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#IATF2018: Paving the way to increased intra-African trade
#IATF2018: Paving the way to increased intra-African trade

According to Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, the African continent is an "extremely important" market for South African business, especially those that trade in value-added products...

1 day ago

Tether is one popular stablecoin option, currently worth US$1. Akarat Phasura/Shutterstock
Bitcoin's successor? More consistent values might make 'stablecoins' a safer cryptocurrency option

Bitcoin has plunged from a high of almost US$20,000 in December 2017 to as low as US$3,675...

By Greg Paul 1 day ago

Attending the business and investment round table
Attending the business and investment round table

Eskilz College CEO Kamal Timmal gives insight to South African business and investment and what it means to him to have been a part of such an exclusive event...

Issued by Eskilz College 2 days ago

South Africa needs a new economic policy that envisages an overhaul of the power utility Eskom, which can’t keep the lights on. EPA/Nic Bothma
Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it

As the entrails of the era under South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma continue to be exposed each day before a commission set up to investigate corruption...

By Mark Swilling 2 days ago

Atlantis R2.4bn SEZ to bolster investment
Atlantis R2.4bn SEZ to bolster investment

The special economic zone (SEZ) lanched in Atlantis is expected to attract large-scale investment that will create jobs and bolster manufacturing in the area and the Western Cape...

7 Dec 2018

Fitch rating maintains SA's credit ratings
Fitch rating maintains SA's credit ratings

Rating agency Fitch's outlook assessment this week kept South Africa's foreign and local currency credit ratings below investment grade at BB+ with a stable outlook, National Treasury said...

7 Dec 2018

Africa farmers need finance that is focused on the entire value chain
Africa farmers need finance that is focused on the entire value chain

Access to finance is needed to unlock Africa's agricultural potential but it cannot be focused on just one aspect of the value chain at the expense of others...

6 Dec 2018

In Zambia businesses in the food processing sector, are in for a tough time. flickr/Simon Hess
Small businesses in Africa will be on the frontline of climate change

Climate change is going to have huge consequences all over the world, especially in Africa...

By Kate Gannon, & Declan Conway 6 Dec 2018

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari at the US-Africa Business Forum in New York in 2016. EPA/Drew Angerer
How Nigeria can attract and keep the right kind of foreign direct investment

Two of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world, HSBC and UBS, have recently closed their local representative offices in Nigeria...

By Tolu Olarewaju 5 Dec 2018

India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks
India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks

India's nascent anti-harassment movement is a fitting example of the link between scandals and bear markets...

By Mark Galasiewski 5 Dec 2018

Photo: The Street
Deutsche Bank: How the mighty have fallen

We live in an age where venerable, almost revered, institutions has been exposed to have feet of clay. Deutsche Bank is the latest to reveal a shady underbelly...

By Murray Gunn 5 Dec 2018

SA exits technical recession in third quarter
SA exits technical recession in third quarter

South Africa has come out of a technical recession with the economy growing by 2.2% in the third quarter of 2018, said Statistics South Africa (Stats SA)...

4 Dec 2018

Nedbank, YES partner on urban aquaponic farming initiatives
Nedbank, YES partner on urban aquaponic farming initiatives

The communities of Tembisa and Bushbuckridge are set to benefit from the launch of a new high tech urban farming facility through Nedbank's R5.9 million investment in the Tembisa Yes Green Engine...

4 Dec 2018

William Ledward
Volatility brings opportunities in emerging-market debt

Emerging-market (EM) bonds generally weakened during 2018, but less so than some other asset classes...

By William Ledward 3 Dec 2018

SAA appears to be in a tail spin. EPA/Udo Weitz
South African taxpayers can't keep bailing out broken airline

R21 billion: that's how much South Africa's beleaguered national carrier, South African Airways (SAA), says it needs to keep running.

By Jannie Rossouw 29 Nov 2018

Mashudu Mphafudi, director in the finance & banking practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Private healthcare is ripe for transformation

It's no secret that a small number of 'big names' dominate the private healthcare and medical aid industries...

28 Nov 2018

Photo: Mozambique Mining Journal
SA urged to invest in Mozambican gas sector

Mozambique presents great opportunities for South African businesses to invest in, said Mozambican Provincial Permanent Secretary of Cabo Delgado Province, Antonio Domingos Mapure...

28 Nov 2018

Ian Matthews, head of business development & special projects, Bravura
Thuma mina. How Ramaphosa must sweeten the pot for the private sector

In his quest to stimulate the country's economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa has been actively courting the private sector to enter into meaningful partnerships with government by establishing an infrastructure fund...

28 Nov 2018

Morocco is poised to knock SA off top investmentspot
SA remains top FDI destination on African continent

South Africa retains its position as the top foreign direct investment (FDI) destination on the African continent, according to the 2018 Ernst & Young (EY) Africa Attractiveness Survey...

27 Nov 2018

Benchmark utility token sale extended!
Benchmark utility token sale extended!

After serious consultation with key partners and stakeholders, Benchmark International has announced that their utility token sale will be extended until 29 January 2019...

Issued by Benchmark International 27 Nov 2018

Andrew Chananie, head of leverage finance, Investec
#EntrepreneurMonth: It's all about shining in the tough times

World markets are incredibly volatile at the moment, characterised by trade wars, increasing US interest rates, and the rise of populist parties in developed and developing markets alike...

26 Nov 2018

SA confident economy will turn the corner
SA confident economy will turn the corner

National Treasury says S&P's latest rating decision on South Africa affords the country an opportunity to demonstrate that it can successfully implement measures to turn the tide on sluggish growth...

26 Nov 2018

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago
Sarb hikes repo rate by 25 basis points

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has increased the repurchase rate (repo) by 25 basis points, effective 23 November...

23 Nov 2018

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist and advisory partner, Citadel
Ghost of global financial crisis may come back to haunt investors

Although the markets have recovered well since the start of the global financial crisis (GFC) 10 years ago, investors could still be in for a rough ride...

21 Nov 2018

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and President Cyril Ramaphosa
SA addressing policy, laws to attract investment

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa is addressing policy and regulatory impediments as part of efforts to attract investment into the country...

21 Nov 2018

Tandisizwe Mahlutshana, PPS Investments' marketing executive
Sustainable economic growth needs time

Several economic indicators in South Africa are in the red, headlined by the record-high fuel price breaching R17 per litre. Many South Africans are asking: "when will this end?"

By Tandisizwe Mahlutshana 20 Nov 2018

Bulelani Magwanishe
#EntrepreneurMonth: Creating an enabling environment for SMMEs, entrepreneurs

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe says government is on hand to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurs and small, medium micro enterprises (SMMEs) to thrive...

19 Nov 2018

Colgate vs Bitcoin: Reasons to invest in the goliaths
Colgate vs Bitcoin: Reasons to invest in the goliaths

Amidst rapidly changing economic conditions, trends and technology, South African investors seeking to grow their wealth should be wary of attempting to identify the next Bitcoin or Apple...

Issued by CybiWealth 19 Nov 2018

Book on Steinhoff's demise shows danger of 'big men' business leaders
Book on Steinhoff's demise shows danger of 'big men' business leaders

The collapse of Steinhoff International, the multi-billion dollar global business group, has been rightly described as the biggest corporate scandal in South African history...

By Mills Soko 16 Nov 2018

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