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‘2019 elections outcome could determine SA’s long-term economic prospects’

12 December 2018, 9:31 PM

The outcome of the 2019 elections could determine South Africa’s long term economic prospects. Should the African National Congress (ANC) manage to increase or maintain its support base and continue with its current reforms, this could positively impact on sentiment.

SA to continue push for lifting of sanctions against Cuba

12 December 2018, 9:15 PM

South Africa is continuing its for push for the lifting of sanctions which have been imposed on Cuba

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Formal sector continues to shed jobs

11 December 2018, 4:20 PM

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) data shows 16 000 jobs were lost in the third quarter. The job losses were largely in the productive sectors of the economy namely, manufacturing, construction and mining.

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SA’s manufacturing output jumps, boosting rand

11 December 2018, 2:32 PM

South Africa’s manufacturing output rose more than expected in October to its highest level since June 2016, data showed on Tuesday, lifting the rand as the economy showed further signs of recovering from recession.

Fitch not likely to downgrade SA’s rating anytime soon

6 December 2018, 8:45 PM

Economists say rating agency Fitch is not likely to downgrade South Africa’s rating anytime soon.



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