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Bond auction underwhelms
Bond auction underwhelms
Initial results from the first government bond auction after the treasury announced it would be increasing debt issuance to fund the Eskom bailout,...
​Power to the people
​Power to the people
Energy and telecoms have dominated infrastructure financing for Africa over the last decade. However, the large-scale power development market...
Erdogan finds it’s best not to manage lira
Erdogan finds it’s best not to manage lira
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a fan of cheap money.
​Businesses confidence high on Ramaphoria
​Businesses confidence high on Ramaphoria
It’s no secret that business loves...
Nampower plans to sell bonds in SA
Nampower plans to sell bonds in SA
Namibia Power Corporation is seeking to sell a bond in the country and neighbouring South Africa early next year to raise cash for transmission...
Alexander Forbes to decide on public listing or trade sale
Alexander Forbes to decide on public listing or trade sale
Alexander Forbes, Africa's largest independent retirement-fund administrator, said shareholders are meeting this week to decide on whether to pursue...
Weaker rand and socio-economic uncertainty weigh on bonds
Weaker rand and socio-economic uncertainty weigh on bonds
The South African bond market was weaker on Thursday morning due to the rand‚ which had depreciated to more than R11 to the dollar‚ and...
Rand weakens to 5-year low and bonds drop on Fed tapering
Rand weakens to 5-year low and bonds drop on Fed tapering
The rand slumped to a five-year low against the dollar on speculation that the Federal Reserve will end debt purchases this year. South African...
Rand retreats from five-week high
Rand retreats from five-week high
The rand weakened, retreating from a five-week high against the dollar, before the release of data that may show mining output in Africa’s...
Rand rallies for fourth day thanks to China
Rand rallies for fourth day thanks to China
The rand's appreciation boosted growth prospects for the biggest buyer of South African raw materials.
Bond yields surge as inflation quickens, rand weakens
Bond yields surge as inflation quickens, rand weakens
The inflation rate in Africa’s biggest economy rose to 6.3% in July from 5.5% in June, breaching the upper end of the central...
Rand slumps to six-week low as bond yields soar
Rand slumps to six-week low as bond yields soar
This was due to concern that capital outflows from emerging markets will accelerate as the US Federal Reserve reduces monetary stimulus.

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