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Réjane Woodroffe

Réjane Woodroffe

    Fiscal stance still conservative
    Fiscal stance still conservative
    Given our stage of economic development, the national treasury has long been criticised for being too conservative in the face of high unemployment, poverty and inequality. The combination of higher-than-expected revenues and lower-than-budgeted spending by government departments led...
    Is this the silver lining?
    Is this the silver lining?
    The GDP growth figure for the second quarter of this year, reported this week at 4,9%, is a strong surge from the paltry first-quarter figure of...
    Why greater equality can mean more success
    Why greater equality can mean more success
    From reading various blogs and columns in the past few months, there seems to be a general feeling of despair, with increasing talk of a revived...
    Short of the mark
    Short of the mark
    This budget was expected to deliver solutions that would put at bay fears of slower GDP growth because of inadequate energy resources.
    At 30 000, the JSE is at a dizzy height
    At 30 000, the JSE is at a dizzy height
    This week the JSE All Share Index convincingly broke through to new highs beyond the psychologically important 30 000 level.
    A market for buyers with nerve
    A market for buyers with nerve
    Global stock markets have lost about 6,5% from their peak in mid-July, with levels of volatility not seen since the 1997/98 emerging-market crisis...
    Emerging markets are the future
    Emerging markets are the future
    After eight years of unprecedented economic growth and equity and bond market strength, investors have started to question whether emerging markets...