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Beat the confirmation bias blues

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 17

Paul Bosman, Fund Manager, PSG Asset Management   Headlines in South African newspapers don’t make for peaceful bedtime reading, and investors are understandably concerned. Making investment decisions can be difficult when the future looks so uncertain. Hastily selling your investments out ...
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the dti and FNB sign pledge to improve access to finance for Black Industrialists

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 17

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Rob Davies together with First National Bank (FNB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Public Sector Banking, Mr Kgosi Ledimo have signed a pledge that will improve access to finance for Black Industrialists (BI) to fast-track accelerated economic transformation at a ceremony ...
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News tax legislation amendments for 2017

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 17

By Natalie Napier, Partner at Hogan Lovells specialising in Tax law   Following the 2017 Budget presented before Parliament on 22 February 2017, the draft tax legislation for the specific tax proposals was released on 19 July 2017 for comment. Some of the more notable amendments are as follows ...
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Following the herd can be detrimental to your investment plan

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 17

Long-term investors are cautioned against acting ‘because everyone else is doing it’, as this can result in them straying from their investment plans. This is the view of Leonard Kruger, portfolio manager at Allan Gray, who says that simply following the herd does not always produce the best ...
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Political uncertainty leads to drop in M&A deals in Africa this quarter

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 17

Baker McKenzie’s latest quarterly Cross-border M&A Index shows that there were 17 inbound M&A deals in Africa in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017. The 17 inbound deals reflect a 48% drop from 33 deals in Q2 2016. On a quarter-by-quarter basis, inbound deal volume also dropped - by 45% - from 31 deals ...
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Gulf Cooperation Council Banks Urged to Fine-tune Liquidity Management

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 17

By Coface, the international trade credit insurance company Weak energy prices and lower government spending across the GCC region put pressure on lending opportunities Despite current business conditions, GCC to register solid loan growth of 4. 9% in 2017 Banks more selective in granting ...
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Five tips for success in a stagnant market

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 17

Grant Meintjes, Head of Securities, PSG Wealth   In some countries, investors have been lucky enough to see stock markets recover fully since the 2008 financial crisis. Some even have the privilege of working with higher trading levels than before the crash. But in other countries, like South Africa for ...
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Is financial gobbledygook stopping you from saving

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 17

JOHANNESBURG: Do you feel uncomfortable when you hear the terms, ‘investment portfolio’, ‘inflation’ and ‘insurance’? Are you filled with doubt and intimidation at the thought of signing a new investment contract?   Fortunately, you are not alone. Statistics show that ...
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Recessionary conditions create a good environment for fixed income assets

Published: Fri, 21 Jul 17

Despite the political noise South African investors witness nearly daily and the fact that the economy is technically in recession, the current environment for fixed income investors is positive, according to Ian Scott, Head of Fixed Income at PSG Asset Management. “While a recession is negative for the economy, ...
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FSB warns the public against Growth Point Solution

Published: Fri, 21 Jul 17

The Financial Services Board (FSB) would like to warn the public to act with caution when dealing with a company named Growth Point Solution. Growth Point Solution is not authorised in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002 (“FAIS Act”), to render any financial advice and intermediary ...
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Investment Summit to give an inside view from fund management houses

Published: Fri, 21 Jul 17

Allan Gray is bringing a group of international and local investment houses together to debate investment insights in a new one-day event, aimed at helping investors to protect and grow their wealth. The world is a scary place for investors. Global stock markets are at all-time highs, political leadership is in question ...
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Sanlam Private Equity acquires majority stake in JAB Dried Fruit Products

Published: Fri, 21 Jul 17

Cape Town: Sanlam Private Equity (SPE) has acquired a 60% interest in the dried fruits and nuts processing business, JAB Dried Fruit Products (Pty) Ltd. JAB Dried Fruit Products was founded by the Barnard family in 1979 in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga and has since grown into a significant processor and marketer of dried ...
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Comments due soon on South African International Arbitration Bill

Published: Thu, 20 Jul 17

Comments and submissions by interested parties on South Africa's International Arbitration Bill, approved by the South African government in March 2017, are due by 28 July 2017. The notice calling for comments, and information on how to submit comments, is available here. The Bill has already progressed through ...
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Putting investment performance into perspective: looking back over two decades

Published: Thu, 20 Jul 17

                Maarten Ackerman Chief Economist and Advisory Partner Citadel               It is often argued that historical investment performance gives no indication of what might ...
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SACU welcomes UK commitment to continued trade

Published: Thu, 20 Jul 17

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Trade Ministers have welcomed a commitment by the United Kingdom to avoid disruptions as it withdraws from the European Union (EU). “SACU Ministers have welcomed the UK’s intention to avoid disruption for its trading partners as it withdraws from the EU. “The ...
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Public comment sought on draft tax laws

Published: Thu, 20 Jul 17

Treasury and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) have published the 2017 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) and the 2017 Draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (TALAB) for public comment. “Together with the 2017 Draft Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenues Laws Bill (Rates Bill) ...
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Can your business survive a recession?

Published: Wed, 19 Jul 17

We are in an economic downturn and managing a business through an economic recession may be the toughest challenge an entrepreneur is ever faced with; however, if you do not fall prey to panic, a downturn also presents an opportunity to the business to confront its ineffective areas and remedy them. “Businesses ...
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Government actions speak louder than action plans

Published: Wed, 19 Jul 17

By Cas Coovadia is Managing Director of the Banking Association South Africa The Banking Association South Africa notes the “Inclusive Growth Action Plan” announced last week by Minister Gigaba. However, the solutions to slow growth, rising debt, SOE underperformance and low confidence lie in policy ...
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Coface Announces Results of Asia Corporate Payment Survey

Published: Wed, 19 Jul 17

Coface’s latest annual payment report surveyed 2,795 corporates in the Asia Pacific region focusing on eight markets: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. The survey also traced the evolution of corporate payments in 11([1]) industry sectors. “2017 is set ...
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Options for investors during times like these

Published: Wed, 19 Jul 17

By Johann Smith, Head of Sales, PSG Wealth   For the last two years, our market has been flat, delivering barely positive returns. Many investors feel the pressure during times like these, often asking their advisers: “What should I do now?”   The problem is that these flat returns ...
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