South Africa Central Bank Projects A 1.7% Growth in 2019

South Africa’s central bank has said it expects the economy to grow by 1.7 percent this year and 2 percent in 2020, governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Wednesday after the latest fourth-quarter data showed an annualised growth of 0.8 percent.

Kganyago said rising fuel and electricity prices posed a domestic risk to the inflation outlook, while the impact of the volatile rand currency and tightening global financial conditions were also being monitored for possible inflationary impacts.

Source: Reuters