Market Report: South Africa

The Republic of South Africa held a cabinet meeting in August at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The Government outlined its National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) commitments.

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Market Report: France

Trading economics indicate that the French economy grew 0.3 per cent on quarter in the three months to March 2019 – the same as in the previous period and matching a preliminary estimate and market expectations. Household consumption rose further while fixed investment eased and net foreign demand contributed negatively. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rate in France averaged 0.78 per cent from 1949 until 2019, reaching an all-time high of eight per cent in Q3 1968 and a record low of -5.30 per cent in Q2 1968.

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Market Report: New Zealand

New Zealand’s Minister for Economic Development, David Parker, presented a manufacturing sector report last year that celebrated the emergence of new and inventive manufacturers, in light of a hard slog following the Global Financial Crisis.

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