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Retail sales up 0.7% y/y in June

Following a 1.9% increase in May.

Rand sinks as a downbeat Moody’s, Naspers spur a perfect storm

Moody says it sees South Africa's fiscal deficit at about 4% of GDP in the year through March 2019.

Moody’s sees slower fiscal progress in SA

Moody’s sees the country’s fiscal deficit at about 4% of GDP in the year through March 2019.

Vat hike had muted inflation impact – Sarb

The one percentage point increase in April impacted inflation.

SA’s economic recovery to be ‘weak and choppy’ – Sarb

South Africa's economic growth dropped below initial expectations.

Five things making headlines in South Africa today

June retail sales rise 0.7%, EastPlats results, Silas Ramaite appointed as acting head of NPA, Curro expands into townships.

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SA asked US to ‘back away’ from punitive tariffs

The country has been hit by steel and aluminium tariffs and the detrimental effect could be exacerbated if they are extended to the automotive industry.

Rand rebounds as Turkey-led rout eases, stocks falter

Government bonds recover as yields fall.

Ramaphosa appoints acting chief prosecutor after court ruling

Silas Ramaite has been appointed as the country's acting chief prosecutor.

Lazard drafting plan to bolster balance sheet of Eskom – sources

Eskom is hiring financial advisor Lazard to draft a plan to shore up its balance sheet amid financial battles.

Orders jump at South Africa bond auction as investors see value

Traders placed R9.77 billion of orders, or more than four times the R2.4 billion of securities on sale.

Ramaphosa proposes new sovereign wealth fund – party officials

To help boost economic growth.

Mines minister concerned about Gold Fields job cuts

Gwede Mantashe says some companies are were not 'meaningfully engaging' with department on their restructuring plans.



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