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Rand rout little solace as SA companies hoard cash

20 May 2016 /  Mike Cohen, Liezel Hill and Kevin Crowley, Bloomberg
Lackluster growth, political turmoil deter domestic investment.
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Is the link between monetary policy and inflation broken?

20 May 2016 /  Peter Levring, Bloomberg
Is the end of Economics 101 nigh?

Consumers given a breather with rate-hiking pause

20 May 2016 / 
But further interest rate hikes likely as inflation risks remain.
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How to fix SA Inc.

20 May 2016 /  Inge Lamprecht
Dr Mamphela Ramphele, Dr Iraj Abedian and others share their views.
UPDATE
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SA Reserve Bank keeps repo rate on hold at 7%

19 May 2016 / 
‘Inflation expectations remain at uncomfortably high levels.’
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Making the NDP work

19 May 2016 /  Patrick Cairns
Who is responsible?
UPDATE

March retail sales slow to 2.8%

18 May 2016 /  Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters (Nedbank and NKC comment added)
Growth in consumer spending will likely remain subdued in months to come - Nedbank.
UPDATE

Inflation slows in April, easing pressure on Sarb

18 May 2016 /  Amogelang Mbatha, Bloomberg
Inflation down to 6.3%, while core inflation is up at 5.5%.

Recession peril may pip inflation fight for Kganyago

18 May 2016 /  Xola Potelwa, Bloomberg
Economist expects Sarb to hold rates.

CompCom probe into SA’s grocery retail sector still on-going

18 May 2016 /  Ray Mahlaka
The inquiry’s recommendations are expected to be concluded in May 2017.
UPDATE
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SA on track to meet revenue and fiscal targets – Treasury

17 May 2016 /  Wendell Roelf and Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters
Despite recent signs that the economy was headed for prolonged low growth.

SA’s debt service costs higher than projected – Treasury

17 May 2016 /  Wendell Roelf, Reuters
Costs stand at R907.9 million.
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Growth makes the world go round

17 May 2016 /  Patrick Cairns
And that requires greater respect for business.
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Why Egypt beat South Africa

16 May 2016 /  Prinesha Naidoo
'It’s not so much about the rise of Egypt but rather the decline of SA: economist Lesiba Mothata.
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The smart money is long gone; when will the rest follow?

16 May 2016 / 
SA's credit downgrade started years ago.

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