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STUART THEOBALD: How liberal will banks be in looser relief package offering?

July 26, 2020

The state has given nod for easier credit criteria, but is a 6% writeoff a price worth paying for banks?

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RECENT POSTS

STUART THEOBALD: Will later generations learn from our mistakes?

June 29, 2020

The government will collapse under its debts if there is not a dramatic change of course.

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: The chatter before a budget speech always gets it wrong

June 22, 2020

What matters are the credibility gaps, not the fiscal measures that the Treasury announces.

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STUART THEOBALD: Inheritance tax proposal pokes a hornets’ nest

June 15, 2020

There are important moral and practical concerns that should guide the discussion on whether to disrupt multigenerational transfers of wealth.

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: A starting gun has been fired, but to what end?

June 8, 2020

The tripartite alliance must do things differently if it is to triumph in a post-Covid reality.

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STUART THEOBALD: Great leadership is needed after the Covid-19 crisis

June 1, 2020

The fight over the future of economic policy is already brewing

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STUART THEOBALD: Business owners may balk at risks in loan guarantee scheme

May 18, 2020

Suretyship has been an issue elsewhere and tweaks may be needed to the local programme.

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South Africa is broke, increasing the odds of an IMF bailout

May 12, 2020

Unemployment figures and Eskom results were that sparked calls for an IMF bailout – but there are a lot of mitigating steps that government can still take before that, starting with the budget,...

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Paternalistic state wants everyone to zip it while it muddles along

May 11, 2020

The government’s dangerously paternalistic streak is showing its worst side during the lockdown and current policymaking.

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STUART THEOBALD: Fast response let down by economic blunders

May 4, 2020

My life is divided between the UK and SA. So I’ve seen the Covid-19 responses in both countries, and the comparisons are revealing.

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The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a lack of household savings

April 24, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has exposed a longstanding problem of abysmal consumer savings.

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STUART THEOBALD: A social disaster is brewing

April 20, 2020

A social disaster is brewing due to covid-19.

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: What lessons should we learn from the Covid-19 crisis?

April 13, 2020

After the health crisis forces in the government will be pulling in completely different directions.

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