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South Africa: Government proposes 38.9bn fiscal relief package for COVID-19, riots

Package will not increase debt trajectory, no deviation from fiscal targets. Funding will come from tax windfall (ZAR 36.2) and reprioritization (ZAR 5bn). GDP recovery remains on track despite riots. Reinstatement of social grant to cost ZAR 26.9bn....
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Research Team @ EmergingMarketWatch 29 July 2021

South Africa: Govt proposes ZAR38.9bn fiscal relief package for Covid, riots

The National Treasury provided the details of a ZAR 38.9bnfiscal support packagethat will be extended in support of businesses and households affected by COVID-19 level 4 and level 3 lockdowns and the riots and looting in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of G...
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Metodi Tzanov @ EmergingMarketWatch 29 July 2021
South Africa: Govt proposes ZAR38.9bn fiscal relief package for Covid, riots
South Africa: Govt proposes ZAR38.9bn fiscal relief package for Covid, riots

ETM SA Monthly Investment Insight_July 2021

As was expected, the SARB once again voted in favour of keeping the benchmark interest rate on hold at its most recent MPC meeting. This reflects a constrained investment environment that will prevent growth from reaching its potential once condition...
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Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 28 July 2021

South Africa: Public sector unions accept government’s wage offer

The majority of unions accepted the revised offer of the government for a pensionable increase of 1.5% and a cash allowance of an average of ZAR 1,000 monthly. This became possible after the Public Servants Association (PSA)announcedon Monday (Jul 26...
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Metodi Tzanov @ EmergingMarketWatch 27 July 2021
South Africa: Public sector unions accept government’s wage offer
South Africa: Public sector unions accept government’s wage offer

African central banks maintain policy accommodation amid Delta variant risks 

The USD remains underpinned with the USD index holding north of the 92.50 mark as we enter the new trading session. While inflation remains exceptionally high and well above the CNB’s target, it is widely expected that policymakers will opt to keep r...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 27 July 2021
African central banks maintain policy accommodation amid Delta variant risks 
African central banks maintain policy accommodation amid Delta variant risks 

Southern Africa Weekly Report: 26-30 July 2021

Across the globe, recovering economic demand aided by central bank largesse and supply bottlenecks, owing to the reintroduction of restrictions brought on by the new wave of coronavirus infections, continue to add to inflationary pressures. While the...
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Daron Hendricks @ ETM Analytics 26 July 2021