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Trump hits China with more tariffs, sharply escalating trade dispute

Tariffs to take effect September 1.

Fed cuts interest rates, signals it may not need to do more

US central bank reduces borrowing costs modestly.

Used vehicle price increases at their lowest level in 5 years

Ironically, cash-strapped consumers are in a position of power as the industry attempts to stimulate the market.

China’s economy weakened further in July, early indicators show

Chinese Purchasing Index due this week.

South Africa credit demand growth slows to 6.91% in June

From 7.66% in the previous month.

Emerging-market gains at mercy of Fed as trade talks simmer on

All eyes are on the Fed this week.

This week’s key economic data may leave markets unfazed

Tuesday will see the release of the Chinese Purchasing Index, Wednesday the Fed rate decision and Friday the publishing of US jobs data.

Ramaphosa’s land panel endorses a careful approach

Supports amending the constitution but wants a bill that provides clarity on the kind of land that can be expropriated and when compensation can or cannot apply.

Finance dominates SA economy, and that’s a problem

Counting this as wealth creation is misleading.

IMF cuts global growth forecast again as ‘missteps’ fuel concern

The IMF sees global trade slowing this year as a result of trade tensions, mostly.

Missing their inflation goals, central banks study moving posts

Monetary authorities around the world are debating the efficacy of their current strategies.

We have to be realistic about SA’s prospects

Changes are being made and will lead to improvements, but we should not expect the fixing of the economy to be a swift process.

South Korea, Indonesia central banks cut rut rates, follow peers

Moves demonstrate that even those reluctant to cut are now being forced to respond as global risks worsen.

Global economy’s storm clouds prompt louder pleas for fiscal aid

Central banks cannot continue carrying the burden of aiding the fiscus alone.

Predicting which way the rate cycle will go

What adjusting the fed funds rate for quantitative easing indicates.

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