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SA FX: Moody’s should dominate this week despite rising external pressures

Executive Summary ·        Global markets remain cautious amid uncertainties regarding US trade policies and also around how US monetary policy may play out over the next 12 months. The Fed is expected to hike the Fed funds rate by 25bps this week, although this is fully priced in. ·        Locally, the positive momentum seen in local markets, [...]

By | 2018-03-19T09:56:40+00:00 March 19th, 2018|General, Markets and Research|0 Comments

Daily Market Commentary: 19 March 2018

Today we are taking a look at: Bond yields marginally higher, volumes remain thin USDZAR has been breached above the 12 0000 level A marginally weaker dollar supports the gold price and the oil price remains elevated JSE equities volumes spike on Index rebalance as RES, FFA, ITU and SNH leave the Top40 replaced by [...]

By | 2018-03-19T08:55:28+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Markets and Research|0 Comments

Nedbank Crowned As South Africa’s Best Corporate Bank

Excellence in corporate and investment banking has earned Nedbank the title of the “Best Corporate Bank South Africa 2018” in the annual Banker Africa awards. Welcoming the international recognition, Brian Kennedy, managing executive of Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking, said the award would lend further momentum to the drive to deliver superior client-centred service and [...]

By | 2018-03-16T14:16:56+00:00 March 16th, 2018|General|0 Comments

Daily Market Commentary: 15 March 2018

Today we are taking a look at: Limited activity in the bond market, bond yields marginally higher Local focus now on the outcome of the MPC The gold and oil prices remains range-bound – markets pause after overnight move Global markets experienced choppy trading and closed mostly lower as investors reacted to the decline in [...]

By | 2018-03-15T11:05:33+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Markets and Research|0 Comments

Daily Market Commentary: 14 March 2018

Today we are taking a look at: Risk-off results in higher SAGB yields, likely to persist today after the overnight shake-up in the White House Overnight changes in US State leadership keeps the dollar on the back foot, supporting majors and EM FX The gold price benefits from the dollar weakness overnight; Oil price lower [...]

By | 2018-03-14T08:37:03+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Markets and Research|0 Comments