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Central bank sees CPI target staying as range

The target range of 3% to 6% allows for flexibility in protecting the economy from price shocks, says MPC member.

#Budget2019: 4 things to watch

Biggest short-term challenge is Eskom.

JSE gains may prove a red herring amid Eskom woes

The rand-hedge effect helped give the JSE its biggest gain in five weeks, but stocks remain vulnerable.

Eskom: There’s a long and tough road ahead

Ramaphosa tries to allay fears that splitting the power utility will lead to privatisation, job losses.

No immediate plans to change Sarb’s inflation band to point target

Calls for policy certainty as debate around mandate and independence intensifies.

World economy gets inflation checkup from US, China data

A measure of US core consumer inflation likely eased to 2.1% on an annual basis.

Ramaphosa instils hope, but ignores the elephants

The president and his new prosecuting deployments need to hit the acceleration pedal on corruption – soon.

SA’s world-beating bonds have room to extend gains

SA local-currency bonds have returned 7.8% this month in dollar terms, the most out of 25 developing nations tracked by Bloomberg.

Central Banks are buying gold at the fastest clip since 1971

Russia, which is 'de-dollarizing' its reserves, was the biggest buyer, followed by Turkey and Kazakhstan.

In a shift, US Fed says will be ‘patient’ on future rate hikes

Says continued US growth 'likeliest outcome'.

Remember she’s a rainbow, Cyril and Tito

While the state of the nation address lends itself to positive speak, the budget is less forgiving.

Reggae. Puppies. Whatever it takes, central banks want attention

As populism sweeps the globe, established institutions need to shore up public faith.

Goldman cheers as rand heads for best-ever start to a year

The rand has gained 5% against the dollar in January, trailing only Russia’s ruble among emerging-market peers.

Absa’s Ramos sees confidence returning to SA economy

'The biggest challenge facing SA is to have a strategy and to build confidence around sustainable growth and job creation.'

Global economy endures a case of the Mondays, all week long

The world’s three biggest economies are in a funk, helping to kill the mood in Davos on top of all the trade-war jitters.



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