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July 4, 2018

SPECIAL WEF FORUM FOCUSES ON FIXING SA

The World Economic Forum (WEF), the international organisation that brings together the globe’s most influential business and political leaders at Davos each year, held an extraordinary forum in Johannesburg last week to discuss reconstruction in the post-Zuma era.

Chaired by Klaus Schwab, “the father of multi-lateral stakeholder engagement”, it brought together 60 global and South African business leaders, 23 cabinet ministers, top government officials and academics to discuss action in 10 areas of the economy ranging from innovation to regional integration and growth and job creation.

The election of Cyril Ramaphosa in February has clear parallels for [...]

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April 20, 2018

WATCH: What the Old Mutual split means for investors

Old Mutual released its full-year results on Thursday, boasting of a 22% increase in pre-tax profit as it prepares to split its business units.

Group CEO Bruce Hemphill said Old Mutual Wealth, along with Old Mutual Limited, would be listed in London and Johannesburg once the separation was complete. But Hemphill gave no indication of when the listings would take place, saying Old Mutual would play its cards close to its chest.

Hemphill spoke to Business Day TV about the group’s full-year results and gave some more detail on the numbers.

 

 

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March 29, 2018

Ghana is ‘about to have an oil boom’

Ghana’s economy is seen expanding by 8.3 percent this year, making it one of the world’s fastest growing. The rapid growth is due to new oil coming online. Meanwhile Ghana’s cocoa industry, for which it is world famous, could face headwinds due to climate change and urbanization. Ludovic Marin | AFP | Getty Images

French President Emmanuel Macron (2nd R) and Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra, Ghana, on November 30, 2017.

Ghana, the west African nation known as one of the world’s largest cocoa producers, is on course for skyrocketing economic growth this year thanks to an entirely different commodity.

Ghana is “about to have an [...]

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March 2, 2018

Rand at strongest level in three years

“The rally in the local currency ‘continues unabated it seems and a slight dollar recovery last week has done nothing to dent this’”

The rand continued its winning ways on Monday morning, touching levels not seen since early 2015.

Positive sentiment towards SA was the recurring theme.

Foreigners were net buyers of local bonds to the tune of R12.3bn over the past week, helping the momentum in the rand, which acts a buffer against inflation.

Foreigners have also been aggressive net buyers of the local shares since December when Cyril Ramaphosa became the new of the new leader of the ANC.

With inflation now close to the mid-point of the [...]

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