Musk cuts off questions about Tesla's first quarter losses
Musk cuts off questions about Tesla's first quarter losses

NEWSWATCH: On Wednesday's quarterly conference call with analysts, Elon Musk didn't seem too keen to talk about Tesla burning through about $1bn during the first quarter as the Model 3 sedan production struggles continue...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 May 2018

Growthpoint issues inaugural $425m Eurobond
Growthpoint issues inaugural $425m Eurobond

Growthpoint plans to swap the net proceeds from its $425m Eurobond into euros to fund its expansion in Europe...

3 May 2018

African pension funds urged to invest in their own 'story'
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 26 Apr 2018

Pemba in northern Mozambique has seen a surge of new arrivals in step with investments to exploit off-shore gas deposits. Flickr
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 26 Apr 2018

Growthpoint celebrates green bond listing on JSE
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...

26 Apr 2018

Investment in agriculture helps tackle pressing SDGs
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...

25 Apr 2018

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

23 Apr 2018

Dan Sackey, regional executive for Anglophone West Africa & managing director of Ecobank Ghana
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..

23 Apr 2018

Responsible investors channel over $400bn into Africa
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

Peaceful Mathebula (left) and Tomi Oshokoya (right) receive certificates for their presentation from Professor DK Banwet (middle) in Thailand
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

Bruma Oriental City in Bruma, Johannesburg
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

Source: AGCO Corporation
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
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
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

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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

Are state-owned entities catalysts for economic reformation?
Are state-owned entities catalysts for economic reformation?

Topco Media's vision is that by 2030 state institutions are well-run and effectively coordinated, managed by professionals committed to the public good and capable of delivering consistently high-quality services, and working for economic growth and reduced poverty and inequality...

Issued by Topco Media 28 Mar 2018

Tiso focus on media growth, cutting debt
Tiso focus on media growth, cutting debt

Tiso Blackstar Group, the owner of Business Day, is focused on offloading noncore assets so that it can reduce debt and invest in its media business, says CEO Andrew Bonamour...

By Nick Hedley 28 Mar 2018

Niall Kramer, CEO: Saoga
SA and Mozambique on the cusp of an oil and gas boom

Both South Africa and Mozambique show promise in the oil and gas sector, and collaboration between the two countries to create a substantial hub could significantly grow the region's economy...

By Nicci Botha 28 Mar 2018

Top minds to meet at Africa Shared Value Summit this May
Top minds to meet at Africa Shared Value Summit this May

The second annual Africa Shared Value Summit, taking place on 24-25 May, will play host to some of the brightest business stars from across the African continent...

Issued by Shift Social Development 27 Mar 2018

Portfolio acquisition boosts Dipula asset value
Portfolio acquisition boosts Dipula asset value

Dipula Income Fund, the diversified black economic empowered property group, has grown its asset value beyond R8bn for the first time, following the acquisition of a mixed portfolio worth R1.25bn...

By Alistair Anderson 27 Mar 2018

Getty Images North America/AFP/File / Alberto E. Rodriguez
Australian media firms fail in Rebel Wilson bid

Six Australian media companies seeking to join the battle against a record Aus$4.5 million (US$3.5 million) defamation payout to Hollywood star Rebel Wilson had their case knocked back on Thursday...

22 Mar 2018

Naspers to sell up to 190-million of its Tencent shares
Naspers to sell up to 190-million of its Tencent shares

Naspers proposes to raise about R125bn by selling some of its Tencent shares, it said on Thursday...

By Robert Laing 22 Mar 2018

AU launches ambitious bid for world's largest free trade area
AU launches ambitious bid for world's largest free trade area

Africa's leaders will gather in Rwanda on Wednesday to launch what they say will be the world's largest free trade area but Nigeria has already pulled out, highlighting the challenge in getting the continent to sign up...

20 Mar 2018

Tower Property Fund launches TPF International
Tower Property Fund launches TPF International

Tower Property Fund has announced the launch of TPF International, separate offshore company to be incorporated in Mauritius as a Category 1 Global Business Licence company...

16 Mar 2018

Steinhoff investors voted to absolve directors of liability
Steinhoff investors voted to absolve directors of liability

More than 98% of Steinhoff International's shareholders voted to discharge all of the directors and supervisory board members from liabilities at the group's annual general meeting (AGM) in March 2017...

By Ann Crotty 15 Mar 2018

Growthpoint goes greener to attract specialised investors
Growthpoint goes greener to attract specialised investors

Growthpoint Properties has become the first South African company to issue a green bond programme on the JSE...

By Alistair Anderson 14 Mar 2018

Investors seek property funds with specialisation
Investors seek property funds with specialisation

Investors are seeking more exposure to property funds that offer some level of specialisation, says Evan Robins of Old Mutual Investment Group...

By Alistair Anderson 13 Mar 2018

Timeshare boosts SA economy
Timeshare boosts SA economy

Not only is shared vacation ownership good for our health by ensuring that we take regular holidays, it's also good for our country's economy...

Issued by Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa 12 Mar 2018

René Grobler, head of cash investments, Investec
TFSA holders can now move their money

Three years ago, tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) were introduced as an incentive for South Africans to save more...

By René Grobler 12 Mar 2018

Nedbank's R3.7bn exposure to Resilient
Nedbank's R3.7bn exposure to Resilient

It's an old cliché that if you owe a bank R1m, you're in trouble; but if you owe plenty of billions and your weakness spells trouble for the entire property sector, it's the banks who are in trouble...

By Rob Rose 12 Mar 2018

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