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South Africa’s equity market capitalisation equates to more than 200% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), the highest proportion in the world and a level that is simply not sustainable.
The Amsterdam-listed company will have a free float of up to 27%, which Naspers believes will attract more investors to its global internet assets. Naspers plans to list its global internet assets under a new company on Amsterdam’s Euronext market on 19 July.
The close of the tax year is drawing near, meaning those wanting to make use of the tax-free savings account allowance have their last opportunity on February 28 to put money away in the current tax year.
Few currencies matched the rand’s turbulence in 2017, with factors such as Trumpenomics, the firing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan and the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president, contributing to the R2.04 price swing during the year.
Investors want more credible and relevant non-financial information from companies to make informed decisions.
A franchise with a proven track record will probably have a lower risk and should therefore be an attractive investment. When investors are considering a franchise in the restaurant industry they should, however, evaluate the following pointers that could influence their decision:
With local news agendas being dominated by the rand’s dismal performance, recent GDP woes and an economy slipping into a technical recession – South African investors are increasingly seeking shelter via offshore exposure.
A new paradigm of fear and uncertainty was unleashed on the world with the demise of Lehmans on the 15 September 2008. And while markets have recovered, spectacularly in some cases, a lingering symptom of the crisis could be one of today’s biggest risks to buoyant stock markets.
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