Global outlook has deteriorated in recent months: SA cabinet

The global outlook has deteriorated in recent months, according to South Africa’s cabinet. A statement was released today following the cabinet meeting yesterday where the discussion centred on the state of the economy and budget related matters. (more…)

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Insurance cost of natural disasters falls in 2015: Munich Re

We often begin a conversation with strangers by talking about the weather as it’s a neutral topic, unlikely to cause any offence. Last year South Africans spoke more about the weather than usual, due to the crippling drought gripping the country.  We also witnessed on Sky News and the BBC, the awful flooding in the […]

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Save 41% tax by investing in disruptive tech companies

South Africans looking to pay less tax may consider investing in Grotech, a fund of Grovest Venture Capital Company (VCC) where investors are entitled to deduct the full amount of their investment from their taxable income in the tax year ending 29 February 2016. The tax relief is 41% for individuals and trusts and 28% […]

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State of economy makes compelling case for diversification

The current state of the local and global economies makes a compelling case for the ‘old adage’ of diversifying one’s investments. This is according to Eric Enslin, CEO of FNB Private Wealth and RMB Private Bank. (more…)

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Citadel acquires Consolidated Financial Planning

Citadel Investment Services Proprietary Limited, a private client wealth management company with assets under management in excess of R38 billion, is delighted to announce that its holding company, Citadel Holdings Proprietary Limited, has acquired 100% of Consolidated Financial Planning Proprietary Limited, a financial planning and advisory business. (more…)

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Financial survival tips for a difficult year ahead

Now is the time to implement a watertight strategy for your personal finances if you and your family are going to survive the economic challenges predicted to face South Africa in 2016. (more…)

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Rise in business degree applications at private institutions

Students opting to study towards BComs and other business-related degrees at private higher education institutions are consistently and substantially increasing year-on-year. (more…)

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China’s seesawing stock market needs proper perspective

China’s seesawing stock market needs perspective, will provide important buying opportunities for investors, and could ultimately assist the global economy. This is according to Nigel Green, the deVere Group’s CEO and founder. (more…)

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Uneasy Business Confidence – SACCI

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) has released the SACCI Business Confidence Index (BCI) for December 2015. (more…)

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2016 – passive investing, real assets and robo advice

  This year will see the trend towards passive and real asset investing continue, with ongoing volatility in a positively trending global market, a potential recovery in Emerging Markets and the rise of robo-advice in South Africa. (more…)

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