Rand gets boost from Bernanke comments-continued

March 26, 2012--The rand and bonds firmed on Monday against the dollar on the back of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s dovish comments, triggering a large sell-off from the greenback against most emerging market currencies.
Bernanke’s warning that the US economy needed to grow faster to get the unemployment rate down boosted hopes early in the session that the bank could yet conduct another round of quantitative easing.

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Source: FIN24

Nigeria: JP Morgan--a Wake-Up Call
September 28, 2015--As the frenzy over the decision by JP Morgan to phase out Nigeria from its Government Bond Index for Emerging Markets (GBI-EM) effective from October 30, 2015 begins to die down we draw attention to the need to adopt measures that would extricate Nigeria's economy from whims of foreign investors.
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Nigeria: High Rates Depress Investments in Govt Bonds
September 18, 2015--The pressures on Nigerian money market resonated in the bonds market yesterday as the Debt Management Office,
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Nigeria: The Cost of Dropping Off JP Morgan's Index
September 14, 2015--In the end, it would seem that the markets were not as sanguine (as was the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN) about the implications for the economy of JPMorgan's decision, announced last week, to phase Nigerian bonds out of its emerging markets government bond (GBI-EM) index series over two month-end rebalancing periods.
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Morocco drafts new rules to attract stock market investors
September 11, 2015--Morocco's government is considering allowing foreign companies to list on the Casablanca stock exchange and creating a second market dedicated to small and medium-sized businesses.
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