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The World Bank has lowered its gross domestic product growth outlook for South Africa from 3.1% in November to 2.5% and has warned that the performance of Africa’s largest economy could be weaker still if the eurozone crisis deepens further.
World Bank lead economist for South Africa Sandeep Mahajan
Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk says government and the private sector should work together on a framework to promote responsible tourism in South Africa.
Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk
The US, Denmark, France and the Netherlands are the most food-secure countries in the world, according to research institute the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Food Security Index.
EIU Regional Director: Middle East & Africa Pat Thaker
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Updated 1 hour 9 minutes ago South Africa's rand was slightly weaker on Thursday following the US Federal Reserve's announcement that it would begin scaling back its massive bond-buying stimulus from January. The rand was at 10.3700 to the dollar at 0630 GMT, down 0.3% from Wednesday's New York...
Updated 1 hour 14 minutes ago The Federal Reserve on Wednesday embarked on the risky task of winding down the era of easy money, saying the US economy was finally strong enough for it to start scaling down its massive bond-buying stimulus. The central bank modestly trimmed the pace of its...
Updated 2 hours 48 minutes ago The ANC-led government has failed to decrease unemployment, poverty and inequality, suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Wednesday. "It is obvious that the post-Polokwane administration has spectacularly failed to reverse the crisis of...
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