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  • Investment giant Allan Gray dies
    on November 11, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Allan Gray</span>Allan Gray, founder of the investment management company that bears his name, died in Bermuda on 10 November at age 81.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Africa can be world's next economic hub
    on November 7, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Singapore's Senior Miniter, Tharman Shanmugaratnam</span>With the right policies and linkages, Africa can become an indispensable global economic hub, Singapore's Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said at the Kofi A Annan Eminent Speakers' Lecture series in Abidjan.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Ramaphosa calls for R1.2trn more investment
    on November 6, 2019 at 11:05 am

    President Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: SAnew.gov.za</span>South Africa's ambitious target to net R1.2trn in investment is not a gimmick but a concerted effort to attract investment, President Cyril Ramaphosa told delegates at the country's second Investment Conference in Sandton.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • #SACIIE10: Trade to take centre stage at Import Expo
    on November 5, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Trade and global economic governance will be topics of discussion at the China International Import Expo (CIIE), which gets underway on Tuesday. Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Nomalungelo Gina is leading a South African business delegation to the expo that will take place in the Chinese city of Shanghai.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Emerging markets show a quiet resilience
    on November 4, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Andrew Ness, ASIP, portfolio manager, Franklin Templeton emerging markets equity</span>As the world watches the US-China trade spat roll on, it is important to look beyond the headlines and examine the economic reality and progress within emerging markets.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Moody's decision puts SA on notice
    on November 4, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Professor Raymond Parsons</span>Moody's decision to reduce the outlook for its credit rating of the South African government from 'stable' to 'negative' is not unexpected in the light of the country's weak economy and deteriorating public finances.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Tough times - and bad advice - are holding back South Africa's economy
    on October 30, 2019 at 10:01 am

    South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivers the mid-term budget statement at parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 24 October 2018. EPA/Nic Bothma</span>Over the past decade South Africa's public finances have come under more and more strain. The days when the economy was growing and former finance minister Trevor Manuel brought baskets of fruit to parliament have been replaced by declines in the size of the economy per person and rising unemployment. This was symbolised earlier this year when finance minister Tito Mboweni brought a few drought-resistant bitter aloes to his budget speech.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • These are the pros and cons of every Brexit option left on the table
    on October 30, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Johnson still wants MPs to vote for his deal. EPA</span>Boris Johnson's mantra, ever since becoming prime minister, has been to "get Brexit done". Yet the most striking feature of Brexit has been the inability to deliver. Every course of action available to the UK and EU is problematic, hence why the solution to the Brexit dilemma continues to evade even the most determined of politicians.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • South Africa has options
    on October 29, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni</span>Years of fiscal consolidation - cutting expenditure and raising revenue mainly through tax increases, have failed to deliver the desired outcome. The main budget deficit is likely to exceed 6% of GDP in 2019/20 with the gross loan debt ratio increasing to more than 60% of GDP by the end of this fiscal year.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Nigeria's border closure has implications for Africa's economic integration
    on October 28, 2019 at 10:36 am

    The border closure has affected goods from other West African countries. Wikimedia Commons</span>Nigeria recently partially closed its border with Benin in an effort to stem the smuggling of rice. It then went on to close its land borders to the movement of all goods from Benin, Niger and Cameroon, effectively banning trade flows with its neighbours.Read more... | Send to a friend