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21 Nov 2017: Coronation final results September 2017
Revenue for the year declined 3% to R3.9 billion (R4.0 billion). Results from operating activities remained unchanged at R2.0 billion (R2.0 billion)....more

21 Nov 2017: Transcap final results September 2017
Net interest income grew to R1.0 billion (R879 million)) whilst profit attributable to ordinary equity holders rose to R555 million (R458 million). Furthermore,...more

16 Nov 2017: Investec Ltd. interim results September 2017
Interest income for the period increased to GBP1.225 billion (2016: GBP1.038 billion), profit before taxation rose to GBP326.3 million (2016: GBP290.7...more

ZAR News
"We have the power to change our course", said the Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba in his Medium Term Budget Policy Statement earlier this week. He identified improving South Africa's economic growth outlook as the biggest challenge, as growth projections for the country were revised downwards from...more

26 Oct 2017: MTBPS - GIGABA DOES NOT IMPRESS by Investec
All eyes were focused on Cape Town yesterday as Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered his maiden Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS). FAnews received the release below from Nazmeera Moola, co-Head of Fixed Income, Investec Asset Management which gives some insight into the problematic MTBPS.


19 Oct 2017: INVESTING IS A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT - EVEN DURING REVOLUTIONS by Huw van Steenis, the Global Head of Strategy at global asset manager, Schroders
We live in revolutionary times. The implications of tech disruption, a shift to quantitative tightening and the populist revolt against globalisation are dominating debates amongst investor circles.

This is according to Huw van Steenis, the Global Head of Strategy at global asset manager,...more

Consumer Price Index (CPI) & Key Findings: October 2017
The headline CPI (for all urban areas) annual inflation rate in October 2017 was 4.8%.
This rate was 0.3 of a percentage point lower than the corresponding annual rate of 5.1% in September 2017.
On average, prices increased by 0.3% between September 2017 and October 2017.
CPI Headline October 2017 = 4.8%.
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Producer Price Index (PPI) & Key Findings: September 2017
Final manufactured goods – Headline PPI
The annual percentage change in the PPI for final manufactured goods was 5.2% in September 2017 (compared with 4.2% in August 2017). From August 2017 to September 2017 the PPI for final manufactured goods increased by 0.7%.
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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 20 November 2017
Indicator Close Move(%)
BRENT 62.72 2.22%
GOLD 1294.40 1.18%
EURGBP 0.89 -0.52%
USDJPY 112.32 -0.08%
USDEUR 0.85 0.26%
USDZAR 14.04 -0.86%
USALB 2.37 1.15%
STEFI 3.80 0.06%
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