• Source: AFP
    8 Jan 2018
    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq end at record highs for the fifth straight day.
    New highs for US stocks
  • Source: Bloomberg News
    15 Jan 2018
    The yuan climbs to its strongest level since December 2015 after the People’s Bank of China raises the daily reference rate the most in three months.
    Yuan at 2-year high
  • Source: Reuters
    15 Jan 2018
    The euro hits a three-year high to the dollar as economic and investor optimism in the euro zone grows and quantitative tightening is expected soon.
    Euro at 3-year high
  • Source: Bloomberg
    17 Jan 2018
    Bitcoin tumbles below $10 000, a 50% drop from its record-high a month ago.
    Bitcoin bubble bursting?
  • Source: CNN Money
    22 Jan 2018
    The US announces a 30% tariff on imported solar panels, most of which come from China, and taxes of 20% and more on residential washing machines.
    Trump launches trade war
  • Source: Bloomberg News
    24 Jan 2018
    The number of people employed in the United Kingdom rises by 102 000 to a record high.
    UK jobs on the rise
  • Source: Viceroy
    30 Jan 2018
    Viceroy, the company that exposed Steinhoff, publishes a report calling Capitec a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” and requests for the bank to be placed into curatorship.
    Viceroy report on Capitec
  • Source: AFP
    2 Feb 2018
    A strong US jobs report, showing the biggest increase in wages in nine years, stirs fears of a US interest rate hike and starts a global stock market sell-off.
    Good jobs report trips markets
  • Source: CNN
    13 Feb 2018
    The NEC of the ANC announces that it has recalled Jacob Zuma as president of the country, setting a 48-hour deadline.
    ANC recalls Zuma
  • Source: Statistics SA
    13 Feb 2018
    The SA unemployment rate declines to 26.7% in the fourth quarter of 2017 from 27.7% in the previous two quarters.
    SA unemployment down
  • Source: SABC
    15 Feb 2018
    Cyril Ramaphosa becomes the fifth democratic president of the Republic of South Africa.
    Ramaphosa takes the reins
  • Source: Fin24
    16 Feb 2018
    The US Commerce Department recommends steep tariffs on foreign steel and aluminium ‘in the name of national security’.
    Trump gets tough on steel imports
  • Source: National Treasury
    21 Feb 2018
    Minister Gigaba announces an increase in VAT to 15%. Treasury also re-affirms its intent to stabilise South Africa’s debt ratio.
    First VAT hike in 21 years
  • Source: Bloomberg News
    22 Feb 2018
    Global stocks stumble in the wake of Fed minutes painting a healthy picture of the world’s biggest economy, raising the prospect of tighter monetary policy.
    Stocks slide on Fed minutes
  • Source: eNCA
    26 Feb 2018
    Nhlanhla Nene’s position as Minister of Finance is restored by President Ramaphosa.
    Nene back at the helm
  • Source: Reuters
    27 Feb 2018
    The dollar strengthens after newly appointed Fed Chair Jerome Powell comments that the central bank would stick to gradual rate hikes.
    Powell shakes up markets
  • Source: Statistics SA
    6 Mar 2018
    The SA economy grows by 1.3% in 2017, partly driven by agriculture bouncing back from one of the worst droughts in recent history.
    SA grows at 1.3%
  • Source: Reuters
    9 Mar 2018
    Tiger Brands appoints an expert team to identify the causes of a listeria outbreak that has killed more than 180 people and has been traced to one of its factories.
    Listeriosis linked to Tiger Brands
  • Source: RMB/BER business confidence index
    14 Mar 2018
    SA Business confidence climbs to the highest level since the start of 2015.
    SA business confidence up
  • Source: Statistics SA
    20 Mar 2018
    SA year-on-year headline consumer inflation is 4.0% in February 2018, down from 4.4% in January.
    SA CPI drops further
  • Source: CNBC
    21 Mar 2018
    The Fed raises rates for the sixth time since starting off at near-zero in December 2015. The new benchmark target has moved to 1.5%-1.75%.
    Fed raises interest rates
  • Source: Reuters
    22 Mar 2018
    Naspers announces that it plans to sell up to 2% of Tencent via an accelerated bookbuild to raise money to fund growth in its e-commerce unit.
    Naspers sells stake in Tencent
  • Source: Eyewitness News
    23 Mar 2018
    Moody’s keeps South Africa’s credit rating at Baa3, one notch above junk status and upgrades the outlook of the economy to stable.
    Moody's gives SA a chance
  • Source: fin24
    27 Mar 2018
    S&P raises SA’s GDP growth forecast for 2018 from 1% to 2% - still not enough to address SA's high unemployment rate.
    S&P sees more growth for SA
  • Source: SA Reserve Bank
    28 Mar 2018
    The monetary policy committee of the SA Reserve Bank cuts interest rates by 0.25%, bringing the repo rate to 6.5% and the prime lending rate 10%.
    Rate cut for SA
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