News flash News Flash – Lockdowns and Regulations

News Flash – Lockdowns and Regulations

The world has become connected – yet at the same time isolated – as a third of the global population still suffers varying degrees of restrictions placed on their movements. These regulatory measures are warranted and have been effective in “flattening the curve”, but the general environment continues to pose many challenges. As the lockdowns…

News flash News Flash – Covid-19 crisis continues to batter the world population and economy

News Flash – Covid-19 crisis continues to batter the world population and economy

Crises bring perspective and positive reflection with them. For instance, President Ramaphosa has been globally recognised with how he has handled the Covid-19 crisis and has continued to display strong and decisive leadership traits. This week he placed Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams on special leave and ordered her to make a public apology…

News flash News Flash – Day One of Lockdown

News Flash – Day One of Lockdown

The world is slowing down, with a third of the globe having some sort of restriction placed on their freedom of movement. It is the first day of 21 days of lockdown in South Africa, while in other countries: Police in India are accused of assaulting people who do not follow the lockdown parameters; America…

News flash News Flash – A Controllable Pandemic

News Flash – A Controllable Pandemic

It has been an eventful week to say the least, with Covid-19 was officially named a pandemic. Although taking precautions should be encouraged, panicking and making rash decisions should not. There is potential that the reaction to Covid-19 and the oil trade war could cause a global recession, markets had the worst day on record since the global…

News flash News Flash – Covid-19, market volatility, recession

News Flash – Covid-19, market volatility, recession

Covid-19 concerns continue and the impact that it is having on global economies is coming to the fore. At the moment the most heavily impacted industries are supply chains, travel and airlines. Retail has also been impacted as people are shopping less and restricting activity in public spaces. Global News After it looked like stocks were on the…

News flash News Flash – Fear mounts as the COVID-19 spreads

News Flash – Fear mounts as the COVID-19 spreads

The fear from investors that COVID-19 will have an impact on global supply chains and in turn, corporate profitability, has resulted in a stampede towards safe-haven assets. This has resulted in markets falling between 10% and 14% and some of the biggest drawdowns since the 2008 Financial Crisis. We, at Dynasty, do not know exactly how deep the reversal…

News flash News Flash – Moody’s, Outlook, and Corruption

News Flash – Moody’s, Outlook, and Corruption

Moody’s has reduced South Africa’s growth forecast for 2020 to below one percent. This in itself does not bode well for the possibility of a downgrade by Moody’s at the end of March. Still, the budget speech will take place next week and this should bring South Africa’s prospects into sharper focus. Global News Roger…

News flash News Flash – Coronavirus, Stone, and SONA

News Flash – Coronavirus, Stone, and SONA

Yesterday President Ramaphosa gave his State of the Nation Address (SONA) which received mixed reactions. It wasn’t that President Ramaphosa let us down on his orating skills, or in his vision of what South Africa could do for its populous and how it could be an international powerhouse. Many share his vision of this potential.…