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BASA response to ANC Conference resolutions

Published: Fri, 22 Dec 17

By Cas Coovadia, MD of The Banking Association South Africa The Banking Association welcomes the successful conclusion of the African National Congress’s 54th National Conference. Our country is beset by the problems of poverty, unemployment and inequality as well as land inequity, food insecurity, stagnant ...
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SA, Zimbabwe to strengthen trade relations

Published: Fri, 22 Dec 17

President Jacob Zuma and President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe have undertaken to strengthen economic trade and cooperation between South Africa and Zimbabwe. “The two Heads of State agreed on the need to strengthen economic cooperation and expand economic and trade relations between the two countries, and ...
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Finance Minister congratulates new FIC Director

Published: Fri, 22 Dec 17

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has congratulated Advocate Xolisile Jennifer Khanyile on her appointment as the Director of the Financial Intelligence Centre. “The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) plays a key role in ensuring that the financial system has integrity. We also believe that Advocate Khanyile will ...
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FSB warns the public against Capital Loans

Published: Fri, 22 Dec 17

The Financial Services Board (FSB) would like to warn the public to act with caution when dealing with Capital Loans. According to the information received, Capital Loans purports to be a financial services provider . Capital Loans is not authorised in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services ...
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FSB warns the public against Stockpair.net

Published: Fri, 22 Dec 17

The Financial Services Board (FSB) warns the public to exercise caution when dealing with Stockpair. net which claims to be dealing in binary options. According to information received a South African citizen invested in binary options with Stockpair. According to the entity’s website the entity ...
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FSB warns the public against DMD Capital (Pty) Ltd trading as Profit Trading

Published: Fri, 22 Dec 17

The Financial Services Board (FSB) warns the public against conducting financial services business with DMD Capital (Pty) Ltd trading as Profit Trading (Profit Trading) and Mr Ntokozo Ndlovu (Mr Ndlovu). Profit Trading and Mr Ndlovu are not authorised Financial Services Providers and the public is warned to exercise ...
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FSB warns the public against MD Fund

Published: Fri, 22 Dec 17

The Financial Services Board (FSB) warns the public to take caution when dealing with MD Fund which claims to participate in forex trading. According to a Facebook post made during 2016, MD Funds offers daily returns of 0. MD Funds alleges to be a registered company “under all the laws of South ...
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A look at what’s next for AI around the world

Published: Thu, 21 Dec 17

Kriti Sharma, Vice President of AI at Sage   2017 was a breakout year for Artificial Intelligence (AI). Despite repeated attempts to sensationalize AI over the past year, we have witnessed unprecedented gains in mainstream understanding of AI-driven technologies. People have begun to grasp the impact of ...
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This Festive season why not harness the festive cheer to set SMART investment goals?

Published: Thu, 21 Dec 17

It is that time of the year again! While it might be a little late to start budgeting for what is one of the most expensive times of the year, we would advise taking advantage of the wonderful Festive season energy to set SMART goals that will help you to achieve long-term investment success.   Setting ...
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Ramaphosa’s new deal is incomplete – here’s how to improve it

Published: Wed, 20 Dec 17

by Leon Greyling, MD of Alexander Forbes Investments and Lesiba Mothata, Executive Chief Economist of Alexander Forbes Investments   The African National Congress (ANC) president elect, Cyril Ramaphosa, and his team, have their jobs well cut out to restore confidence and boost investment in the economy. ...
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Saving for a sufficient festive season spending pocket

Published: Wed, 20 Dec 17

By Thami Cele, Head of Savings and Investments at Absa   ‘Christmas comes once a year’ is a saying that we are all too familiar with to justify bad money-spending habits. However, like any other recurring special day, we can always see the festive season coming from miles away and yet preparation ...
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Rand reacts early to the top six

Published: Tue, 19 Dec 17

By Bianca Botes, Corporate Treasury Management at Peregrine Treasury Solutions   The rand found support last night at the R12. 60/$ level, managing to break below briefly at the moment the top six were announced before weakening back to R12. Bianca Botes, corporate treasury management at Peregrine ...
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Victory for Ramaphosa, but not a loss for Zuma

Published: Tue, 19 Dec 17

By Geoff Blount, Managing Director, BayHill Capital   This is a win for Cyril Ramaphosa, but given the make-up of the new NEC, this is not necessarily a loss for the Zuma faction within the ANC. Markets got this one wrong – and were pricing in a Cyril slate victory, rather than a “hung” ...
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Rand strengthens on Cyril Ramaphosa win

Published: Tue, 19 Dec 17

By Bianca Botes, Corporate Treasury Management, Peregrine Treasury Solutions   The rand strengthened significantly in the lead up to the ANC elective conference with markets speculating that Cyril Ramaphosa stood a good chance to win the presidency. This afternoon’s election announcement ...
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Markets giddy on Ramaphosa victory

Published: Tue, 19 Dec 17

By George Herman, Director and Chief Investment Officer of Citadel Investment Services   Following a neck-and-neck battle with fellow candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the Monday evening announcement of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC Presidential victor has buoyed investor sentiment, with the rand surging 4% against ...
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Corporates not adequately prepared to manage climate risks

Published: Tue, 19 Dec 17

South Pole latest survey indicates a lack of preparedness on implementation of TCFD recommendations   Zurich, Switzerland: Corporates are taking action to address the risks and opportunities of climate change to fulfil the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), ...
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Regulations to improve customer treatment in insurance sector

Published: Mon, 18 Dec 17

National Treasury and the Financial Services Board (FSB) have published regulations to improve customer experience in the insurance services sector. The Insurance Regulations and Policyholder Protection Rules (PPRs) form part of government’s reform programme to deliver better customer outcomes across the financial ...
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Investing lessons from 2017

Published: Mon, 18 Dec 17

by Anet Ahern, CEO, PSG Asset Management   Say no to the narrative, not the opportunity It’s easy to get caught up in market narratives. When news flow is good and sentiment positive, investors tend to buy popular securities at any price, paying little attention to valuation and risk. When news ...
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A land reform model that everyone can get behind

Published: Mon, 18 Dec 17

By Cas Coovadia South Africa needs land reform. We have to engineer a more equitable distribution of land, so our country’s black majority not only has access to land, but can earn a living from it and make a real contribution to the economy. South Africa’s land-reform programme has seen more than 90% ...
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Avoid Common Financial Mistakes During the Festive Season

Published: Mon, 18 Dec 17

By Thami Cele, Head of Savings & Investments at Absa Retail Banking Have you accumulated so much debt during the course of the year that you avoid phone calls from private numbers to dodge one of the many creditors coming after you during the festive season? Burying your head in the sand is definitely not a ...
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