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Daily Solutions – 12 May 2017

By Alexander Forbes Investments on May 12, 2017 in Financial Repression Industry Updates Market and Economic Commentary Performance The news

JOHANNESBURG – The JSE closed weaker on Thursday, its first day of losses in five sessions, as upbeat mining production data failed to lift resources in a stronger rand environment. Platinum and gold shares climbed on higher metal prices as sentiment towards commodities remained fragile, despite higher oil prices.

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South Africa’s Triple Triple

By Alexander Forbes Investments on Jun 08, 2015 in Financial Repression Market and Economic Commentary Performance The news

We are frequently reminded by the political establishment of South Africa’s triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. This weighs heavily on the social, political and economic fabric of the country.

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Financial Repression

By Chris Hart on Oct 11, 2012 in Financial Repression Market and Economic Commentary

Manufacturing data in recent months has reflected an underlying weakness in the global economy, which is showing clear signs of slowing. This is placing pressure on political establishments to “do something”. However, government finances have become too precarious to embark on any major stimulus measures. If anything, governments are being forced more into austerity due to stretched finances and the reality of being shut out of capital markets. Central banks are trying to step into the breach through monetary policy to stimulate economic growth.

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