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10 Feb 2017
 
 
Going beyond the Limits to Growth debate
LOW-CARBON FUTURE
The Limits to Growth (LTG) thesis was developed in the 1970s by a group of experts collectively called the Club of Rome. They used a computer (at that time, they did not have sufficient data or the...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
Why the future need not be so bleak
LOW-CARBON FUTURE
Sometimes environmental dystopia can obscure progress. As the global climate negotiation process moves along, it is interesting to see how the climate change and fossil fuel debate is beginning to...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Motorists warned to brace for more petrol pain
FUEL PRICE
The Automobile Association on Monday warned motorists to brace for another hike in fuel prices at the end of January. Commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central...
 
 
12 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Assessing reserve management during economic crises: lessons from Indonesia and Nigeria
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Since the 2008 global financial crisis, developing economies have been increasingly exposed to economic shocks. Looking ahead, the muted outlook for oil prices, higher US interest rates and a...
 
 
08 Dec 2016
 
Glencore's Rosneft deal wins analyst thumbs-up
OIL
The share price of diversified mining and marketing company Glencore rose in Johannesburg on the news that the company is in final-stage negotiations to buy 19.5% of Russia’s privatised oil company...
 
 
14 Oct 2016
 
dti: South African economic Ministers advance the position of the global South in BRICS trade discussions
STATEMENT
Ministers of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies and Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu today wrap up their pre-BRICS Summit engagements in New Delhi, India. The Ministers were attending the...
 
 
 
 
Africa sliding?
REAL ECONOMY: AFRICA OUTLOOK
Over the past number of years, the Africa Rising narrative has asserted itself. It has been a story of improving economic growth, rising investment and greater democracy. Between 2003 and 2008,...
 
 
23 Sep 2016
 
 
 
Nigeria's naira: moving to a flexible exchange rate
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Nigeria’s economy is in recession and experiencing credit tightening. Full liberalisation of the naira will support growth beyond the oil sector. President Buhari expects the economy to recover,...
 
 
09 Sep 2016
 
02 Sep 2016
 
Gabon polls reveal a flawed electoral system
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The presidential elections in Gabon have been keeping those following the outcome of the race on the edge of their seats for several days. The vote took place on Saturday 26 August, but results...
 
 
18 Aug 2016
 
 
 
Whither Oil Prices?
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Since September 2014, world crude oil prices have fallen by more than half, setting a new low at $30 a barrel (Brent crude) in February 2016. Since then, prices rallied to $50 a barrel in May due...
 
 
12 Aug 2016
 
 
 
Oil price slip: price decline a continuing risk (August 2016)
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Key messages Oil prices are expected to rise. And yet, US energy self-sufficiency, China’s growth transition and a divided Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) could prevent...
 
 
28 Jul 2016
 
 
 
India’s ‘Rexit’: central bank uncertainty raises risk (July 2016)
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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...
 
 
15 Jul 2016
 
Motorists in for massive drop in petrol price – AA
FUEL PRICE
Motorists can expect a massive drop in the petrol price next month, as South Africans reap the benefit of the weak oil price and the strengthening rand in the face of Brexit, the Automobile...
 
 
08 Jul 2016
 
Kenya’s Equity Bank named fasted growing bank in Africa
FINANCE
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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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