Lukanyo Mnyanda Editor: Business Day

The good news for time-poor politicians is that they probably don’t need to read past the first page of the Reserve Bank’s latest monetary policy review. The bad news is that the page paints a gloomy picture for the economy, which is under pressure from external and domestic factors.

Internationally, there is the US-China trade dispute that, if movements in global bond markets are any guide, threatens to push many developed economies into a recession.

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