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Presidents of Senegal, Ivory Coast and Prime Ministers of Cape Verde and Morocco attend the ninth African Development Forum

Published: Thu, 16 Oct 14

Private equity, illicit financial flows, domestic resource mobilisation, new partnerships and climate financing in Africa at the top of the agenda at the ECA's flagship event MARRAKECH, Morocco: The Presidents of the Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara, President of Senegal, Macky Sall, as well as the Prime Minister ...
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The independent trustee: Why the big fuss?

Published: Thu, 16 Oct 14

Cape Town: In recent months, the Master of the High Court (the Master) has often refused to register newly created family trusts if an independent trustee has not been appointed. Although it isn’t a legal requirement, the Master often applies it as such. The Master adopted this practice following the judgement ...
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Africa Must Generate Resources from Within its Economies

Published: Wed, 15 Oct 14

MARRAKECH, Morocco, 15 October 2014, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Africa is growing at a steady rate and is on the path to sustainable long-term growth, opening up a number of investment opportunities. In fact, one-third of Africa's countries have GDP growth rates of more than 6%. However, as discussed at the ...
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Cocoa’s boom-bust price cycles could hit African farmers hard but the industry is responding

Published: Wed, 15 Oct 14

Analysis by PwC and natural resources tracking company GeoTraceability indicates that ‘boom-bust’ cycles of cocoa prices remain a major threat to small farmers in West Africa in particular. But the confectionary industry is responding with new investment to make cocoa production more efficient and sustainable ...
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Avoid knee-jerk reactions to oil slump and growth downgrades investors warned

Published: Wed, 15 Oct 14

As global markets remain volatile due to a slump in oil prices, and with warnings that low prices might be here to stay, plus the downgrading of global growth forecasts, a leading global analyst from one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations is warning investors to avoid “knee-jerk ...
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Life insurers unite thousands with unclaimed assets in first half of 2014

Published: Wed, 15 Oct 14

Life companies managed to trace 182 366 policyholders and beneficiaries in the first six months of this year and unite them with unclaimed assets due to them as a result of benefit or maturity payments. The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) this week released statistics on the tracing activities ...
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A decade of true empowerment for MMI and KTH

Published: Tue, 14 Oct 14

October 2014 marks a 10-year empowerment partnership milestone between MMI Holdings Limited (MMI) and Kagiso Tiso Holdings (KTH). It was in 2004 that this tried and tested partnership began, when Kagiso Trust Investments (KTI) – now KTH following a merger with Tiso Group – acquired a 10% shareholding in ...
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South African newspapers set to maintain strong growth: PwC report

Published: Tue, 14 Oct 14

South Africa’s newspaper industry remains buoyant and diverse showing continued growth. High-profile news stories such as the trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius and the death of former President Nelson Mandela resulted in a spike in total newspaper circulation in the fourth quarter of 2013, as consumers chose ...
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UAE economy grows stronger due to effective diversification policy

Published: Tue, 14 Oct 14

Produces 3. 5% of world’s crude oil In its latest country assessment, international credit insurer Coface has ranked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) credit risk at A3[1] , similar to France, Poland, Mauritius and China, and expects the country’s enonomy to grow by around 5 percent in 2014. Coface says ...
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Macro Digest: The mood sours

Published: Mon, 13 Oct 14

By Steen Jakobsen Excessively low inflation problematic for risk assets ECB, BoJ & Fed showing different degrees of ineptitude Yellen is much more dovish than folk realise I have had several macro conference calls and speaking engagements over the course of this week – a few takeaways: 1 ...
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Fourth level of diversification increases protection

Published: Mon, 13 Oct 14

By Nersan Naidoo, Chief Executive: Investment Core, Sanlam When planners and consultants work together, clients benefit from a team approach. Diversification as you know it At the most basic level, portfolios need to consist of numerous individual holdings, such as shares or bonds. The 1977 study by Elton ...
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Energy sector is key to powering prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa - Report

Published: Mon, 13 Oct 14

IEA World Energy Outlook Special Report finds that action in the energy sector could unleash an extra decade of growth LONDON, United-Kingdom: Increasing access to modern forms of energy is crucial to unlocking faster economic and social development in sub Saharan Africa, according to the International Energy Agency’s ...
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FSB advices caution when dealing with firm

Published: Fri, 10 Oct 14

FINANCIAL SERVICES BOARD WARNS THE PUBLIC TO EXERCISE CAUTION IN DEALING WITH DISCOUNT MART CLEANING SERVICES CC TRADING AS DMC HOLDINGS (DMC) AND/OR MR ABDOOL YOUNUS KARIM Subsequent to the media release dated 08 September 2014 issued by the Financial Services Board (FSB) warning the public to refrain from conducting ...
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FSB warns on un-authorized Financial Services Provider

Published: Fri, 10 Oct 14

The Financial Services Board (“FSB”) would like to warn members of the public to refrain from conducting any business or investing funds with with Charl Hattingh and Securet Brokers CC t/a Sanvest who were authorized (FSP: 12547) in terms of section 8 of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services ...
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ITC to hold series of trade-development events in Madagascar

Published: Fri, 10 Oct 14

The International Trade Centre (ITC) will next week (13-17 October) hold a series of meetings and workshops in Madagascar to help boost the country’s economic recovery. The scaled-up ITC mission to Madagascar will be led by Ashish Shah, ITC’s Director for Country Programmes, and aims to set the scene for ...
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Your first pay-check: can you make it last until your retirement?

Published: Fri, 10 Oct 14

What to do with your first pay-check to keep you financially healthy for life. When you’ve just graduated or got your first job, investing in your future and eventual retirement are probably the last things on your mind. They shouldn’t be, says financial consultancy Efficient Group, sponsor of the upcoming ...
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IMF downgrade could signal further rating downgrade for SA

Published: Fri, 10 Oct 14

The recent downgrade by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to South Africa’s economic growth for 2014 to 1. 4% from 1. 7%, highlights the fragility of the local economy and could signal a further sovereign credit rating downgrade or negative amendment to the outlook. The downward revision by the IMF is aligned ...
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FPI partners with Sanlam to enhance the proficiency of financial planners

Published: Fri, 10 Oct 14

Johannesburg – The recent global Comparator Research Survey, conducted by Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), revealed that the value of a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional to business has grown in recognition. According to the survey, 60% of firms surveyed in South Africa, saw ...
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Appointment to Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation’s Board

Published: Fri, 10 Oct 14

Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation today announced the appointment of Jaco van der Sandt to its Board. Jaco is Finance Director at Mutual & Federal. Prior to joining Mutual & Federal, he enjoyed an impressive career at KPMG. He has extensive experience in auditing and consulting in the short-term ...
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Directorate of Market Abuse refers case against Blue Financial Services to Enforcement Committee

Published: Thu, 09 Oct 14

The Directorate of Market Abuse (DMA) referred a case against Blue Financial Services Limited (Blue) to the Enforcement Committee of the Financial Services Board. The referral related to contraventions of section 76 of the Securities Services Act, No 36 of 2004, in that:  On 23 April 2009 Blue published a ...
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