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While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subdued
While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subduedArticle

The sounds emanating from the property market in recent months seem to point to two almost totally different worlds...

John Loos 2 days ago

Residential property shift sees sellers extend buying pool internationally
Residential property shift sees sellers extend buying pool internationallyArticle

With no international travel permitted during the Covid-19 lockdown, properties in sought-after areas such as Camp's Bay and the Atlantic seaboard are now listed at a steal, says Grant Smee, MD of Only Realty...

16 Sep 2020

Property investment: Exploring opportunity in adversity
Property investment: Exploring opportunity in adversityArticle

Paul Stevens, CEO of Just Property, weighs in on the property investment opportunities available in the current climate of low interest rates and recession...

7 Sep 2020

Avoid acting in haste. Rather sweat the assets you have
Avoid acting in haste. Rather sweat the assets you haveArticle

Rather than raiding retirement annuities and selling off a valuable property at a fraction of its worth, Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions, looks at the benefits of sweating the assets you have...

31 Aug 2020

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Slow new household formation likely to dampen residential rental marketArticle

The pace of new household formation is likely to slow during and shortly after the current recessionary period, constrained by a lack of new employment creation and widespread household financial pressure...

John Loos 21 Aug 2020

Has Covid-19 triggered a fundamental shift in SA's housing market?
Has Covid-19 triggered a fundamental shift in SA's housing market?Article

The near-universal lockdown of global economies earlier this year as governments attempted to contain the coronavirus is unprecedented...

Dr Andrew Golding 18 Aug 2020

Residential property: 'Spec' investors giving way to owner-occupiers
Residential property: 'Spec' investors giving way to owner-occupiersArticle

The current property market is displaying interesting new trends. One of the most welcome is that although the lower prices and even lower interest rates have created a real buyers' market...

Rowan Alexander 11 Aug 2020

IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank group president David Malpass have offered debt relief to developing countries.
Why African countries are reluctant to take up Covid-19 debt reliefArticle

A debt service relief package has been approved by some of the world's biggest lenders for more than 25 African countries...

Misheck Mutize 30 Jul 2020

How property markets are faring as global lockdowns ease
How property markets are faring as global lockdowns easeArticle

Now that the majority of countries are loosening restrictions, following Covid-19-related lockdowns which negatively impacted the global economy...

8 Jul 2020

Bernard Drotschie
Reserve Bank to the rescue - can others follow?Article

The full effects and consequences of the lockdown will only be revealed in time, but safe to say the cost to the economy has been extreme and came at a time when the country could least afford it...

Bernard Drotschie 23 Jun 2020

Covid-19 lockdown: Early indications suggest property market recovery is likely
Covid-19 lockdown: Early indications suggest property market recovery is likelyArticle

Initial predictions regarding the future of the residential property market as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown painted a sombre picture...

Carl Coetzee 17 Jun 2020

New vision for real estate in which all can win
New vision for real estate in which all can winArticle

The real estate industry will no doubt look very different by the end of this year to the way it looked before the Covid-19 pandemic...

Berry Everitt 8 Jun 2020

A deserted street in Cairo after coronavirus-related restrictions were tightened. Egypt has been one of the hardest hit in Africa. Photo by Mohamed Elraai/picture alliance via Getty Images
Controlling Covid-19 will carry devastating economic cost for developing countriesArticle

Many African countries quickly closed their borders and imposed lockdown. This meant that, until the beginning of May, no African country had more than 10,000 people affected, with South Africa, Egypt, Morocco or Algeria being the hardest hit...

Borja Santos Porras 4 Jun 2020

Repo rate reduction further incentive for savvy home buyers
Repo rate reduction further incentive for savvy home buyersArticle

The announcement of a further reduction of 50 bps in the repo rate will have a positive effect on the residential property market, albeit deferred until potential buyers can begin transacting in earnest...

Dr Andrew Golding 22 May 2020

Latest rate cut a possible foot in the door for first-time homebuyers
Latest rate cut a possible foot in the door for first-time homebuyersArticle

The fourth interest rate cut of 2020 is good news for consumers, but it could be even better news for those who have been renting for a long time and are looking to become homeowners...

Carl Coetzee 22 May 2020

What to expect from property in a Covid-19 world
What to expect from property in a Covid-19 worldArticle

As we all band together against the Covid-19 virus and the inevitable economic chaos that will be left in its wake, information sharing has never been more important...

Schalk van der Merwe 30 Mar 2020

CT ranks 11th on Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index
CT ranks 11th on Savills World Cities Prime Residential IndexArticle

Across the 27 cities in the Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index, capital values in 2020 are forecast to grow by 1.8% on average...

5 Feb 2020

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5 risks company directors and officers must look out forArticle

With corporate management under the spotlight like never before, a new report - Directors And Officers Insurance Insights 2020 - highlights five mega trends which will have significant risk implications for senior management in 2020 and beyond...

23 Jan 2020

2020 vision: Outlook and trends in the residential property market
2020 vision: Outlook and trends in the residential property marketArticle

Following another year of tepid economic growth, and with the latest round of load shedding further dampening the economy and expected to result in a Moody's downgrade early next year, where does that leave South Africa's residential property market?

Dr Andrew Golding 12 Dec 2019

Why you should choose rental homes as carefully as your own
Why you should choose rental homes as carefully as your ownArticle

When buying an investment property, you should apply the same "rules" about location, condition and security as when buying a home for yourself...

Berry Everitt 10 Dec 2019

Hurray for 100% home loans
Hurray for 100% home loansArticle

It seems no matter whether you're talking to industry professionals in the boardroom or friends around the braai that confidence in the property market is low...

Bruce Swain 29 Aug 2019

M&As wobble amid trade tensions and political instability, but values still high
M&As wobble amid trade tensions and political instability, but values still highArticle

The number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) struck globally in 2018 fell for the first time since 2010 to 19,232, after steadily rising for close to a decade...

4 Jan 2019

Will the 2018 festive season deliver for SA retail?
Will the 2018 festive season deliver for SA retail?Article

Retailers, brands and shopping centres across South Africa are gearing up to make the most of 2018's festive season...

12 Dec 2018

Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector
Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sectorArticle

Economists, trade unions and civic organisations including Fair Play and Proudly SA have added their support to a new application by the SA Poultry Association for a steep increase in import tariffs...

11 Dec 2018

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist and advisory partner, Citadel
Ghost of global financial crisis may come back to haunt investorsArticle

Although the markets have recovered well since the start of the global financial crisis (GFC) 10 years ago, investors could still be in for a rough ride...

21 Nov 2018

Arthur Kamp, economist at Sanlam Investments
Cutting through the noise: economic trends to focus onArticle

At this year's All Access Summit, Arthur Kamp, economist at Sanlam Investments, cut through the noise, focusing on a handful of economic trends long-term investors need to watch...

2 Oct 2018

Retailers, shopping malls power through festive spending binge
Retailers, shopping malls power through festive spending bingeArticle

Consumers spend more over the festive period - not because of improved circumstances but mostly because of factors such as better marketing and relatively low interest rates...

2 Feb 2018

Why choosing the right insurance formula is essential to mining projects
Why choosing the right insurance formula is essential to mining projectsArticle

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

15 Jan 2018

Different approaches to bitcoin in Asia
Different approaches to bitcoin in AsiaArticle

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

Boris Dzhingarov
Mortgage rates are dropping; Now is the time to refinanceArticle

Although mortgage rates have taken a slight jump in the past month, they're still holding at a lower rate than they have in several years. This has naturally spurred an increase in mortgage applications and refinancing...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 6 Nov 2017

Five different ways to get working capital for your business
Five different ways to get working capital for your businessArticle

Whether you need to support the growth of your business or cover the payroll, there are many different ways through which you can get money for your business...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 26 Sep 2017

Three tips for applying for a personal loan
Three tips for applying for a personal loanArticle

If you need to get money for an important purchase quickly, applying for a personal loan is usually the fastest way to make this possible...

Issued by Monetary Library 23 Jun 2017

What will Trump do about Africa?
What will Trump do about Africa?Article

Speculation around US president Donald Trump's policy plans for the African continent and growing concerns over the future of foreign aid projects...

18 May 2017

Munich Re sees Asia driving growth for insurers
Munich Re sees Asia driving growth for insurersArticle

FRANKFURT - Growth in Asian emerging economies will boost global insurance markets into next year...

24 Apr 2017

Dawie Roodt comments on Trump, Africa, retail growth
Dawie Roodt comments on Trump, Africa, retail growthArticle

Economist Dawie Roodt shared his insights on the local and global economic landscape for retailers at the first quarterly networking breakfast...

22 Feb 2017

The whys and hows of investing offshore
The whys and hows of investing offshoreArticle

Representing less than one percent of the global economy and expecting less than 2% growth in GDP per annum over the next two years, the South African economy appears...

19 Jan 2017

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Weak update hurts Mr PriceArticle

Disappointed investors punish the clothing retailer and shoot down its share price by close to 5%...

Colleen Goko 18 Jan 2017

Control: Christo Wiese’s tie-up strategy with Shoprite could see Steinhoff swallowing some Brait assets.
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Steinhoff and Shoprite down on takeover talksArticle

The share prices of Steinhoff and Shoprite plunged on Wednesday following the announcement that the retail conglomerates were discussing a potential merger of their African retail interests to create a "retail champion" on the continent...

Hanna Ziady 15 Dec 2016

Sandton office building sold for R85m on auction
Challenging times produce exciting opportunities in property sectorArticle

Norman Raad, CEO of Broll Auctions and Sales, has noted that exciting opportunities arise in uncertain and difficult times...

7 Jul 2016

Herschel Jawitz, CEO of Jawitz Properties
Property market more balancedArticle

The residential market up until 2015 was essentially a seller's market driven by low interest rates, strong demand from buyers and a shortage of stock. Despite a slow economy, this market imbalance meant double-digit price growth especially in the major metros such as Johannesburg and Cape Town...

Herschel Jawitz 4 Jul 2016

Homes for first-time buyers more affordable than a decade ago
Homes for first-time buyers more affordable than a decade agoArticle

According to a report compiled by Standard Bank economist Siphamandla Mkhwanazi, house prices and instalments have changed for the better for first-time buyers since 2006...

30 Jun 2016

Investec launches first rand autocall product
Investec launches first rand autocall productArticle

Designed for people who pay their bills in our local moola, Investec has launched a product linked to growth of the S&P 500 index...

Nicci Botha 12 Jun 2016

Toyota tips profit dive on strong yen, slower emerging markets
Toyota tips profit dive on strong yen, slower emerging marketsArticle

Toyota on Wednesday warned that its annual net profit will fall by about a third as a stronger yen, and a slowdown in Chinese growth and other emerging markets dent...

11 May 2016

SA investors to continue targeting CEE region - JLL
SA investors to continue targeting CEE region - JLLArticle

According to JLL, the attractive yields and low interest rates of the real estate industry in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) will continue to entice South African investors...

9 May 2016

The risk of investing in an expensive stock
The risk of investing in an expensive stockArticle

In investments, the pain of losses is felt much more strongly than the joy of gains...

14 Apr 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
The benefits of managing and adjusting your personal finance lifeArticle

When you read the average personal finance conversation on the internet, there is a lot of talk about creating a plan and sticking to it...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 Apr 2016

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