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Listed Company Financial News
21 Aug 2017: Clientele final results June 2017
Net insurance premiums increased to R1.873 billion (2016: R1.726 billion), profit attributable to equity holders of the group jumped to R466.5 million...more

21 Aug 2017: Sasol final results June 2017
Turnover for the year decreased R172.4 billion (2016: R172.9 billion) whilst operating profit rose to R31.7 billion (2016: R24.2 billion). Profit for...more

21 Aug 2017: RMI global investment
Business Day reported that RMI has made its maiden investment into a global fintech, alongside two of the world’s most renowned venture capital companies....more

 
ZAR News
07 Aug 2017: INVESTING IN TOUGH TIMES (by Pieter Koekemoer, Coronation Fund Managers)
In times of stress, the human impulse is to take action. When the economy and investment returns start to sink, this instinct could drive investors to do something - anything - just for the sake of taking action. This is precisely the wrong reaction in challenging times.

There are many knee-jerk...more

01 Aug 2017: JULY'S SILVER LININGS (by Dave Mohr, Izak Odendaal, Old Mutual)
South African investors face the twin headache of disappointing returns and widespread uncertainty (and pessimism) over the domestic economy's prospects. But there has been better news recently. With one day to go, July has been a strong month on local and global markets, lifting year-to-date returns...more

01 Aug 2017: AVOIDING PERMANENT INVESTMENT LOSSES STARTS WITH THE PRICE YOU PAY (by Anet Ahern, PSG Asset Management)
One of the most important things to avoid in investing is permanent capital loss, because it is twice as hard to make up for that loss. For example, if you buy a share at R100 and its price drops by 50% to R50, to make up for that loss your share has to double in price - i.e. make a gain of 100% - just...more

 
Consumer Price Index (CPI) & Key Findings: July 2017
The headline CPI (for all urban areas) annual inflation rate in July 2017 was 4.6%.
This rate was 0.5 of a percentage point lower than the corresponding annual rate of 5.1% in June 2017.
On average, prices increased by 0.3% between June 2017 and July 2017.
CPI Headline July 2017 = 4.6%.
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Producer Price Index (PPI) & Key Findings: June 2017
Final manufactured goods – Headline PPI
The annual percentage change in the PPI for final manufactured goods was 4.0% in June 2017 (compared with 4.8% in May 2017). From May 2017 to June 2017 the PPI for final manufactured goods decreased 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 22 August 2017
Indicator Close Move(%)
BRENT 51.66 -2.01%
GOLD 1292.30 0.55%
EURGBP 0.92 0.20%
USDJPY 109.39 0.53%
USDEUR 0.85 0.38%
USDZAR 13.22 0.48%
USALB 2.21 1.52%
STEFI 3.73 0.02%
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