SA Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate in South Africa decreased to 27.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 27.5 percent in the previous period. The number of unemployed went down by 70 thousand to 6.14 million and employment rose by 149 thousand to 16.53 million. #SA #unemployment— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) May 14, 2019 The unemployment […]

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UK Claimant Count Change

The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the UK increased by 28.3 thousand in March of 2019, following a downwardly revised 26.7 thousand gain in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 20 thousand rise. #UK #unemployment— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) May 14, 2019 This is the highest monthly increase […]

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SA Economy Today And Lessons From SA Elections

5 important things to take note of in SA business today and 10 lessons we’ve learned from the 2019 SA Elections: via @businessinsider https://t.co/BFAGbrM8QZ#SAElections2019— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) May 9, 2019 Visit our twitter page https://twitter.com/XchangeCapital for more news.

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Cyril Ramaphosa Faces Critical Test

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s bid to consolidate his grip on power and revive the flagging economy in the aftermath of former president Jacob Zuma’s scandal-marred rule faces a critical test in SA’s sixth post-apartheid national election. via @Fin24 https://t.co/CdkTcSG55G— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) May 9, 2019 Visit our twitter page https://twitter.com/XchangeCapital for more news.

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US Stock Index Futures Fall

U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday, after President Donald Trump vowed not to back down on imposing new tariffs on Chinese imports unless Beijing “stops cheating our workers”, even as a Chinese delegation is set to hold talks on Thursday and Friday to salvage a trade deal— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) May 9, 2019 […]

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China Stands Ground In Face Of Trumps Threats

China’s commerce ministry said on Wednesday it would take retaliatory measures if Washington went ahead with a plan to raise tariffs on Chinese imports on Friday via @Reuters #chinatrade https://t.co/LGGCQKpgXp— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) May 9, 2019 Visit our twitter page https://twitter.com/XchangeCapital for more news.

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Cyril Ramaphosa’s Grip On ANC Put To The Test

South Africa started counting votes late on Wednesday after an election that puts President Cyril Ramaphosa’s tenuous grip over his party to the test and hopes of reviving a flagging economy at stake. via @Fin24 #SAElections2019— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) May 9, 2019 With opinion polls all pointing to a sixth outright national election win […]

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Trump Fuels The Fires Of The US-China Trade War

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that China “broke the deal” it had reached in trade talks with the United States, and vowed not to back down on imposing new tariffs on Chinese imports unless Beijing “stops cheating our workers” via @Reuters https://t.co/KiBPWPuQ9o— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) May 9, 2019 Visit our twitter page https://twitter.com/XchangeCapital for […]

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US Oil Stocks Change

Stocks of crude oil in the United States rose by 9.934 million barrels in the week ended April 26th 2019, after a 5.479 million increase in the previous week and well above market expectations of a 1.485 million gain. #Oil #stocks— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) May 9, 2019 Meanwhile, gasoline inventories went up by 0.917 […]

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UK House Price Index

The Halifax House Price Index in the UK rose 2.6 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, following a 2.8 percent increase in the previous period and missing market expectations of 2.3 percent, revised data from mortgage lender Halifax showed. #Halifax #mortgage— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) May 9, 2019 The need to build up […]

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