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SA bonds subdued ahead of Budget speech

South African bonds were strengthened as the currency appreciated somewhat, but some analysts feel the bolstering is a temporary one.

Weaker rand and socio-economic uncertainty weigh on bonds

The South African bond market was weaker on Thursday morning due to a weaker rand and uncertainty about the political environment.

Rand firmer after Friday’s price action

The rand was slightly firmer on Monday morning after a mixed US employment report on Friday spurred intense price action.

Bonds mixed as traders await rate decision

Investors on Wednesday morning awaited Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus's announcement on the repo rate.

SA beats global average on ‘economic freedom’ index

South Africa was ranked 75 out of 178 countries in the 2014 index of economic freedom, outdoing other sub-Saharan countries and the global average.

November retail trade sales beat expectations

November retail trade was up by more than 4% from last year, Statistics South Africa has said.

Electricity ‘extremely tight’ for next three days, warns Eskom

As businesses and schools reopen on Wednesday, the power utility has warned that the national electricity grid will be under extreme pressure.

Accelerate Property Fund announces plans to list on JSE

A newly-formed retail-focused property fund plans to list on the JSE.

Rand steady ahead of key data releases

Little changed from its overnight close against the major currencies‚ as the rand held steady in early trade on Tuesday.

JSE at fresh high as SA awaits Gordhan’s budget speech

The JSE was trading at a new high as this week’s main focus shifts to the medium-term budget policy to be delivered by the finance minister.

SA Breweries not budging on 7% wage offer

As SA Breweries workers embark on a strike over wage negotiations, the company has stood by its 7% wage offer.

South Africa’s fuel prices to rise

The retail price of all grades of petrol will increase by 41 cents per litre, says the department of energy.

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