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Daily Solutions – 06 December 2016

By Investment Solutions on Dec 06, 2016 in In the news Industry Updates Market and Economic Commentary Performance

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JOHANNESBURG – The all share closed firmer on Monday in a relief rally, with general retailers leading the way. The gold index, however, retreated more than 4% ahead of a probable US rate hike next week.

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No junk status for South Africa

By Lesiba Mothata on Dec 05, 2016 in In the news Industry Updates Market and Economic Commentary

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All year, markets have been preoccupied about the possibility of a ratings downgrade to non-investment grade for South Africa. Throughout the past 11 months investors, business leaders and ordinary South African have been at pains about the possible implications of a so-called junk status.

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Daily Solutions – 05 December 2016

By Investment Solutions on Dec 05, 2016 in In the news Industry Updates Market and Economic Commentary Performance

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JOHANNESBURG – The JSE wobbled on Friday as investors awaited SA’s sovereign credit rating from S&P. The all share index slid 1.17% to 49,342.50 points at lunchtime, its weakest point since February, and the top 40 shed 1.27%. Financial stocks, particularly banks which are sensitive to credit-rating downgrades, weakened most ahead of the decision due out after the market close.

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Daily Solutions – 02 December 2016

By Investment Solutions on Dec 02, 2016 in In the news Industry Updates Market and Economic Commentary Performance

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JOHANNESBURG – The JSE ended Thursday weaker ahead of S&P Global Ratings announcement on Friday with weaker European markets also affecting sentiment. Oil prices continue to surge following the oil cartel Opec’s agreement to implement production cuts to boost prices.

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