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2014 OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2014 Issue 2

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The OECD Economic Outlook is the OECD's twice-yearly analysis of the major economic trends and prospects for the next two years. The Outlook puts forward a consistent set of projections for output, employment, prices, fiscal and current account balances. Coverage is provided for all OECD member countries as well as for selected non-member countries. This issue includes a general assessment, chapters summarising developments and providing projections for each individual country.

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South Africa

In the first half of 2014, the economy slowed and inflation rose, before growth rebounded as widespread labour unrest came to an end. Growth is projected to pick up in 2015 and 2016 as exports recover on the back of a weak rand and firmer world trade growth. Private consumption will recover slowly in line with real incomes, while private investment will be held back by low capacity utilisation. The economic slack should contain inflation within the Reserve Bank’s target range.

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