Finance Trends 2017

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Allan Gray bests peers to retain top position

Allan Gray has outplayed its peers for the second quarter running to top two categories in an independent analysis of retail unit trust funds in SA...

By Hanna Ziady 3 days ago

Converting scale to value in the digital economy

The rise of the digital economy is developing at pace globally and is now probably the single most important driver of innovation and prosperity...

By Yusof Seedat 3 days ago

Digital consumers show less brand loyalty

Research across consumers in 12 countries finds those that prefer digital engagement channels to human customer service are more likely to switch brands...

12 Jan 2017

2017: Weathering a tough year for business

Dr Yudhvir Seetharam says it isn't all doom and gloom as he shares his outlook on a few trends that we can expect in 2017 in various industries...

12 Jan 2017

Blockchain - beyond financial services

Distributed ledger technology has, so far, been largely discussed only in the context of the financial services industry, specifically in the area of payments...

By Mary Ann Francis and Gilles Gravier 12 Jan 2017

Property: wide gap in returns

The difference between the total returns of the best and worst performing property counters was nearly 100% in 2016, suggesting that shrewd stock picking will be critical in 2017...

By Alistair Anderson 12 Jan 2017

Resources sector may be the one to beat

With 2017 only a few working days old, mining stocks have already proven that resources will be the sector to watch on the JSE this year...

By Maarten Mittner 12 Jan 2017

Final demarcation regulations on medical cover published

The final demarcation regulations governing medical gap cover, hospital cash plans and primary healthcare policies have been published...

By Pericles Anetos 11 Jan 2017

Samsung launches $150m early-stage startups fund

Samsung has launched its Samsung NEXT Fund, a $150 million venture capital investment fund aimed at supporting early-stage startups globally...

By Tom Jackson 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Where tech will be taking us

Technology touches just about every aspect of our lives. Here are some of what FNB's chief information officer, Peter Alkema predicts for 2017.

By Peter Alkema 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Agility, technology and investing in the African market

Drought, local political uncertainty and ongoing global macro-economic instability have placed many businesses on the back foot as they go into the New Year...

11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Finance trends impacting SMEs

The lack of access to finance is one of the primary causes of small business failure...

By Darlene Menzies 11 Jan 2017

Car crash and wildfire claims to hit insurers after holiday carnage

The festive season has not been kind to the country's largest insurers...

By Moyagabo Maake 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Four game-changers in the financial industry

Spurred by general technological advances, by the changing societal demands or requirements from regulatory authorities, industry trends are likely to continue changing...

By Tandisizwe Mahlutshana 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Disruption rubber hits the road in finance and insurance

Change in SA's finance sector will accelerate rapidly in 2017, with at least one fully-fledged bank launch, and digital services to meet customer needs...

By Craig Terblanche 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: What's driving the US financial sector?

A study shows the US financial sector is largely driven by technological developments...

10 Jan 2017

Gordhan: Moyane's SARS not reliable

Pravin Gordhan has expressed "serious concern" about the stewardship of the SARS under commissioner Tom Moyane ...

9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Insurance industry will be consumer driven

Consumer behaviour is constantly evolving, so insurers need to engage and find new ways to adapt their businesses accordingly...

By Laurence Hillman 9 Jan 2017

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