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Morgan Stanley sees US GDP plunging 30% in second quarter

23 Mar 2020 /  Simon Kennedy, Bloomberg   
Unemployment will average 12.8%.

SA’s panic-buying highlights inequalities

22 Mar 2020 /  James Lappeman   15
The middle class is under financial pressure, but they're still in the privileged minority.

SA economy silence contrasts with drastic virus steps

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22 Mar 2020 /  Antony Sguazzin and Roxanne Henderson, Bloomberg   14
Treasury's yet to announce whether government will support affected businesses and households.

SA’s biggest rate cut in more than a decade in charts

20 Mar 2020 /  Prinesha Naidoo, Bloomberg   
MPC sees inflation rate dropping to below 3.5%.

Rate cut not enough

20 Mar 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   32
Growing calls for freeze on debt repayments to ward off 'social disaster' aspect of Covid-19.

BMW shuts down Rosslyn plant for two weeks

19 Mar 2020 /  Roy Cokayne   21
Its European factories too, as a result of Covid-19 risk and a decline in vehicle demand.

How the economy could emerge stronger from Covid-19

19 Mar 2020 /  Patrick Cairns   20
If South Africa doesn't waste a good crisis

The only question on South African rate cut may be ‘how much?’

18 Mar 2020 /  Prinesha Naidoo, Bloomberg   2
The key rate was last cut at consecutive meetings almost a decade ago.

How coronavirus will dominate African interest-rate decisions

17 Mar 2020 /  Prinesha Naidoo, Bloomberg   
Markets are pricing in a 50 basis-point rate cut in South Africa.

Coronavirus inflicts more pain on battered South African economy

17 Mar 2020 /  Mike Cohen, Bloomberg   1
Stocks crash.

On full display: The fragility of the global order

17 Mar 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   6
Brought down by a microbe without a shot being fired.

Business: Take money from non-essential SOEs to fight Covid-19

17 Mar 2020 /  Tebogo Tshwane    9
If the spread of infection worsens, government will need to make cuts across all areas of spend.

Fed brings out big guns, investors fear the worst

16 Mar 2020 /  Lewis Krauskopf, Reuters   1
Federal Reserve cuts rates to near zero.

Business confidence sinks to 21-year low – survey

11 Mar 2020 /  Tanishaa Nadkar, Reuters   1
The timing of the Covid-19-induced global slowdown could not have been worse - RMB.

Bank of England cuts rates to 0.25% in shock move over coronavirus

11 Mar 2020 /  David Milliken, Reuters   1
In first emergency move since 2008.
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