• Source: CNBC
    16 Jul 2017
    Chinese second-quarter GDP growth of 6.9% surprises on the upside.
    Chinese growth tops expectations
  • Source: SA Reserve Bank
    20 Jul 2017
    The SA Reserve Bank’s MPC cuts interest rates by 25 basis points, the first cut in five years. That brings the repo rate to 6.75% p.a.
    Surprise rate cut for SA
  • Source: Reuters
    20 Jul 2017
    Rating agency Fitch warns that envisaged changes to mine ownership laws ‘are proof that South Africa's economic policy is tilting in a radical, populist direction’.
    Fitch worried about SA direction
  • Source: Bloomberg News
    26 Jul 2017
    UK GDP reports a modest 0.3% expansion in Q2 2017.
    UK GDP sluggish
  • Source: Bloomberg News
    27 Jul 2017
    The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rises to the highest level since December 2007 on strong earnings from some of the region’s key companies and the Fed’s dovish comments.
    Asian shares hit 10-year high
  • Source: Bloomberg News
    28 Jul 2017
    US GDP grows by 2.6% in Q2, spurred by consumer spending, the biggest part of the economy, growing by 2.8%.
    US grow spurt
  • Source: Statistics SA
    7 Aug 2017
    SA unemployment persists at 27.7% in Q2, unchanged from the first quarter’s 13-year high.
    SA unemployment persists
  • Source: news24
    8 Aug 2017
    After a lengthy debate and voting process, 198 MPs vote against the Democratic Alliance's bid to remove President Zuma, and 177 for the motion.
    Zuma stays
  • Source: Bloomberg
    10 Aug 2017
    UK consumer spending and house-price growth hit their worst slump since early 2013.
    UK hits a slump
  • Source: Reuters
    14 Aug 2017
    Moody’s delays its ratings decision on the SA sovereign as the situation in the country is ‘largely unchanged.’
    SA downgrades take a breather
  • Source: Reuters
    16 Aug 2017
    SA retail sales rise by 2.9% year-on-year in June, which is more than analysts expected, after May’s 1.6% increase.
    Sales are up in SA
  • Source: Bloomberg News
    22 Aug 2017
    US home prices climb 6.6% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017, as listings remain scarce.
    US home prices strong
  • Source: Statistics SA
    23 Aug 2017
    SA consumer price inflation drops to 4.6% in July from 5.1% the previous month, helped by a large petrol price decrease.
    SA inflation surprises
  • Source: JBL Asset management
    25 Aug 2017
    The FTSE/JSE All Share Index reaches an all-time high of 56655 index points.
    ALSI clocks all-time high
  • Source: Bloomberg News
    30 Aug 2017
    US growth for the second quarter of 2017 is revised upward to the fastest pace in two years on stronger household spending.
    US economy gains momentum
  • Source: Bloomberg News
    31 Aug 2017
    EU consumer prices rise 1.5% in August after 1.3% in July, with the acceleration almost exclusively due to a rise in energy prices.
    EU inflation accelerates
  • Source: Reuters
    5 Sept 2017
    SA GDP rises 1.1% on an unadjusted year-on-year basis in the second quarter of 2017. The quarter-on-quarter growth figure was 2.5% after the first quarter’s 0.6% contraction.
    SA slips out of recession
  • Source: Bloomberg News
    12 Sept 2017
    UK inflation accelerates to 2.9% in the wake of pound weakness. This is above the Bank of England’s 2% target.
    UK inflation jumps to 2.9%
  • Source: Bloomberg News
    14 Sept 2017
    The US consumer price index increases 0.4% in August, taking the year-on-year figure to 1.9%.
    US inflation is up
  • Source: AFP
    18 Sept 2017
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average ends the day at a new high of 22 331.35, while the S&P 500 reaches 2 503.97, also a new record.
    US stocks on steroids
  • Source: Statistics SA
    20 Sept 2017
    SA's CPI annual inflation rate increases to 4.8% in August. This figure is still within the SA Reserve Bank's 3% to 6% target band.
    SA inflation in target range
  • Source: AFP
    27 Sept 2017
    US stocks rally as President Trump reveals plans to cut corporate tax from 35% to 20%.
    Trump tax plan boosts markets
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