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Economy/business Trends Our inflation rate seems to be abating with food prices especially having taken a significant turn for the better. The Reserve Bank governor reiterated an intent to lower our inflation rate (some 5.2% in May) to a midpoint average of 4.5. The...

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Economy/business Trends: An economic inflection point? From a BusinessTech talk on change, I learnt that from 30 years ago, some 75% of the then JSEs biggest businesses, have not survived. 85% of those then big businesses, have fallen out of the JSE top 100 listed...

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Economy/business Trends: Our economy contracted ever so slightly in the first quarter, but there is hope: the predictions are that our economy will pick up in the second half of the year, with Nedbank predicting a 0.9% GDP growth for this year.The SARB business cycle...

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Business Trends: Our SARB Governor says that our economy is not growing – at 0.6% growth thus far this year – and our living standards are falling. Taking inflation into account it is said that South Africans now earn on average what we did in 2006. Growth is limited...

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Economy/business Trends: The first quarter, economically speaking, has come and gone. Data from Stats SA show a steep drop in manufacturing output, primarily owing to a steep decline in the production of motor vehicles and accessories. Unfortunately, this decline is...