Finance Trends 2018

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Analysis of South African 2018 Budget Speech

Never in the economic history of modern South Africa have the hopes of so many been crashed by so few. A chance to position the South African economy as 'the next big emerging market story of 2018' akin to Brazil in 2016 and Mexico in early 2017 might have just been squandered...

Issued by ACCA 2 days ago

Hyprop buys two shopping centres in Croatia through co-owned Hystead

Hyprop Investments has continued its offshore push by acquiring an interest in two shopping centres in Croatia...

By Alistair Anderson 2 days ago

Capital & Counties drops 4% despite weathering Brexit fall-out

Despite London-based property group Capital & Counties (CapCo), which is also listed on the JSE, weathering a difficult 2017 and managing to maintain its dividend growth amid fall-out from Brexit, proposed investors were unimpressed...

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

#AEI2018: Closing Africa's energy gaps

While access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all will usher in economic growth and job creation on the continent, energy projects in Africa lack sufficient access to financing sources...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

Resilient's board gives executives benefit of the doubt

Resilient's board said on Monday, 19 February, it was supporting the company's executive management regardless of allegations in recent reports about how they run assets and regardless of the recent sell-off in its shares...

By Alistair Anderson 21 Feb 2018

L2D's first results fall short of expectations

The listing of Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) promised investors exposure to some of the best shopping centres in Africa for the first time, but its maiden year was disappointing...

By Alistair Anderson 20 Feb 2018

President Ramaphosa's proposed investor conference welcomed by tourism industry

"A key focus must be on shifting the international perception of investing in South Africa, which has recently been negative. To ensure that this happens, structural reforms will be needed to ensure that our credit ratings improve as soon as possible."

20 Feb 2018

UK back on property buying lists

SA investors are slowly but surely starting to climb back into UK-focused property stocks, which have been out of favour since Britain announced its exit from the EU in mid-2016...

By Joan Muller 19 Feb 2018

Resilient set to fall out of JSE top 40

One of the highest returning property stocks of the past decade Resilient is set to fall out of the JSE top 40 at the end of February...

By Alistair Anderson 19 Feb 2018

RwandAir launch of direct route to Cape Town expected to boost tourism, trade and investment

As of 16 May 2018, the Rwandan national carrier will fly directly from Kigali to Cape Town International Airport, with a stop-over in Harare, four times a week...

16 Feb 2018

#ZumaResigns: Rand basks in the glow of Zuma departure

The rand stabilised at much stronger levels on Thursday morning, after Jacob Zuma bowed to pressure to resign as president, clearing the decks for his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, to take over the reins...

By Andries Mahlangu 15 Feb 2018

Tower Property Fund seeks a rerating

Tower Property Fund could receive a rerating this year and raise capital as the junior property stock looks to stabilise its Croatian portfolio and complete developments in Cape Town...

15 Feb 2018

SA property stocks under selling pressure

The Resilient group of companies, which has regularly outperformed its peers in terms of capital and dividend growth, has had a torrid start to the 2018 calendar year...

By Shawn Phillips 14 Feb 2018

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International

"Financial advertising is far from boring": Cullinan SA on their Midas Award wins

While the advertising industry is cluttered with award shows, the Midas Awards that recognise the world's best financial advertising are ones to watch as this form of brand messaging is aimed at gaining the rarest kind of consumer trust imaginable. Here's how SA's own Cullinan agency recently proved its weight in gold.

By Leigh Andrews 15 Feb 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An economy of fireworks

Although I have lived long enough to be aware of the inevitability of economic cycles, I am always oddly proud whenever I read about Malta's strong economic performance - as if I had something to do with it! After a decade's diet of negative South African poltico-economic views, I'd forgotten that curious feeling of civic optimism, the effervescence of possibility and the Candidean sense of living in the best of all possible worlds that good news cultivates.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 9 Feb 2018

South Africa wins 12 Midas Gold Ingots at Midas Awards!

The Midas Awards for the World's Best Financial Advertising has announced its 2017 winners and South Africa has struck gold with 12 Midas Gold Ingots in the bag.

7 Feb 2018

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