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Wandile Sihlobo
SA Agricultural Employment Down   By Wandile Sihlobo - May 21, 2018

The Quarterly Labour Force Survey conducted by Statistics South Africa showed a 3% y/y decline in agricultural employment in the first quarter of this year to 847 000 jobs (Chart 1). This was...

John Maynard
South Africa's Crude Oil Suppliers By John Maynard - May 18, 2018

In today's blog we take a look at South Africa's crude oil imports from January 2010. But instead of focussing on the monthly value of South Africa's crude oil imports we will take a look at who South...

Russell Shor
Oil Jumps on Trump Withdrawal Announcement By Russell Shor - May 09, 2018

Yesterday’s announcement by President Trump to withdraw from the Iran deal certainly affected the market. A dragonfly doji charted on the news (green arrow). This candlestick indicates a day...

Gregory W. Harmon
A Golden Era Building For Gold By Gregory W. Harmon - May 03, 2018

For those of you that missed it Gold was a great asset to own….in the first decade of this century. From a low under $300 in 2001 it ran to a peak 10 years later at nearly $2000, a 675% gain....

FIBO Group
Gold To Benefit If Trump Acts By FIBO Group - May 03, 2018

Gold is now trading higher for a 2nd straight day following on from yesterday’s interest rate decision from the Federal Reserve and some say the following monetary statement that was delivered...

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