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Daily Market Commentary: 9 April 2019

Today we are taking a look at: A slow start to the week for SAGB’s, narrow range with yields marginally higher Annual World Bank and IMF meeting begins Oil extended gains to the highest since early November as an escalation of geopolitical conflicts in Libya and Iran belied technical indicators suggesting the rally is overdone [...]

By | 2019-04-09T07:56:52+00:00 April 9th, 2019|Markets and Research|0 Comments

Daily Market Commentary: 8 April 2019

Today we are taking a look at: Quiet session for SAGBs on Friday, but good liquidity post the NFP data release, yields marginally lower ZAR trades with a firmer bias ahead of payrolls report; thereafter giving back most gains as a result of upbeat employment Oil extended gains after capping its best week in almost [...]

By | 2019-04-08T09:06:34+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Markets and Research|0 Comments

The challenges and opportunities of trade finance in Africa

By Sekete Mokgehle; Head: Global Commodity Finance, Nedbank CIB It’s common knowledge that, while the African continent offers many exceptional economic opportunities for forward-thinking businesses and investors, doing business in Africa can be challenging. Trade finance is certainly not immune to these challenges and they add a layer of complexity that can make transacting on [...]

By | 2019-04-08T07:44:09+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Finance, General|0 Comments

Daily Market Commentary: 5 April 2019

Today we are taking a look at: Slow day for SAGBs, with muted trading range, yields marginally higher despite a stronger rand Focus today on the US data Oil headed for the longest weekly winning streak since November 2017 after Venezuelan output dropped and on growing optimism that trade talks between the U.S. and China [...]

By | 2019-04-05T08:21:38+00:00 April 5th, 2019|Markets and Research|0 Comments

Daily Market Commentary: 4 April 2019

Today we are taking a look at: SAGB yields track ZAR, fairly muted range in quiet trading day Rand holds steady around the recent lows Oil prices dipped on Thursday, with Brent edging away from the psychologically important $70 level after easing in the previous session on data showing a surprise build in U.S. inventories [...]

By | 2019-04-04T08:15:06+00:00 April 4th, 2019|Markets and Research|0 Comments