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Markets respond badly to Zuma judgement

Investors may fear that a renewed focus on politicking after Monday's Jacob Zuma judgement will divert attention from the reassurance they seek.

PPI data ‘does not bode well for consumers’

South Africa's producer price index (PPI) rose by 11,8% year-on-year in March from 11,2% in February, Statistics South Africa data on Thursday showed. Dawie Roodt, economist at Efficient Group, commented: "I am afraid all these price increases from producers will start filtering to consumers."

Manuel’s budget: Mediocre or historic?

Overwhelmingly positive or mediocre? Economists on Wednesday had a variety of impressions to share of Finance Minister Trevor Manuel's national budget, tabled in Parliament earlier in the day. Colen Garrow, economist at Brait, said: "There was nothing in it for the embattled consumer."

Power crisis likely to wipe out surplus

The goal posts for Finance Minister Trevor Manuel's spending plans in Wednesday's national budget were carefully placed last October when he revealed his medium-term expenditure framework. However, political change and the dramatic change in economic outlook caused by the electricity crisis have set the posts whirling.

PPI figure ‘in line with market expectations’

South Africa's producer price index (PPI) rose by 9,4% year-on-year (y/y) in September, unchanged from August, Statistics South Africa data on Thursday showed. The PPI declined 0,7% on a monthly basis after August's monthly increase of 0,7%. PPI was at 9% y/y a year ago.

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