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Daily Market Commentary: 17 July 2019

By | 2019-07-17T08:24:01+00:00 July 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Today we are taking a look at: ·       A touch of risk off as trade concerns resurface and ZAR takes a bit of a hit with SAGBs opening a little weaker ·       USDZAR holds steady ahead of the MPC ·       Oil held its biggest loss in two weeks as President Donald Trump’s threat of new [...]

Daily Market Commentary: 28 September 2018

By | 2018-10-24T09:25:32+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Markets and Research, Uncategorized|

Today we are taking a look at: Risk assets continue to trade better, SAGB yields marginally lower USDZAR holds steady despite a dollar recovery, EM FX marginally upbeat, global majors weighed by dollar strength Brent crude costs remain elevated; gold continues to fall amid strong dollar The JSE ended Thursday’s session lower, while global markets [...]

Daily Market Commentary: 14 August 2018

By | 2018-08-14T09:09:53+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Today we are taking a look at: Risk-off dampens demand for EM bonds, SAGB yields rise on the back of recent EM tensions USDZAR recovers from recent sell-off but remains vulnerable amid continued risk-off, dollar remains bid amid safe-haven buying Commodity prices remain downbeat in the midst of a strong dollar, oil marginally higher Global [...]

Disruptive technology – a different take on how you can “bank on disruption”

By | 2018-06-01T14:20:54+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Agriculture, Innovative Disruption, Investment Banking, Uncategorized|

With today’s Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) combining to facilitate disruptive technologies in more and more industries, traditional industry has found itself left with one of two options – adapt or die. Simply put, IoT is the concept of linking any gadget to the internet to facilitate the exchange of data both [...]

Potential for solid M&A activity uptick on evidence of clear direction by SA government

By | 2018-06-15T10:59:00+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Advisory, Finance, General, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized|

By Tapiwa Shamu; Principal – Corporate Finance: Nedbank CIB. M&A activity in sub-Saharan Africa reached multi-year lows in 2017, declining by close to 50% over the course of the year as political uncertainty reached a peak in SA, through which a large proportion of the entire region’s inbound M&A deal activity flows. While the slowdown [...]