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Coronavirus cases in China’s Hubei fall for second day

19 Feb 2020 /  Ryan Woo, Samuel Shen, Reuters  
Experts say too early to tell if China outbreak contained

Five things you need to know to start your day

19 Feb 2020 /  Sybilla Gross, Bloomberg  
Hong Kong is heading for its first back-to-back annual recessions on record, as the coronavirus shutdown cripples an economy.

Stocks slide on Apple’s virus warning, euro near three-year low

18 Feb 2020 /  Herbert Lash, Reuters  
Gold climbs on risk-aversion bid.

Rand ticks lower as Moody’s stokes downgrade fears

18 Feb 2020 /  Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Reuters   1
All await Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s budget speech on February 26.

Stocks, bond yields decline after Apple warning: markets wrap

18 Feb 2020 /  Andreea Papuc, Bloomberg  
Tuesday’s trading session saw renewed concerns about the coronavirus impact.

Citigroup expects debt sales to boost sub-Saharan African deals

18 Feb 2020 /  Eric Ombok, Bloomberg  
'We’re looking at a handful of sovereign mandates at the moment,'

Nigeria’s state oil company and partners spent $360mn on Delta cleanup -NNPC

18 Feb 2020 /  Tife Owolabi, Reuters  
In 2015 Shell accepted responsibility for operational faults that caused two spills in 2008.

IMF cuts Nigeria GDP forecast to 2% as coronavirus hits oil

18 Feb 2020 /  Alonso Soto, Bloomberg  
Africa’s top oil producer now needs a major policy overhaul to reduce growing vulnerabilities.

Rand weakens as Moody’s cuts SA’s growth forecast

17 Feb 2020 /  Robert Brand, Bloomberg   
This may increase the risk of SA losing its last investment-level credit rating.

Emerging markets trust China’s virus steps will keep rally going

17 Feb 2020 /  Paul Wallace and Lilian Karunungan, Bloomberg  
Last week currencies in developing nations strengthened for the first time in four weeks, led by the rand, among others.

Rand firmer after Ramaphosa’s speech, stocks flat

14 Feb 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo and Emma Rumney, Reuters   
"The tone suggested an impetus to get structural reforms underway", experts say.

Ramaphosa’s speech underscores weak SA credit outlook – Fitch

14 Feb 2020 /  Alexander Winning, Reuters   3
Fitch says Ramaphosa's speech left important questions unanswered.

Sarb moves to sell stake in African Bank

14 Feb 2020 /  Emma Rumney, Reuters   4
Sarb sees the disposal process being completed within 18–24 months after a suitable buyer is identified.

Rand firmer after Ramaphosa’s speech

14 Feb 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters    1
The rand was subdued following the delay caused by the EFF.

Rand slides, stocks dip

13 Feb 2020 /  Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters  
Ahead of Ramaphosa speech.

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