BizTrends 2018


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African pension funds urged to invest in their own 'story'

African Utility Week's Finance & Investment Conference is to focus on the perceived risk of investing in African energy and infrastructure projects...

Issued by African Utility Week 9 hours ago

Why natural resource finds are more than just a curse: the case of Mozambique

Natural resources are often thought of as a curse in developing countries, slowing economic growth rather than driving it...

By Gerhard Toews and Pierre-Louis Vézina 15 hours ago

Growthpoint celebrates green bond listing on JSE

Growthpoint Properties, the first South African company and real estate investment trust to issue a green bond programme on the JSE, celebrated the occasion with a bit of fanfare...

15 hours ago

Investment in agriculture helps tackle pressing SDGs

Apart from the sound investment case for investing in the global agriculture and food value chain, investments in agriculture address a number of critical SDGs by tackling issues such as extreme poverty, food security and lack of job opportunities...

1 day ago

Investing offshore? Here is what savvy investors should look out for

Trends to watch include population growth, the rise of millennials and progress in innovation and technology...

3 days ago

Economic prospects in Anglophile West Africa are looking up

Nigeria is at last moving out of recession, Ghana's growth continues to be strong, and the smaller countries in the region are picking up as they shake off the lingering effects of the Ebola outbreak in 2013-16..

3 days ago

Responsible investors channel over $400bn into Africa

According to the latest data from the 2017 African Investing for Impact Barometer (AIFIB), there has been an increase in investments on the continent targeting financial returns combined with positive social and environmental impacts or good governance...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 20 Apr 2018

Mineral-rich developing countries need to rethink trade with China

China's recent economic slowdown has highlighted the need for South Africa and other mineral-rich developing countries to reassess their trade policies...

19 Apr 2018

Is investment in the commercial property market a safer option than shares?

Now, more than ever, investors are finding it a safer option to invest in direct property...

19 Apr 2018

Partnership provides financial solution for Zambian farmers purchasing farm machinery

A retail finance partnership between AGCO, Zambia Limited and the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (Zanaco) have been launched at AgriTech. The partnership will provide retail financial solutions for farmers purchasing machinery from AGCO's Massey Ferguson brand...

19 Apr 2018

SA retail REIT raises R250m in new equity

JSE-listed Fairvest Property recently announced that it has raised some R250m in new equity at R2.20 per share...

18 Apr 2018

IAPF acquires Melbourne industrial property

JSE-listed Investec Australia Property Fund (IAPF) announced recently its acquisition of an industrial property in Dandenong South, Melbourne for AU$19,450,000...

9 Apr 2018

Home buyers benefit as banks compete for home loans

BetterBond statistics show that the average approved bond size in South Africa is currently 6.05% higher than it was 12 months ago, even though the average house price has only risen 2.85% in the same period...

6 Apr 2018

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