Finance Trends 2018

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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...

1 day 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 1 day 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 1 hour 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 19 hours 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...

17 hours ago

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 3 days ago

Aspen claims manipulation

Aspen Pharmacare CEO Stephen Saad says he wants an inquiry into market manipulation after the company's shares slumped on rumours that Viceroy Research was preparing a report on the group...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2018: Cross border trade set to grow e-commerce in SA

More and more, consumers in sub-Saharan Africa are looking beyond their boarders to get the products and services they need...

By Efi Dahan 3 days ago

Liberty's financial chief quits

Just seven months after the high-profile resignation of its CEO, Liberty Holdings has announced the departure of the group's finance director, Casper Troskie...

By Ann Crotty 11 Jan 2018

Japan's new cryptocurrency crooners sing the bitcoin beats

Move over AKB48: Japan has a new all-girl "idol" band -- the Virtual Currency Girls -- on a mission to educate the public about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies...

11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Chartered accountants and the turbulence of change

Twenty years ago, a typical employee only had one device - a landline. Fast forward to 2018, where cell phones, laptops, and notebooks are completely integrated into our lives...

11 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 Mike's Kitchen...

10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Virtual banking vs branch banking in 2018

The world is ever-changing and dynamic. The key to survival is resilience and the proficient ability to continuously be reflective and responsive to market needs...

By Rethabile Witkoei 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Tech shakes up the insurance industry

The insurance sector has often been pegged as a conservative industry, immune to the vagaries of the technological innovations that have taken multiple industries by storm over the last few decades.

10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The evolution of fintech: Middlemen beware

In 2016 alone, over $17bn was invested in fintech start-ups. In 2017, those figures are likely to double...

By Bronwyn Williams 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: How to remain relevant in the digital era

Globally, the chartered accounting profession is being asked to look into a crystal ball. No one can say with certainty what the future will hold, but to continue contributing value to society the profession needs to reimagine itself.

9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Five energy investment opportunities to look out for

The power and energy sector is a critical driver of African growth and development...

By Bhavtik Vallabhjee 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Where pension investments are going

Lesley-Ann Morgan, global head of defined contribution and retirement strategies at Schroders UK, shares insights into post-retirement default strategies and drew parallels between SA's retirement fund industry and elsewhere in the world...

8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Ready or not. AI is on its way

Advancement brings new and wonderful things, but it also brings uncertainty and fear...

By Richard Rattue 8 Jan 2018

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International

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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