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Commodities’ dive raises doubts over Africa’s ‘middle class’

23 Sep 2015 /  Joe Brock, Reuters  
Investment focused on affluent countries, cities.

Pensions beat inflation but still ‘too low’

23 Sep 2015 /  Sungula Nkabinde  
Fastest growing age group to face difficult times going forward - Schüssler.

South African rate bets scaled back as price pressures ease

23 Sep 2015 /  Rene Vollgraaff, Bloomberg  
The Fed has given us room to breathe.

SA strikes cost R6bn in wages in 2014 -report

21 Sep 2015 /  Zandi Shabalala, Reuters  
Despite five-month mining strike, it was 9% less than 2013.

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.

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