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Daily Market Commentary Flash Note – 30 June 2020

Currencies Local unit holds steady as we head into half-year. Commodities Oil edged lower in Asia after jumping the most in almost two weeks on Monday. Equities Global equity markets rise despite a surge in coronavirus cases over the weekend.   Date Region Event Actual/Expected/Prior Implications 30/06 SA GDP --/-0.8%/-0.5% Expected to contract by 4% [...]

By | 2020-06-30T09:35:31+02:00 June 30th, 2020|Markets and Research|0 Comments

Daily Market Commentary Flash Note – 29 June 2020

Currencies Rand holds steady as local infection rates increase. Commodities Oil kept falling after just its second weekly drop since April. Equities NPN reports; US markets closed on Friday with jobs numbers due Thursday.   Date Region Event Actual/Expected/Prior Implications 30/06 SA GDP --/-0.8%/-0.5% Expected to contract by 4% on a quarterly basis driven by [...]

By | 2020-06-29T10:33:36+02:00 June 29th, 2020|Markets and Research|0 Comments

Planning is more important than prediction for Africa’s property sector now

By Gerhard Zeelie; Head of Property Finance Africa: Nedbank CIB An understandable response to the economic fallout of Covid-19 is for governments, industries and businesses trying to predict the path that the global economy will take in the coming months and years. However, given that this is a challenging exercise at best, it's probably a [...]

By | 2020-06-25T12:03:20+02:00 June 25th, 2020|Sustainable Business|0 Comments

Daily Market Commentary Flash Note – 25 June 2020

Currencies Rand falters after budget adjustment speech. Commodities Oil prices inched up in early trading. Equities Global trade concerns and new COVID-19 cases weighed on investor sentiment. Date Region Event Actual/Expected/Prior Implications 24/06 SA CPI 3.0%/3.0%/4.1% Rate dropped to 3.0% in April from 4.1% in March. 25/06 SA PPI --/1.9%/3.3% Expected to drop to 1.9%. [...]

By | 2020-06-25T10:31:27+02:00 June 25th, 2020|Markets and Research|0 Comments

Airline success is not just about profitability; it’s about delivering on clearly identified strategic objectives

By James Geldenhuys; Head of Aircraft Finance: Nedbank CIB One of the most common responses to the struggles experienced by any state-owned enterprise the world over is to suggest that it be privatised. Recently the South African SOE that has been the primary target of such recommendations by the public is our national carrier, SAA. [...]

By | 2020-06-26T14:12:51+02:00 June 25th, 2020|Aircraft Finance|0 Comments