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Norton Rose Fulbright advises on second CSD licence in South Africa

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 14

Norton Rose Fulbright Johannesburg helped Granite Central Securities Depository (Pty) Ltd (Granite) with an application for a Central Securities Depository licence (CSD Licence), in terms of section 27 of the Financial Markets Act, 2013 (FMA). A CSD provides an infrastructure for holding uncertificated securities, ...
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Entrepreneurs flood the 21st annual Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 14

The 21st annual Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo (BOFE), staged in Johannesburg last week, attracted over 10,000 aspiring and established entrepreneurs, as well as students and delegates from countries across Africa, to discover a range of business opportunities and services available to them. As a critical ...
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'Sweet spot' for markets as GBP, USD to flourish on No vote

Published: Fri, 19 Sep 14

By Nick Beecroft If Scotland had voted 'yes', then many were predicting this could have been the 'butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon jungle' that led to the long-awaited crash in equity markets and rise in volatility that has been curiously absent over the course of this summer. The converse ...
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The economic impact of Scotland’s NO

Published: Fri, 19 Sep 14

“Sterling, gilts and UK equities are likely to rally today on Scotland’s No result,” forecasts a leading global analyst. Tom Elliott, International Investment Strategist at deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations, is responding after Scotland voted ...
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A rocky landscape for investors?

Published: Fri, 19 Sep 14

The current deficit has widened more than expected and South Africa has narrowly missed slipping a recession. Paul Stewart, head: fund management at Grindrod Asset Management, looks at the economic situation from a South African perspective. ...
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GCR affirms A rating on PSG Financial Services

Published: Fri, 19 Sep 14

Global Credit Ratings (GCR) has today affirmed the national scale ratings assigned to PSG Financial Services of A (ZAR) (single a) and A1 (ZAR) (single a one) in the long term and short term respectively; with the outlook accorded as Stable. According to GCR, PSG Financial Services has demonstrated a strong track ...
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FPI empowers over 2 000 South Africans through its free financial planning sessions

Published: Fri, 19 Sep 14

FPI empowers over 2 000 South Africans through its free financial planning sessions Johannesburg. The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) recently facilitated free financial planning sessions, to more than 2 200 South African’s during its annual Financial Planning Week. The sessions, emphasised ...
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Construction sector to face deepening woes in absence of sustainable energy solution

Published: Thu, 18 Sep 14

Failure by industry stakeholders to act towards finding a sustainable solution for energy constraints will only result in deepening woes for the construction sector         Brian Africa Marketing and Business Development Executive Performance and Custom Bonds Services (PCBS)           Eskom’s ...
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Absa Features Store makes fully customised banking a reality

Published: Thu, 18 Sep 14

Existing and future Absa customers now have the opportunity to fully customise and build their own transactional banking accounts according to their needs and budgets, while enjoying a wealth of lifestyle features. The Absa Features Store intends to make the lives of the banks’ customers easier by providing ...
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Increased Internet access expected to generate more consumer spend across the African continent

Published: Thu, 18 Sep 14

Increased Internet access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five years in the South African entertainment and media industry, according to a report issued by PwC today. Combined revenues from Internet access and Internet advertising will account for an estimated ...
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Absa puts Small and Medium Enterprise development under spotlight

Published: Thu, 18 Sep 14

Absa in association with the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry is hosting a Small Micro and Medium Enterprise (SMMEs) conference with the theme: The Challenges of Market Access in Durban. Entrepreneurs will interact with corporates from manufacturing, engineering, services and transport sectors who will be providing ...
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World Export Development Forum: Africa is open for business

Published: Thu, 18 Sep 14

(Kigali, Rwanda) – Africa is open for business. This was the unanimous message from business and government leaders attending the World Export Development Forum (WEDF), in Kigali, Rwanda. The flagship event of the International Trade Centre (ITC), which was held in Africa for the first time, demonstrated that ...
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AABLAS return to recognise African business excellence

Published: Thu, 18 Sep 14

East African Nominees for 2014 awards announced Africa’s most prestigious business awards, the annual CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards Presented By Johnnie Walker Blue Label (AABLA), launch in Nairobi, Kenya, this month, celebrating the pioneers and game-changers in the Continent’s business ...
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Actuarial Society to investigate unsecured lending practices

Published: Wed, 17 Sep 14

The recent curatorship of African Bank has shown that a one-size-fits-all approach to managing risk in the banking and lending industries is fundamentally flawed. Michael Tichareva, chairperson of the Banking and Finance Committee of the Actuarial Society of South Africa, says banks involved in unsecured lending require ...
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ITC announces launch of the SME Trade Academy

Published: Tue, 16 Sep 14

(Kigali/Geneva) The International Trade Centre (ITC) is establishing a trade academy for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to offer practical, vocational training online for SMEs and trade advisors in the public and private sectors. ITC Executive Director Arancha González announced the launch of the ...
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Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project high on SA Government Agenda

Published: Tue, 16 Sep 14

BEPS: the OECD releases the first round of recommendations that are intended to bring about the most significant reform of the international tax system since the 1950s The Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project is high on the agenda of the South African Government. Senior government officials, including ...
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President Kagame opens the World Export Development Forum in Kigali

Published: Tue, 16 Sep 14

(Kigali, Rwanda) - President Paul Kagame today opened the World Export Development Forum (WEDF), which is taking place in Kigali, Rwanda. More than 800 delegates from 73 countries are attending the event. President Kagame told the gathering that the right cultural mind-set is critical to transform an economy. ‘The ...
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SA’s major banks perform well despite a difficult and challenging operating environment

Published: Tue, 16 Sep 14

Combined headline earnings up 13. 1%; average ROE of 17. 1%; bad debt expenses down 9. 6%; total operating income up 9. 5%; operating expenses up 9. 8% The financial results of South Africa’s four major banking groups (Barclays Africa Group, FirstRand, Nedbank and Standard Bank) for the six months ended ...
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Mauritius limited partnerships – as good as they seem?

Published: Tue, 16 Sep 14

"The Mauritius limited partnership structure certainly has something to offer both investors and investment fund managers. There are, however, certain quirks that come with using a Mauritius limited partnership. " By Louise Campion, Director Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa The introduction of the ...
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ITC urges governments to increase public procurement from women vendors

Published: Tue, 16 Sep 14

(Kigali) – The International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched an initiative to increase the number public procurement contracts being awarded to women-owned businesses (WOBs). Currently only an estimated 1% of public-procurement contracts globally are awarded to WOBs or women entrepreneurs. Announcing ...
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