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Sep 2015
Zuma support solid ahead of key meeting
Source: Business Day

As the African National Congress (ANC) begins its mid-term review at its national general council meeting on Friday, President Jacob Zuma will preside over an organisation over which he has consolidated his hold, despite falling ANC support in last year’s election, an ailing economy and a series of personal scandals that have marked his presidency.
9 October 2015

Glencore closes another SA mine
Source: Business Day

Global miner and commodities trader Glencore on Wednesday announced the closure of its Eland Platinum Mine, which will result in the retrenchment of 818 workers.
8 October 2015

IMF downbeat on SA as it warns global growth worst since 2009
Source: Business Day

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday downgraded SA’s economic growth forecasts, as expected, but its pessimism over next year’s outlook surprised as it bucks the trend. It slashed SA’s forecast for this year to 1.4% from 2% in July, and for next year lowered it to 1.3% from 2.1%.
7 October 2015

Fed delay speculation fuels rand’s rise
Source: Business Day

The rand and other emerging market currencies firmed on Monday as the dollar weakened over diminished prospects for a US rate hike this month.
6 October 2015

Coal sector strike will not affect operations, says Eskom
Source: Business Day

The strike in the coal mining sector will not adversely affect Eskom, despite its reliance on coal for power generation, the utility said on Sunday, as the first shifts were due to begin industrial action.
5 October 2015

FNB Civil

Following a gain of 5 points in 2Q2015, the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index moved back by 5 points in 3Q2015 to 39. The current level of the index still indicates that more than 60 per cent of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions. Confidence was lower due to continued weak growth in construction activity and profitability. In addition, the outlook for the remainder of 2015 and into 2016 deteriorated with demand for new work becoming scarcer.
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