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  • Sectional title industrial property: It makes good business sense for SMEs
    on July 30, 2021 at 11:20 am

    You mean, stop renting? Yes. Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Consumers encouraged to save during Savings Month
    on July 29, 2021 at 10:33 am

    With South Africans having one of the lowest household savings ratios in the world, at just 0.6%, National Savings Month in July provides a great opportunity for South Africans to consider their saving habits and how they can save more. Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Creecy calls for greater access to finance for low-carbon investment in emerging markets
    on July 28, 2021 at 7:15 am

    With emerging markets requiring an estimated $3-4tn annually in low-carbon investments over the next 15 years, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy has called on developed countries to ensure access to long-term, predictable, and affordable finance for developing countries. Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Redefine lists R1bn sustainability-linked bond
    on July 27, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Redefine Properties has listed a R1bn issuance on the JSE for its first sustainability-linked bond - the largest amount raised so far by a South African real estate investment trust (Reit) in the growing sustainability-linked bond space in the country. Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Repo rate unchanged at 3.5%
    on July 23, 2021 at 6:41 am

    Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb governor</span>The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) agreed unanimously to leave the repo rate unchanged, opting to keep it at the current 3.5% per annum. Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Musk, Dorsey and Wood are clear: crypto is the future
    on July 22, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Source: Twitter</span>Bitcoin will hit its previous all-time highs again by the end of the year with prices driven higher by the "carefully considered arguments" and "new measured tone" being put forward by the likes of Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey and Cathie Wood at the recent The B Word Conference Read more... | Send to a friend

  • China's clamp down on US listings, here's what investors need to know
    on July 20, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Adriaan Pask, chief investment officer, PSG Wealth</span>Global investors are reeling from China's latest announcement to heighten restrictions on its US-listed companies, including the likes of Didi, Alibaba, Tencent and Bytedance. In a recent statement, the state council, which is constitutionally synonymous with the Central People's Government, said the regulations governing the international listing system will change, while measures that limit cross-border data flows will be intensified in what experts have coined as "the modernisation of China's system for capital market governance". Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Standard Bank set to buy out Liberty
    on July 16, 2021 at 5:36 am

    Source: ©Rowan Jackson [[]]</span>Standard Bank is planning to buy up the 46% of shares in Liberty it does not already own, to take full ownership of the insurance company. Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Decentralised finance may be the panacea for filling Africa's investment gap
    on July 14, 2021 at 11:51 am

    African countries continue to face substantial financing gaps as they take on projects of all sizes in pursuit of development. To tackle the slowdown in foreign direct investment since the onset of the pandemic, some African countries are actively courting their diaspora and looking for pockets of cash-rich businesses around the continent. Read more... | Send to a friend

  • South African rand, bonds under pressure amid violence
    on July 14, 2021 at 11:16 am

    South African Rand coins are seen in this illustration picture taken 30 October, 2020. Reuters/Mike Hutchings/Illustration</span>South Africa's rand was hovering around three-month lows in early trade on Wednesday, as the country prepared for what could be another day of unrest linked in part to anger over poverty and economic inequality. Read more... | Send to a friend