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Higher rates to pile on debt pressures, dent saving

12 Sep 2015 /  Stella Mapenzauswa, Reuters
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.
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Further rand weakness not necessarily bad – Kganyago

6 Sep 2015 /  Reuters
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'

A crisis of confidence

4 Sep 2015 / 
Business, CEO and consumer confidence indices either at or close to record lows.

S&P doesn’t see the rush to downgrade Africa’s ratings

3 Sep 2015 /  Matthew Hill, Bloomberg
Another quarter of weak economic performance would raise questions about SA’s fiscal target - S&P.

SA car makers hit by falling rand, weak demand

2 Sep 2015 /  Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters
Auto industry contributes 7.5% of GDP.

Is 2015 the beginning of the end for Africa’s China-led boom?

1 Sep 2015 /  Vuyani Ndaba, Reuters
Africa-focused economists caught off-guard on China weakness.
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Twelve things SA needs to get right

1 Sep 2015 /  Patrick Cairns
The question must be ‘How will we all - as citizens - implement the NDP?' - Elias Masilela.

Policy is too important to be left up to government

1 Sep 2015 /  Patrick Cairns
The private sector must also provide leadership.
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Four things SA can learn from Mauritius

1 Sep 2015 /  Inge Lamprecht
Rise in competitiveness rankings did not happen by accident.
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SA needs more welders, tradesmen – McKinsey

1 Sep 2015 / 
McKinsey’s Big Five growth priorities for SA.
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SA’s currency war

28 Aug 2015 /  Jerry Schuitema
The country wins the battle, but poor tactics lose the war

Money pours out of emerging markets at rate unseen since Lehman

27 Aug 2015 /  Elena Popina, Bloomberg
This week,  investors relived a nightmare.

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