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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. 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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