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‘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... 

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... 

More Real Economy
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... 

Can we change the SA narrative?

Can we change the SA narrative?

By: Terence Creamer     22nd January 2016 So it’s going to be another difficult year economically and socially. Sadly, we have also started 2016 on the wrong foot. The rand has come under... 

Hopes versus expectations

Hopes versus expectations

By: Terence Creamer     15th January 2016 As 2016 begins, a perceptibly large divide has emerged between hopes and expectations, with perceptions and forecasts about the coming 12 months... 

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