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My Predictions for 2015 – Part 1

By Vivian Atud Summary In this first part of my two part predictions for 2015 I will take a look at where the global and domestic economy and markets are headed in 2015. South Africa has been through a roller coaster ride in 2014 and ended up growing just 1.4 percent below all expert forecast at the beginning of 2014. […]

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Is it Time for South Africa to Respond to the Oil Price Fall?

By Marcello Conti Millano- Sunburst Africa–The crisis in the oil price in 2014 is negatively affecting all markets of the world but the reactions of the governments are quite different. The United States, who have more resources to be allocated to consumption (retail sales in November rose by 0.7%), are celebrating, but the rest of the world is in worry. […]

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Surprise market Turnaround as China cuts rates on Friday November 21st

What? If you are a gambler you might have gone for a bet that the JSE would close in negative territory last week Friday. This was in line with the continuous weakness of the market for four consecutive days last week and the lack of exciting news either globally or locally. That changed on Friday when China took the surprise […]

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The MPC keeps Repo Rate Unchanged- What does this mean for ordinary consumers?

Following the announcement that the South African Reserve Bank has unanimously decided to keep the repo rate on hold – at 5.75% due to the lower trajectory of headline inflation and continued weak state of the economy, many south African are grappling with what this means for them and their consumption. Let me start by introducing my readers to the […]

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