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  1. 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...

  2. 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 appointments to...

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  1. Africa: Banking and Finance

    With a growing population that is largely ‘unbanked’ and a landscape that has embraced...
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  1. 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 dominance of...

  2. 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 general...

  3. 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 the...

  4. 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 results; and...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 markets...

  7. 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...

  8. 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 Bobby...

  9. 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...

  10. 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 the...

  11. 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 messages...

  12. 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 suggested...

  13. 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 companies...

  14. 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. The...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. 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 sniff...

  18. 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 that...

  19. 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 ($1.8bn)...

  20. 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...

  21. February 26, 2013

    South African economy stays sluggish

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

  22. 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 months,...

  23. October 25, 2012

    Minister says worst of mining crisis over

    Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s finance minister, predicted on Thursday that the crisis in the country’s mining sector was...

  24. beyondbrics

    October 21, 2012

    Week ahead, October 22-26

    This week we have results from technology and consumer companies; monetary policy decisions from Colombia and Mexico; and...

  25. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2012

    S Africa: down drops the GDP forecast

    Everyone seems to agree that South Africa’s growth will be lower than previously forecast in 2012. On Monday, finance...

  26. beyondbrics

    July 3, 2012

    SA rand: too volatile for manufacturers

    Volatility is the name of the game as far as the South African currency goes – and it’s a painful one for the country’s...

  27. May 29, 2012

    South Africa to maintain economic course

    South Africa’s finance minister has insisted there will be no significant shift in economic direction as the governing...

  28. April 16, 2012

    World Bank picks Kim as next head

    The World Bank has chosen Jim Yong Kim as its next president, ending a bitter selection process that the US nominee’s main...

  29. beyondbrics

    February 22, 2012

    S African budget: cautious enough?

    embed1 If the intention of Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s finance minister, was reaffirm to the prudent fiscal credentials...

  30. beyondbrics

    February 15, 2012

    South Africa: shoppers' surprise

    Ahead of next week’s budget, Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s finance minister, was handed some positive news that may help...

  31. October 15, 2011

    G20 tells eurozone to tackle debt crisis

    Finance ministers of the world’s leading economies left Paris on Saturday urging the eurozone to act “decisively to restore...

  32. FT Alphaville

    August 15, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Clive Crook: Fed must fix on a fresh target A prevailing...

  33. August 3, 2011

    S Africa agrees bail-out loan for Swaziland

    South Africa has agreed to a R2.4bn ($370m) bail-out loan for neighbouring Swaziland, Africa’s last absolute monarchy which...

  34. May 30, 2011

    Lagarde lobbies for IMF support

    Christine Lagarde, the French finance minister, began a tour on Monday to lobby support among the big emerging economies for...

  35. May 22, 2011

    Lagarde leads race for top IMF job

    Christine Lagarde, France’s finance minister, has emerged as the leading contender to run the International Monetary Fund...

  36. November 23, 2010

    South Africa targets looser monetary policy

    South Africa intends to target looser monetary policy and step up purchases of foreign currency inflows, the government has...

  37. FT Alphaville

    October 27, 2010

    S Africa to curb rand

    South Africa’s finance minister has announced steps designed to curb the appreciation of the rand, promising to loosen...

  38. October 27, 2010

    S Africa to curb rand as calls for action grow

    South Africa’s finance minister has announced measures designed to curb the appreciation of the rand, promising to loosen...

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