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Asset emigration?

Investing offshore has nothing to do with patriotism. In the recent past, articles speaking about financial emigration and 'rushing offshore' have painted a picture of Afro-pessimists and skittish investors. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Naspers sets date for Euronext listing

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.

Comparing tax-free savings accounts with unit trusts

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.

A bumpy ride for the rand in 2019?

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.

REPORT | Enhancing the credibility of non-financial information

Investors want more credible and relevant non-financial information from companies to make informed decisions.

Key benefits of a restaurant franchise model

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:

Achieving the elusive 6 per cent growth rate

In 2005, former President Mbeki committed his government to an economic growth target of 6 per cent, but only after 2010. For the interim five years a more modest target of 4.5 per cent was envisaged.

JSE Rand Hedges no substitute for a global portfolio

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.

Lehman Brothers 10 years on – what is the greatest market...

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. 

Grooming for funding and investment

Every successful business reaches a stage where it has to choose its growth path. Either you grow organically, using operational capital as and when it’s available or you use growth capital in order to scale up faster. If you are considering the fundraising route, there are a number of things you need to nail in order to be funding ready.
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