Nedbank Group Economic Unit

Monthly Insights: March 2019

By | 2019-03-11T13:20:38+02:00 March 11th, 2019|Finance, General, Watch This|

  Executive Summary There has been a broad decline in inflation rates across the world, including a sharp downward surprise in our own (SA) inflation print for January. Lower energy prices, a decline in raw material and machinery costs, as well as falling demand-pull inflation have been key reasons for the falling inflation trajectory [...]

Monthly Insights: September 2018

By | 2018-09-11T14:32:59+02:00 September 11th, 2018|Finance, General, Markets and Research, Watch This|

  Executive Summary ·        SA GDP growth is expected to rebound, albeit marginally, in 2Q18, mainly as a result of the low base effect afforded by the deep 1Q18 contraction. The Nedbank Group Economic Unit forecasts 2Q18 growth at 0.2% quarter-on-quarter, before recovering modestly in the following two quarters. ·        A burning issue at the moment [...]