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Global Economic Prospects
RECOMMENDATION
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...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Obama's final speech: 'We rise or fall as one'
POLITICS
Barack Obama has addressed the US and the world for the final time as president, in an emotional speech that listed the landmark achievements of his presidency and stressed unity as nation. Capping...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
03 Jan 2017
 
Outlook 2017: SA growth weak, but stronger than 2016
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
South African asset prices should perform "ok", but mainly because there are more negative peers to compare to – especially Turkey – emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura said...
 
 
29 Dec 2016
 
Russian flights to Egypt will resume soon, Putin tells Sisi
News
Russian flights to Egypt will resume soon, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a phone call, Sisi's office said on Thursday. Flights to Egypt from...
 
 
22 Dec 2016
 
 
 
'We want the rand to fall so that when it rises, we will control the economy' - Maine
ECONOMY
African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) president Collen Maine says the league wants and needs the rand to fall so that when it rises again, the country's economy will be under their...
 
 
20 Dec 2016
 
U.N. chief fears genocide about to start in South Sudan
UN
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday he feared genocide was about to start in South Sudan unless immediate action is taken, renewing his plea for the Security Council to...
 
 
SA: Faith Muthambi: Address by Minister of Communication, on the occasion of the DTT Imbizo, Kwazulu Natal (20/12/2016)
Topics
We are hosting this digital terrestrial television (DTT) Imbizo just few days before we celebrate Christmas. A time that many of us will be spending with our families.
 
 
14 Dec 2016
 
ELA-JHB and SAFCEI: Update: nuclear postponed to February 2017 - government ordered to pay punitive costs
STATEMENT
On 13 December 2016, the Western Cape High Court postponed the challenge by Environmental Justice Groups Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) and the Southern African Faith Communities...
 
 
 
 
Resetting South Africa’s Foreign Policy
OPINION
Nelson Mandela had a clear idea of what South Africa’s foreign policy should focus on. ‘Human rights,’ he wrote before taking power in 1994, ‘will be the light that guides our foreign affairs.’...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
Numsa: Andrew Chirwa: Address by Numsa President, at the Numsa 10th National Congress, Cape Town (12/12/2016)
Topics
Numsa Congresses are always very serious and disciplined occasions for Numsa members, once every four years, to meet and determine the priorities for the next four years, for the union.
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
Stillwater deal runs deep
PLATINUM
The acquisition of America’s Stillwater Mining has the potential to put South Africa’s Sibanye on the inside track of low-cost mechanised primary mining as well as provide it with deep insight into...
 
 
Sibanye to acquire US platinum miner for R30bn
GOLD
Precious metals mining company Sibanye Gold has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Stillwater Mining Company of the US for R30-billion...
 
 
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...
 
 
06 Dec 2016
 
South Africa avoided dreaded junk status. But the economy is far from healthy
THE CONVERSATION
The whole economically-aware population of South Africa is celebrating that the three main ratings agencies held off on junking the country’s financial reputation in the past two weeks. I am...
 
 
 
                       
 
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