Finance Trends 2018

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South Africans trading cars for bitcoin on the rise

As South Africans are itching to get their hands on bitcoin, there's been an increase in swops and bitcoin-only sales on Gumtree.co.za, says Claire Cobbledick, head of core at Gumtree...

4 hours ago

Bitcoin bombs, cryptocoins crash on regulation fears

PARIS, France: Bitcoin, the best known of hundreds of 'virtual' coins, slumped on Tuesday to a six-week low below $12,000 as analysts blamed a rush by various jurisdictions to regulate the sector...

7 hours ago

McKinsey strongly denies corruption allegations concerning Eskom and Trillian point by point

Global consultancy McKinsey has strongly denied allegations that it was involved in corrupt efforts to milk Eskom of hundreds of millions of rand...

By Linda Ensor 8 hours ago

Former Mbeki advisor appointed KPMG chairperson

KPMG South Africa announced the appointment of a new chairperson and independent director on Wednesday...

By Nico Gous 8 hours ago

How corporate SA can transition towards customer centricity and embrace the global paradigm

If your company is not thinking about embracing the global paradigm towards customer centricity, you should spend your remaining profits building a time machine to review the moments that lead to your demise...

By Matthew Westaway 1 day ago

What the amended B-BBEE Sector Codes mean for your industry

The long-awaited amendments to the Financial, Agricultural and Construction Sector Codes were announced recently - but what changes do these codes mean for companies in 2018...?

1 day ago

Investment into African tech startups hit record high in 2017

Investment into African tech startups hit the highest levels since records began in 2017, with 159 startups raising in excess of $195 million...

1 day ago

Where fintech is going in 2018?

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies were the hot topics in 2017, and will continue to be headliners this year, while there will be a number of other interesting developments around fintech in 2018...

By Dominique Collett 1 day ago

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi's Alliance Ventures to invest $1bn in startups

Automotive alliance, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has launched a new corporate venture capital fund that plans to invest up to $1bn to support open innovation over the next five years...

1 day ago

Green bonds are taking off - and could help save the planet

The "tragedy of the horizons," a term coined by Canada's Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, has been haunting the financial sector ever since climate change began posing serious threats to the planet...

By Olaf Weber and Vasundhara Saravade 1 day ago

Trusts aren't what they used to be

Trusts have long been the silver bullet for estate planning, but the way in which our living situations, financial planning, tax and legal provisions have changed over the past few decades...

By Ettiene Retief 1 day ago

Bitcoin Cash may spell end of Bitcoin

Digital currency Bitcoin will "die a horrible death" in 2018, killed by its rival sister, Bitcoin Cash...

2 days ago

10 lessons from a successful crowdfunding campaign

After about 45 days of extreme effort, intense co-ordinating, crazy ideas and good luck, we managed to complete the most successful rewards-based crowdfunding campaign in South Africa to date with Sugarbird Gin...

By Rob Heyns 2 days ago

Bank Zero granted provisional mutual banking licence by Sarb

If its application is granted final approval by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb), Bank Zero will become the country's fourth mutual bank...

2 days ago

Sars' 2017 Tax Statistics identifies "PITfalls"

The 10th annual edition of the tax statistics for South Africa provides data on the key trends in tax revenue collections and highlights the role the tax system plays in contributing to South Africa's fiscal health...

By Des Kruger and Wesley Grimm 2 days ago

The taxing problem of e-commerce

The digital commerce environment is developing and evolving at such a rate that global tax systems are struggling to keep up...

3 days ago

Regulator says one inquiry into KPMG is almost complete

One of the investigations into KPMG - which includes its work for Gupta family-owned businesses, along with its report on the South African Revenue Service's (Sars) "rogue unit" - is nearly complete...

By Genevieve Quintal 3 days ago

Hearings on KPMG role to start soon

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) inquiry into KPMG and the work it did for the Gupta family is expected to start hearing testimony later in January...

By Genevieve Quintal 3 days ago

Why choosing the right insurance formula is essential to mining projects

The turnaround in the mining and resources sector was predicted by the World Bank in early 2017...

3 days ago

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International

Steinhoff investors ask to join Dutch lawsuit

The Dutch Investors Association (VEB) says it has been approached by many South African-registered Steinhoff shareholders interested in participating in its class action against Steinhoff.

By Ann Crotty 12 Jan 2018

NRD Capital acquires Mike's Kitchen restaurant chain

NRD Capital, a US-based private equity firm that specialises in franchise investments, has cemented its entry into the African market with its acquisition of the 45-year-old South African family restaurant chain, Mike's Kitchen. The deal marks the company's first acquisition on the African continent.

10 Jan 2018

Different approaches to bitcoin in Asia

TOKYO - From clampdowns to a warm embrace, regulators in Asia have taken very different approaches to dealing with the bitcoin phenomenon. Here are the developments in a few key markets.

8 Jan 2018

US broadcaster faces $13.3m fine for airing undisclosed paid ads

WASHINGTON - US regulators on Thursday announced a record $13.3m fine against a major television company for airing promotional content without telling viewers it had been paid to air it.

22 Dec 2017

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