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Minister Malusi Gigaba

Minister Gigaba & DG Mogajane lead delegation to IMF 2017 Annual Meetings

The Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, and the Director-General, Dondo Mogajane, are leading a senior National Treasury delegation to represent South Africa at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group, which will take place from 13 – 15 October, 2017. (more…)

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IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Visit to South Africa

The staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently completed a visit to SA.  Here’s what they found. (more…)

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Pan-African Banking Finding its Stride

In the years since the global financial crisis, Africa has witnessed a rapid expansion of cross-border banking, led by banking groups based in Africa that are spurring financial and economic integration and transforming the continent’s financial landscape. These institutions are occupying a space created by the retreat of several global bank groups from Africa in […]

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SA best country for debt management/sovereign bond issuance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Emerging Markets Newspaper, an affiliate of the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings, named South Africa the Best country for Debt management/Sovereign Bond Issuance in Sub-Saharan Africa. This comes just after the World Bank also acknowledged SA’s excellence in debt dynamics/composition. Speaking after receiving the award in Washington, Anthony Julies, Deputy Director General-Assets and Liability Management at […]

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SA and labour market reform

Economist at Lefika Securities, Colen Garrow shares his thoughts on the paper delivered yesterday at Wits Business School by the IMF’s First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton, entitled Bridging South Africa’s Economic Divide. (more…)

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Mostly gloomy news for SA from the IMF

South Africa has made impressive economic and social progress in the past two decades, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reckons.  But, the bad news is that “structural problems – infrastructure bottlenecks, skill mismatches, and harmful insider-outsider dynamics – are holding back growth and exacerbating unemployment and inequality.” (more…)

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IMF calls for Sub-Saharan Africa policy reset

After an extended period of strong economic growth, sub-Saharan Africa is set to experience a second difficult year as the region is hit by multiple shocks, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said today. According to its April 2016 Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa, Time for a Policy Reset, growth in the region as a […]

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