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A quarterly overview of the movement of capital market yields, prices and returns and of bond market yield spreads. Returns on bonds are shown in comparison with equity and cash returns. Recent bond trading statistics are provided along with a breakdown of the issuers and ownership of South African bonds.
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08 February 2016
Ratings agencies have been downgrading SA’s sovereign risk rating which has negatively affected SA bonds.
03 November 2015
SA bond yields in real terms (i.e.
20 July 2015
Ratings agencies have been downgrading SA's sovereign risk rating which has negatively affected SA bonds.
22 April 2015
Bond yields have generally drifted lower between mid-2014 and the first quarter of 2015, with the ALBI return spiking at 21% in January this year.
19 January 2015
In early 2014, the local bond market experienced another bout of weakness with investors getting uneasy with the higher levels of government borrowing and debt relative to economic growth.