Global Market and Economic Updates

Economy Following the Fed’s dovish policy statement last week, investors will again tune in to Fed Chair Janet Yellen, as the market struggles to figure out the timing of the next rate hike. After a week of volatile moves in bonds, stocks and currencies, Yellen will discuss her own view on how Fed policy should evolve from here. Friday’s data […]

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The Worst is Yet to Come for South African Consumers

By Vivian Atud The year 2015 started on a very high note for consumers in South Africa: oil prices were at record lows resulting in low petrol prices at the pumps, January also saw a decrease in consumer price inflation. The Reserve bank Monetary Policy Committee at the January MPC meeting kept interest rates unchanged, given a better inflation outlook […]

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