Rand strength seems 'somewhat divorced' from actual SA sentiment - economist

2019-12-28 16:53

The current strength of the rand appears to be "somewhat divorced" from actual sentiment around the SA economy, an emerging markets economist tells Fin24.

Gigaba's credibility on the line in maiden mini budget

2017-10-25 13:30

In his mini budget Gigaba will remove much uncertainty surrounding his fiscal world view, says an emerging markets economist.

Gigaba faces R50 billion budget shortfall - economist

2017-09-01 22:00

South Africa’s budget is facing a 'hole' of about R50bn despite tax hikes, according to emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura.

'ANC offers no medicine to heal SA's economic wounds'

2017-07-05 20:38

The ANC's policy conference offered nothing to hint at an escape from the low growth trap haemorrhaging the economy, says an emerging markets economist.

Zuma in a corner over Cabinet reshuffle - economist

2017-03-30 11:24

President Jacob Zuma seems to find himself in a corner on the matter of a Cabinet reshuffle and could lose face among his own faction if nothing is done, says an economist.

Four key signs to watch for in Budget 2017

2017-02-16 06:01

There are four key political areas to watch in the upcoming National Budget speech of 2017, says an emerging markets economist.

Sarb could hike rates in first half of 2017 - economist

2016-11-25 09:34

The Reserve Bank may have kept the interest rate unchanged for now but there's a meaningful chance it could go up in the first half of 2017, says an economist.

Sarb rates call: The devil will be in the detail

2016-09-20 20:14

There are likely to be no interest rate cuts by the SA Reserve Bank until the end of 2018, explains an emerging markets economist.

Local elections crucial for SA, investors - economist

2016-07-28 21:00

The August 3 local elections are crucial for South Africa and the risk narrative for investors, warns Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura.

Gordhan's finance job safe after Hawks answers - analyst

2016-03-30 18:00

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's job should not be in jeopardy after answering the questions sent by the Hawks, says political analyst Daniel Silke.


Market underestimates 'noise and tension' over land expropriation - analyst

2018-11-16 21:00

The market underestimates the amount of "noise and tension" likely to follow the Joint Constitutional Review Committee's recommendation that the Constitution be explicitly changed to allow for expropriation without compensation.

Political uncertainty plagues economic growth potential - analyst

2017-09-06 17:23

Political and regulatory uncertainty continue to have a negative impact on SA's growth potential, says Nomura emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Mpumalanga is Ramaphosa's golden ticket - analyst

2017-07-12 18:17

Shifting support by Mpumalanga ANC head David Mabuza could be key to Cyril Ramaphosa securing the presidency, according to an emerging markets economist.

SARB threat underestimated, warns economist

2017-06-30 17:28

The SA Reserve Bank is at risk of becoming a scapegoat for low growth into 2019, says emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura.

A 60% chance of Cabinet reshuffle - economist

2017-03-11 12:45

A Cabinet reshuffle is imminent and it will have a negative impact on markets and the rand, warns emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Outlook 2017: SA growth weak, but stronger than 2016

2016-12-30 12:01

SA asset prices should perform "ok", but mainly because there are more negative peers to compare to, says emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Third quarter of 2016 will be weaker than Q2 - economist

2016-10-03 06:32

The third quarter will be weaker than the second quarter on numerous indicators including growth and external balances, says an emerging markets economist.

Zuma likely to embark on containment strategy - economist

2016-09-02 22:00

A “containment strategy” from President Jacob Zuma and his supporters is a likely scenario in the coming weeks, says emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

March headline inflation likely to drop - economist

2016-04-15 17:29

Headline inflation of 6.5% is forecast for March - down from 7% in February, says emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura.

Sarb likely to pause, then hike again - economist

2016-03-18 17:51

The SA Reserve Bank may very well "pause" at the next MPC meeting in May, but then increase the interest rate by 50 basis points in July, says an economist.

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