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South African Markets Ready Themselves For A Roller Coaster Ride In 2008 Jan 08
Standard & Poors, January 2008
It's not only preparations for hosting the football World Cup that are exercising minds across South Africa at present. While the clock is ticking toward the kick-off in 2010--an historic first for the African continent, there are more immediate political and economic concerns weighing on financial markets in South Africa. Elections are due in 2009, and these, combined with the ongoing debate surrounding Jacob Zuma's ANC presidency (including the recent indictment for him to stand trial on charges of fraud and corruption) are already having an effect in 2008. Externally, risks to global growth are on the rise and emerging market investor sentiment remains vulnerable to the turmoil in global equity markets and widening credit spreads. On the upside, commodity...
Companies mentioned in this report are: South Africa (Republic of),ESKOM Holdings SOC Ltd.,Transnet SOC Ltd.,Anglo American PLC,SABMiller PLC,Foodcorp (Proprietary) Ltd.,Peermont Global (Proprietary) Ltd.,Edcon Holdings (Proprietary) Ltd.
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South Africa (Republic of),ESKOM Holdings SOC Ltd.,Transnet SOC Ltd.,Anglo American PLC,SABMiller PLC,Foodcorp (Proprietary) Ltd.,Peermont Global (Proprietary) Ltd.,Edcon Holdings (Proprietary) Ltd.