South Africa Financial Conditions Index (Monthly Report) - April 2017

Latest data for February 2017 show that conditions have tightened substantially since early 2016.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - April 2017

The latest 12-month merchandise trade deficit amounted to R89 billion which was R61 billion less than the previous 12 months’ deficit.

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South Africa Foreign Exchange Market (Monthly Report) - April 2017

In March 2017, measured on a year ago, the rand was still substantially stronger against the British pound (32.6%) and the euro (20.6%).

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South Africa Economic Indicators (Monthly Report) - April 2017

The immediate impacts of the sovereign credit rating downgrade were fairly muted—partly because the step was widely expected—as was the cabinet reshuffle by President Zuma.

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South Africa Equity Market (Monthly Report) - April 2017

Measured on a year ago, three of the eight major JSE equity sectors registered negative returns.

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South Africa Economic Indicators (Monthly Report) - March 2017

According to Bloomberg, for the first time ever, hedge funds hold more than a billion barrels of bets that crude oil prices will rally.

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South Africa Equity Market (Monthly Report) - March 2017

Measured on a year ago, six of the eight major JSE equity sectors registered positive returns.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - March 2017

Over the past five years, exports in dollar terms had declined by 7.4%, on average, per annum, while the growth in imports had measured -6.2% p.a.

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South Africa Foreign Exchange Market (Monthly Report) - March 2017

In February 2017, the rand (ZAR) strengthened against virtually all of the major developed and emerging market currencies.

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South Africa Consumer Vulnerability Index (Quarterly Report & Data) - February 2017

The Consumer Vulnerability Index (CVI) for South Africa amounted to 50 in the third quarter of 2016 – a slight improvement on the score of 52.1 recorded for the previous quarter.

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