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30 April 2017
10 Mar 2017
Meeting Sub-Saharan Africa’s Frontier Market Financing Needs: More Is Better from the IMF
An energizing development for IMF staff working on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the past decade was the region's clear growth uptick and progress in reducing poverty relative to earlier periods. I...
12 Jan 2017
Global Economic Prospects
Global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7 percent in 2017 after a post-crisis low last year as obstacles to activity recede among emerging market and developing economy...
23 Sep 2016
Nigeria hunts down 700 000 companies over tax evasion
Nigeria says it has hunted down at least 700 000 firms that have never paid taxes, in a bid to seek new revenue sources to compensate for low oil prices that have pushed Africa’s biggest economy...
28 Jul 2016
India’s ‘Rexit’: central bank uncertainty raises risk (July 2016)
Key messages • India is a significant player in the global financial system, given its large and liquid markets. It is a concern at the present moment of global uncertainty because its...
08 Jul 2016
Kenya’s Equity Bank named fasted growing bank in Africa
Kenya’s Equity Bank has been rated the fasted growing bank in Africa by The Banker report, a globally renowned publication of the Financial Times of London. The report said three Kenyan banks...
01 Apr 2016
Economist warns about impact of inflation spikes
Inflation has shot up to its highest level since the 2008 economic downturn and South Africa should brace itself for further increases, especially in the agriculture sector, said Econometrix chief...
29 Jan 2016
SARB: Lesekgo Kganyago: Address by Bank Governor, during his announcement on monetary Polict Committee, Pretoria (28/01/2016)
Since the previous meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee, the inflation outlook has deteriorated significantly, mainly due to exchange rate and food price developments. The rand has depreciated...
28 Jan 2016
SARB: Governor Lesetja Kganyago: Statement of Monetary Policy Committee 28 Jan 2016
Since the previous meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee, the inflation outlook has deteriorated significantly, mainly due to exchange rate and food price developments. The rand has depreciated...
17 Dec 2015
US Fed raises interest rate, downplays negative spillover impact on emerging markets
The US Federal Reserve (Fed) on Wednesday decided to raise benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points, the first interest rate increase since 2006 and marking the end of an era of extraordinary...
22 Oct 2015
Regional Economic Outlook – Middle East and Central Asia (Oct 2015)
The near-term outlook for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) region is dominated by geopolitical and oil price developments. Regional uncertainties arising from the...
13 Oct 2015
What Nigeria can do to weather low oil prices and slow economic growth
Ever since Nigeria started harvesting its petroleum endowment, its economy’s umbilical cord has avoidably been firmly tied to the volatility of this commodity’s price. This vulnerability is...
11 Jun 2015
World Bank warns developing world of bumpy ride ahead
The World Bank has warned that developing countries, “an engine of global growth following the financial crisis”, could expect a more bumpy ride in the year ahead. The Bank’s latest Global Economic...
06 Mar 2015
SA: François Groepe, Address by Deputy Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, at The Webber Wentzel Leadership Network, Johannesburg (04/03/2015)
Thank you for inviting me to the Webber Wentzel Leadership Network, which is aimed at reinforcing your firm’s dedication to the future of South Africa and underscores the role that young...
11 Feb 2015
World Energy Council to host energy ministerial in Johannesburg next week
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10 February, London and Johannesburg – The World Energy Council will be gathering African energy ministers and energy leaders at a high-level roundtable in Johannesburg next Tuesday, 17 February to...
04 Feb 2015
SA: Ngoako Ramatlhodi: Address by Minister of Mineral Resources, at the IHS Energy South African Coal Exports Conference, Johannesburg (04/02/2015)
Let me start by thanking the conference organisers for extending this invitation to me, and to welcome our international guests to our beautiful country. The 2015 Coal Exports Conference takes...

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