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Report points to deterioration in global economic and geopolitical conditions

The world’s ability to foster collective action in the face of urgent major crises has reached crisis levels, with worsening international relations hindering action across a growing array of serious challenges. Meanwhile, a darkening economic outlook, in part caused by geopolitical tensions, looks set to further reduce the potential for international cooperation in 2019. These […]

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Davos: the dawn of a new day for South Africa

By Shalin Bhagwan, head of fixed income at Ashburton Investments. While our developed market counterparts focused on the messages from China, Trump and Macron or perhaps even a new-found emphasis on the politics of inclusion and equality, I suspect that for most South Africans, it was Cyril Ramaphosa that stole the show at last week’s […]

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Deputy President Ramaphosa to lead South African delegation to Davos

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South African delegation to the 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting that will take place on 23-26 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, the Presidency said in statement. (more…)

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Davos and the shifting sands of global power

By Paolo Senatore, Chief Investment Officer of Ashburton Investments. World power dynamics may well be undergoing a shift. The chess pieces are moving and Davos is the board. Attended by around three thousand high profile delegates, with a strong South African contribution, it is very much the think tank of top leaders where ideas are […]

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Report launched at Davos highlights 5 practical actions for businesses in achieving the SDGs

How can $2-3 trillion of additional investment per year be unlocked out of a global GDP of approximately $ 115 trillion? This is what is required to acheive the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and central to the Better Business, Better World report, released by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission. (more…)

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Davos – Who Moved My Currency?

By Arno Lawrenz Head of Fixed Income Portfolio Management at Ashburton Investments Generally, one of the things that politicians have to get right if they want to stay comfortable in power is to make sure that they avoid a currency collapse. (more…)

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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives in Davos

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa today Monday 16 January arrived in Davos, Switzerland to lead, on behalf of President Jacob Zuma, a high-level government, business and labour delegation to the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual meeting scheduled from Tuesday-Friday 17-20 January 2017. (more…)

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Absence of small business at Davos a concern

Global research by Sage (www.Sage.com) highlights that only 33% of small businesses feel represented by politicians in their country’s decision making. The data has been published in the run up to the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) where politicians and big business will gather in Davos to debate the global economic picture. (more…)

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