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UK’s PMI up in May

The seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS PMI rose to 50.1 in May 2016, from an upwardly revised 49.4 in April, beating market expectations of 49.6. The figure came in slightly above stagnation mark, as new order inflows rose at a faster pace, boosted by domestic demand, while production volumes were broadly unchanged. In contrast, the level of new export business shrank for […]

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SA goverment gets more money from donors in 2015

The net change in the stock of cash from the national revenue fund and donor funds amounted to an increase of R12 409 million for the 2014/2015 fiscal year. This statistical release provides information on the sources and uses of cash of national government for the fiscal year 2013/2014 and 2014/2015, classified economically and functionally. The total net change in […]

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Global Market Updates

U.S. futures are hugging the flatline as traders brushed off jitters related to the Brussels attacks and appetite for equities waned ahead of the long Easter weekend. “Generally, the impact of terror attacks has become less and less dramatic after 9/11,” said Bernard Aw, market strategist at IG in Singapore. With few major economic and corporate releases on this week’s […]

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Why South Africa Should Expect an Interest Rate Hike

South African consumers have not only been hard hit by increasing food prices, unemployment, increasing cost of electricity and other living expenses. They should now be prepared for interest rates hikes. This was evident in two sets of data released by Statistics South Africa yesterday

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China GDP growth sinks to 25-year low

Chinese shares gained heavily today as investors weighed the likelihood of further stimulus from Beijing following data that the economy grew at its slowest pace in a quarter of a century. Fourth-quarter gross domestic product eased to 6.8% from a year earlier, while full-year growth slipped to 6.9%, adding to the troubling economic picture that’s unsettling traders around the world. […]

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US Federal Rate Hike- South Africa a Loser

By Vivian Atud As expected the US Federal Open Market Committee has finally taken the United States- world’s biggest economy off life support. This happened yesterday when the US Fed Chair Woman-Janet Yellen announced a 0.25 percent rate hike for the first time since 2008. What does this mean for the US economy? On the one hand, the U.S. government […]

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Tips on How to Build a Diversified Portfolio

By Vivian Atud   Diversify and improve your success when investing. Many investors just want to make money from their investment. This is a great incentive because it causes you to be willing to risk your hard earned money in hopes of getting returns. In the investment world, all experienced investors know that the type of investments you make will […]

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