STANLIB Weekly Focus

Weekly Focus

STANLIB keeps you in touch with the latest investment news:

  • Market, economic and investment commentary.
  • Unit trust performance updated every week.

Weekly Focus (11/02/2019)
Weekly Performance Update (14/03/2019)

Economic Weekly

  • SA manufacturing production worse than expected in January, recording almost no growth over the past year. The sector continues to struggle to gain momentum in a weakening global environment.
  • SA business confidence index weakened further in Q1 2019 to 28 points despite recent efforts by government to stimulate growth and investment. Confidence levels across all business sectors remain well below the critical 50 index level.
  • US retail sales better than expected in January 2019 after the shockingly weak December retail data that was revised even lower. Overall, however, retail sales are losing momentum.
  • US consumer inflation remained relatively subdued in February 2019 at 1.5%, but is still expected to drift modestly higher during the remainder of 2019 due to higher wages. Wage inflation is currently 3.4%.
  • US industrial production worse than expected in February 2019 but still well out-performing the Euro area.
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