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/ 7 February 2008

Power, politics keep rand on the slide

The rand is back to being one of the world’s worst-performing currencies in 2008 after a brief respite last year, and there appears nothing, for now, to halt its slide. A chronic energy crisis that is likely to slice into economic growth, political uncertainty and a gaping current-account deficit paint a gloomy picture for a currency prone to volatility.

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/ 27 February 2003

Manuel’s bold budget

Finance Minister Trevor Manuel moved to spur economic growth on Wednesday, unveiling a Budget to put billions of rands back into taxpayer’s pockets, and spending to help uplift the poor.
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href=" ">Trevor hands out the plums</a><br>