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News archive - July-2013

Negotiating the intricacies of trade agreements

South Africa’s trade agreements have come under the spotlight recently, with government cancelling many bilateral investment treaties with countries abroad.

09.02.2014 / Agbiz in the news


Unexpected interest rate increase

The Monetary Policy Committee yesterday (29 January 2014) announced an increase of 50 basis points in interest rates, bringing the repo rate to 5,5% and the prime interest rate to 9%. The MPC had to consider the local economic pressures, defined by concerning growth outlooks, low credit extension, capital outflows, increased current account deficit, job losses and the low gross fixed capital formation in the private sector. As it is the Reserve Bank’s primary responsibility to keep inflation under control, the main overarching influencers to the decision, is the continuing upside pressures on the inflation outlook together with the depreciating currency.

30.01.2014 / Agbiz in the news


Hoe raak 'n nasionale minimum loon die landbou?

Die ANC het die moontlike instelling van ’n nasionale minimum loon as een van sy doelwitte vir die volgende vyf jaar gelys. Landbouweekblad het met ’n paar belanghebbendes  gepraat om uit te vind hoe die dié stap die landbousektor kan beïnvloed.

24.01.2014 / Agbiz in the news


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