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African countries aren't getting as much as they should from foreign direct investment

Economic growth is driven by a number of factors. These include foreign direct investment, national savings, household spending, fiscal and monetary policies...

By Muazu Ibrahim 3 days ago

Will load shedding reignite an asset exodus for South Africa?

The twin threats of asset drain and of declining foreign direct investment (FDI) are increasing with the return of load shedding and ongoing governance issues at several of South Africa's largest state-owned enterprises (SOEs)...

By Kerstin Engler & Timm Reutter 21 Feb 2020

African countries aren't borrowing too much: they're paying too much for debt

There is renewed concern about the sustainability of rising debt levels in many African countries. Much of this debt is being incurred through foreign currency denominated Eurobonds issued on international financial markets...

By Misheck Mutize 20 Feb 2020

Uniting the finance and business community to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

SAICA, in collaboration with One Young World (OYW) and Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW), launched Finance and Business (FinBiz) 2030 in Johannesburg, South Africa on 6 February 2020 at Investec...

By Kulani Chauke, Issued by SAICA 14 Feb 2020

#Sona20 hits the pain points, but follow-through is vital

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a sober assessment of the challenges the nation faces along with realistic proposals about how these problems may be addressed...

By Pieter Bensch 14 Feb 2020

South Africa in for another up-and-down year

It's fair to say this year got off to an eventful start, with the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) unexpectedly cutting the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25%, while lowering 2020 economic growth projections down from 1.4% to 1.2%...

13 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Franc believes investing is for everyone

If you think that investing is only for the rich, you're absolutely wrong...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Feb 2020

Directors not liable to shareholders for decrease in share value

In a recent hearing before the Gauteng High Court, Hlumisa Investment Holdings RF Ltd v Kirkinis 2019, the minority shareholders of a holding company attempted to use provisions of the Companies Act, No. 71 of 2008 (the Act) to claim damages from the directors of the company for the reduction in value of their shares...

By Janine Will 10 Feb 2020

Learn how to invest in early-stage startups

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) has launched an early-stage startup investment online course in February 2020...

5 Feb 2020

Can capitalism solve capitalism's problems?

Capitalism is in trouble - at least judging by recent polls...

By Elizabeth Schmidt 3 Feb 2020

Brexit: here's what happens next

Anyone imagining that the UK's withdrawal from the European Union today (31 January) might mean things will go quiet on the Brexit front, they are likely to be disappointed...

By Simon Usherwood 31 Jan 2020

Fear spreads easily. That's what gives the Wuhan coronavirus economic impact

One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people catch it, and then how many die. Another is the direct financial costs of public health measures to treat those infected and contain its spread...

By Ilan Noy 30 Jan 2020

$50m Standard Bank funding to boost CCBA Ethiopia expansion

Standard Bank has arranged and structured $50m in financing facilities for Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to support its expansion strategy in Ethiopia over the next five years...

29 Jan 2020

How CEOs, experts and philosophers see the world's biggest risks differently

We live in a world threatened by numerous existential risks that no country or organisation can resolve alone, such as climate change, extreme weather and the coronavirus...

By Christopher Michaelson 28 Jan 2020

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