Walter de Wet joined Standard Bank in 2007 as Head of Commodities Research. From 2009 to 2012 he worked on the commodities desk for Standard Bank in London, building the commodities research capabilities of the bank. Upon his return to South Africa in 2012, in addition to his role as Commodities Strategist, Walter took up the role of Head of Research for Standard Bank Research SA. Walter's current focus is on Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange strategies, economic modelling and econometrics. Before joining Standard Bank, Walter was Head of Economic Research and Risk at Pan-African Capital Holdings (PACH). Walter holds a Ph.D in Econometrics and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
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by Shireen Darmalingam, Walter de Wet, Penny Byrne and Zaakirah Ismail · Thu Jun 22 07:56:17 SAST 2017
The rand is stronger this morning largely on the back of a weaker dollar, but remains above 13.00. Brent fell 2.7% yesterday closing below USD45/bbl for the first time this
by Shireen Darmalingam, Walter de Wet, Penny Byrne and Zaakirah Ismail · Wed Jun 21 08:25:30 SAST 2017
The rand weakened further yesterday, closing above 13.00, partly due to the stronger dollar. Brent broke below USD46/bbl intraday, to lows last seen in November 2016, on renewed oversupply fears.
by Shireen Darmalingam, Walter de Wet, Penny Byrne and Zaakirah Ismail · Tue Jun 20 08:33:09 SAST 2017
The USDZAR breached 13.00 yesterday after comments in a report from Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane regarding the Reserve Bank. The rand though has firmed this morning due to the weaker
by Shireen Darmalingam, Walter de Wet, Penny Byrne and Zaakirah Ismail · Mon Jun 19 08:18:00 SAST 2017
The SA June Quarterly Bulletin is due out tomorrow at 10h00, which will provide insight into the Q1:17 current account balance. Bloomberg consensus is for a slight widening of the