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Ethical investing can improve returns whilst positively influencing societies…Read More

Moody’s Investor Services did not publish a ratings review of South Africa on Friday as was widely anticipated.  Moody’s has South Africa’s long-term foreign and local currency debt ratings at Baa3, with a negative outlook. It is the only ratings agency that has South Africa’s foreign-currency and rand-denominated debt at investment grade…Link to Article

 

The South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago warned
on Tuesday that the country’s economic recession could deepen
unless there was policy certainty on mining and agriculture,
the two sectors that contributed to growth
in the first quarter….Read More

The Rand continues to weaken against all major currencies after a warning by Moody’s this week about political interference in the country’s economic policy, reignited fears regarding credit ratings downgrades.

 

South Africa is evaluating assets it could sell to pay for this month’s 2.2 billion-rand ($169.5 million) bailout of unprofitable carrier South African Airways..Link to article

The retirement fund body is looking back on its achievements…Read More

S&P Global Ratings has lowered its long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating on South Africa to ‘BB+’ from ‘BBB-‘.Read More

Some companies and asset managers have a cynical view about ESG factors regarding a company’s share price performance and hence on investment portfolios….Read More

Investopedia defines and explains rebalancing as the progression of realigning the weightings of a portfolio of assets. Rebalancing involves periodically buying or selling assets in a portfolio to maintain an original desired level of asset allocation. For example, say an original target asset allocation was 70% equities and 30% bonds…..Read More

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