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FSP No 47661

Domisa Treasury Blog

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Foreign Exchange Insights

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Explained: Your Foreign Exchange Rate

James Mckeown from Domisa Treasury explains foreign exchange rates. We’re all consumers and love a bargain (or a fair price at least)! But when it comes to foreign exchange transactions, can you say for certain that you know what you’re being charged? Are you paying too much to purchase foreign currency, or receiving too little...
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An Overview of Foreign Exchange in South Africa

Foreign Exchange transactions can be a daunting and intimidating topic for most people, with most banks and financial intermediaries unfortunately adding more confusion with the overuse of financial jargon and lack of general transparency. In layman’s terms, when you are transferring money from South Africa to abroad, you are essentially “selling” your domestic currency (South...
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Business Essentials: The Foreign Currency Account

James Mckeown from Domisa Treasury explains the Foreign Currency Account in a business context. In South Africa, as everywhere, going into business from scratch as a startup or running an established business can be a daunting exercise with a host of challenges manifesting themselves alongside the considerable opportunities for success. If you trade with foreign...
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Hedging Foreign Exchange Rate Risk in South Africa

Tips for hedging forex risk in South Africa. The South African Rand (ZAR) is one of the world’s most volatile currencies. South Africa is considered an emerging market and demonstrates many of the attributes typical of one – high interest and inflation rates, high (but decreasing) degree of reliance on agriculture and raw material sectors,...
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Our View On The South African Market

Regular Market Updates

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Market Update | 15 April 2020

James Mckeown, director of Domisa Treasury shares weekly market updates, along with his current view on the South African market. Levels at the time of writing: USD 18.70; EUR 20.35; GBP 23.32   SARB cuts repo rate: by 100bps to 4.25% in revising the 2020 growth forecast to a contraction of 6.1% versus the January projection...
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Market Update | 09 April 2020

James Mckeown, director of Domisa Treasury shares weekly market updates, along with his current view on the South African market. Levels at the time of writing: USD 18.03; EUR 19.61; GBP 22.40 Since our last update USDZAR has round-tripped from 18.26 to 19.35 and back to its current level of 18.03. During the same period the S&P500...
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Market Update | 02 April 2020

James Mckeown, director of Domisa Treasury shares weekly market updates, along with his current view on the South African market. Levels at the time of writing: USD 18.26; EUR 19.98; GBP 21.22.63 US markets close down 4.5%, ZAR & EM currencies weaker: ZAR & BRL both posted all time record lows against the USD. USD was...
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Market Update | 29 March 2020

James Mckeown, director of Domisa Treasury shares weekly market updates, along with his current view on the South African market. Levels at the time of writing: USD 17.62; EUR 19.62; GBP 21.88 QE in South Africa: on Wednesday, the SARB stated that it would purchase an unspecified quantity of government bonds in the secondary market, in...
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Market Update | 20 March 2020

James Mckeown, director of Domisa Treasury shares weekly market updates, along with his current view on the South African market. Levels at the time of writing:  USD 17.39; EUR 18.70; GBP 20.64 SARB cuts rates (19 Mar 20) aggressively to 5.25% with barely any movement in ZAR or bond yields, fears of significant negative response...
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