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21 Dec 2016: ABIL final results September 2016
Total income for the year increased to R200 million (R181 million). Total comprehensive income for the year amounted to R491 million (R1.3 billion). In...more

14 Dec 2016: Prescient interim results September 2016
Total income from continuing operations increased by 12% to R297.3 million (2015: R264.5 million). Profit from operations decreased by 2% to R26.0 million...more

01 Dec 2016: Sygnia's acquisition plans
According to Business Report, Sygnia plans to implement an acquisition drive to capture market share from its competitors in 2017. The company aims to...more

Consumer Price Index (CPI) & Key Findings: December 2016
The headline CPI (for all urban areas) annual inflation rate in December 2016 was 6.8%.

This rate was 0.2 of a percentage point higher than the corresponding annual rate of 6.6% in November 2016.

On average, prices increased by 0.4% between November 2016 and December 2016.

CPI Headline December 2016 = 6.8%.

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Producer Price Index (PPI) & Key Findings: November 2016
Final manufactured goods – Headline PPI

The annual percentage change in the PPI for final manufactured goods was 6.9% in November 2016 (compared with 6.6% in October 2016).

From October 2016 to November 2016 the PPI for final manufactured goods increased by 0.4%.

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Weekly Economic Briefing
by Forecaster Ecosa cc
Week Ending - 8 January 2016
  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 17 January 2017
Indicator Close Move(%)
BRENT 55.45 0.00% -
GOLD 1203.60 0.48%
USDEUR 0.94 0.01%
USDZAR 13.68 0.10%
EURGBP 0.88 -0.05%
USDJPY 113.10 -0.83%
USALB 2.33 -2.10%
STEFI 3.57 0.02%
BA RATE 5.64 0.00% -
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