Moody’s Rating Announcement Looms

South African markets are on edge about an impending ratings review today by Moody’s, with some economists fearful that a power crisis will cost the country its last investment-grade rating and lead to outflows of billions of dollars. via @Moneyweb— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) March 29, 2019 Visit our twitter page https://twitter.com/XchangeCapital for more news.

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USA – UoM Consumer Sentiment

Consumer confidence index of Michigan University to be published soon. It allows for estimating consumers’ confidence in terms of the current and future economic situation. Thus estimating future expenses. The outcome will influence the value of the dollar, stocks, and bonds.— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) March 29, 2019 Visit our twitter page https://twitter.com/XchangeCapital for more news.

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GB – Parliament Brexit Vote

UK Parliament will vote to decide on passage of the deal triggering article 50 with European Union. The result will likely be projected before the official vote count is announced, based on early vote counts. A simple majority is needed to pass the bill. #brexit— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) March 29, 2019 Visit our twitter […]

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EU – German Business Morale Improved

German business morale improved unexpectedly in March after six consecutive drops, a survey showed on Monday, suggesting that Europe’s largest economy is likely to pick up in the coming months after it narrowly avoided a recession last year. via @Fin24— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) March 29, 2019 Visit our twitter page https://twitter.com/XchangeCapital for more news.

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ZAR To Remain Under Pressure

We expect the ZAR to remain under pressure, with severe volatility on the back of the numerous data releases, the lira volatility and mounting anticipation of Moody’s announcement tomorrow,” says Peregrine Treasury Solutions’s Bianca Botes. via @Fin24— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) March 28, 2019 Visit our twitter page https://twitter.com/XchangeCapital for more news.

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NZ – RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr Speaks

Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Orr Speaks today. Orr’s comments are closely eyed by investors and traders in context of future decisions of the Bank. Hints on tougher policy or less soft tone may cause buying of NZD.— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) March 28, 2019 Visit our twitter page https://twitter.com/XchangeCapital for more news.

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USA – FOMC Member James Bullard Speaks

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President and Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voting member James Bullard is to speak. Traders and investors will be following his speech as his comments may determine a short-term positive or negative trend.— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) March 28, 2019 Visit our twitter page https://twitter.com/XchangeCapital for more news.

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USA – FOMC Member Randal K. Quarles Speaks

Randal K. Quarles speaks today. He took office as Vice Chairman for Supervision on October 13, 2017. He is member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. His remarks may cause market volatility and are used to drop subtle clues regarding future monetary policy.— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) March 28, 2019 Visit […]

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Sanral Board Suspends E-toll Debt Collection Process

Sanral will, with immediate effect, suspend the process of pursuing e-toll debt. This includes historic debt and summonses applied for from 2015,” Sanral’s media statement reads. via @Moneyweb https://t.co/2LClzzT5Ct— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) March 27, 2019 Visit our twitter page https://twitter.com/XchangeCapital for more news.

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May’s Job On The Line

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected on Wednesday to indicate a date for quitting as the price for getting her twice-defeated Brexit deal ratified, while parliament tries to select its own alternative from a multiple-choice list of options. via @Reuters— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) March 27, 2019 Visit our twitter page https://twitter.com/XchangeCapital for more news.

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