ICE Brent front month (USD per barrel): 108.95
ICE RB Coal - close (USD per tonne): 75.05
XAU/USD - Gold (USD per troy ounce): 1283.3

Fixed Income rates
3-month JIBAR: 5.775
1-year swap (bid): 6.3669
R157: 6.84

EUR/ZAR: 14.6858
GBP/ZAR: 17.8242
USD/ZAR: 10.6280

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Our highly rated analysts and economists provide research, analysis and forecasts of macroeconomic developments in Africa and India.

Our research team comprises highly rated analysts and economists who provide objective research and insightful analysis and forecasts of macroeconomic developments in South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and India. Daily insights into market trends and risks, along with regular viewpoints compiled by our economists enable our clients to hedge their financial risk most efficiently.

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Meet our Chief Economist

Our Chief Economist is Ettienne le Roux. Ettienne graduated with a B.Com, B.Com Honours and M.Com Economics from the North-West University (1991–1995). He obtained his degrees cum laude. After lecturing economics at the same university, he followed a career as an economist at the National Treasury. While employed by the Treasury Ettienne had the opportunity to further his studies in the US. He later joined FNB as an economist. In 1998 Ettienne joined RMB and in June 2009 was appointed as Chief Economist.

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RMB Global Markets research

RMB clients have access to macroeconomic insights, in-depth financial market knowledge and analysis – courtesy RMB Global Markets research.

The RMB Global Markets research team's highly rated analysts provide our clients with objective research of an exceptional standard. Their analysis covers the South African fixed income, currency and credit markets, including insights and forecasts of macroeconomic developments across sub-Saharan Africa. The team and analysts have won a number of awards in recognition of their research over the past few years.

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Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) is a diversified financial services brand encompassing investment banking, fund management, corporate banking and advisory services. All businesses in the RMB brand stable form part of the wider FirstRand Group.