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SA’s repo rate seen remaining unchanged

21 Sep 2015 /  Vuyani Ndaba, Reuters  
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Fed gives African central banks reprieve to hold interest rates

21 Sep 2015 /  Rene Vollgraaff and David Malingha Doya, Bloomberg  
African policy makers have room to breathe. For now.

Invest in offshore debt, not equities

21 Sep 2015 /  Hanna Barry  
As low inflation, GDP growth set in.

Africa awaits Fed outcome with trepidation

17 Sep 2015 /  Rene Vollgraaff and David Malingha Doya, Bloomberg  
For SA the importance depends 'on the timing and pace of rate increases and how international capital flows adjust' - Treasury.

Africa sliding back into debt trap

16 Sep 2015 /  Ed Cropley, Reuters  
A decade after write-offs. Defaults or restructuring could lie ahead.

Nigeria, Ivory Coast rank top on business prospects

16 Sep 2015 /  Hanna Barry  
As South Africa comes last out of nine - Nielsen’s African Prospects Indicator.

July retail sales up y/y

16 Sep 2015 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
Growth in retail sales is expected to be subdued in the months ahead - Nedbank.

Are concerns about China overblown?

16 Sep 2015 /  Patrick Cairns  
The Chinese economy is in better shape than headlines suggest.

SA’s current-account gap eases

15 Sep 2015 /  Rene Vollgraaff, Bloomberg  
To its smallest deficit in four years.

Remember the BRICS bank?

14 Sep 2015 /  Patrick Cairns   1
It launched officially two months ago, but has it already outlived its relevance?

Higher rates to pile on debt pressures, dent saving

12 Sep 2015 /  Stella Mapenzauswa, Reuters   1
Savings ratio very low at around 15% of GDP.

Downgrade risk spreading among developing nations – Fitch

8 Sep 2015 /  Natasha Doff, Bloomberg  
Brazil and SA top a list of emerging-market borrowers whose credit ratings are threatened.

SARB lacks ammunition to defend rand

7 Sep 2015 /  Reuters  
Rand vulnerable to speculative attack.

Further rand weakness not necessarily bad – Kganyago

6 Sep 2015 /  Reuters   3
Says the currency should be allowed to play its role as a shock absorber.

Nene says doesn’t see ‘huge’ spillovers from US rate hike

5 Sep 2015 /  Reuters  
'The communication and the cooperation that we've been having from the US has actually helped'

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