FX SERIES | EPISODE 23 What Policy Rate Hikes Mean For The Rand 30 May2023 Play episode Podcasts Featured series FX Series 5 EpisodesIn this series, we bring you the latest Coffee Break Commerce podcasts by Mike Keenan, our Head of Fixed Income and Currency Research. Despite disruptive events of 2020 that continue to roll into 2021, Absa’s forecast for the rand remains bullishly positive with research forecasting recovery.Find out more about these expectations, the impact of the current account deficit on the exchange rate and planning within this volatile and unpredictable landscape.MORE Episode 01Tracking the seasonality of the rand Episode 02Tracking the seasonality of the doller Episode 03Tracking the seasonality of the pound View all episodes Latest Podcasts Episode 23 Central banks continue to increase policy rates. Find out what that means for the rand in this episode of Coffee Break Commerce. Absa Group FX Series What Policy Rate Hikes Mean For The Rand Central banks continue to increase policy rates. Find out what that means for the rand in this episode of Coffee Break Commerce. [DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] Episode 22 The rand has weakened sharply in recent months. Is the South African currency trading at appropriate levels, or is it undervalued? Find out in this episode of Coffee Break Commerce. Absa Group FX Series Why Is The Rand Under-performing Against Its Peers? The rand has weakened sharply in recent months. Is the South African currency trading at appropriate levels, or is it undervalued? Find out in this episode of Coffee Break Commerce. [DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] Episode 21 Mike Keenan Head of Fixed Income and Currency Research Absa Group FX Series Loadshedding, Greylisting, The Budget & The Rand The Rand's reaction to the recently delivered 2023 budget speech. [DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] Load More × Insights Series Podcast From insights that inform consumer trends and the economics of sustainable development, to how small businesses can shape our continent’s economy, stay informed through our podcast series that will feature discussions from thought leaders and sector experts. NBFI 2 EpisodesSmall lenders and microfinancers have a huge role to play in shaping the African continent’s economy. We have unique insights to unlock Africa’s economic potential.Our vast array of knowledge in the Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFI) sector enables us to drive diversified and inclusive economies across the African continent.MORE Episode 01 Microfinancing: The Key To Africa’s Growth Episode 02 Funding South Africa’s Hidden Economy View all episodes Energy and Resources 3 EpisodesA report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that Africa will be the most populated region in the world by 2040, surpassing China and India. While this increase in population presents challenges for the continent, there are exciting opportunities unfolding in the resource and energy sector.Africa is emerging as a global force in oil and gas markets and is forecast to outstrip China in the coming years.MORE Episode 01 Can Africa capitalise on its renewable resources to avoid an energy crisis? Episode 02 Could sustainable energy reduce climate crisis and boost inclusive growth? Episode 03 Is green energy the solution to Africa’s energy dilemma? View all episodes Healthcare 3 EpisodesThe health sector has played a pivotal role in managing the Covid-19 outbreak, yet there is still more work to be done - driven by efficient and effective planning as well as collaboration. We have assembled a diverse and wide-ranging interviews with some of our clients across a myriad of fields to help us get a clear vision of how we can collectively journey towards continental economic recovery and growth.MORE Episode 01 Life courtesy of vaccines: The biggest driver of Africa's economic recovery Episode 02 This is the core problem with South Africans not wanting to get vaccinated Episode 03 Are incentives key to getting South Africans to vaccinate? View all episodes Telecommunications, Media and Technology 3 EpisodesTraditionally the provider of voice, data connectivity and mobile payments solutions, the telecommunication sector, is now playing an increasingly important role in sectors like agriculture and healthcare. We delve into this, and more, in the Absa Insights, Telecommunications Media and Technology Podcast series.MORE Episode 01 How the Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting rural farmers to the world Episode 02 Smart farming: How the IoT tracks the health of livestock and crops with an app Episode 03 Here's how telecommunications companies are helping farmers yield results View all episodes Enterprise and Supplier Development 6 EpisodesThe role of small- and medium-sized businesses is an important one. In this series our thought leaders discuss how SMEs are likely to lead the economic recovery on the African continent, as well as the challenges that small businesses may face.MORE Episode 06 Big Opportunities for Kenya’s Small Businesses Episode 05 Unlocking Access for Africa’s Small Businesses Episode 03 Absa Bank Kenya breaks tradition and goes out looking to help grow SMEs View all episodes Consumer Goods and Services 3 EpisodesWhat informs consumer behaviour? 2020 created a shift in consumer trends, with the increase of e-commerce shopping and spending more on home renovations.In this series of the Absa insights podcast, we discuss the data driven insights that inform consumer trends.MORE Episode 01 Through the great staggering to a better normal Episode 02 Consumers choose home improvement and loungewear over expensive luxuries Episode 03 EFTs and E-Wallets make online shopping in Africa easier, quicker and accessible to everyone View all episodes Agriculture 4 EpisodesFarmers might not be driving Ferraris… yet, but there’s no doubt that Agriculture is a continental bright spot. In this Absa Insights podcast series, listen to thought leaders Roux Wildenboer, Steve Biko and Wandile Sihlobo as they delve into Agriculture across the African continent.MORE Episode 04 Identifying Opportunities in the Crisis Episode 03 As global food prices soar, Africa's agriculture sector is yet to benefit Episode 02 The Agricultural sector: the bright spot for a fruitful future View all episodes Hospitality 1 EpisodesTo navigate the hospitality industry, you need a strategic partner that provides unique insights. We do. As a Pan-African bank with on-the-ground presence, we have all the unique insights needed to unlock the Hospitality sector’s full growth potential through sustainable opportunities and solutions.MORE Episode 01 How Hospitality Bounced Back View all episodes Contact us 0860 500 703 +27 (0) 10 211 3117 firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe for quarterly updates Analysis and data-driven insights for a changing world – delivered directly to your inbox. 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