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Jul 2015
Nene holds off on 2% growth revision
Source: Business Day

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Thursday the government would have to be realistic in its economic growth forecasts when it presents its medium-term budget in October, but it is hard to tell at this stage what revision it might make to the 2% cited in the February budget.
28 August 2015

New deal aims to stem mine job cuts
Source: Business Day

Crisis talks in the mining sector have yielded a commitment on new measures to save jobs and help make the industry more sustainable in the long term.
27 August 2015

China slowdown hits Billiton hard
Source: Business Day

Global diversified miner BHP Billiton on Tuesday announced its worst annual operating performance in a decade amid falling commodities prices as Chinese economic growth continued to slow.
26 August 2015

Q2 GDP contracts amid broad-based sectoral weakness
Source: BER

Real GDP declined by a sizeable margin of 1.3% q-o-q (annualised) in the second quarter of 2015.
25 August 2015

Rand plunge sparks rare Reserve Bank comment
Source: Business Day

The rand sank to a record low against the dollar on Monday as stocks and currencies the world over reeled from a plunge in Chinese stocks. The dive to R14/$ prompted the South African Reserve Bank to take the rare step of commenting on the markets.
25 August 2015

FNB Civil

After dropping to 39 points in 1Q2015, the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index recovered somewhat to 44 points in 2Q2015. However, the rise in confidence is deceiving in that the state of the civil construction industry, as implied by the underlying data, seems to have worsened during the quarter.
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BER press release Jul 2 2015
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