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Foreign investors’ fears eased with draft bill
Source: Business Day

The protection provisions for foreign investors in the draft Investment Promotion and Protection Bill have been strengthened during deliberations of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac).
27 November 2014

Eskom asks staff to quit to contain soaring costs
Source: Business Day

In a bid to improve its financial performance and contain spiralling operational costs, Eskom last month asked its 46,000 staff to raise their hands for a voluntary separation programme.
26 November 2014

Q3 shows mild GDP growth acceleration
Source: BER

As expected, quarterly GDP growth momentum accelerated somewhat in 2014Q3. Stats SA reported that the economy expanded by 1.4% q-o-q (annualised) in Q3. This follows growth of 0.5% (revised from 0.6%) q-o-q in Q2 and a downwardly adjusted contraction of -1.6% (-0.6% previous) in the first quarter.
25 November 2014

Eskom snags may cut 2015 growth to less than 2%
Source: Business Day

Eskom’s supply problems could push economic growth forecasts below 2% next year, say economists, as industry is forced to cut production and investors cannot be guaranteed a secure energy supply.
25 November 2014

Industry ‘must cut 10% of power usage’
Source: Business Day

Eskom on Sunday declared a "power emergency" for large industrial customers, requiring them to immediately reduce their electricity usage by 10%.
24 November 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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