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Welcome to PROFILE'S FINANCIAL MARKETS online, the who's who in the South African financial markets.
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14 Jul 2016: AEEI to gain from SDG-Tata Power SED deal
According to Business Report, AEEI is set to benefit from a deal between Saab Grintek Defence (SGD) and Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (Tata...more

29 Jun 2016: Prescient final results 31 March 2016
Total income for the year increased to R910.4 million (2015: R835.9 million). Profit from operations lowered to R173.2 million (2015: R186 million), profit...more

28 Jun 2016: ABIL interim results 31 March 2016
On 4 April 2016 the company has commenced business after the final execution of the restructuring transaction of the entity formerly known as African...more

 
ZAR News
27 Jun 2016: VOLATILITY TO REMAIN AT ELEVATED LEVELS FOR SOME TIME IN WAKE OF BREXIT OUTCOME (By Rian le Roux, Old Mutual Investment Group)
The surprise outcome of the UK Brexit referendum had an immediate adverse impact on global financial markets, with stock markets coming off sharply and investors rushing into safe-haven assets.

Director of Investments, Hywel George

Given the global significance of the decision,...more

09 Jun 2016: FITCH RETAINS STABLE OUTLOOK, BUT WARNS AGAINST WEAK ECONOMIC GROWTH (By Sanisha Packirisamy and Herman Van Papendorp, MMI Holdings)
A positive outcome by Fitch rating agency followed an earlier decision by Moody's and S&P to leave SA's ratings unchanged at Baa2 (with a negative outlook) and BBB- (with a stable outlook), respectively.

Fitch kept SA's long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating at BBB- (local currency...more

19 Apr 2016: EMERGING MARKETS Q1 2016 RECAP: A TRUN IN FORTUNES (By Mark Mobius, Templeton Emerging Markets Group)
Overall, the first-quarter of the year (Q1) was marked by a turn in fortunes for emerging markets, which saw many investors return to the asset class after a challenging 2015. In our opinion, the long-term investment case for emerging markets remains positive for a number of reasons. Economic growth...more

 
Consumer Price Index (CPI) & Key Findings: June 2016
The headline CPI (for all urban areas) annual inflation rate in June 2016 was 6.3%.

This rate was 0.2 of a percentage point higher than the corresponding annual rate of 6.1% in May 2016.

On average, prices increased by 0.6% between May 2016 and June 2016.

CPI Headline June 2016 = 6.3%.

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Producer Price Index (PPI) & Key Findings: May 2016
Final manufactured goods – Headline PPI
The annual percentage change in the PPI for final manufactured goods was 6.5% in May 2016 (compared with 7.0% in April 2016). From April 2016 to May 2016 the PPI for final manufactured goods increased by 0.3%.
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Weekly Economic Briefing
by Forecaster Ecosa cc
Week Ending - 8 January 2016
HIGHLIGHTS
  1. The rand touched a record R17,9950/US1 on 11 January from R16,30/US$1 on 8 January 2016, R13,04/$1 on 19 October 2015 and R11,41/$1 on 4 February 2015.
  2. The JSE all share index ended 2015 at 50 693,76, down 8,1% on the 24 April peak of 55 188,337.
  3. The African National Congress (ANC) 8 January statement put local government at “the apex of priorities.”
  4. The national matriculation pass rate slipped to 70,7% in 2015 from 75,8% in 2014 and 78,2% in 2013.
  5. Bulk export volumes rose by 7,3% in 2015 to a record 168 million tons (Mt) after only a 2,6% gain in 2014 and a 2,8% rise in 2013.
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Profile's Financial Markets 2014/2015 - Market Review
The review section of the 2014/2015 issue includes the following articles:
  • BA 900 summary of SA banks – April 2014: Ratings Africa
  • Financial Services Sector Faces a Growing List of Reforms: Sungard Systems South Africa (Pty) Ltd. 
  • Gold bulls silenced – but for how long?: Ciaran Ryan
  • JSE punches above its weight in global terms: Ciaran Ryan
  • The year so far – what’s happening on the JSE: Cannon Asset Managers
  • Why derivatives can strengthen your portfolio: JSE
  • Shareholder activism is winning the war for investor returns: Ciaran Ryan
  • Performance of Passive and Active Investment Methods: etfSA 
  • Retirement – is this the most neglected topic in South Africa?: Old Mutual Corporate
  • India and South Africa afflicted with similar illnesses, but chose different medicines: ETM Analytics
  • Global Market Report for the 12 months ended March 2014: Charles Campher
  • Ghana’s deteriorating business environment holds lessons for the rest of Africa: ETM Analytics
  • Nigerian Insurance Market: Fitch Ratings 
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Key Market Indicators
As at 27 July 2016
Indicator Close Move(%)
BRENT 44.87 0.34%
GOLD 1320.70 0.33%
USDEUR 0.91 0.01%
USDZAR 14.36 -0.01%
EURGBP 0.84 -0.04%
USDJPY 105.61 0.91%
USALB 1.52 -3.18%
STEFI 3.45 0.02%
BA RATE 5.64 0.00% -
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