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Corporate sponsorship of the arts in SA
Arts, culture and creativity can bind together entire societies and nations. Starlight Classics is just one way in which RMB enables young artists to participate in the creative economy. Business and Arts SA enters into conversation with 702's Bruce Whitfield about corporates' contribution.
Sustaining/expanding GDP growth levels in Africa (Business Day TV)
The International Monetary Fund has been wrapping up visits in Africa where it's been checking in on whether governments are taking heed of its structural recommendations. Africa Analyst at Rand Merchant Bank, Celeste Fauconnier, unpacks some of the progress that's been made in implementing reforms.
RMB/BER Business Confidence Index jumps 11 points (Business Day TV)
The RMB/BER Business Confidence Index jumped by 11 points from 34 in the fourth quarter of 2017 to 45 in the first quarter of 2018. If sustained, the first quarter rise implies a much-improved economic growth performance this year and next, relative to 2017’s 1.3% GDP expansion. However, despite the BCI’s sharp increase in the first quarter, at 45, it is still in negative terrain.
Business confidence: Will good politics manifest into good policy that gets implemented? (Fine Music Radio)
The first quarter’s jump in the RMB/BER Business Confidence Index mainly reflects a “re-calibration” following the improved political situation in South Africa, rather than a marked improvement in the underlying business landscape. RMB Chiref Economist Ettienne le Roux explains.
A look at currencies with Jan Sluis-Cremer (CNBC Africa)
Thinking differently about Africa
Where to Invest in Africa 2015/2016 takes a detailed look at specific sectors that are vital to Africa's pursuit of all-inclusive growth. While last year we drew attention to the continent's bustling cities, this year we address power and agriculture — two of the most underinvested sectors in Africa.
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