South Africa's 2016 medium term budget has to rank as one of the most difficult that its finance had to deliver amid many political controversies.
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The Australian economy continues to deliver mixed, but on the whole positive, signals.
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Central banks around the world are struggling with the failure of low (or negative) interest rates to breathe life back into ailing economies.
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon wants the RBA to focus on economic growth, and he's not alone.
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All economic data is pointing to disappointing global growth.
Incoming Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe will face the challenges of rapid credit and asset prices growth.
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At least a dozen sub-Saharan Africa countries have raised debt through sovereign bonds. The chickens are now coming home to roost.
Rousseff is about to go on trial for allegedly borrowing $11 billion to fund social programs and conceal a budget deficit. Why is that a crime?
Watch out on budget day for how creative Treasury assumptions are on inflation.
Africa needs to navigate the difficult economic waters that lie ahead without undoing the gains of the past two decades. Success will require difficult political choices.
The budget showed some sense of urgency but still fell short on implementation plans. There should have been more, particularly details on cost-cutting initiatives.
South Africa's government should urgently announce a moratorium on civil service employment growth. The country has reached its upper limit in the number of civil servants that can be sustained.
The reporting of "higher than expected" inflation seemed a bit overblown.
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