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SA needs to unlock its 'demographic dividend' by getting the private sector to invest

By Kevin Lings on 18 Jul 2018

South Africa needs to stop looking to government spending as the catalyst for economic growth and should instead foster a more conducive environment for...

Facing a fiscal crisis

By Sandy McGregor on 13 Oct 2017

The synchronised global economic expansion continues to gain momentum. World trade is growing and increasing demand is putting upward pressure on commodity...

If South Africa was a company would you include it in your portfolio?

By Mark Dunley-Owen on 04 Aug 2017

Sentiment towards South Africa is poor. It is tempting to believe that excessive bad news is priced into South African assets, which should deliver attractiv...

SA economy in the doldrums as the rest of the world picks up

By Sandy McGregor on 14 Jul 2017

Since January, domestic demand in South Africa has been very weak, the clearest evidence of which has been poor retail sales. The consumer is no longer in a...

South Africa’s economic outlook deteriorates

By on 18 Apr 2017

Since the Northern Hemisphere summer of 2016, there has been a worldwide economic upturn. This is the first period of synchronous global growth since the...

The triumph of the bureaucrats

By Sandy McGregor on 31 Dec 2015

There is a widespread lament that economic growth is disappointing. While demographics and structural problems are largely to blame, the increasing cost of...

Consumption trends in emerging markets: Opportunities and pitfalls

By Duncan Artus and Tamryn Lamb on 23 Nov 2015

Looking to capitalise on the rise of the emerging market consumer? Beware of the potential pitfalls .

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