Category Archives: Economy

Will 2017 Be Better Than Expected?

2016 was our annus horribilis with drought, political uncertainty, low commodity prices, rising inflation and a weak currency. From such a low base, economists are arguing things should get better. What will drive the economy in 2017? Balance of Payments … Continue reading

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There’s Plenty of Good News Out There!

“When you’re chewing on life’s gristle, Don’t grumble, give a whistle! And this’ll help things turn out for the best And always look on the bright side of life!” (Monty Python’s Eric Idle) Lately, all we seem to get is … Continue reading

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Beware of Trump’s Victory – Hard Economic Times Loom for SA

Donald Trump will soon be the 45th President of the United States. So far he is still threatening to implement his populist campaign promises (e.g. partially repeal Obamacare, tear up trade agreements and deport 11 million illegal immigrants) and has … Continue reading

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