Kevin Lings

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Kevin Lings said : “This would suggest that even if there is a pickup in sales associated with Black Friday, the overall level of retail spending remains lacklustre and disappointing. This, most likely, is largely due to falling levels of employment, which is proving extremely difficult to turn around,” External link

businessday Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings added : “The question is, how quickly can we do that — how quickly can we lift growth? Because in the short-term, it is going to intensify,” External link

mg Saturday, March 13, 2021 5:54:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings told : “So when the pandemic hit, it was a huge step backwards,” External link

iol Friday, March 5, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings told : “So when the pandemic hit, it was a huge step backwards,” External link

iol Friday, March 5, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Improving private sector business confidence on a sustained basis holds the key to fixed investment and job creation," External link

businessday Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:34:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Unfortunately, the underlying fabric of SA’s labour market continues to deteriorate, despite constant political promises to the contrary" External link

businessday Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:34:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said ( about Tito Mboweni ) : "The path that we are in is just not sustainable. And so that's the key message. So, the budget this year is critical to see whether [Mboweni] has the political will to try [to] get these numbers to move down, which is going to include ... the wage discussion. Otherwise, yes. The default is inevitable," External link

news24 Friday, February 5, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "The good news is that it's nowhere near as far behind as what the minister told us in October this year. I must say that government's budget numbers do look a lot better; we've caught up on some of that tax revenue. But even then, government is not in a position to significantly expand expenditure, in order to get the economy going," External link

news24 Friday, February 5, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings says : “The fact that you are not seeing this, shows that the billion per day is being borrowed to pay ongoing expenses,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, September 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings says : “In order for that money to be unlocked, there needs to be a high level of confidence that the projects that government intends to undertake are appropriate, scoped correctly, financed correctly in terms of who does the contract and in the oversight of the project. There need to be steps taken to ensure that the project is not mired in corruption. If those factors were to be put in place, then I think there would be more than enough money to fund this,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, September 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings says : “If government makes this voluntary, but it is perceived by the market as forced, then investors will behave as if it is a forced investment,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, September 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings says : “So, what you have is a government that is desperate to grow the economy but has no money. You have a private sector that has money but is lacking confidence. That is what you’ve got if you break it all down,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, September 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings says : “The longer the economy remains weak, the pressure on government finances will continue to escalate,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, September 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings says : “On the face of it, there is merit in the argument,” “It is conceivable that pension money could be used more effectively to create broader impact for the economy. The concept is clear, but the devil is in the detail in terms of execution” External link

dailymaverick Monday, September 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings says : “The question would be to what extent government would consider making it abundantly clear that this will remain voluntary, for example by legislating this voluntary status. If they don’t, a high degree of scepticism will remain and thus have the danger of these unintended consequences attached to it,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, September 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “The rate of bounce back seen in the last two months won’t continue on,” “I think it’s going to take a while to regain the lost ground in the retail sector” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “This exposes SA to its limitation of a lack of savings,” External link

businessday Monday, July 20, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “Effectively what that means is we are deploying all of the domestic savings to fund the government’s deficit … which leaves no additional savings for the private sector to flourish — that is how bad the savings have become,” External link

businessday Monday, July 20, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “You can put a system into hibernation ... or lockdown, but it is not easy to reinvigorate that system,” External link

businessday Monday, May 4, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “SA lockdown extension implies further downward revision to SA GDP in 2020,” External link

businessday Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “SA will have to consider external sources of financial support,” External link

businessday Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “SA lockdown extension implies further downward revision to SA GDP in 2020,” External link

businessday Friday, April 10, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “SA will have to consider external sources of financial support,” External link

businessday Friday, April 10, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “Consequently, during the past couple of days the rand has weakened to above R16/$, which is a decline of almost 13percent since the beginning of the year,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “It would appear that China’s economic data is going to get a lot worse over the coming weeks,” External link

businessday Monday, March 2, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “Growth in retail spending is well below its historical average, highlighting the broad-based weakness in the SA economy, especially the lack of job creation in recent years,” External link

businessday Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “Normally a country under these circumstances would be cutting interest rates, as a way to stimulate [growth], but we struggle to do so because we still need to attract foreign investment,” External link

mg Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “What you are seeing so far is not enough to change the macro picture. It's the scale that's the problem,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:46:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "What you are seeing so far is not enough to change the macro picture. It's the scale that's the problem," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “Although the SA economy remains extremely weak, which argues for a possible interest rate cut, the current upward drift in SA inflation, supports the view that the Reserve Bank can afford to leave interest rates unchanged during 2019,” External link

businessday Saturday, August 17, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “This should ensure that SA avoids another negative GDP performance in the second quarter, thereby helping SA avoid slipping back into a recession” External link

businessday Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:29:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “I think in the short term, the rand can hold on, but it will struggle to maintain that strength for the whole year, especially if portfolio flows ease up a bit, which I do anticipate later in the year, and I think SA’s trade balance will weaken, putting the rand under fairly modest pressure,” External link

businessday Tuesday, January 29, 2019 3:40:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “I think in the short term, the rand can hold on, but it will struggle to maintain that strength for the whole year, especially if portfolio flows ease up a bit, which I do anticipate later in the year, and I think SA’s trade balance will weaken, putting the rand under fairly modest pressure,” External link

businessday Monday, January 28, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “Overall‚ it is clear that tax revenue is under pressure and the government would most likely have to raise taxes further over the coming years if economic growth and employment do not improve‚” External link

enca Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:13:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “He hasn’t been able to control the debt-to-GDP-ratio and he would struggle to do that with growth as low as it is,” External link

mg Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:15:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “So people would have been spending their money in any case, but now they get to buy products at a discounted rate. We have also noticed that consumers are being modest in their spending, so everything should be fine,” External link

iol Friday, November 25, 2016 11:38:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “This would amount to extreme political interference‚” External link

enca Friday, November 18, 2016 2:35:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "The combination of the deterioriating political and economic backdrop and the risk of a credit rating downgrade has had quite a big effect on keeping the rand as weak as it is," "If you were to remove those elements convincingly, we would argue you would get a significant rally, and it's not impossible that it might go back to fair value" External link

reuters-en Thursday, November 3, 2016 4:39:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "This was despite the IMF revising down their US growth outlook meaningfully," External link

bdlive Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:07:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Unfortunately, other cost pressures are still likely to push consumer inflation over 7% in late 2016, but at least the upcoming spike in inflation appears likely to be much more modest than what was envisaged in early 2016," External link

bdlive Sunday, September 4, 2016 5:56:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Worrying, the rand exchange rate remains extremely volatile, but with a weakening bias. This suggests that the petrol could increase in the coming months. Clearly, though, a lot can happen to the exchange rate and oil price in a month," External link

bdlive Sunday, September 4, 2016 5:56:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “It’s going to be tougher for Nigeria to effect the recovery than for South Africa,” “It’s going to have to settle down the extreme movements in the currency and encourage the private sector more broadly” External link

iol Tuesday, August 30, 2016 2:48:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “Although some improvement in US growth is expected in the second half‚ the rate of expansion is likely to still be modest and‚ at 2%‚ well below the average GDP growth of 3%‚” External link

enca Saturday, August 20, 2016 12:51:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “But it also reflects limited inflationary pressure from economic activity over the coming year‚” External link

enca Saturday, August 20, 2016 12:51:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “It is not as if South Africa will be going into a recession,” External link

news24 Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:18:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “The risk of a credit downgrade is still real,” External link

news24 Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:18:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “The uncertainty drives investment out of emerging markets and towards safe havens,” External link

news24 Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:18:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “There is not a lot of international pressure to hike rates,” “The Sarb can afford to keep rates on hold” External link

news24 Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:42:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “The rand has done quite well, a lot of money has come into South Africa. There have been significant foreign direct investment inflows in the second quarter of the year,” External link

news24 Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:42:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Realistically, encouraging business investment is most likely to be achieved through a firmer implementation of the National Development Plan, targeted infrastructure development — both hard and soft infrastructure — as well as labour market stability," External link

bdlive Monday, July 4, 2016 7:36:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "This low growth projection partly reflects our concerns that higher inflation, which appears likely to reach around 8% year on year before the end of 2016, coupled with rising interest rates will systematically erode consumer spending," External link

bdlive Tuesday, June 28, 2016 7:59:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “They may not frame it as, ‘we are supporting the growth initiative of South Africa’,” External link

bloomberg Monday, June 13, 2016 10:14:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “They may not frame it as, ‘we are supporting the growth initiative of South Africa’,” External link

iol Friday, June 10, 2016 11:49:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “They may not frame it as, ‘we are supporting the growth initiative of South Africa’,” External link

mineweb Friday, June 10, 2016 11:28:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "They may not frame it as, ‘we are supporting the growth initiative of SA’," External link

businessday Friday, June 10, 2016 11:24:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "The risk with framing it that way is that you are interpreted as ... going soft on inflation" External link

businessday Friday, June 10, 2016 11:24:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "They may not frame it as, ‘we are supporting the growth initiative of SA’," External link

bdlive Friday, June 10, 2016 10:53:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "The risk with framing it that way is that you are interpreted as ... going soft on inflation" External link

bdlive Friday, June 10, 2016 10:53:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "In particular, there is still no firm indication that import demand has been switched in favour of local producers as a result of rand weakness," External link

bdlive Friday, June 10, 2016 8:26:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "In particular, there is still no firm indication that import demand has been switched in favour of local producers as a result of rand weakness," External link

businessday Friday, June 10, 2016 7:45:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "It is telling you that pressure is building … I expect that percentage will systematically move up," External link

bdlive Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:08:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "It is telling you that pressure is building … I expect that percentage will systematically move up," External link

businessday Thursday, June 9, 2016 7:05:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “The Bank would likely continue to increase interest rates in the second half of the year and the repo rate could end 2016 somewhat higher at 7.50%‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, May 19, 2016 8:15:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Clearly, rand weakness does not automatically translate into increased manufacturing production, especially when the sector is plagued by regular bouts of labour unrest and periodic electricity outages," External link

bdlive Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:20:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Clearly, rand weakness does not automatically translate into increased manufacturing production, especially when the sector is plagued by regular bouts of labour unrest and periodic electricity outages," External link

businessday Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:06:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "That negative number is the private sector recognising the electricity constraint and deciding not to invest. We believe we are in a fixed investment recession. The revision for 2015 is a massive revision and the biggest … in the budget" External link

businessday Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:52:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Without capital expenditure growth, you don’t get job creation," External link

businessday Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:52:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "That negative number is the private sector recognising the electricity constraint and deciding not to invest. We believe we are in a fixed investment recession. The revision for 2015 is a massive revision and the biggest … in the budget" External link

bdlive Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:47:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Without capital expenditure growth, you don’t get job creation," External link

bdlive Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:47:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “The latest reduction in the fuel price is due to the lower international oil price. In fact, on its own, the oil price would have resulted in the petrol price falling by 96c a litre in February 2015,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 4, 2015 11:57:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “The latest reduction in the fuel price is due to the lower international oil price. In fact, on its own, the lower oil price would have resulted in the petrol price falling by 96c a litre this month,” External link

iol Monday, February 2, 2015 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “The latest reduction in the fuel price is due to the lower international oil price. In fact, on its own, the lower oil price would have resulted in the petrol price falling by 96c a litre this month,” External link

the-star Monday, February 2, 2015 10:16:00 AM EAT



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Kevin Lings

Last updated on 2015-03-15T14:12+0300.

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Kevin Lings said : “This would suggest that even if there is a pickup in sales associated with Black Friday, the overall level of retail spending remains lacklustre and disappointing. This, most likely, is largely due to falling levels of employment, which is proving extremely difficult to turn around,” External link

businessday Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings added : “The question is, how quickly can we do that — how quickly can we lift growth? Because in the short-term, it is going to intensify,” External link

mg Saturday, March 13, 2021 5:54:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings told : “So when the pandemic hit, it was a huge step backwards,” External link

iol Friday, March 5, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings told : “So when the pandemic hit, it was a huge step backwards,” External link

iol Friday, March 5, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Improving private sector business confidence on a sustained basis holds the key to fixed investment and job creation," External link

businessday Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:34:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Unfortunately, the underlying fabric of SA’s labour market continues to deteriorate, despite constant political promises to the contrary" External link

businessday Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:34:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said ( about Tito Mboweni ) : "The path that we are in is just not sustainable. And so that's the key message. So, the budget this year is critical to see whether [Mboweni] has the political will to try [to] get these numbers to move down, which is going to include ... the wage discussion. Otherwise, yes. The default is inevitable," External link

news24 Friday, February 5, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "The good news is that it's nowhere near as far behind as what the minister told us in October this year. I must say that government's budget numbers do look a lot better; we've caught up on some of that tax revenue. But even then, government is not in a position to significantly expand expenditure, in order to get the economy going," External link

news24 Friday, February 5, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings says : “The fact that you are not seeing this, shows that the billion per day is being borrowed to pay ongoing expenses,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, September 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings says : “In order for that money to be unlocked, there needs to be a high level of confidence that the projects that government intends to undertake are appropriate, scoped correctly, financed correctly in terms of who does the contract and in the oversight of the project. There need to be steps taken to ensure that the project is not mired in corruption. If those factors were to be put in place, then I think there would be more than enough money to fund this,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, September 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings says : “If government makes this voluntary, but it is perceived by the market as forced, then investors will behave as if it is a forced investment,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, September 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings says : “So, what you have is a government that is desperate to grow the economy but has no money. You have a private sector that has money but is lacking confidence. That is what you’ve got if you break it all down,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, September 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings says : “The longer the economy remains weak, the pressure on government finances will continue to escalate,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, September 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings says : “On the face of it, there is merit in the argument,” “It is conceivable that pension money could be used more effectively to create broader impact for the economy. The concept is clear, but the devil is in the detail in terms of execution” External link

dailymaverick Monday, September 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings says : “The question would be to what extent government would consider making it abundantly clear that this will remain voluntary, for example by legislating this voluntary status. If they don’t, a high degree of scepticism will remain and thus have the danger of these unintended consequences attached to it,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, September 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “The rate of bounce back seen in the last two months won’t continue on,” “I think it’s going to take a while to regain the lost ground in the retail sector” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “This exposes SA to its limitation of a lack of savings,” External link

businessday Monday, July 20, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “Effectively what that means is we are deploying all of the domestic savings to fund the government’s deficit … which leaves no additional savings for the private sector to flourish — that is how bad the savings have become,” External link

businessday Monday, July 20, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “You can put a system into hibernation ... or lockdown, but it is not easy to reinvigorate that system,” External link

businessday Monday, May 4, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “SA lockdown extension implies further downward revision to SA GDP in 2020,” External link

businessday Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “SA will have to consider external sources of financial support,” External link

businessday Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “SA lockdown extension implies further downward revision to SA GDP in 2020,” External link

businessday Friday, April 10, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “SA will have to consider external sources of financial support,” External link

businessday Friday, April 10, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “Consequently, during the past couple of days the rand has weakened to above R16/$, which is a decline of almost 13percent since the beginning of the year,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “It would appear that China’s economic data is going to get a lot worse over the coming weeks,” External link

businessday Monday, March 2, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “Growth in retail spending is well below its historical average, highlighting the broad-based weakness in the SA economy, especially the lack of job creation in recent years,” External link

businessday Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “Normally a country under these circumstances would be cutting interest rates, as a way to stimulate [growth], but we struggle to do so because we still need to attract foreign investment,” External link

mg Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “What you are seeing so far is not enough to change the macro picture. It's the scale that's the problem,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:46:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "What you are seeing so far is not enough to change the macro picture. It's the scale that's the problem," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “Although the SA economy remains extremely weak, which argues for a possible interest rate cut, the current upward drift in SA inflation, supports the view that the Reserve Bank can afford to leave interest rates unchanged during 2019,” External link

businessday Saturday, August 17, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “This should ensure that SA avoids another negative GDP performance in the second quarter, thereby helping SA avoid slipping back into a recession” External link

businessday Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:29:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “I think in the short term, the rand can hold on, but it will struggle to maintain that strength for the whole year, especially if portfolio flows ease up a bit, which I do anticipate later in the year, and I think SA’s trade balance will weaken, putting the rand under fairly modest pressure,” External link

businessday Tuesday, January 29, 2019 3:40:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “I think in the short term, the rand can hold on, but it will struggle to maintain that strength for the whole year, especially if portfolio flows ease up a bit, which I do anticipate later in the year, and I think SA’s trade balance will weaken, putting the rand under fairly modest pressure,” External link

businessday Monday, January 28, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “Overall‚ it is clear that tax revenue is under pressure and the government would most likely have to raise taxes further over the coming years if economic growth and employment do not improve‚” External link

enca Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:13:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “He hasn’t been able to control the debt-to-GDP-ratio and he would struggle to do that with growth as low as it is,” External link

mg Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:15:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “So people would have been spending their money in any case, but now they get to buy products at a discounted rate. We have also noticed that consumers are being modest in their spending, so everything should be fine,” External link

iol Friday, November 25, 2016 11:38:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “This would amount to extreme political interference‚” External link

enca Friday, November 18, 2016 2:35:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "The combination of the deterioriating political and economic backdrop and the risk of a credit rating downgrade has had quite a big effect on keeping the rand as weak as it is," "If you were to remove those elements convincingly, we would argue you would get a significant rally, and it's not impossible that it might go back to fair value" External link

reuters-en Thursday, November 3, 2016 4:39:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "This was despite the IMF revising down their US growth outlook meaningfully," External link

bdlive Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:07:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Unfortunately, other cost pressures are still likely to push consumer inflation over 7% in late 2016, but at least the upcoming spike in inflation appears likely to be much more modest than what was envisaged in early 2016," External link

bdlive Sunday, September 4, 2016 5:56:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Worrying, the rand exchange rate remains extremely volatile, but with a weakening bias. This suggests that the petrol could increase in the coming months. Clearly, though, a lot can happen to the exchange rate and oil price in a month," External link

bdlive Sunday, September 4, 2016 5:56:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “It’s going to be tougher for Nigeria to effect the recovery than for South Africa,” “It’s going to have to settle down the extreme movements in the currency and encourage the private sector more broadly” External link

iol Tuesday, August 30, 2016 2:48:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “Although some improvement in US growth is expected in the second half‚ the rate of expansion is likely to still be modest and‚ at 2%‚ well below the average GDP growth of 3%‚” External link

enca Saturday, August 20, 2016 12:51:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “But it also reflects limited inflationary pressure from economic activity over the coming year‚” External link

enca Saturday, August 20, 2016 12:51:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “It is not as if South Africa will be going into a recession,” External link

news24 Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:18:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “The risk of a credit downgrade is still real,” External link

news24 Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:18:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “The uncertainty drives investment out of emerging markets and towards safe havens,” External link

news24 Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:18:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “There is not a lot of international pressure to hike rates,” “The Sarb can afford to keep rates on hold” External link

news24 Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:42:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “The rand has done quite well, a lot of money has come into South Africa. There have been significant foreign direct investment inflows in the second quarter of the year,” External link

news24 Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:42:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Realistically, encouraging business investment is most likely to be achieved through a firmer implementation of the National Development Plan, targeted infrastructure development — both hard and soft infrastructure — as well as labour market stability," External link

bdlive Monday, July 4, 2016 7:36:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "This low growth projection partly reflects our concerns that higher inflation, which appears likely to reach around 8% year on year before the end of 2016, coupled with rising interest rates will systematically erode consumer spending," External link

bdlive Tuesday, June 28, 2016 7:59:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “They may not frame it as, ‘we are supporting the growth initiative of South Africa’,” External link

bloomberg Monday, June 13, 2016 10:14:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “They may not frame it as, ‘we are supporting the growth initiative of South Africa’,” External link

iol Friday, June 10, 2016 11:49:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “They may not frame it as, ‘we are supporting the growth initiative of South Africa’,” External link

mineweb Friday, June 10, 2016 11:28:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "They may not frame it as, ‘we are supporting the growth initiative of SA’," External link

businessday Friday, June 10, 2016 11:24:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "The risk with framing it that way is that you are interpreted as ... going soft on inflation" External link

businessday Friday, June 10, 2016 11:24:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "They may not frame it as, ‘we are supporting the growth initiative of SA’," External link

bdlive Friday, June 10, 2016 10:53:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "The risk with framing it that way is that you are interpreted as ... going soft on inflation" External link

bdlive Friday, June 10, 2016 10:53:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "In particular, there is still no firm indication that import demand has been switched in favour of local producers as a result of rand weakness," External link

bdlive Friday, June 10, 2016 8:26:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "In particular, there is still no firm indication that import demand has been switched in favour of local producers as a result of rand weakness," External link

businessday Friday, June 10, 2016 7:45:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "It is telling you that pressure is building … I expect that percentage will systematically move up," External link

bdlive Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:08:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "It is telling you that pressure is building … I expect that percentage will systematically move up," External link

businessday Thursday, June 9, 2016 7:05:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “The Bank would likely continue to increase interest rates in the second half of the year and the repo rate could end 2016 somewhat higher at 7.50%‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, May 19, 2016 8:15:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Clearly, rand weakness does not automatically translate into increased manufacturing production, especially when the sector is plagued by regular bouts of labour unrest and periodic electricity outages," External link

bdlive Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:20:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Clearly, rand weakness does not automatically translate into increased manufacturing production, especially when the sector is plagued by regular bouts of labour unrest and periodic electricity outages," External link

businessday Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:06:00 PM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "That negative number is the private sector recognising the electricity constraint and deciding not to invest. We believe we are in a fixed investment recession. The revision for 2015 is a massive revision and the biggest … in the budget" External link

businessday Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:52:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Without capital expenditure growth, you don’t get job creation," External link

businessday Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:52:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "That negative number is the private sector recognising the electricity constraint and deciding not to invest. We believe we are in a fixed investment recession. The revision for 2015 is a massive revision and the biggest … in the budget" External link

bdlive Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:47:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : "Without capital expenditure growth, you don’t get job creation," External link

bdlive Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:47:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “The latest reduction in the fuel price is due to the lower international oil price. In fact, on its own, the oil price would have resulted in the petrol price falling by 96c a litre in February 2015,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 4, 2015 11:57:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “The latest reduction in the fuel price is due to the lower international oil price. In fact, on its own, the lower oil price would have resulted in the petrol price falling by 96c a litre this month,” External link

iol Monday, February 2, 2015 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kevin Lings said : “The latest reduction in the fuel price is due to the lower international oil price. In fact, on its own, the lower oil price would have resulted in the petrol price falling by 96c a litre this month,” External link

the-star Monday, February 2, 2015 10:16:00 AM EAT



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