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 Performance Update (12/01/2017) 
Weekly Focus (16/01/2017)

Economic Weekly

  • South Africa’s economic growth rate is expected to improve modestly in 2017 to around 1.2%, based on a much improved agricultural season, a moderate but sustained uptick in commodity prices, a further improvement in exports due to Rand weakness, a decline in import intensity, and ongoing labour market stability.
  • The US growth outlook is expected to be around 2.0% in 2017 with some risk to the downside unless there is a noticeable pick-up in fixed investment activity.
  • The Euro-area unemployment rate remained below 10% in Nov 2016, its lowest level in over seven years. High youth unemployment, especially in southern Europe, remains a concern.

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