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Trump dramatics and Brexit negotiations dominated international headlines; in South Africa, the Public Protector’s recommendation that the government changes the Reserve Bank’s constitutional mandate continued to make waves.

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A week of turmoil in South Africa, the Public Protector recommended that the government changes the South African Reserve Bank’s constitutional mandate. Markets tumbled and the rand lost +-1.6% against the dollar.

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News Flash – 13 June 2017

Qatar’s neighbours commissioned sanctions against the country, Comey stood up to US President Donald Trump, and Moody’s downgraded South Africa’s credit rating a notch – it’s been another busy week at home and abroad. Global News Qatar has been isolated by land, sea and air in a coordinated diplomatic move taken by other countries in…

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News Flash – 6 June 2017

This has been a week of shocking events: terrorist attacks in London, US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Accord, and an email leak in South Africa that has surfaced new information about the Gupta family’s dubious relationships with state enterprises and with key politicians. Read further for more…

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News Flash – 30 May 2017

South Africa was rocked this week by leaked emails providing further evidence of the Gupta family’s influence over President Jacob Zuma and his family, key cabinet ministers and the boards of state-owned enterprises. Even so, President Zuma survived yet another attempt to remove him from his position at an ANC NEC meeting last weekend. Global…

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News Flash – 17 May 2017

Markets this week are dominated by the scandals currently rocking US President Donald Trump —including the firing of FBI Director Comey and allegations that he leaked highly classified information to the Russians. President Trump’s unpredictable behaviour and low approval rating mean that he’ll be the major market mover for some time to come. Global News…

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Junk Status – Dynasty News Flash – 11 April 2017

S&P and Fitch downgraded South Africa’s credit rating this week to ‘junk status’, both citing President Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle for their unscheduled decision. The rand is now the world’s worst performing emerging market currency, after being the best performer in the first few months of the year. Global News Over the past ten days, the…