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Africa needs a new infrastructure strategy to combat jobless growth

By Taona Kokera, Associate Director Infrastructure Finance at Mazars. One of the most concerning observations made in the recently released 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), was that almost no progress has been made to grow sustainable economic opportunity for the African continent’s working age population, with employment having increased by only 0.2% over […]

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7 resolutions for the long-term investor

By Anet Ahern, CEO, PSG Asset Management. Last year was a particularly trying one for investors. While no one can guarantee what the year ahead will bring in the markets, what we do know for sure is that investor behaviour is the biggest factor that makes or breaks long-term investment outcomes. A few resolutions can […]

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Expect volatility but positive returns in 2019

Volatility will persist throughout 2019, reflecting uncertainty as the Fed tightens monetary policy – but current stock market valuations will generate positive returns for investors. (more…)

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Is the equity party over?

By Maarten Ackerman, Chief Economist and Advisory Partner, Citadel. The cracks may be starting to show in the ten-year equity bull market, but does this mean that the cycle is now over? (more…)

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Letter from Tim Cook to Apple investors

January 2, 2019 To Apple investors: Today we are revising our guidance for Apple’s fiscal 2019 first quarter, which ended on December 29. We now expect the following: Revenue of approximately $84 billion Gross margin of approximately 38 percent Operating expenses of approximately $8.7 billion Other income/(expense) of approximately $550 million Tax rate of approximately […]

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Global M&A deal activity down because of trade tensions, political instability

Mergermarket, the London-based provider of M&A data and intelligence, has published its 2018 global M&A report, which found that the number of deals struck over the year fell for the first time since 2010 to 19,232, after steadily rising for close to a decade. (more…)

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Surviving the digital giants

By Peter Armitage, Anchor Capital’s CEO. Few would deny the benefits of the industrial revolution — increased productivity brought with it rising household income and innovation-enhanced quality of life. But the disruption, displacement and dispossession it entailed meant that, at the time, many would have struggled to recognise its good. So too with the digital revolution. […]

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Surviving the digital giants

AUTHOR: Peter Armitage, CEO, Anchor Capital Few would deny the benefits of the industrial revolution — increased productivity brought with it rising household income and innovation-enhanced quality of life. But the disruption, displacement and dispossession it entailed meant that, at the time, many would have struggled to recognise its good. So too with the digital […]

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