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Critical ‘decoupling’

Critical ‘decoupling’

By: Terence Creamer     1st April 2016 A new International Energy Agency (IEA) analysis of global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions points to what it calls a “decoupling” of... 

Junk ‘breathing space’

Junk ‘breathing space’

By: Terence Creamer     25th March 2016 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, following his return from an investor roadshow to the UK and the US, indicated that South Africa had been given... 

‘New’ development bank

‘New’ development bank

By: Terence Creamer     18th March 2016 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... 

More Real Economy
Another hike. What next?

Another hike. What next?

By: Terence Creamer     11th March 2016 Besides the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa’s) decision to grant Eskom a partial clawback of revenue and cost variations arising... 

Prudence alone won’t cut it

Prudence alone won’t cut it

By: Terence Creamer     4th March 2016 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan stressed on Wednesday that tax hikes of R18-billion and expenditure cuts of R15-billion to restore fiscal... 

Gridlocked

Gridlocked

By: Terence Creamer     26th February 2016 Much emphasis is rightly being given to Africa’s electricity generation backlogs, with the African Union estimating that a whopping 700 GW of new... 

Uniting against junk

Uniting against junk

By: Terence Creamer     19th February 2016 Staving off a downgrade to junk has emerged as the undisputed priority for government ahead of the 2016 Budget. There is, at last, an acute... 

Avoiding junk

Avoiding junk

By: Terence Creamer     12th February 2016 Avoiding South Africa’s downgrade to junk status is arguably the South Africa’s first priority for 2016. Achieving that goal, though, is going to... 

Bad news abounds

Bad news abounds

By: Terence Creamer     5th February 2016 While South Africa has a relatively diversified economy, its mining industry remains an important source of export earnings and jobs. Therefore,... 

What is prudent?

What is prudent?

By: Terence Creamer     29th January 2016 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has the unenviable task of assessing the ‘prudency’ of Eskom’s application to recoup what it... 

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