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Economic Snap Shot

All that budget bollocks! by Dawie Roodt

Many words were used to describe the budget. They include “balanced”, “difficult but fair”, “understandable”, “conservative” (a major bank), “the price of the Zuma-years” (an analyst), “we had no option”, “balanced act under circumstances” (SACCI), “inevitable and enough to prevent a downgrade” (Raymond Parsons and PwC), “stabilise debt” (a journalist), “necessary bitter pill” (OUTA), “tough …

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The new dominant class, and how they will squeeze you yet again

An interesting article by Dawie Roodt.  “It’s budget time again and economists and analysts are expected to say what they think the minister of finance will announce in his speech. This is also a time when economists get the opportunity to “advise” on all things fiscal: taxes, state spending, borrowing, debt, key ratios and mysterious things designated by incomprehensible …

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Four questions for 2017

As we exit 2016, I would like to share with you the following well written article by Izak Odendaal, Economist at Old Mutual Multi-Managers – expanded on by Private Client Securities – Four questions for 2017. Please Read on…

The consequences of the currency by Dawie Roodt

  Not too long ago certain labour movements, political parties and even a few economists called for “a weaker currency”. Now we have one; their silence is deafening! Obviously a weaker currency will make it easier for exporters to compete internationally. Their input prices mostly remain rand based while they receive dollars (or another “hard” …

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Kleinsakeondernemings het ? hupstootjie nodig

Sanlam Besigheids- en Professionele Markte,  Ekonomiese Oorsig : September 2012 Klein sakeondernemings, het dikwels hoë rathefboom-verhoudings en is geneig om tydens periodes waar rentekoerse skerp daal en groei  sterk versnel, goed te presteer.  Een voorbeeld is die tydperk vanaf middel-2003 tot en met laat in 2007 toe die reële Bruto Binnelandse Produk (BBP) groei gedurende …

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