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Why ultra-low global bond yields are a good thing for SA as junk status looms

PUBLISHED: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:31:22 GMT

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A downgrade to junk is a looming possibility for South Africa, and non-residents have sold a net R14.4 billion of the debt this month. Today bonds firmed, with the yield on the benchmark of 10-year government paper due in 2026 down 4 basis points to 8.395 per cent. Rashaad Tayob, Fund Manager at Abax Investments joins CNBC Africa for more.


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