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6 ways tech can make business travel bookings easierArticle

Corporate Traveller's Oz Desai points out six scenarios where the right technology can considerably simplify and improve the travel booking process...

Oz Desai 25 Mar 2019

Investment drive making waves in economy
Investment drive making waves in economyArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa's aggressive efforts to boost the country's stagnant economic growth are yielding results, according to figures released by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb)...

22 Mar 2019

Zak Sivalingum, FNB regional head, Gauteng East
SMEs can avoid costly foreign exchange risksArticle

Thanks to the volatile nature of global currencies, small businesses which participate in international trade could fall victim to costly foreign exchange risks...

12 Feb 2019

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Bitcoin's successor? More consistent values might make 'stablecoins' a safer cryptocurrency optionArticle

Bitcoin has plunged from a high of almost US$20,000 in December 2017 to as low as US$3,675...

Greg Paul 12 Dec 2018

Angola, Brazil sign oil deal
Angola, Brazil sign oil dealArticle

In exchange for 20,000 barrels of crude a day, Brazil wil provide Angola with a finance line and export credit insurance worth $2bn...

22 Oct 2018

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Why Ramaphosa's "new dawn" will break slowly for South Africa's financesArticle

South Africa's newly inducted finance minister, Tito Mboweni, will this week deliver the country's 2018 medium-term budget policy statement setting out the government's fiscal policy and projections for the next three years...

Seán Mfundza Muller 22 Oct 2018

The Lion Match Company commissions new pantyliner line
The Lion Match Company commissions new pantyliner lineArticle

Unsgaard, The Lion Match Company's manufacturer of a wide range of personal care products, has just commissioned a multimillion-rand pantyliner production plant in Cape Town...

Issued by Symbiotic Communications 12 Oct 2018

SA student caught with US foreign currency appears in court
SA student caught with US foreign currency appears in courtArticle

A female student carrying almost R10 million in US currency in a plastic bag appeared in court Thursday, 13 September 2018, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS)...

14 Sep 2018

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Argentina, Turkey, Indonesia - why it's too early to speak of contagion in emerging marketsArticle

Turkey, Indonesia and Argentina have all seen their currencies experience huge drops in recent months. Similarly, stocks in India, South Africa, Mexico and others have taken a hit...

Alain Naef 14 Sep 2018

Government addressing economic constraints
Government addressing economic constraintsArticle

Government says it will continue to implement reforms to increase the growth potential of the economy and improve the credibility of South Africa's policy decisions...

23 Aug 2018

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Seizing opportunities in Zimbabwe's new eraArticle

As Zimbabwe courts investors and ramps up efforts to create a business-friendly environment, connectivity and communication will be key to forging a path towards the country's digital future...

Never Ncube 19 Jul 2018

#AfricaMonth: How Shoprite trailblazed trading in Africa
#AfricaMonth: How Shoprite trailblazed trading in AfricaArticle

The Shoprite Group has trailblazed trading in Africa in many respects. Since kicking off its expansion into the continent in 1990, the retailer now has its footprints firmly planted in over 460 locations across 14 African countries...

Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2018

Tim Hutchinson, head of digital for financial markets, Standard Bank
#AfricaMonth: Fintech breaks down borders in FX tradingArticle

The evolution to electronic foreign currency trading in Africa, given its fragmented markets and lack of legacy infrastructure, was slow to start, but has gained in traction.

23 May 2018

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TMCs: When global isn't truly globalArticle

If you're wanting to go global-first, your travel management company (TMC) is going to need to be truly global. The reality is that many TMCs, even those who claim to be, are not...

Euan McNeil 10 May 2018

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New luxurious hotel for Victoria FallsArticle

From early 2019, Mbano Manor will offer a unique and nature-based travel experience for the global, high-end tourist who seeks comfort and privacy to commune with nature...

John Kachembere 13 Apr 2018

What foreign lenders should know about South Africa loan and credit requirements
What foreign lenders should know about South Africa loan and credit requirementsArticle

South Africa has extensive exchange control rules that govern the inflow and outflow of capital, as well as some stringent legal requirements pertaining to credit and financial assistance...

Lischa Gerstle 12 Mar 2018

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Victoria Falls town to be transformedArticle

The transformation of Victoria Falls to a modern tourist resort has started taking shape with the company formed to drive the process now seeking technical expertise to craft a tourism investment and development plan...

28 Feb 2018

Zimbabwe's national railway back on the rails
Zimbabwe's national railway back on the railsArticle

The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has entered a new era towards a historic turnaround after President Mnangagwa officially commissioned $400 million coaches, wagons and locomotives...

22 Feb 2018

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Morocco tops 11-million mark in record tourism yearArticle

Visitor arrivals numbered some 11.4 million, a 10% increase over 2016, with tourists from "emerging markets" such as China and Brazil joining those from France, Spain and Germany...

14 Feb 2018

Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers
Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancersArticle

South Africans are three times more likely to freelance than their global counterparts, but the freelance movement is not a millennial movement, says Brent Spilkin, also known as 'Spillly', author of What the Freelance...

Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2018

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Zimbabwe's government to review visa regime to boost tourismArticle

The government is in the process of reviewing the country's visa requirements to boost tourism and attract foreign direct investment...

12 Feb 2018

Provantage Media Group acquires majority stake in Global Outdoor Systems
Provantage Media Group acquires majority stake in Global Outdoor SystemsArticle

Leading out-of-home company Provantage Media Group has acquired a majority stake in Global Outdoor Systems, a leading African billboard company with a footprint in a large number of African markets...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 9 Feb 2018

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Angola faces currency test in economy shake-upArticle

LUANDA - Angolan President Joao Lourenco was elected five months ago promising an "economic miracle"...

29 Jan 2018

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Zimbabwe tobacco under threatArticle

Zimbabwe's largest foreign currency earner is under threat after main international buyers resolved not to accept tobacco cured using coal, citing environmental concerns.

Livingstone Marufu 25 Jan 2018

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Mauritania revamps currency in anti-inflation fightArticle

NOUAKCHOTT - Small lines formed at banks in Mauritania on New Year's Day as customers withdrew new banknotes and swapped cheque books after the government revamped the currency, the ouguiya, in a bid to fight inflation...

2 Jan 2018

Bamboo - untapped green gold
Bamboo - untapped green goldArticle

Ethiopia has the largest area of bamboo in Africa. However, this green gold is poorly managed and exploited, say expert investors...

Girmachew Gashaw 21 Dec 2017

Commercial property ripe with investment opportunities
Commercial property ripe with investment opportunitiesArticle

The property market in South Africa remains unfavourable for real estate agents and sellers following years of low price growth and stagnant sales...

Christo Botes 14 Dec 2017

Ethiopia: Institute says textile, garment market expanding
Ethiopia: Institute says textile, garment market expandingArticle

The Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute said the foreign currency generated from the textile sector has been steadily growing...

Abebe Wolde Giogis 13 Dec 2017

Will Zim agriculture revive and if so, how?
Will Zim agriculture revive and if so, how?Article

Many thought it would never happen, but Robert Mugabe has left the building. In the past few weeks, a lot has been said about this major change for Zimbabwe...

4 Dec 2017

Mixed outlook for real estate following S&P downgrade
Mixed outlook for real estate following S&P downgradeArticle

The lower inflation rate and the unchanged interest rates are great news for SA consumers and home buyers this festive season; however the recent downgrade of the country to sub-investment or "junk" level by international rating agency, S&P Global, doesn't bode well for investment...

30 Nov 2017

Chris Bredenhann, PwC Africa oil & gas advisory leader
Time to reimagine Africa's oil & gas industryArticle

The low oil price, competition for revenue growth and local talent, together with new expectations from investors and regulators has created an environment in the oil & gas industry ripe for disruption...

2 Nov 2017

Freight helps Transnet's profit balloon
Freight helps Transnet's profit balloonArticle

State-owned rail and logistics group Transnet has reported a 230% increase in net profit to R3.48bn for the half-year to 30 September 2017...

1 Nov 2017

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Zimbabwe bans fruit, vegetable imports to save scarce forexArticle

Zimbabwe has banned the importation of fruit and vegetables to save scarce foreign currency in the face of a worsening economic crisis...

18 Oct 2017

The fates of SA and Zimbabwe are linked
The fates of SA and Zimbabwe are linkedArticle

South Africa must take a vested interest approach to help address the crisis in Zimbabwe, former Zimbabwean deputy prime minister and internationally acclaimed robotics professor Arthur Guseni Mutambara says...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 4 Oct 2017

What first-time travellers should know about transactions abroad
What first-time travellers should know about transactions abroadArticle

To protect themselves from incurring unnecessary costs, travellers should familiarise themselves with the different payments options abroad....

30 Aug 2017

Managing the catch-22 of the depreciating rand and its impact on SA tourism
Managing the catch-22 of the depreciating rand and its impact on SA tourismArticle

While a decrease in the rand's value usually has a positive off-spin to South Africa's tourism industry, this notion is not as cut and dry...

28 Aug 2017

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Nigeria looks to 'white gold' for economic recoveryArticle

Rising rice production is one of the few positives of Nigeria's recession, which is the West African country's worst in 25 years. Today about 5.7 million tonnes of rice are being produced every year...

3 Aug 2017

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Sars cracks down on money leaving the countryArticle

While reporting about the Gupta billions leaving the country, the media has totally missed that there's a change in the Sars requirements for tax clearance...

26 Jul 2017

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IMF calls for Mozambique to come clean on debtsArticle

MAPUTO - Mozambique must fill in "critical information gaps" over $2bn of secret government loans, the International Monetary Fund said...

21 Jul 2017

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Moody's hands Barclays Africa a foreign-currency junk ratingArticle

Moody's said that it had assigned a first-time rating to Barclays Africa Group's long-term and short-term foreign currency debt at one notch below investment grade...

Hanna Ziady 19 Jul 2017

East Africa containerised trade volumes grow 1% Q1 2017
East Africa containerised trade volumes grow 1% Q1 2017Article

The 2017 First Quarter East Africa Trade Report issued by Maersk Line Eastern Africa reveals that aggregate trade levels in the region have improved slightly since 2016...

10 Jul 2017

Big miners pay CEOs top dollar
Big miners pay CEOs top dollarArticle

CEOs of large-cap basic resources companies are the highest paid among their peers, despite spectacular share price declines over the past decade...

7 Jul 2017

Europlaw Nigeria and Menes Konsult unveil polygraph and other business services in Africa
Europlaw Nigeria and Menes Konsult unveil polygraph and other business services in AfricaArticle

Europlaw Group of South Africa and Menes Konsult of the United States recently unveiled a boutique of new services and business solutions in Africa...

Issued by Europlaw 27 Jun 2017

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The importance of travel insurance uncoveredArticle

Whether you are a domestic traveler or embarking on an international trip the various travel insurance options can seem unnecessary but more often than not it becomes a matter of, “Oh, I wish, I had.”

Konrad Laker 25 May 2017

Europlaw Group and the strategic partnership with IFX (UK) - (International Foreign Exchange)
Europlaw Group and the strategic partnership with IFX (UK) - (International Foreign Exchange)Article

IFX (UK) and Europlaw will be managing currency exposures as a specialist discipline involving complex strategies, best conducted by professionals wholly engaged with volatile foreign exchange markets...

Issued by Europlaw 19 May 2017

Africa must start by treating agriculture as a business
Africa must start by treating agriculture as a businessArticle

To drive agro-industrialisation, we must be able to finance the sector. Doing so will help unlock the potential of agriculture as a business on the continent...

Dr Akinwumi Adesina 17 May 2017

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Cape Town continues to attract international investmentArticle

According to Stuart Chait, executive chairman for Land Equity Group, with the ever-growing popularity of Cape Town, and in particular the Atlantic Seaboard, the destination continues to attract foreign investment...

4 May 2017

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How SA's 'junk' status impacts your startupArticle

April began with ratings agencies Standard and Poor's (S&P) and Fitch downgrading South Africa's sovereign credit rating to “junk” status, meaning both existing and new funds borrowed by South Africa will become more expensive...

Tom Jackson 24 Apr 2017

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Nigeria announces tax breaks, export incentives to boost productionArticle

Nigeria and more than 100 other nations have signed a key trade facilitation agreement (TFA) with the World Trade Organisation...

13 Apr 2017

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