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

Latest data for November 2016 show that conditions have tightened substantially since the start of 2016.

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

In December 2016, measured on a year ago, the rand was substantially stronger against the British pound (30%) and the Chinese yuan (14.4%).

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

The latest 12-month merchandise trade deficit amounted to R110.5 billion which was R34.3 billion less than the previous 12 months’ deficit.

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South Africa Economic Indicators (Monthly Report) - December 2017

The South African economy is likely to experience another difficult year in 2017.

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South Africa Equity Market (Monthly Report) - January 2017

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

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South Africa Economic Indicators (Monthly Report) - December 2016

S&P; maintained its BBB- rating and reported that political events have distracted from growth-enhancing reforms, while low GDP growth continues to affect South Africa’s economic and fiscal performance and overall debt stock.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - December 2016

The latest 12-month merchandise trade deficit amounted to R109 billion which was R43 billion less than the previous 12 months’ deficit.

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South Africa Foreign Exchange Market (Monthly Report) - December 2016

In November 2016, measured on a year ago, the rand was still substantially weaker against the Japanese yen (-8.2%), Brazilian real (-13.4%), New Zealand dollar (-6.1%), US dollar (-2.1%) and Australian dollar (-5.3%).

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South African Equity Market Monthly Report - December 2016

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

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - November 2016

The latest 12-month merchandise trade deficit amounted to R128 billion which was R24 billion less than the previous 12 months’ deficit.

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