Twar with Tito

  Market Scorecard In Mzansi we finally got our own politicians who use Twitter as an instrument to communicate policy to the people. In this case it was the Gauteng Premier David Makhura, and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. They were fighting about e-tolls in a heated exchange of tweets. You can read more about it … Continue reading Twar with Tito

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Chinese Frontier

  Market Scorecard On Friday, markets were focused solely on Sino-US trade tensions, and it was mostly negative for stocks. Friday morning, China essentially told the US to get lost. They said that they are not going to negotiate when there is a threat of tariffs hanging over their head, and that if need be … Continue reading Chinese Frontier

Turn Down For Watch

  Market Scorecard Yesterday Brent Crude broke above $80 a barrel for the first time since 2014; mostly due to supply-side constraints, think Iranian sanctions and a failing Venezuela. Looking to Washington, where a Chinese delegation is meeting with US representatives, the rumour is that China has offered President Donald Trump a $200 billion reduction … Continue reading Turn Down For Watch