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Our top share picks for the brave investor: Finding opportunities in times of adversity

“In times of extreme market volatility (and corrections), it is often unnecessary for investors to look far down the quality curve to find attractive opportunities that will generate significant returns in future. This is oftentimes the correct strategy as those economic uncertainties causing market volatility can have far more dire consequences for lower-quality businesses,” writes Stephán Engelbrecht, Fund Management.

Zimbabwe central bank leaves rates unchanged, bullish on inflation, what you need to know…

Zimbabwe's central bank left its benchmark interest rate at 35% on Monday, citing moderating inflation, as it looks to print more local currency and limit the use of foreign currencies.

Op-Ed: From CFA franc to ‘eco’, what you need to know about West Africa’s new currency

The eight member states of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (Waemu) and France have agreed to rename the CFA franc and implement a range of reforms to the long-standing regional currency.

West Africa renames CFA franc but keeps it pegged to euro, what you need to know…

West Africa’s monetary union has agreed with France to rename its CFA franc the Eco and cut some of the financial links with Paris that have underpinned the region’s common currency since its creation soon World War Two.

Unexpected bounce in Chinese factory activity lifts South African rand ahead of Moody’s review

South Africa’s rand firmed on Friday as an unexpected bounce in Chinese factory activity helped offset concerns over prospects of a U.S.-China trade pact and skittishness ahead of a long-awaited decision on South Africa’s credit rating.

South Africa’s rand takes a tumble as Eskom plans nationwide power cuts

South Africa's rand tumbled after state power utility Eskom said it would implement nationwide blackouts for the first time in more than six months due to capacity shortages.

South Africa’s rand steady following signs of progress in U.S. – China trade talks

South Africa's rand inched slightly up in early trade on Monday, holding near a 3-week high it hit in the previous session, as risk sentiment strengthened following signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks and a Brexit breakthrough.

South Africa’s rand strengthens, reignited by upbeat remarks from U.S. Federal reserve chairman

South Africa’s rand strengthened against the dollar on Monday, with momentum reignited by upbeat remarks from the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman and a Chinese economic stimulus package.
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