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27 June 2016
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24 Jun 2016
 
 
Gas import tailwinds
REAL ECONOMY: GAS
In May, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson indicated that a request for proposals would be released during the current fiscal year for a floating storage and regasification unit and a...
 
 
17 Jun 2016
 
Positive Shocks?
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMY
Various interesting points are made in the commentary associated with S&P Global Ratings’ June decision to affirm South Africa’s investment-grade rating, while sustaining its negative outlook. The...
 
 
10 Jun 2016
 
Nuclear ‘spring’?
REAL ECONOMY: NUCLEAR
During a recent visit to South Africa, French President Francois Hollande’s special envoy for the French-South Africa nuclear partnership expressed optimism that South Africa’s nuclear request for...
 
 
03 Jun 2016
 
Junk D-Day
REAL ECONOMY: CREDIT RATING
Today, June 3, is D-Day for the publication by Standard & Poor’s (S&P’s) of its much anticipated ratings review of South Africa, which, at BBB- and on negative watch, stands precariously close to...
 
 
27 May 2016
 
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REAL ECONOMY: INDUSTRIAL INCENTIVES
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies reaffirmed on Tuesday that government planned to pursue an increasing number of sector-specific incentive schemes, with an initial focus on the creation of...
 
 
20 May 2016
 
Growth is a thirsty business
REAL ECONOMY: WATER & GROWTH
There are many issues currently confronting South Africa. However two of the biggest are, undoubtedly, the effects of the worst drought in decades and the country's weak growth performance. Both...
 
 
13 May 2016
 
South Africa lags Africa’s other oil importers
REAL ECONOMY: AFRICA OUTLOOK
While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects South Africa’s growth to halve to just 0.6% in 2016, growth in other oil-importing countries across sub-Saharan Africa is projected to remain...
 
 
06 May 2016
 
 
 
Out of alignment
REAL ECONOMY: PLANNING COMMISSION
A preliminary analysis conducted by South Africa’s second National Planning Commission (NPC) of the current alignment between the country’s Budget and the National Development Plan (NDP) reportedly...
 
 
 
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