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Rand Merchant Bank
At RMB, Traditional Values and Innovative Ideas are at the core of what we do. RMB is a diversified financial services company.
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Rand Merchant Bank 14h
To hear more about the team’s views on African markets today, listen to the Insider podcast here: .
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Rand Merchant Bank 14h
Replying to @RMBCIB
Relative to the Nigeria ’47, the Ghana ’49 bond is trading 140bp wider despite reaching lows of 70bp in July.
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Rand Merchant Bank 14h
With only a few days until goes to the polls, eurobonds continue to show some embedded risk premium, indicating some nervousness around the elections.
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Rand Merchant Bank 14h
Replying to @RMBCIB
The economy has shown itself to be relatively resilient during the year, mainly through swift and sizeable monetary and fiscal support to bolster domestic aggregate demand.
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Rand Merchant Bank 14h
: The November PMI reading remained in expansionary territory at 50.9 versus 51.4 in October.
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Rand Merchant Bank 16h
Bucking the positive EM trend as SA news weighs on rampant rand. 🇺🇸USD/ZAR opens at 15.31⬆️ 🇪🇺EUR/ZAR at 18.53⬆️ 🇬🇧GBP/ZAR at 20.43⬇️ 🇨🇳CNY/ZAR at 2.31➡️
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Rand Merchant Bank 16h
Replying to @RMBCIB
• EC Retail Sales (y/y) • SA Electricity Production and Consumption (y/y) • US Initial Jobless and Continuing Claims • US Market Services PMI • US ISM Services Index.
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Rand Merchant Bank 16h
today: • SA South Africa PMI • GE Markit Services PMI • EC Markit Composite PMI • UK Markit/CIPS Services PMI.
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Rand Merchant Bank 16h
Replying to @RMBCIB
Several alternatives have been put forward by the government, but a definitive plan and the funding thereof is yet to be announced.
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Rand Merchant Bank 16h
While developed economies have secured inventory in advance, the cost of procurement and distribution of the vaccine is an immense fiscal cost for low-income economies.
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Rand Merchant Bank 16h
A shot in the arm — listen to the RMB here:
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Rand Merchant Bank Dec 2
To hear more about the team’s views on African markets today, listen to the Insider podcast here: .
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Rand Merchant Bank Dec 2
As anticipated, the foreign exchange market remains under pressure with continued weakness in the shilling. USD/KES is trading at levels above 110, the weakest ever recorded. Pressure is mounting as dollar demand in the market continues to increase.
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Rand Merchant Bank Dec 2
Replying to @RMBCIB
Since then, a combination of rising interest rates, government spending reduction, an agricultural drought, generally lower output from Namibia’s mining sector and policy uncertainty has led to what is now a five-year recessionary environment.
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Rand Merchant Bank Dec 2
Private sector credit extension (PSCE) in dropped to 1.4% y/y at the end of October. In 2014, PSCE was growing by 15% on a monthly basis.
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Rand Merchant Bank Dec 2
Our leading Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and concessions team provided infrastructure solutions and funding to redevelop the Beitbridge border post and community.
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Rand Merchant Bank Dec 1
EUR/USD’s ascent to 1.20 supports further gains. 🇺🇸USD/ZAR opens at 15.24⬇️ 🇪🇺EUR/ZAR at 18.40⬇️ 🇬🇧GBP/ZAR at 20.46⬇️ 🇨🇳CNY/ZAR at 2.31⬇️
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Rand Merchant Bank Dec 1
today: • JN Monetary Base (y/y) • UK BRC Shop Price Index (y/y) • GE Retails Sales (y/y) • EC PPI (y/y) • US MBA Mortgage Applications.
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Rand Merchant Bank Dec 1
: Public sector wage battle continues.
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Rand Merchant Bank Dec 1
Markets unwrapped — listen to the RMB here:
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