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Financial Mail announces top analysts for 2017

Standard Bank SBG Securities repeats its top ranking for research, with RMB Morgan Stanley, Peregrine Securities and ABSA Capital maintaining their top positions for equities dealing, derivatives dealing and fixed interest securities dealing respectively

11 hours ago

FNB Business Innovation Awards finalists
FNB Business Innovation Awards finalists

FNB Business and Endeavor South Africa have shortlisted the finalists for the FNB Business Innovation Awards 2017

12 hours ago

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Steadfast Arrowhead sets sights on double-digit dividend growth

Arrowhead Properties is likely to reach about double-digit dividend income growth in the next two years, as long as political and economic shocks do not persist in SA

By Alistair Anderson 12 hours ago

Spear REIT exceeds forecast in first set of financial results
Spear REIT exceeds forecast in first set of financial results

Since listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in November last year, Spear REIT Limited has declared a first dividend of 16.75% over its forecast in the company's first set of financial results

12 hours ago

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Gigaba promises policy certainty and stabilising SOCs

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says the two most important interventions the government can use to re-ignite growth are providing policy certainty and stabilising SOCs

By Linda Ensor 1 day ago

Wayne Lindeke
LNG's potential as an African power source

With six of the top 10 global oil and gas discoveries in 2013 made in Africa, it would seem logical that this would be the answer to the continent's power crisis

By Wayne Lindecke 2 days ago

Is tax resistance a legitimate expression of dissatisfaction?
Is tax resistance a legitimate expression of dissatisfaction?

At the 2016 Tax Indaba, Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane called for ‘tax morality'

By Patricia Williams 2 days ago

Old Mutual: No rate cut on the cards just yet
Old Mutual: No rate cut on the cards just yet

The South African Reserve Bank is likely to leave the repo rate unchanged after its three-day monetary policy meeting ending 25 May 2017

2 days ago

Healthcare at the click of a button
Healthcare at the click of a button

E-health innovations have the potential to change the lives of millions of people on the continent

By Matthew Donen 2 days ago

Is Trump's latest scandal a bridge too far for investors?
Is Trump's latest scandal a bridge too far for investors?

After the US election, equities and the dollar rallied on the expectation that Trump would deliver business-friendly tax cuts, regulatory reform and infrastructure spending

By Dave Mohr and Izak Odendaal 3 days ago

Execs considering blockchain in business plans
Execs considering blockchain in business plans

Eight out of 10 C-suite executives interviewed say they are investigating blockchain as a means of doing business, an IBM study shows

3 days ago

Richard Bezuidenhout, MD of e­-magination InfoSolutions
Top five fintech things every CFO needs to watch

The finance industry has proven itself to be innovative and pioneering; seen as one of the most disruptive industries for business

By Richard Bezuidenhout 19 May 2017

Minister of finance, Malusi Gigaba
Gigaba appoints Buthelezi to be chairman of PIC

Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi has been appointed as chairman of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and the terms of three other non-executive directors renewed

19 May 2017

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JSE opens flat as Naspers rockets further and miners fall

The JSE opened flat on Friday, despite Naspers rocketing to new heights, with miners retreating as the rand regained some lost ground after tumbling on Thursday

By Maarten Mittner 19 May 2017

Dipula manages to lift earnings and dividends
Dipula manages to lift earnings and dividends

Dipula Income Fund CEO Izak Petersen says being cautious in a tight economy continues tobear fruit for the diversified property group

By Alistair Anderson 19 May 2017

What will Trump do about Africa?
What will Trump do about Africa?

Speculation around US president Donald Trump's policy plans for the African continent and growing concerns over the future of foreign aid projects

18 May 2017

Borrowing to cover utility debt a slippery slope: World Bank report
Borrowing to cover utility debt a slippery slope: World Bank report

It is always better for power utilities to be self-sufficient and not depend on government subsidies to avoid becoming trapped in a vicious spiral when debt gets out of control

18 May 2017

Deloitte comments on IFRS 17
Deloitte comments on IFRS 17

Today's publication of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS 17) marks a once in a lifetime regulatory change in accounting for insurance policies

18 May 2017

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, at center in 2013 photo at the New York Stock Exchange debut of the social network, is flanked by co-founders Jack Dorsey, at left, and Ev Williams. Stone is returning to work at Twitter after a six-year hiatus |
Twitter shares rise on word of Biz Stone's return

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares gained Tuesday on word that co-founder Biz Stone was returning to the social network after six years away

18 May 2017

Radio group AME makes move on Moneyweb
Radio group AME makes move on Moneyweb

Radio station owner African Media Entertainment (AME) is offering to buy financial news service Moneyweb for about R28m

By Robert Laing 18 May 2017

#AFCLive prioritises accelerating African bankable infrastructure projects
#AFCLive prioritises accelerating African bankable infrastructure projects

Keynote speakers at the AFC Live 2017, including acting President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo and Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, highlighted the need for African led-initiatives to drive the infrastructure revolution.

18 May 2017

Sfiso Buthelezi, deputy finance minister
Treasury close to picking a new director-general

Treasury has finalised its interviews of candidates for the position of director-general and hopes to finalise the appointment process by end of June

By Linda Ensor 18 May 2017

Taxing South Africa into prosperity
Taxing South Africa into prosperity

The Davis Tax Committee (DTC) has called for written submissions by 31 May 2017 on the desirability and feasibility of wealth taxes for South Africa

By Graeme Palmer 17 May 2017

Wendy Lucas-Bull, Barclays Africa chair
Empowerment deal in Barclays Africa's sights

With financial services transformation in the spotlight at parliamentary hearings, Barclays Africa is planning to conclude another large empowerment deal

By Moyagabo Maake 17 May 2017

#NAMPO2017: Appropriate financing needed to unlock agriculture's potential
#NAMPO2017: Appropriate financing needed to unlock agriculture's potential

“Innovation, technology, and economies of scale are critical in today's farming environment to ensure sustainability and competitiveness. These new challenges and complexities highlight the need for appropriate financial support"

16 May 2017

Sars to clamp down on profit shifting by multinationals
Sars to clamp down on profit shifting by multinationals

Sars has beefed up its transfer fund division to stop multinational companies shifting their profits out of the country to more tax-friendly jurisdictions

16 May 2017

Contactless payments forecast to exceed $1tn by 2019
Contactless payments forecast to exceed $1tn by 2019

The global value of contactless transactions made via payment cards, mobile and wearables, will reach $1.3 trillion by 2019

16 May 2017

Ombud recovered R187.7m in long-term insurance complaints in 2016
Ombud recovered R187.7m in long-term insurance complaints in 2016

Ron McLaren, long-term insurance ombudsman, highlights some of the challenges and concerns of the industry, ahead of the release of his office's 2016 annual report

15 May 2017

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Record-breaking sales at Bloodstock South Africa National Yearling Sale

On the final day of the Bloodstock South Africa National Yearling Sale, the gavel was brought down on lot 395 for a record-breaking R5m

15 May 2017

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