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 (12/07/2018) 
Weekly Focus (16/07/2018)

Economic Weekly

  • SA manufacturing better than expected in May 2018. Strongest monthly growth rate since April 2017. Hopefully SA can avoid slipping back into a technical recession in Q2 2018.
  • SA is ranked last in the Misperception Index. In other words there is a real risk that we perceive the situation in SA to be far worse than it is.
  • PMI data releases from Sub-Saharan Africa showed a softening suggesting potentially weaker growth in the region.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa Currency Performed relatively well against the US Dollar in the first half of the year compared to major currencies in emerging markets, however they are expected to come under pressure as the year continues.
  • Please follow our regular economic updates on twitter @lingskevin