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John Loos Economist On The South African Economy

Anticipation of the decisions by ratings agencies Fitch and Standard & Poor's (S&P) will dominate markets this week, overshadowing several other economic ...

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South African consumers are under financial pressure due to higher interest rates, mounting consumer price inflation, low growth in real wages and rising ...

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South Africa's residential property market is facing a price deflation due to the weakening rand and concerns about economic growth. House prices could also ...

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To be or not to be, this will be a week of reckoning for the South African economy. Second-quarter gross domestic product data set to be released on Tuesday ...

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The International Monetary Fund recently downgraded South Africa's growth forecast for the year to a mere 0.1 per cent, down from its previous estimate of 0.7 ...

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FNB Household and Property Sector Strategist, John Loos, was the keynote guest speaker at the South African Property Owner's Association (SAPOA) breakfast ...

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Important economic news over the past week included in particular the revised economic growth figures by Statistics South Africa.....who are using a new ...

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Economists are mulling over the possibility that South Africa may be heading towards a recession. This after Stats SA said economic growth in the first quarter ...

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Forbes Magazine columnist Jesse Colombo warns that South Africa's is facing an economic bubble and coming crisis. He says in an article that though the ...

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Is the BRICS losing steam as a key driver of global growth? What else can the BRICS do apart from being an economic grouping? Here is what Simon ...

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Economists say Fitch rating agency's downgrade of four of South Africa's main banks comes as no surprise following the country's recent downgrade to just ...

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South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan met with top business leaders to discuss ways of averting a credit-rating downgrade to junk. About 60 chief ...

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South Africa's inflation rate accelerated to 6.1% in April, exceeding the central bank's maximum 6% target and bolstering the case for higher interest rates.

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The South African property sector has been very active lately, in terms of deals done, listings and expansion. Deal flow talks to Arrowhead Properties' Executive ...

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We will know on Friday whether or not South Africa can hang onto it's investment grade credit rating - which affects our attractiveness to global investors. S and P ...

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A slowdown in global oil and food prices could give the housing market a boost this year. That's the view of FNB property economist, John Loos...He says the ...

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South Africa's credit rating is under threat after a downgrade last week. And that could have repercussions across the economy. We have look at the health of the ...

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Insolvencies rose by 2.4 percent in the first quarter of the year. That's according to data released by Stats SA. On an annualised basis, the number of ...

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The property sector has not been immune to change in the economic climate. As the Reserve Bank hikes interest rates and financial markets remain volatile this ...

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Simon Bray talks on the Expresso Show about the economy, and how the affordable housing market in South Africa is performing. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: ...

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