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SA budget preview, final stretch ahead of Nigeria’s polls

South Africa’s mounting economic and political challenges, including the deepening energy crisis, set the stage for the fiscal scales to tip towards providing more support and away from fiscal consolidation in next week’s budget speech, undermining efforts to stabilise public debt. Elsewhere, Nigeria is entering the final stretch ahead of general elections on 25th February just as disruptions on the back of demonetisation efforts are mounting. See all of our election-related coverage here.

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