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  • #StartupStory: EquityMaven understands the true value of your business
    on June 3, 2020 at 8:36 am

    EquityMaven, a local fintech startup, plans to disrupt traditional business valuation services by offering highly detailed, investment banking-style valuations online.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • South Africa must get ready for an inevitable loosening of trade ties with the US
    on June 2, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Economic cooperation is the linchpin of the US-SA bilateral relationship. Shutterstock</span>In six months' time the world's gaze will be trained on what is gearing up to be a contentious and hotly contested presidential election in the US. Irrespective of who emerges victorious between the incumbent President Donald Trump and the Democratic nominee Joe Biden South Africa needs to start thinking about what it stands to lose - or gain - from the new administration's stance.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • South Africa: Some hope for REITs
    on June 1, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    It is well appreciated that the economy as whole has been hard hit by the lockdown measures introduced to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have not been immune to this and many are facing a significant uphill battle when it comes to maintaining cash flows as a result of the lockdown, the general uncertainty around Covid-19, and tenants either refusing, or simply not being able to pay their rent as it becomes due.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Your own 'Sofa Bank'
    on June 1, 2020 at 6:14 am

    Who would say no to extra money? No one! Moreover, money is never superfluous and is never a burden. Unfortunately, bills don't fall from the sky. And it would be nice if, with enviable regularity, say, once a day, a bundle of money would fall on you. Imagine with what envy the neighbors will look at you at that moment - after all, banknotes will fall on you, not on them! You say it can't happen? It turns out it can. And you don't even need to leave your home for that...Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Covid-19: Emergency measures and investor-state arbitration claims
    on May 27, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    The unprecedented nature of the Covid-19 pandemic has re-kindled debates around the appropriateness of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in bi- and multi-lateral investment treaties.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Ethics in a time of crisis
    on May 26, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    As part of Saica's Leadership in a Time of Crisis webinar series, Professor Deon Rossouw, CEO of The Ethics Institute, spoke about the importance of sticking to your values during a crisis.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • The synthesis of the most complex technologies gives us a simple solution, with world-scale potential
    on May 26, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    While the whole world is shaking from negative news, ranging from the pandemic of the coronavirus Covid-19, to numerous disasters in different areas all around the world, to the stock market crashes and the global crisis in general, a silver lining has emerged among the clouds in sunny Panama, and it will probably affect everyone.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Another cut in the repo rate
    on May 22, 2020 at 8:40 am

    [[]]</span>The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) once again voted in favour of lowering the repo rate this month by 50bp to 3.75%. The policy rate has lowered by 2.75% this year, with a cut every month apart from February, taking interest rates to levels last seen in the early '70s.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Planning amid the crisis is vital
    on May 21, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    [[]]</span>The coronavirus pandemic has had a tremendous impact on business, and as a result, it has created significant uncertainty about what lies ahead. This unknown is crippling business leaders from making decisions or taking strategic action. However, taking action and planning now, in the midst of the crisis, is vital for survival.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Mauritius on EU high risk list - why not to panic!
    on May 20, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    News that Mauritius was added to the EU list of high-risk third countries on 7 May 2020 has understandably caused much consternation amongst fund managers who have fund structures and investment holding vehicles domiciled in Mauritius.Read more... | Send to a friend