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    Company & Industry Overviews

    South Africa’s Inflation Heads North despite Economic Slowdown

    Agricultural output was reduced due to adverse weather conditions that made food prices soar. Let’s look into some key reasons for the high inflation.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Unemployment Remains a Major Concern for South Africa

    South Africa’s unemployment rate was as high as 25% in 2015. The high unemployment rate has been a serious issue in the country for several years now.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mining and Agriculture Sectors Distressed in South Africa

    The mining and quarrying industry in South Africa witnessed sharp falls. Possible reasons include falling commodity prices globally and weakened demand.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Overview of the South African Economy’s Structure

    The finance sector here consists of finance, real estate, and business services. The South African economy depends heavily on the manufacturing sector.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Commonwealth Africa Fund: Consistently Negative Returns

    Since its inception in November 2011, the Commonwealth Africa Fund has had a return of -4.3%. Given the poor returns, investors are unwilling to invest in the risks of Africa.

    By Pete Raine
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