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Coronavirus: The biggest economic risk is not China

9 Mar 2020 /  Patrick Cairns   22
It's the USA.

World economy watches and waits for China’s great reboot

7 Mar 2020 /  Enda Curran and Dong Lyu, Boomberg    1
How the coronavirus can hit global supply chains.

Rate cuts could backfire for emerging markets

6 Mar 2020 /  Srinivasan Sivabalan, Bloomberg    2
Negative real yields are coming to emerging markets.

IMF chief says coronavirus erases hopes for stronger growth in 2020

5 Mar 2020 /  David Lawder and Andrea Shalal, Reuters  
'Global growth in 2020 will dip below last year's levels, but how far it will fall is still difficult to predict.'

World economy heading to its worst downturn since 2009: OECD

2 Mar 2020 /  Leigh Thomas, Reuters   5
OECD cuts global economic growth forecast.

Wrap-up of global economic news

26 Feb 2020 /  Michael Heath, Bloomberg  
China growth sub-3%, Fed rate risks, Wargaming pandemic.

G-20 finance chiefs on alert with global growth at risk

23 Feb 2020 /  Toru Fujioka, Jana Randow and William Horobin, Bloomberg  
Countries 'agreed to be ready to intervene with the necessary policies....'

Bond investors signal SA to lose investment grade

21 Feb 2020 /  Colleen Goko, Bloomberg    3
Many investors expect South Africa to lose its last investment-grade rating. Their only question is when.

Trump says SA is ‘rich’. He has a point

19 Feb 2020 /  Adriaan Kruger   42
Surely there are more than just 'developed' or 'developing' economy categories?

Ramaphosa speeds up funding for infrastructure

19 Feb 2020 /  Roy Cokayne   19
Says investments must grow from 13% to 30% of total spending by 2030 to achieve NDP growth targets.

SA country risk adds to rates pressure: Sarb

UPDATE
18 Feb 2020 /  Mike Cohen, Bloomberg   10
See chart: real interest rates remain at elevated levels.

Citigroup expects debt sales to boost sub-Saharan African deals

17 Feb 2020 /  Eric Ombok, Bloomberg  
Lender wants to tap a funding shortfall for infrastructure projects that could be as much as $100bn a year.

Construction sector welcomes R700bn ‘project pipeline’

17 Feb 2020 /  Roy Cokayne   28
But dubious about government’s ability to deliver.

SA sees exports to US stable, despite losing waiver

15 Feb 2020 /  Prinesha Naidoo, Bloomberg   10
SA’s preferential market access to the US is under review.

‘This year, we fix the fundamentals’ – Ramaphosa

14 Feb 2020 /  Larry Claasen   34
President gives a speech of uncharacteristic boldness.
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