STANLIB Weekly Focus

Weekly Focus

STANLIB keeps you in touch with the latest investment news:

  • Market, economic and investment commentary.
  • Unit trust performance updated every week.

Weekly Focus (10/12/2018)
Weekly Performance Update (06/12/2018)

Economic Weekly

  • SA GDP grew by +2.2%q/q in Q3 2018, better than expected, helped by manufacturing, finance, transport and retail. SA out of recession, but growth still weak overall.
  • SA current account deficit widened modestly in Q3 2018, but remains manageable at -3.5% of GDP. Unfortunately, SA trade balance likely to deteriorate further in 2019, which could see SA current deficit widen to -4.5% of GDP..
  • The seasonality of SA shopping activity. Xmas shopping remains as significant as ever, with December SA's biggest month for retail sales.
  • Please follow our regular economic updates on twitter @lingskevin