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13 Exploring Determinants of Long-Term Interest Rates

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Source: Post-Apartheid South Africa : The First Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Nowak , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589064706

Keywords: inflation, hiv/aids, monetary policy, unemployment, exchange rate

In South Africa, long-term interest rates have often been high in real terms and relatively volatile, although they declined somewhat in recent years (Figure 13.1). This chapter attempts to show that this de...

5 Foreign Direct Investment in South Africa: Why Has It Been So Low?

5 Foreign Direct Investment in South Africa: Why Has It Been So Low? »

Source: Post-Apartheid South Africa : The First Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Nowak , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589064706

Keywords: inflation, hiv/aids, monetary policy, unemployment, exchange rate

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has played a considerable role in the development of South Africa’s economy, although in more recent years FDI has remained at relatively low levels compared with other emergi...

8 Liberalizing Trade and Capital Transactions: An Overview

8 Liberalizing Trade and Capital Transactions: An Overview »

Source: Post-Apartheid South Africa : The First Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Nowak , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589064706

Keywords: inflation, hiv/aids, monetary policy, unemployment, exchange rate

In the ten years since the end of apartheid, the South African government has taken significant steps to liberalize trade and capital transactions. As a result, the volume of trade and gross international ca...

11 The Case for Building International Reserves

11 The Case for Building International Reserves »

Source: Post-Apartheid South Africa : The First Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Nowak , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589064706

Keywords: inflation, hiv/aids, monetary policy, unemployment, exchange rate

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) achieved a milestone in May 2003. By eliminating the negative net open forward exchange position (NOFP), 1 a source of external vulnerability...