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S&P set to keep a keen eye on SA’s walking the talk of spending cuts
Source: Business Day

SA’s ability to implement government spending cuts will be monitored closely and will have a strong bearing on another foreign currency sovereign credit rating downgrade, says Standard & Poor’s (S&P) SA and sub-Saharan Africa MD Konrad Reuss.
24 October 2014

Nene administers tough love
Source: Business Day

FINANCE Minister Nhlanhla Nene has announced tough measures including tax increases, job freezes and across-the-board budget cuts to deal with low economic growth, high debt levels and lower than expected tax income.
23 October 2014

IMF warns African states against eurobond rush
Source: Reuters

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned African countries against rushing to issue eurobonds, saying they may face exchange rate risks and problems repaying debts.
22 October 2014

Vehicle production is recovering from strike
Source: Business Day

The latest National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) quarterly report shows industry-wide capacity utilisation rose sharply in July-September, compared to the previous quarter.
22 October 2014

China's growth slowest since global crisis
Source: Reuters

China grew at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis in the September quarter and risks missing its official target for the first time in 15 years, adding to concerns the world's second-largest economy is becoming a drag on global growth.
21 October 2014

FNB Civil

The FNB/BER Civil confidence index rose by 4 points, from 44 to 48 in 2014Q3. Confidence was higher despite a sharp fall in construction work during the quarter. The fall in construction activity also weighed on overall profitability.
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