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Five reasons why you should move your business to Dubai
Five reasons why you should move your business to Dubai

Dubai not only offers great weather and many opportunities for families to grow, but it also offers many businesses from around the world plenty of benefits...

Issued by Monetary Library 23 hours ago

Nigeria: the next chapter?
Nigeria: the next chapter?

Nigeria presents an interesting tale of seemingly opposites in the African growth agenda. Simultaneously taking pole position as the largest economy in Africa in 2016 and yet suffering from its worst recession in 25 years is indicative of both the ups and downs that the country's economy has been through...

By Charles Weller, Issued by Mindshare World 1 day ago

Coal's Makhado site. Source: Coal of Africa
Coal of Africa exec fined, suspended for insider trader

Coal of Africa's COO has been fined R350,000 for insider trading by the FSB) and was subsequently suspended by the company pending an internal investigation...

20 Mar 2017

How to day trade
How to day trade

Day trading is hard work. It has the reputation of a get-rich-quick scheme, a fun and web-friendly way to make a living without sitting in some boring, old cube and reporting to a boss you don't like...

Issued by Warrior Trading 20 Mar 2017

One stop shop to make doing business easier
One stop shop to make doing business easier

Investors have lauded the launch of the Invest South Africa One Stop Shop (InvestSA OSS), saying it will go a long way in easing the way business is done in South Africa...

20 Mar 2017

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas - ethical leadership and inclusive growth
Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas - ethical leadership and inclusive growth

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas believes South Africa is at a critical juncture in its history and is in dire need of “remarkable leadership” to lead the country forward...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 16 Mar 2017

Airline shares hit by blizzard as flights canceled
Airline shares hit by blizzard as flights canceled

NEW YORK, US: Airline shares tumbled on Monday ahead of an expected blizzard in the US Northeast that caused the cancellation of thousands of flights...

15 Mar 2017

The China syndrome: Africa, the East and mining
The China syndrome: Africa, the East and mining

Over the past decade, South Africa has experienced an insatiable demand from China for raw material and commodities to fuel its manufacturing industries...

13 Mar 2017

South African odyssey: Part 1
South African odyssey: Part 1

Emerging markets heavyweight, Mobius Mark Mobius, visited South Africa recently and says, after a very rosy start, the country's economy has all but stalled...

By Mark Mobius 13 Mar 2017

Andrew Lapping, chief investment officer, Allan Gray
Allan Gray defends 'good value' Net1

Allan Gray has defended its decision to invest in Net1 UEPs, the controversial parent company of social grants distributor CPS...

By Hanna Ziady 10 Mar 2017

Dipping in and out of equities could be more risky
Dipping in and out of equities could be more risky

Strong inflows into money market funds during 2016 could indicate a widespread sense of caution in many investors during a year of surprises...

By Andriette Theron 8 Mar 2017

Economic growth not the panacea, but will soften the blow
Economic growth not the panacea, but will soften the blow

The shrinkage in the SA economy in 4Q 2016 was worse than many analysts in both the public and private sectors were expecting...

By Professor Raymond Parsons 8 Mar 2017

South Africans all the poorer for cashing in pensions
South Africans all the poorer for cashing in pensions

An Old Mutual report shows a dramatic decrease in the number of employees planning to preserve their savings should they resign from their position...

7 Mar 2017

Renewed vigour in mining sparks opportunities
Renewed vigour in mining sparks opportunities

The improved outlook towards commodity price has been a boost for the mining industry and has opened up exciting opportunities...

By Kim Cloete 7 Mar 2017

The 2017 Stokvel Exhibition Bokone Bophirima seeks to grow stokvels within the VTSD areas
The 2017 Stokvel Exhibition Bokone Bophirima seeks to grow stokvels within the VTSD areas

The Department of Finance, Economy and Enterprise Development (FEED) presents the annual 2017 Stokvel Exhibition as from 10-11 March at the Brazil Stadium, in Jouberton, Matlosana Local Municipality under the theme “The People's economy”...

Issued by Seven Colors Communications 7 Mar 2017

Direct property or unit trusts – which is best?
Direct property or unit trusts – which is best?

A very interesting question almost every investor asks themselves is: "If I want to invest money, do I need to buy a property, keep my money in the bank to earn fixed interest rates or invest in stocks?"

By Jan Vlok 6 Mar 2017

Havas Prosumer Report: SA likes to borrow money but not pay it back!
Havas Prosumer Report: SA likes to borrow money but not pay it back!

86% of South African consumers believe their lives would be better if they had less debt; yet only 24% would sell most things they own to get rid of debt. This, according to the latest Havas Prosumer Report entitled “Money, Money, Money: Attitudes Towards Credit, Consumption and Cryptocurrency”...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 3 Mar 2017

Globalisation: The start of a new Renaissance, or the end of an order?
Globalisation: The start of a new Renaissance, or the end of an order?

The era of global connectivity has only just begun, according to Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University and former Vice President of the World Bank...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 3 Mar 2017

How microfinance reduces gender inequality in developing countries
How microfinance reduces gender inequality in developing countries

An increase in the proportion of women accessing microfinance services by just 15% could potentially reduce gender inequality, as measured by the Gender Inequality Index, by half in the average developing nation...

By Quanda Zhang and Alberto Posso 3 Mar 2017

What happened to transformation?
What happened to transformation?

Black ownership is the hottest econo-political topic right now. Why can't South Africa get it right?..

2 Mar 2017

Curro to list higher education unit separately
Curro to list higher education unit separately

Curro intends unbundling its tertiary-education division into a separately listed company, it said in its results statement on Tuesday...

By Robert Laing 1 Mar 2017

Cutting through the Brexit clutter
Cutting through the Brexit clutter

Globalisation, immigration, low wages, de-industrialisation – all of these have been blamed as root causes of Brexit...

28 Feb 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: What is a bank doing at a design conference?
#DesignIndaba2017: What is a bank doing at a design conference?

The world needs more design-centric companies, run by design-minded people, to create products and processes with human wants, needs and behaviours in mind...

27 Feb 2017

Erika van der Merwe
Private equity has plenty of room to grow

Of the 200 African private equity deals reported last year, around half were transacted in Southern Africa. Of those 65% were in South Africa...

24 Feb 2017

Ipsos poll: Economic difficulties and a small ray of hope
Ipsos poll: Economic difficulties and a small ray of hope

Three in every ten adult South Africans believe things will take a turn for the better in the next year, while just over half believe that things will be about the same and a further two in every ten think they'll be worse off...

Issued by Ipsos 22 Feb 2017

Visa flexibility would boost SA outsource potential
Visa flexibility would boost SA outsource potential

South Africa's hopes of serving as a global outsource destination to drive foreign investment are achievable according to DigiOutsource, a global enterprise based in Cape Town and serving international gaming clients...

22 Feb 2017

Budget 2017: Only growth can balance the books
Budget 2017: Only growth can balance the books

Only sustained firmer economic growth can make the fiscal numbers add up...

By Arthur Kamp 17 Feb 2017

PPS Investments launches digital calculators to help investors
PPS Investments launches digital calculators to help investors

Investors face many questions when it comes to investing. To assist investors in answering theses questions instantly, PPS Investments has developed five calculators...

17 Feb 2017

How Trump's economic policies might affect South Africa
How Trump's economic policies might affect South Africa

With President Trump sitting in the Oval Office now, his proposed policy changes must be looked through the lens of how they will affect international trade and specifically, how they will influence bilateral relationships between South Africa and the US...

Issued by Monetary Library 17 Feb 2017

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