Why markets should care about SA’s water security

Peter Attard Montalto

Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane recently briefed the media on the state of water security and the current drought in parts of the country. (more…)

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Absa Life recognized for innovative insurance technology and customer focus

Absa Life was a winner at the 13th Annual National Business Awards (NBA), walking away with the Innovation through Technology award at the ceremony held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg recently. (more…)

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Small caps an exciting hunting ground: Sanlam Investments

Even though the small cap sector forms the bulk of the JSE in terms of number of shares, it comprises only 3.5% of our stock exchange’s market capitalization, says Vanessa van Vuuren, portfolio manager at Sanlam Investments. (more…)

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Enhancing returns on cash using money market funds

Noticeable decline in take-home pay

October 2015 saw a decline of 2.1% after inflation in the BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index (BDSI). (more…)

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Sanlam, Santam in major transaction to expand footprint in Africa

In one of the Sanlam Group’s biggest transactions yet, Sanlam and Santam are set to enter new markets having reached agreement to acquire a 30% stake in Morocco-based Saham Finances which operates in a total of 26 countries predominantly across Africa and with a presence in the Middle East. (more…)

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Global markets in 2016

The coming year will be marked by accelerating divergence between financial markets around the world, according to NN Investment Partners’ (NN IP) outlook views for 2016. (more…)

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Nigel Green - CEO deVere Group

Be ‘Fed-ready’ ahead of December announcement

South African fund managers should warm up for a very likely U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike in December and make the most of the opportunities it brings for their clients and investors. This is the advice of Nigel Green, CEO and founder of deVere Group. (more…)

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Rising interest rate cycle ‘will cost the economy’

Commenting on the decision by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) to raise interest rates by 25 basis points, Professor Raymond Parsons of the North-West University Potchefstroom Business School says: (more…)

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Vive la France

Like most decent people, I was both shocked and saddened by the loss of life in Paris on Friday, the 13th of November 2015. Like many who watch and analyse the news, I had predicted that such an incident would occur in Europe.  As the weekend moved on, I began to wonder what effect the […]

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How to spend your annual bonus effectively

As the year comes to an end, many of us are eagerly waiting in anticipation for our annual bonuses. But how many of us actually plan to use the money effectively? South Africans should spend as much time planning for their year-end bonuses, as they spend on planning holidays and travel. (more…)

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RBS advises on risk management strategies for water supply interruptions

Implication of water shedding on business and insurance

Drought conditions have many devastating effects on communities and the surrounding environment. While the devastating effects of drought are first realised within the agricultural sector, the ripple effect into other sectors and consumers’ personal lives is quickly felt. (more…)

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