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Retail sales suggest economy sluggish before May vote

Weak income growth alongside price pressures constrain consumers.

Liquidity risk debate pits CrossBorder against JPMorgan, Goldman

A report by CrossBorder’s counters the market liquidity concerns of JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.

Consumer inflation rises as fuel hikes hit transport costs

An uptick in the global crude price increased fuel prices in the past two months and analysts see inflation continuing to rise throughout 2019.

How to prepare for inevitable time when volatility explodes

A Morgan Stanley strategist is warning that the calm won’t last.

IMF warns policymakers to ‘do no harm’ as world economy wobbles

The threat of political missteps is looming over the global economy.

Rand held back by political uncertainty, IMF says

Ramaphosa is facing difficulties in introducing reforms to stimulate the economy, consolidate spending and reduce corruption.

MPC remains steadfast on CPI target midpoint

Reserve Bank wants to see inflation expectations anchored at the 4.5% midpoint of its target range.

Three easy wins that can lift economic growth

If SA is able to get even one of them right, business confidence will improve.

Message to South Africans: The good times will be back shortly

Things are getting better, ever so slowly.

SA business confidence slumps to 7-month low in March

Power cuts in March hurt confidence.

New data shows how rolling blackouts dented the economy

The March Beti declined across all measurement periods, with Eskom hurting the economy the most.

We’re not even close to the next great recession

The IMF's latest numbers show a worrisome trajectory but we are a long way from 2009.

IMF trims SA’s economic growth forecast to 1.2%

Political and policy uncertainty remained a constraint on activity, IMF says.

S&P sees SA policy reforms continuing after election

Affirms its stable outlook on the nation’s credit rating.

Thin veneer of calm reigns for rand before vote

Traders are anticipating wider price swings as the election approaches.



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