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SA’s ranking on passport index remains stable

The South African passport remains stable in 2019 on the latest Henley Passport Index. South Africa, ranked 53rd globally, continues to occupy 3rd place in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, following the Seychelles, ranked 27th globally, and Mauritius, ranked 31st globally. Somalia, Libya, and Eritrea sit at the bottom of the index in Africa, each only […]

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Theresa May Holds on, but What Does This Mean for Investors?

Theresa May has survived a leadership challenge called by Eurosceptic members of her own party and will continue to lead the United Kingdom as it heads toward Brexit. But David Zahn, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group’s head of European Fixed Income, warns May’s troubles are not over yet. He predicts further volatility ahead for financial […]

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Keith Wade

Global growth to slow in 2019 and dollar looks set to weaken

Schroders forecast global growth to slow in 2019 and the dollar looks set to weaken with US interest rates peaking mid-year. A more stagflationary environment is expected in 2019 with global growth set to slow and inflation to rise.  US interest rates expected to peak at 3% in mid-2019 but other central banks will continue […]

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George Radford, Head of Africa at IP Global

Why now is the best time to invest in Dublin

Brexit uncertainty is causing some investors to hold back on investing in UK property until the Brexit plans are finalised. This heralds a new era of opportunity for Ireland, which will now be one of the only English-speaking members of the EU. It is now the obvious jurisdiction for new business and relocations – with […]

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Offshore investment for Trusts through newly listed PrivateClient Global Growth Portfolio

Private Client Holdings has announced that their PrivateClient Global Growth Portfolio AMC (Actively Managed Certificate) has been listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. (more…)

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After tax returns

Does tax really matter when making investment decisions?

Tax rates have been rising for several years now. Personal tax rates have gone up, and even structures such as trusts and companies are now heavily taxed in their own right. (more…)

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Mauritius rolls out red carpet for foreign investors, residents

The tropical island paradise of Mauritius has thrown open its doors to prospective investors and residents, with increasing numbers of South Africans being attracted by an idyllic lifestyle and a liberal approach to regulation and taxation that makes it easy to start and run a business. (more…)

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Things to consider before jumping into global diversification

With the changes to Regulation 28, many retirement fund trustees are keen to increase their exposure to other markets. However, it is crucial that trustees have a granular understanding of their current exposure before making any decisions. (more…)

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