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CEO confidence rises despite new risks and uncertainty

Published: Tue, 17 Jan 17

Confidence in company growth rises SA CEOs plan to increase their headcount over the next 12 months SA concerns about exchange rate volatility and economic uncertainty at record levels Worldwide, CEOs’ confidence levels for their growth prospects and outlook for the economy is back on the rise amidst ...
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President Xi Jinping: Don’t Blame Economic Globalization for the World’s Problems

Published: Tue, 17 Jan 17

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland: Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a robust defence of globalization to business, government and civil society leaders in the opening plenary session of the 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. China, Xi said, is committed to fulfilling its international responsibilities and contributing ...
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Weak Economic Conditions Weigh on South Africa's Housing Market, says Report

Published: Tue, 17 Jan 17

PARIS (S&P Global Ratings): A weak macroeconomic environment, still-high household indebtedness, and rising interest rates burden the South African housing market, said S&P Global Ratings in a report published today on RatingsDirect, "Weak Economic Conditions Are Weighing On South Africa's Housing ...
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SA to participate in World Economic Forum

Published: Tue, 17 Jan 17

Pretoria: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, where he is leading a South African delegation to the World Economic Forum annual meeting. The meeting, scheduled from Tuesday until Friday, brings together over 2 700 world leaders from business, government, international organisations, ...
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Avoid short-term credit becoming a long-term problem

Published: Tue, 17 Jan 17

It’s a few days before the end of the month, but you have already reached the end of your money. Your wallet is empty. The ATM slips say “insufficient funds”. And the emergency stash under your mattress has long since disappeared. You had to pay for that unplanned trip to the emergency room when ...
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German Exports: Record-high levels in 2016, but weak growth

Published: Mon, 16 Jan 17

By Coface, the international trade credit insurance company   Growth in Germany exports: percentage change year-on-year In 2016, Germany was one of South Africa's five biggest export destinations, with an 8. Germany’s statistics office reported a new all-time high in total monthly ...
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World Economic Forum: Sage CEO laments absence of small business issues at Davos

Published: Mon, 16 Jan 17

CEO Stephen Kelly says small businesses still being ignored by policy makers as big business flocks to Davos Sage launches Forum for Business Builders to give entrepreneurs a voice Global research by Sage highlights that only 17% of small businesses feel represented by politicians in their country’s decision ...
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The case for more global diversification

Published: Mon, 16 Jan 17

By Adriaan Pask, Chief Investment Officer, PSG Wealth   It seems that most investors are currently kept awake at night due to the high level of uncertainty regarding the future of South Africa. This makes sense given the volatile sovereign environment, weak economic indicators and the prevailing negative ...
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Building resilience is key to managing risk in 2017 and beyond

Published: Thu, 12 Jan 17

The outcomes-based approach of King IVTM is a timely invitation for corporate South Africa to get better at managing risk in a world that is getting more risky by the day, says Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA. Davies argues that King IVTM is directing organisations to see risk holistically, and ultimately to build ...
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Under-Employed, Under-Inclusive and Under Threat: the World in 2017

Published: Wed, 11 Jan 17

Trends such as rising income inequality and societal polarization triggered political change in 2016 and could exacerbate global risks in 2017 if urgent action is not taken, according to the Global Risks Report 2017 Key drivers of risks can be arrested or reversed through building more inclusive societies, for which ...
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10 Financial New Year’s resolutions you can keep

Published: Wed, 11 Jan 17

While the New Year may be filled with many empty resolutions, Steven Nathan, CEO of 10X Investments, says that more than just trying to achieve a ‘New Year, New Me’ goal for 2017 South Africans should use this time to evaluate their finances and plan for the year ahead. Nathan says that when ...
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2017 – Weathering the tough times ahead

Published: Wed, 11 Jan 17

A positive outlook on a tough year for business According to National Treasury, the GDP growth rate is forecasted at an estimated 1. 3% for 2017. The outlook points to a tough year ahead for business; however, there are a few trends that promise a positive narrative for businesses during the year. “It isn’t ...
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Six technology trends that SMEs should watch out for in 2017

Published: Wed, 11 Jan 17

Sage Chief Technology Officer Klaus-Michael Vogelberg talks about the role chatbots, collective intelligence and blockchain will play at start-up and scale up enterprises in 2017   Sage, the market leader in Cloud accounting software, has predicted that chatbots, collective intelligence and blockchain are ...
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Moonstone now offers Management Accounting Tuition

Published: Wed, 11 Jan 17

Prospective students wishing to obtain a qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in management accounting can now do so via Moonstone Business School of Excellence (MBSE). What is management accounting? According to the website of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), ...
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The key differences between King III and King IV

Published: Tue, 10 Jan 17

By Franci Myburgh, senior associate, and Angela de Costa, associate Bowmans South Africa Introduction On 1 November 2016, the King Committee published the King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa, 2016 (King IV). King IV introduces various amendments and enhancements to its predecessor, ...
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How much does it really cost to raise a child?

Published: Tue, 10 Jan 17

JOHANNESBURG: As we enter the New Year, we’re straight into the back to school season. Along with buying books, stationery and new school shoes, there is also the larger cost of sending your child to school. Raising a child is not cheap or easy and one must have a solid financial plan in place to ensure that ...
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Your moneywise calendar for a savvy 2017

Published: Tue, 10 Jan 17

The start of the New Year is the perfect time to implement some meaningful resolutions to seize control of your finances. Niel Fourie, Public Policy Actuary at the Actuarial Society of South Africa, says instead of berating yourself for splurging over the holidays, rather use the pinch on your pockets as ...
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Infographic summary of the Major Events that helped shape the JSE All Share for 2016

Published: Tue, 10 Jan 17

Compiled by Samantha Pauwels, Portfolio Manager, Cannon Asset Managers Please note the infographic does not take into account the needs or circumstances of any person or constitute advice of any kind. It is not an offer to sell or an invitation to invest. Cannon Asset Managers Proprietary Limited does not ...
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South Africa’s Business Rescue regime – firing on all cylinders?

Published: Mon, 09 Jan 17

By Dr Eric Levenstein, Head of Insolvency, Business Rescue & Restructuring Practice at Werksmans Attorneys (Levenstein recently received his LLD in Business Rescue from Uni of Pretoria) The downturn in world economies has placed business under severe pressure in the last few years. In South Africa, the ...
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Financial Resolutions for a New Year

Published: Mon, 09 Jan 17

By Anton van Heerden, Executive Vice-President, Africa & Middle East at Sage   The New Year is here, bringing with it fresh opportunities and challenges. Here are some financial resolutions to kick-start your small business in 2017. Planning - Outline your plan for the year   Use a quiet ...
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