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Sarb on tightening cycle, Governor Kganyago says

17 Oct 2015 /  Reuters   1
This does not mean interest rates will rise at every policy meeting.

Stagflation to linger in SA next year, but no recession

15 Oct 2015 /  Vuyani Ndaba, Reuters  
GDP growth expected to grow 1.8% next year.

Rand must decline by 15% and more

15 Oct 2015 /  Mike Schüssler   10
For the survival of SA mining and manufacturing. Commodity slump to persist for a long while.

South Africans part of the top 1% well-heeled

14 Oct 2015 /  Ray Mahlaka   2
While worldwide inequality continues to grow.

IMF cuts SA’s growth view

13 Oct 2015 /  Rene Vollgraaff, Bloomberg   3
SA seen in seven-year slouch.

SA seen in seven-year slouch as IMF cuts growth view

13 Oct 2015 /  Rene Vollgraaff, Bloomberg  
If economic growth in South Africa this year is bad news, 2016 is set to be even worse.

SA sees only muted export gains from weaker rand as China weighs

12 Oct 2015 /  Stella Mapenzauswa, Reuters  
The trade deficit spiraled to the biggest shortfall since January, according to Sars numbers.

Business decries SA uncertainty as ANC reviews policy

12 Oct 2015 /  Mike Cohen and Amogelang Mbatha, Bloomberg   1
The lack of consistency and stability is hindering investment.

Rand rally easing pressure on Sarb to increase rates

12 Oct 2015 /  Xola Potelwa, Bloomberg  
The rand posted it’s biggest weekly advance since the five days through March 20 last week.

Sarb to adjust policy if weak rand spurs inflation

8 Oct 2015 /  John Quigley and Francine Lacqua, Bloomberg  
The biggest risk to inflation is coming from the rand, which slumped 14% against the dollar this year.

Privatisation: Not on my watch – Lynne Brown

7 Oct 2015 /  Antoinette Slabbert   14
SA fails in directly addressing inequality, poverty and unemployment - SOCs have to drive this transformation.

SA’s net reserves dip to $41.153bn in September

7 Oct 2015 /  Stella Mapenzauswa, Reuters  
But gross reserves up.

Many hurdles to cross in creating black industrialists

7 Oct 2015 /  Ray Mahlaka    4
The viability of government’s economic inclusionary plans questioned.

Personal information laws risk stifling small business

2 Oct 2015 /  Hanna Barry   2
Experts disagree on the impact of POPI.

Does South Africa deserve junk? Moody’s model says yes

24 Sep 2015 /  Lyubov Pronina, Bloomberg   2
If credit-default-swaps traders are to be believed.

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