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    Delay in RDR implementation
    anemptytextlline
    21 July 2016
    The Financial Services Board (FSB) has announced a delay in the RDR Phase I timelines originally communicated in November 2015.
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    Market Update: June 2016
    anemptytextlline
    20 July 2016
    Tough business conditions continued during June. SA business confidence fell to a new all-time low, hurt by poor performances in sectors such as manufacturing and retail. Still, SA narrowly avoided a downgrade to junk status by Standard & Poor's, but the agency maintained its negative outlook. Days later data showed that SA GDP contracted by an annualised 1.2% in the first quarter of 2016, keeping the country tip-toeing in front of ratings agencies.
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    Events That Moved The Market - Q2 2016
    anemptytextlline
    14 July 2016
    From Panama papers & SA inflation, to Brexit and downgrades - What else affected the markets this quarter?
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    Brexit & The Rise Of The Mercantilist Agenda
    anemptytextlline
    5 July 2016
    As a graduate student of economics years back, I remember reading Adam Smith and David Ricardo, economists who espoused the idea that free trade was a catalyst for wealth creation. However..
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    Emotion Gives Human Advisers An Edge
    anemptytextlline
    4 July 2016
    The Age Of The Machine Is Upon Us..
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    Looking For Opportunities In The Brexit Turmoil
    anemptytextlline
    30 June 2016
    Given that markets have been rallying ahead in anticipation of a Stay vote, the surprise pro-Brexit announcement was clearly not what the markets had expected. Says Colin McQueen in our UK office, the impact on the immediate outlook will not be dissimilar to those outlined in the article we published earlier this week, titled “Brexit, what does it mean for the investors?”