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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 Jun 2016: Brait final results March 2016
Investment gains for the year decreased to EUR1.4 billion (EUR1.7 billion). Profit for the year was down to EUR1.5 billion (EUR1.7 billion). In addition,...more

13 Jun 2016: Alexander Forbes final results March 2016
Operating income net of direct expenses grew to R5.4 billion (R4.9 billion). Operating profit increased to R1.1 billion (R782 million). Profit attributable...more

08 Jun 2016: Peregrine final results March 2016
Operating revenue remained unchanged at R2.4 billion (R2.4 billion). Profit from operations went up to R854.9 million (R851.9 million). Profit attributable...more

 
ZAR News
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

13 Apr 2016: 'ECONOMY STILL GROWING, BUT AT SUBDUED RATE' (By Dr Caroline Belrose, BankservAfrica)
BETI shows slight improvement on a year ago, but below February numbers.

The March 2016 BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index (BETI) showed a slight improvement on March 2015, but was significantly more modest than the February numbers. In February the month-on-month change was a very...more

 
Consumer Price Index (CPI) & Key Findings: May 2016
The headline CPI (for all urban areas) annual inflation rate in May 2016 was 6.1%.

This rate was 0.1 of a percentage point lower than the corresponding annual rate of 6.2% in April 2016.

On average, prices increased by 0.2% between April 2016 and May 2016.

CPI Headline May 2016 = 6.1%.

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Producer Price Index (PPI) & Key Findings: April 2016
Final manufactured goods – Headline PPI
The annual percentage change in the PPI for final manufactured goods was 7.0% in April 2016 (compared with 7.1% in March 2016). From March 2016 to April 2016 the PPI for final manufactured goods increased by 0.8%.
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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 24 June 2016
Indicator Close Move(%)
BRENT 50.91 2.06%
GOLD 1257.30 -0.76%
USDEUR 0.88 -0.40%
USDZAR 14.31 -0.08%
EURGBP 0.76 -0.46%
USDJPY 102.34 -3.26%
USALB 1.56 -8.77%
STEFI 3.43 0.02%
BA RATE 5.64 0.00% -
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