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Ten emerging economies set to take the stage in global economic growth

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th May 2014 As global growth picks up, ten emerging countries in two new budding blocs have surfaced with the potential power to unseat the top two economic groupings of developing countries as emerging-economy leaders and drivers of global economic growth. Brazil, Russia, India and China (Bric) – excluding... 

Tax fraud rampant in construction industry – analyst

By: Yolandi Booyens     15th February 2013 Tax evasion has been highlighted as a deeply rooted issue in the construction industry – one of the most competitive industries in the South African economy – states credit solutions provider Coface South Africa lead analyst Saijil Singh. The South African Revenue Service (Sars) announced in May... 

Construction input costs expected to rise – analyst

By: Sashnee Moodley     16th November 2012 International credit insurer Coface South Africa expects construction input costs in South Africa to rise by 7% in 2013. 

Imports, rising costs impact on aluminium sector

28th September 2012 The constant threat of cheaper finished product imports and rising input costs continue to place pressure on the local aluminium sector, asserts credit soloutions provider Coface South Africa risk analyst George Marais. “South Africa’s reliance on locally produced primary aluminium is soon coming... 

Construction slowdown continues to impact on steel construction sector

By: Samantha Herbst     17th August 2012 While building confidence among contractors, materials manufacturers and quantity surveyors has increased marginally over the last two years, the immediate outlook for the South African construction industry remains challenging, says credit solutions provider Coface South Africa lead analyst... 

Coface outlines SA GDP growth enablers, dampers

By: Henry Lazenby     7th March 2012 South African companies would remain risk and sales focused this year, as they sought to manage the international economic changes and additional domestic costs burdens, credit solutions provider Coface said on Wednesday, as it outlined the main gross domestic product (GDP) growth enablers and... 


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