Video / 9/1/2016 1:05:02 PM
In this episode of Currency Wars, Brigid Taylor joined by John Cairns from RMB and Luke Alers from Kaon Capital discuss scenarios for the rand following Futuregrowth's decision to stop lending to South Africa's largest state-owned enterprises and uncertainty over Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's role.
Video / 8/25/2016 2:45:57 PM
In this episode of Currency Wars, panellists Jan Sluis-Cremer from RMB, Andre Cilliers from TreasuryOne and Luke Alers from Kaon Capital discuss Jackson Hole and the greatest risk to the rand is how South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan saga plays out. They also provide intriguing insights into how Gordhan has been side-lined by President Jacob Zuma being named chairperson of a new co-ordinating committee that will oversee the country's state-owned enterprises.
Video / 7/7/2016 11:06:04 AM
There's lots to digest in a world of political uncertainty, the Post Brexit the biggest risk to the stability of the UK economy is the current freeze on withdrawals from Property funds - some 19 billion US dollars is under threat and if not contained could result in severe property devaluations in the UK. Meanwhile, Rand has remained range bound post the initial knee jerk reaction to the Brexit, and is largely swayed by global sentiment. Brigid Taylor speaks to Jan Sluis Cremer from RMB about this and more.
Video / 3/17/2016 11:14:01 AM
The world's developed economies continue to face headwinds - with US Fed more dovish and expecting only another 2 hikes. This has seen Dollar sell off globally and has favourably filtered through to the South African rand. In South Africa, local political infighting and comments confirming what is now being branded as â€˜government captureâ€™, is putting the spotlight on how the government will rebalance and place more emphasis on prudent spending that could well benefit the currency and rates going forward. Meanwhile Moodyâ€™s visit this week could not have come at a more volatile time as South Africa is faced with the task of rectifying risks to the economy. Brigid Taylor discussed this and more with Andre Eerenstein from RMB, Luke Alers from Kaon Capital & Andre Cilliers from Treasury One.
Video / 3/4/2016 1:49:16 PM
On this episode of Currency Wars Brigid Taylor discusses the impact South Africa's local government elections will have on the rand with Andre Cilliers from Treasury One and Luke Alers from Kaon Capital.
Video / 2/22/2016 11:48:00 AM
Focus has now shifted to the anticipated Budget Speech to be delivered by finance minister Pravin Gordhan next week. The minister met with a number of business leaders met with Gordhan this week again to discuss measures to save South Africa from a downgrade. South Africa's inflation numbers breached the Reserve Bank's target range. Rates accelerated to 6.2 per cent in January. Rising food prices and the weaker rand following the country's drought contributed to this. Brigid Taylor speaks to Jan Sluis-Cremer from RMB about this.
Video / 1/29/2016 6:19:23 AM
Whether it's the price of crude that continues to fall, China's currency devaluation or the global sell-off in equities, 2016 is proving to be the year of the drag- so it's up to central banks from the US, Japan, to South Africa to find solutions. On this episode of the MoneyMakers, Bruce Whitfield is joined by Brigid Taylor, CEO of Kaon Capital to dissect the war waged to save currencies and bleeding markets everywhere.
Video / 1/14/2016 10:41:32 AM
Globally 2016 has started in a volatile fashion as commodities continue to plunge and stock markets face some of their biggest sell-off seen in recent years. Meanwhile the rand continues to remain under pressure. This is not a rosy picture by as the currency remains firmly on a weaker trajectory. Some of the key risks to watch this year are, US Fed rate hike expectations, Ratings agency outlooks on South Africa as well as Chinese economic growth projections and policy.
Video / 11/20/2015 6:00:33 AM
Currency traders and investors are keeping a close eye on what the South African Reserve Bank will do with interest rates today. Brigid Taylor is joined by Andre Cilliers from TreasuryOne and Andre Eerenstein from RMB to discuss the dilemma the central bank has in hiking rates.
Video / 10/16/2015 9:13:22 AM
The sell-off seen globally post the People's Bank of China intervention and reluctance for the US Fed to hike rates has seen bargain hunters re-emerge and take advantage of cheaper levels to buy stocks and currencies in emerging markets. Meanwhile, Asian markets are leading an Emerging Market and the recovery in commodity prices, dollar weakness are all aiding the Rand's recovery. Bridgid Taylor discusses these major movements with Jan Sluis-Cremer from RMB.