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    1. February 1, 2016

      South Africa finance minister pledges to defend credit rating

      South Africa’s finance minister has pledged to defend the country’s credit rating and avoid the damaging consequences...

    2. January 28, 2016

      South Africa raises interest rates for second time in two months

      South Africa’s central bank raised interest rates for the second time in two months and slashed its growth forecast...

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    1. Africa: Banking and Finance

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    1. January 7, 2016

      South Africa: Self-inflicted wounds

      When Jacob Zuma takes the stage on Saturday to deliver his first major speech of the year, South Africa’s president can...

    2. December 21, 2015

      S Africa finance minister rejects airline bid to recast deal

      Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s new finance minister, has rejected attempts by South African Airways, the state-owned...

    3. December 20, 2015

      Pravin Gordhan pledges to keep a grip on South Africa’s spending

      Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s new finance minister, has pledged to keep a firm grip on government spending and ensure...

    4. December 16, 2015

      Jacob Zuma’s blunder gives reformers a chance

      The precarious path along which South Africa has been travelling during Jacob Zuma’s presidency is no secret. But by...

    5. December 16, 2015

      Jacob Zuma faces major challenge to regain South Africans’ trust

      When President Jacob Zuma replaced two finance ministers and reappointed a third in less than a week, he triggered an...

    6. December 15, 2015

      The high price of Jacob Zuma’s politicking

      Today should end better for Jacob Zuma than last Wednesday. Then, hours after a cabinet meeting dominated by his...

    7. December 15, 2015

      ANC rallies round Jacob Zuma after finance minister debacle

      South Africa’s ruling African National Congress rallied round President Jacob Zuma yesterday in the wake of a debacle...

    8. December 14, 2015

      South Africa’s Zuma counts cost of fiasco over finance minister

      As the rand tumbled and billions of dollars were wiped off the local stock market, a wave of anger within senior ranks...

    9. December 14, 2015

      South Africa bond market faces test

      South Africa’s attempt to quell investor disaffection by installing its third finance minister in less than a week is...

    10. December 14, 2015

      New South Africa finance minister seeks to calm market turmoil

      Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s third finance minister in less than a week, insisted on Monday that the government was...

    11. December 14, 2015

      Jacob Zuma in sudden U-turn over South Africa finance minister

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, has reappointed Pravin Gordhan as finance minister in the wake of a huge backlash...

    12. Fast FT

      December 14, 2015

      South Africa: Damage done or lessons learned?

      Well that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast. It has been a year-end stress test for South...

    13. Fast FT

      December 14, 2015

      Zuma's FinMin backflip sends rand zoom-zooming

      South Africa’s currency has jumped after president Jacob Zuma on Sunday installed the country’s second finance minister...

    14. December 9, 2015

      South African rand dives after finmin sacking

      A shock move by the South African government to replace its finance minister has sent the rand into a tailspin. The...

    15. beyondbrics

      May 26, 2014

      Zuma's new cabinet: can it deliver?

      After much speculation and hours of waiting Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, finally announced his new cabinet on...

    16. May 25, 2014

      Jacob Zuma announces new South African cabinet

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, announced sweeping changes to his new cabinet on Sunday, including new...

    17. beyondbrics

      May 23, 2014

      Zuma's next cabinet: time for change?

      With South Africa’s May 7 election done and dusted and the African National Congress set to extend its 20-year...

    18. May 9, 2014

      Jubilant ANC faces sobering challenge on sick economy

      As the final votes trickled in to seal a fifth consecutive win for the African National Congress in a South African...

    19. February 26, 2014

      South Africa cuts growth forecast as deficit narrows

      South Africa has been forced to cut its growth forecast for the year as the continent’s largest economy struggles, but...

    20. beyondbrics

      February 23, 2014

      The week ahead, Feb 24-28

      The week ahead in emerging markets: some big EM GDP numbers out, including India, Brazil and South Africa; HSBC...

    21. beyondbrics

      February 2, 2014

      The week ahead: Feb 3-7

      The week ahead in emerging markets: PMI manufacturing indices for many major EMs; Thailand elections; ICC to look at...

    22. The World

      January 24, 2014

      Davos view: Emerging markets face backlash

      (c) WEF Every year, there is debate at Davos about what is hot – and what is decidedly not. This year, the emerging...

    23. December 15, 2013

      South Africa credit boom sparks concern

      For nearly five years, South Africa has struggled to recover from a recession that cost about 1m jobs. Growth has been...

    24. November 6, 2013

      South Africa: Half-full glass rapidly emptying

      The location was symbolic and the guests highbrow. Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s finance minister, sat flanked by...

    25. October 23, 2013

      South Africa to cut government perks as growth declines

      South Africa has pledged to slash perks for government officials and crackdown on waste as the Treasury sharply revised...

    26. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2013

      [video] South Africa wary of Fed tapering

      South Africa’s finance minister Pravin Gordhan says the knock-on effect of the Fed’s tapering announcements has taught...

    27. October 8, 2013

      Learn lessons on Fed communications, S Africa minister tells US

      US policy makers should learn the lessons of the recent turmoil in global financial markets caused by ambiguous...

    28. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2013

      Gordhan: IMF is wrong - SA doesn't need a debt ceiling

      Should South Africa have a debt ceiling? The question was raised in a report earlier in October by the IMF, which...

    29. September 17, 2013

      South Africa mining bill sparks controversy

      South Africa is open to amending a controversial mining bill that has alarmed the industry at a time when mining...

    30. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks rose for a second day after a slump in US home sales reported Friday eased speculation about Fed tapering....

    31. August 25, 2013

      Call for aggressive action over emerging markets crisis

      The world’s top policy makers must be more aggressive in handling the unfolding emerging markets crisis, the finance...

    32. August 25, 2013

      South Africa stops short of rand intervention as EM crisis builds

      While India, Brazil and Indonesia commit billions of dollars to attempts to prop up their fast depreciating currencies,...

    33. beyondbrics

      April 25, 2013

      S Africa: vote of confidence from BP

      When one of the biggest energy companies in the world says it will invest half a billion dollars, that’s nothing to...

    34. March 27, 2013

      Brics agree to create development bank

      Leaders of the Brics group of emerging economies on Wednesday announced they had agreed to set up a development bank...

    35. February 27, 2013

      S Africa forecasts slower growth in 2013

      South Africa has cut its growth forecast after violent strikes in the mining sector that contributed to a R16.3bn...

    36. beyondbrics

      February 27, 2013

      SA budget: reaction

      After the GDP numbers, the budget: South Africa’s finance minister Pravin Gordhan delivered the national budget on...

    37. February 26, 2013

      South African economy stays sluggish

      Agriculture, manufacturing and financial services helped propel South Africa’s economic growth for the fourth quarter...

    38. beyondbrics

      November 7, 2012

      Guest post: S Africa is not in decline

      By JP Landman The current narrative on South Africa is one of decline. The mining strikes of the last two and a half...

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