MARKET SNIPPET: 28 January 2015

Mabyanine Phiri

How will commodity-dependent economies like South Africa react to a slowing Chinese economy and interest rate hikes in the US? Mabyanine Phiri shares a few ideas in today’s Market Snippet.

COLLECTIVE INSIGHT: TEOTWAWKI

Deslin Naidoo, head of investment research at Alexander Forbes

Deslin Naidoo, head of investment research at Alexander Forbes, explains the concept of goals-based investing in this article.

PROPERTY: Growing through empowerment

Back row L-R: Yolanda Cuba, Chairman of Z Capital; Rudi Botha, Bettergroup CEO; Chairman and founders of RE/MAX of Southern Africa Peter and Val Gilmour; Vicky Goslett, Senior Marketing Manager RE/MAX of Southern Africa.
Front row (seated)L-R: Amanda Jivhuho, CEO of Z Capital and Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa

RE/MAX of Southern Africa began the celebration of their 20th year of existence in the country by announcing a significant black empowerment deal.

MARKET SNIPPET: 27 January 2015

Mabyanine Phiri

What does China’s lowest GDP growth in 24 years mean for South African trade relations with the country? Mabyanine Phiri investigates in today’s Market Snippet.

MARKET SNIPPET: 26 January 2015

Mabyanine Phiri

The looming elections in Greece is putting pressure on the euro, writes Mabyanine Phiri in today’s Market Snippet.

MARKET SNIPPET: 23 January 2015

Mabyanine Phiri

The European Central Bank’s stimulus announcement led to a rally in indices in developed economies, writes Mabyanine Phiri in today’s Market Snippet.

MARKET SNIPPET: 22 January 2015

Mabyanine Phiri

The European Central Bank’s (ECB) executive board has proposed asset purchases of €1.1tr to regenerate inflation in the Eurozone. All eyes will be on Mario Draghi today as the ECB outlays its plan to foster growth in the region and battle disinflation that’s creating deflation risk.

NEWS: Government bonds rally on oil-triggered inflation ease

GOVT BONDS

The slump in oil prices could result in inflation falling to the lower half of the Reserve Bank’s target of between 3% and 6%, writes Jaco Visser in the 29 January 2015 edition of Finweek. Read the full article here.

WEF: Does Davos matter to Africa?

Farming

When world leaders and the very wealthy get together to find solutions to the globe’s most pressing problems, how much time do they spend thinking about Africa?