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Overwhelming response’ to launch of Integral

Published: Mon, 30 May 16

Johannesburg: ‘Overwhelming’ client support is reported by Integral following the launch of the Illovo-based financial services company. The new business is majority owned by staff and comprises two complementary components – Integral Asset Management and Integral Wealth Management. Chief ...
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Why pyramid and Ponzi schemes are doomed to fail

Published: Mon, 30 May 16

Faced with empty wallets and rising costs, thousands of South Africans are placing their faith in ‘get rich quick’ schemes that lure desperate consumers with promises of unrealistic investment returns. But whether a Ponzi or a pyramid scheme, it can be mathematically proven that such schemes will eventually ...
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Bringing SMEs onto the e-Commerce Highway

Published: Mon, 30 May 16

E-commerce across borders is transforming the business world in developed countries – a trend that could galvanize small firms in developing countries and help them leapfrog into global markets. But if these SMEs are to seize the opportunities, several key policy challenges have to be addressed, as outlined ...
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Three days and counting – SA’s top financial services brands to be announced Thursday

Published: Mon, 30 May 16

Excitement is building for the 2016 FIA Awards gala dinner which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg this Thursday, 2nd June 2016. The event hall is fully booked and more than 1000 industry stakeholders will stream into the centre for the evening’s proceedings. The FIA Awards, ...
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5 lessons in saving from the Comrades marathon

Published: Fri, 27 May 16

By Chris Veegh, Head of Consulting at 10X Investments   For most people, the idea of running the Comrades marathon is as absurd as it is scary. If you can barely manage to circle the block, then the idea of a 90km footrace is as far-fetched as flying to the moon. Clearly, this challenge is not ...
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Ocean Economy, Infrastructure to grow SA's GDP

Published: Fri, 27 May 16

Pretoria: Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti envisages that the Ocean Economy and Infrastructure will potentially boost South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) starting from 2019 to 2030. He envisaged that the South African Ocean Economy will boost the country’s GDP by R26 ...
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Parliament approves Expropriation Bill

Published: Fri, 27 May 16

Cape Town: The National Assembly has passed the Expropriation Bill by an overwhelming majority following a vote by Members of Parliament, on Thursday. The Bill was passed by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) last week with the support of eight provinces, with the Western Cape being the only province that did ...
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General Electric leads the creation of a joint venture with Mara Group and Atlas Merchant Capital to benefit African infrastructure

Published: Fri, 27 May 16

The joint venture will seek to invest in infrastructure equity projects in selected countries throughout Africa LUSAKA, Zambia: General Electric (NYSE: GE) (www. GE. com) together with the Mara Group and Atlas Merchant Capital are leading an initiative to create a joint venture dedicated to investing in the highly ...
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Intra-Africa trade to play larger role in local GDP contributions

Published: Fri, 27 May 16

Intra-African trade can catalyze investment and foster growth on the continent CAPE TOWN, South Africa: As growth in developed markets such as Europe, China and North Africa continue to stagnate, greater regional integration in Africa, amongst all role players, is needed to capitalize on the continent’s growth ...
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Broaden your horizons with offshore investments

Published: Thu, 26 May 16

The rand’s volatility and the uncertain economic and political climate in South Africa have local investors looking to increase their offshore allocations. According to Tamryn Lamb, head of Orbis client servicing in South Africa, investing offshore should always form part of your long-term diversification strategy ...
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What to Expect from Brazil’s Perfect Storm?

Published: Thu, 26 May 16

By Coface, the international credit insurer   Industrial production (YoY)   Brazil is in the midst of a perfect storm. The enduring political crisis and deep economic recession, which led to the collapse of confidence indexes, have now been topped by an impeachment trial of President Dilma ...
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Structural changes needed in SA economy

Published: Thu, 26 May 16

Government has conceded that more than ever before, there’s now a pressing need for structural change in the South African economy. Such change, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, would require a break from a commodity-dependent economy to a more diversified economy in which there is increasing manufacturing, ...
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Euler Hermes: Global sector risk downgrades point to trouble ahead including South Africa?

Published: Thu, 26 May 16

Analyzes 18 sectors in 72 countries (~1300 industries): 1 in 4 industries in sensitive or high- risk territory in 2016 Metals and machinery & equipment sectors experienced notable worsening risk of non-payments in 2015. Latin America, GCC countries and Russia faced the strongest 2015 deterioration in their ...
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Extra-territorial application of NCA to offshore credit agreements

Published: Thu, 26 May 16

By Riccardo Petersen, Senior Associate Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. A settlement agreement concluded outside South Africa between a foreign company and a person resident in the United Kingdom that was concluded completely outside the South African credit market and has no bearing on accessibility ...
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10th African Banker Awards continue to celebrate excellence in banking and finance on the continent

Published: Thu, 26 May 16

Cameroon is a big winner at this year's African Banker Awards, while Morocco's Attijariwafa Bank scoops prestigious Bank of the Year Award and GT Bank CEO Segun Agbaje is recognised as Africa's Banker of the Year. Other winners include South Africa's Daniel Matjila, who heads PIC, and Cameroonian economist ...
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Regulation of cryptocurrencies

Published: Wed, 25 May 16

The sixth chapter in the Norton Rose Fulbright Cryptocurrencies series, ‘Regulation of cryptocurrencies’ is now available to download. The guide is issued in a series of chapters: Introduction to cryptocurrencies Insuring cryptocurrency risks The legal nature of cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency ...
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Financial Mail’s Top Analysts for 2016 announced

Published: Wed, 25 May 16

Standard Bank SBG Securities claims top ranking for research; JPMorgan ranked as top South African firm by European Institutions. Johannesburg: The results of the 2016 Financial Mail Ranking the Analyst survey have been announced at a luncheon at the Houghton Golf Club. Standard Bank SBG Securities ...
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Uber Kenya and Sidian Bank launch an innovative Vehicle Solutions Programme in Kenya

Published: Wed, 25 May 16

The ground breaking vehicle access initiative includes a vehicle finance component delivered through Sidian Bank and a vehicle leasing solution made available through Zohari Leasing. NAIROBI, Kenya: Uber (www. ke) announced today that they have partnered to launch an innovative Uber Vehicle Solutions Programme ...
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Do your homework before you invest

Published: Wed, 25 May 16

By Barbara Mundell, CFP®, Technical Specialist at The Financial Planning Institute   Investments are complex by their very nature. Everyone is constantly looking for ways to make their money work for them. In the last few months there has been numerous schemes promising high returns but at what risk?   The ...
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Entrepreneurial boost for African Women CAs

Published: Wed, 25 May 16

Such a vast body of research demonstrates the importance of entrepreneurs to an economy – from creating new businesses to stimulating job creation – that one wonders why this hasn’t become a matric subject. In South Africa, in particular, with our moribund economy and high unemployment rate, boosting ...
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