• Deidre Wessels

Economic and Market Overview | April 2022

Download the April 2022 Economic and Market Overview


Global news in the first quarter of 2022 was overshadowed by the events in Ukraine, which caused major moves in financial markets around the world. Read more

South Africa

The South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to increase the repurchase rate by 0.25%, taking it to 4.25%. Read more

Market Performance

Developed markets around the world bounced back during March - in many instances to levels seen before the armed conflict between Russian and Ukraine broke out earlier this year. The MSCI World Index ended the month 2.8% higher (in US dollars) but emerging markets continued to struggle. The MSCI Emerging Markets index shed another 2.2% in March, taking its losses to almost 7% so far this year. Read more

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