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Apr 2015
Jobs take the helm at gold talks
Source: Business Day

Just over a week before the start of formal wage talks, SA’s five major gold producers are gearing for negotiations that could last up to five months, to thrash out a wage agreement that the parties hope will not result in wholesale shaft closures and job cuts.
29 May 2015

Fracking regulations imminent
Source: Business Day

Licences for shale gas exploration through hydraulic fracturing will be issued in three years’ time and regulations controlling the process will be published in about a week.
28 May 2015

Q1 GDP growth slows sharply
Source: BER

Real GDP growth moderated significantly in the first quarter of 2015. Growth came in at 1.3% q-o-q (annualised), more or less in line with market expectations. This compares to the robust GDP print of 4.1% q-o-q during 2014Q4. Compared to 2014Q1, growth accelerated to a seasonally adjusted 2% y-o-y in 2015Q1, up from 1.3% recorded in 2014Q4.
26 May 2015

Asian shares turn higher as China rallies, dollar up
Source: Reuters

Asian shares turned higher on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses on the back of gains in Hong Kong and China, while the dollar extended highs scaled in holiday-thinned trading in the previous session and pushed to an eight-year high against the yen.
26 May 2015

MPC paves the way for an interest rate increase
Source: BER

As was the case in January and March, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) decided to keep the repo policy interest rate unchanged at 5.75% (prime lending rate at 9.25%). Importantly, the tone of the statement accompanying the decision suggests that the MPC is becoming increasingly concerned about the outlook for inflation.
21 May 2015

FNB Civil

After rising to 59 last quarter, the FNB/BER civil confidence index shed 20 points to register a level of 39 in 1Q2015. Confidence was lower largely due to a sharp slowdown in construction activity. In addition, the outlook for construction activity in the short term, particularly for new work, deteriorated.
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