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  • Digital company acquisitions to face closer scrutiny by competition authorities
    on December 1, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    The Competition Commissioner during the Commission's Annual Conference (in November 2020), noted that the Commission will take a "decisive and proactive stance to ensure the balance of economic forces favour a shift to facilitating entry and a more competitive digital economy".Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Forex trading in the current climate
    on December 1, 2020 at 10:30 am

    2020 has been an unusual and challenging year in many ways, particularly in global markets. Daniel Kibel, co-founder of CM Trading, speculates on the outlook for forex traders in the months to come.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • ESG moves beyond niche into the mainstream
    on December 1, 2020 at 5:49 am

    Premal Ranchod, head of ESG research, Alexander Forbes Investments</span>Socially responsible investing has long been considered niche, but as the impact of investments is being measured beyond just financial returns, environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations has shifted into the mainstream.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Africa poised to benefit from strong European backing in its recovery
    on November 30, 2020 at 9:15 am

    The Covid-19 global pandemic may result in 2020 seeing the worst year of growth for the global economy in 40 years, but there remains "huge untapped potential" in the trade relationship between Southern Africa and Europe.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Wierzycka tackles large asset managers on ETF roadblock
    on November 27, 2020 at 4:24 am

    Magda Wierzycka, CEO, Sygnia Investments</span>Large asset management firms protecting their turf are behind the abrupt suspension of the National Treasury circular allowing higher ratio of offshore investments for pension funds, says Sygnia Investments chief executive officer Magda Wierzycka.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Will Regulation 28 be amended to accommodate Sarb's announcement on ETFs?
    on November 26, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    On 29 October 2020, the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) published an exchange control circular (Circular 15/2020) which in effect reclassifies all remaining foreign debt and derivative instruments as well as exchange traded funds (ETFs) referencing foreign assets, that are inward listed on a South African exchange and are traded and settled in rand, as domestic.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • The importance of perspective in the current market
    on November 26, 2020 at 7:32 am

    Anet Ahern, CEO, PSG Asset Management</span>Cash has outperformed all other local asset classes, including equities, for an extended period. In equity markets, we have seen a similar (if less pronounced) kind of abnormality play out, with a narrow subset of stocks dominating overall market returns as the rest of the market languishes in neglect.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Prevention is better than a cure!
    on November 25, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    The world is currently experiencing one of the worst health pandemics since the Spanish Flu in 1918. Not only has this had an impact on the health infrastructure of many countries, but it has resulted in economic turbulence in many markets with the looming potential of a global economic downturn if recovery efforts are not speedily implemented.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • SA moves further into junk status
    on November 23, 2020 at 3:57 am

    Finance Minister Tito Mboweni</span>Two out of the three global ratings agencies blamed the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of lockdown on South Africa's economy for further downgrading the country's investment status.Read more... | Send to a friend

  • Heineken keeps SA Investment Conference 2019 promises
    on November 20, 2020 at 6:46 am

    With the South African Investment Conference 2020 well underway, Heineken South Africa reaffirmed its commitment to the local market and to its aim of delivering quality products to South African customers across the country.Read more... | Send to a friend