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4 May 2016
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29 Apr 2016
 
 
Under the microscope
REAL ECONOMY: COAL & POWER
Much attention has been paid – appropriately so – to the circumstances that led to Optimum Coal Holdings becoming an asset of Tegeta Exploration and Resources; a company that is closely associated...
 
 
22 Apr 2016
 
Growth, diversification and Africa’s cities
REAL ECONOMY: URBANISATION
Two recent reports leave little room for doubt about the importance of urbanisation across Africa, as well as the urgent need to improve the way cities are being planned and managed. The World...
 
 
15 Apr 2016
 
Ratings and politics
REAL ECONOMY: SOVEREIGN RATING
Standard & Poor's (S&P’s) assessment of whether or not to downgrade the South Africa’s sovereign rating in the coming two months will centre on the country’s weak growth outlook as well as the its...
 
 
08 Apr 2016
 
Growth problem
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMY
The African Development Bank’s former chief economist Professor Mthuli Ncube is a close observer of the South African economic condition and he recently raised some serious questions about South...
 
 
01 Apr 2016
 
Critical ‘decoupling’
REAL ECONOMY: CARBON EMISSIONS
A new International Energy Agency (IEA) analysis of global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions points to what it calls a “decoupling” of greenhouse-gas emissions from economic growth. The...
 
 
25 Mar 2016
 
Junk ‘breathing space’
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, following his return from an investor roadshow to the UK and the US, indicated that South Africa had been given “breathing space” until June to implement “concrete”...
 
 
18 Mar 2016
 
‘New’ development bank
REAL ECONOMY: DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
The New Development Bank (NDB), which is in the process of being established by the Brics bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is aspiring to begin approving its first batch of...
 
 
11 Mar 2016
 
Another hike. What next?
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
Besides the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa’s) decision to grant Eskom a partial clawback of revenue and cost variations arising during the first year of the third multiyear price...
 
 
 
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