Daily Archives: July 16, 2013

SA National Defence Force not in Democratic Republic of Cango

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JOHANNESBURG: (Steve M jobs)– The SA National Defence Force and its solders are not engaged in combat with rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). read more

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Accountants stuck in ‘the system,’ don't despair

The not-so-easy road to attaining CA(SA) accreditation.

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Preparing a fresh crisis?

High levels of youth unemployment in the OECD spell trouble.

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How Fidentia’s Brown blew a billion

New report describes in gory detail what happened to widows’ and orphans’ cash.

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Gordhan: The poor also need financial innovation

Reckless credit filling a gap in the market.

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Equities Weaken on US CPI Rise, Ahead of Bernanke Tonight

A soft German ZEW survey saw European equities in retreat at the start of the overnight session read more

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Asian Currencies Technicals

AUD/USD continues to head back towards the key $0.9343 resistance level with the pair having closed above the 21-DMA for the first time since mid April. This helps relieve the immediate bearish focus but a close above the key $0.9343 level is needed to see focus shift higher to tests of the $0.9665 high from early June. While the $0.9343 level caps we will continue to look for dips back to the recent 2013 low.
R 4: $0.9795 – 50.0% Retracement of 1.0582-0.9008 move
R 3: $0.9665 – High June 6
R 2: $0.9609 – 38.2% Retracement of 1.0582-0.9008 move
R 1: $0.9343 – High June 26
Latest price: 0.9238
S 1: $0.9150 – Hourly support July 16
S 2: $0.9087 – Low July 15
S 3: $0.9008 – 2013 low July 12
S 4: $0.8771 – Low Aug 25 2010 read more

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Daily FX Wrap and Strategy

At around 0.7880, the NZD/USD is opeing the Asian session threatening to break through the top end of the 0.7685-0.7900 range. A surging AUD and broadly weaker USD have both conspired to send the NZD higher. Yesterday’s eemingly innocuous RBA minutes proved to be the catalyst for a sharp rally in the AUD. The RBA retained its easing bias, but noted the inflation outlook was now stronger thanks to the 10% depreciation in the AUD. In resonse, Aussie interest rate markets trimmed the chances of an August RBA rate cut to around 50% (from closer to 70%), and the AUD/USD jumped around a cent to above 0.9240. The AUD’s outsized reaction probably had a lot to do with the fact short positions in the AUD had been running close to the highest on record. read more

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No end to Ina's agony

There appears to be no end to the suffering of Ina Bonnette, former wife and victim of the “Modimolle Monster”, Johan Kotze.

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'KGB gang' was about to bomb police vault

Four men disguised as artisans and carrying explosives and unlicensed firearms have been arrested, allegedly shortly before they could blow up a Tshwane Metro Police vault.

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