Market: Making sense of the current global financial market turmoil

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Since the devaluation of China’s currency started last Monday, global financial markets have been roiled by increasing “risk aversion” on the back of worries about the impact of China’s perceived faltering growth prospects on the global economy. Momentum Investments’ Head of Macro Research and Asset Allocation, Herman van Papendorp, and Economist Sanisha Packirisamy unpack what this means.

MARKET: As JSE cracks and the hunt for stable income intensifies – don’t panic

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Midway through 2015, the JSE All Share Index has taken a huge knock and the hunt for stable income sources for annuity investors continues. And it seems to be increasingly challenging, says Cannon Asset Managers’ Private Client Portfolio Manager, Doug Turvey.

MARKET TURMOIL: Where Investec Asset Management sees value

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Over the past few months we have seen markets start to retreat, and the most recent turmoil is a more violent expression of this. While this may come as a surprise to many, Investec Asset Management’s portfolio managers Clyde Rossouw and Sumesh Chetty, say they have believed for some time now that the elevated market levels are not sustainable.

NEWS: China’s future currency fluctuations unsure

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China’s currency depreciation was the most significant one-day devaluation against the US dollar since the People’s Bank of China adopted exchange-rate reform on July 21, 2005. Rocky Tung unpacks the risks of the adjustments.

INSIGHT: SA’s economy is growing slower than its potential

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Government policy is limiting South Africa’s growth potential, writes Jakkie Cilliers from the University of Pretoria. Cilliers highlights three factors contributing to the deterioration of growth forecasts for the economy. This article originally appeared in The Conversation.

VIDEO: Digging deeper into SA’s mining sector

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In this episode we discuss the outlook for SA’s mining sector. Finweek Money Matters is a weekly programme aired every Friday 13:00 CAT on CNBC Africa (DSTV Channel 410). The programme focusses on trends, investment analysis and economic debates.

VIDEO: Cash-proofing your investment portfolio

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In this episode we discuss the outlook for investors and what they can do to protect investment portfolios as storm clouds begin to gather. Finweek Money Matters is a weekly programme aired every Friday 13:00 CAT on CNBC Africa (DSTV Channel 410). The programme focusses on trends, investment analysis and economic debates.

VIDEO: No room for error in e-commerce

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This week’s trend in Finweek Money Matters looks at how to ensure customers have a good experience when shopping online. In e-commerce, there is no room for brand loyalty and the customer’s experience is everything. Finweek Money Matters is a weekly programme aired every Friday 13:00 CAT on CNBC Africa (DSTV Channel 410). The programme focusses on trends, investment analysis and economic debates.

VIDEO: Outlook for MTN and Vodacom

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The editor’s pick this week in Finweek Money Matters looks at the challenges and opportunities for mobile operators, MTN and Vodacom. Finweek Money Matters is a weekly programme aired every Friday 13:00 CAT on CNBC Africa (DSTV Channel 410). The programme focusses on trends, investment analysis and economic debates.

INSIGHT: Outlook for Standard Bank

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As South Africa’s biggest lender and second largest bank (in terms of market capitalisation) reports its results for the six months ending 30 June 2015, IG market analyst Shaun Murison shares his outlook for the stock.