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Junk Status – what it means

It has happened! For months we, as a nation, have been struggling and fighting not to be downgraded to junk status, but on Monday, 3 April 2017, following the cabinet reshuffle, it was announced that South Africa’s sovereign credit rating was cut. However, what does that mean?

Developing smart cities for African tourism

Over the last eight years, travel and tourism has grown by 17.3% in the top ten fastest-growing global destinations. This rate speaks to the rapid growth of tourism and how the industry, and an increasing priority for countries seeking for new growth opportunities. In emerging markets tourism grew from 30% in 1980 to 45% in 2015 and is expected to reach 57% by 2030.

SME 2017 OUTLOOK?

From a small and medium enterprises (SME) perspective, the current economic environment is more conducive to growth and opportunity than it was a year...

Global Geopolitical Ripples Impact Africa!

Political uncertainty globally will have ripple effects on Africa, primarily through impacts on commodity prices and global economic sentiment. While the early months of 2017 have seen improved prices for the commodities on which many southern African economies rely, longer term economic sentiment is more mixed. Meanwhile, governance improvements and the embedding of democratic practices and norms will be tested by pockets of instability as succession battles take place across the region.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENTREPRENEURS!

2016 was a tough year for many South Africans - and small businesses took a hard knock as the local economy experienced many challenges to...

KPMG International – Statement on South Africa Investigation

John Veihmeyer, Chairman, and Bill Thomas, Chairman Elect of KPMG International, today announced an independent investigation into work performed by KPMG South Africa in respect of the Gupta family and the SARS report.

GLOBAL ECONOMIC IMPACT ON SME’s

The global economy has become ever more complex and consequently, fragile and susceptible to financial and economic uncertainty. The 21st century has seen the fastest...

Municipal debtors management critical

Managing the debtor book is critical to ensuring stable cash flows for any municipality, and has great impact on its ability in delivering services to its constituents.

Doing tomorrow’s business today

Quintus Kilbourn | Head of Equities | Absa Corporate and Investment Banking | quintus.kilbourn@absacapital.com | cib.absa.co.za | “Never in human history has the present been so temporary”...

2018 Risk barometer released

The Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 report has been released - Business interruption and cyber incidents dominate risk landscape for companies of all sizes and sectors. Download this, the seventh Allianz Risk Barometer, which is published annually by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).
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