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IMF cuts SA’s economic growth forecast by almost half

19 Jan 2016 /  Rene Vollgraaff, Bloomberg
As country struggles to cope with a plunge in metal prices.
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Tax havens rob the world’s poor, says Oxfam

19 Jan 2016 / 
Anti-poverty organisation takes its cause to Davos.
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SA’s yield premium above peer average for first time

18 Jan 2016 /  Robert Brand, Bloomberg
Sovereign spread has widened 95 basis points.
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SA committed to stabilising economy, Gordhan says

14 Jan 2016 /  Paul Vecchiatto and Mike Cohen, Bloomberg
Government will work with business and unions to improve ratings, minister says.

Weak rand poses upside inflation risk – Mminele

14 Jan 2016 /  Stella Mapenzauswa, Reuters
MPC will assess whether the current monetary policy stance remains appropriate.
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Standard Bank CEO warns racism is a risk to SA growth

13 Jan 2016 /  Franz Wild, Bloomberg
We need a new phase of open, serious dialogue about race and racism - Tshabalala.
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Rand slump may force more aggressive Sarb action

11 Jan 2016 /  Rene Vollgraaff, Bloomberg
Inflation expectations increase to highest since 2012.

Business confidence at lowest in more than two decades

7 Jan 2016 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters
Nene sacking and market instability knock confidence.

World Bank cuts global growth forecasts

7 Jan 2016 /  Andrew Mayeda, Bloomberg
Developing economies are losing their horse power.

For first time, South African assets abroad outstrip inflows

6 Jan 2016 /  Rene Vollgraaff, Bloomberg
Thanks to the rand’s slump.
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Agoa: We are in extra time – Davies

4 Jan 2016 /  Antoinette Slabbert
Not clear when US will blow the whistle.
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The world economy’s winners and losers in 2015

31 Dec 2015 /  Enda Curran and A Catarina Saraiva, Bloomberg
When the final numbers are tallied, 2015 will probably count as another disappointing year for global growth.

Big themes for the year ahead

30 Dec 2015 /  Nastassia Arendse
Some of the weaker miners will fall by the wayside.
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SA, France and ‘Brexit’ top 2016 rating watchlist

26 Dec 2015 /  Marc Jones, Reuters
Chances are skewed towards a downgrade for SA.
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SA’s budget deficit widens y/y in Nov

23 Dec 2015 / 
Compared with a shortfall for the same month a year earlier.

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