion cases wrack up - former Competition officer.

Is the rand overextended? 

22 Oct 2015 /  Wichard Cilliers  
What's affecting the currency and what to look out for.
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