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Emerging markets guru Mark Mobius on … everything

Emerging markets guru Mark Mobius on … everything

Mark Mobius, founder of Mobius Capital Partners and former chairperson of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, is widely credited with having established emerging markets as an asset class. Mobius had virtual “fire-side chat” with CFA board member Delphine Govender at the recent CFA Investment Conference. Here is a run-down of some of Mobius’s views on current […]

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Why did MPC keep interest rates unchanged?

The answer is simple. Inflation, according to Thalia Petousis, fund manager at Allan Gray. Last week, the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to keep the repo rate unchanged at 3,5%, its lowest level since it was introduced in 1998. Lower interest rates, although a life jacket for those in debt or with home […]

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Sixty Years on

This Elton John song came to mind when I read two publications on retirement planning last week: “Who’ll walk me down to church when I’m 60 years of age/When the ragged dog they gave has been ten years in the grave…” The results of Sanlam’s authoritative Retirement Benchmark Survey showed a lot of similarities to […]

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Zimbabwe – Low inflation turns into deflation during February

  The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) has published its consumer price index (CPI) for February. The organisation measured a 0.48% y-o-y decline in the cost of the benchmark consumer basket, putting Zimbabwe back in deflation for the first time in four years. This comes after inflation readings of less than 1% y-o-y over the […]

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Zambia – Inflation edges slightly higher in November

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) of Zambia released its latest monthly report on Thursday, November 28. Consumer price inflation rose in November, halting a three-month decline since reaching a y-t-d high of 7.3% y-o-y in June and July. The November consumer price index (CPI) inflation reading came in at 7% y-o-y, from 6.9% y-o-y in […]

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