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18 Sep 2018: Ecsponent final results June 2018
Ecsponent changed their year end to June, therefore there are no comparable figures. Revenue for the year came in at R467 million, operating profit was...more

17 Sep 2018: Sasfin final results June 2018
Total income for the year increased to R1.219 billion (2017: R1.167 billion). Profit from operations lowered to R203.8 million (2017: R245.6 million)....more

13 Sep 2018: ARCInvest final results June 2018
ARCInvest released their maiden final results, therefore there are no comparatives. Fair value movements on the investment in the ARC Fund at FVTPL came...more

Consumer Price Index (CPI) & Key Findings: April 2018
The headline CPI (for all urban areas) annual inflation rate in April 2018 was 4.5%.
This rate was 0.7 of a percentage point higher than the corresponding annual rate of 3.8% in March 2018.
On average, prices increased by 0.8% between March 2018 and April 2018.
CPI Headline April 2018 = 4.5%.
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Producer Price Index (PPI) & Key Findings: March 2018
Final manufactured goods – Headline PPI
The annual percentage change in the PPI for final manufactured goods was 3.7% in March 2018 (compared with 4.2% in February 2018). From February 2018 to March 2018 the PPI for final manufactured goods decreased by 0.2%. 
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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 18 September 2018
Indicator Close Move(%)
BRENT 78.05 -0.05%
GOLD 1199.20 0.43%
EURGBP 0.89 -0.11%
USDJPY 112.38 0.46%
USDEUR 0.86 0.08%
USDZAR 14.87 -0.11%
USALB 3.04 1.67%
STEFI 4.03 0.02%
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