D-Day for SA sovereign credit rating

Mar 23 2018 05:45 Jan Cronje Cape Town – By midnight on Friday South Africans should know whether Moody’s has downgraded SA’s sovereign credit rating to junk, or kept the country …

Businesses Need Insurance More Than Ever

Businesses Need Insurance More Than Ever As SA’S Risk Outlook Turns South There is an age-old saying that holds that prevention is better than cure. This principle needs to be …

Writing a Business Plan

A “Business Plan” is not solely used for the purposes of obtaining finance from a Financial Institution. The Business Plan is also referred to as your “Business Bible” which will …

JSE Moves Ahead with Co-Location Centre

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is moving ahead with the construction of its co-location centre to be completed in the first half of 2014. To be built according to best …

Choosing the Right Franchise

More and more people are considering the option of owning a franchise. However, a great deal of thought and consideration should go into choosing the ideal franchise. “Deciding to open …

ACCOUNTING: “Merger Of Equals” with Grant Thornton and PKF Merger

Grant Thornton and PKF in Johannesburg have announced today that they will merge the two significant mid-tier assurance and business advisory offices to create a formidable professional services firm in …

PROPERTY: Loans Help Growing Tembisa Population to Get a New MegaMart

By November 2013, the fast-growing community of Tembisa in the East Rand will enjoy convenient access to a host of national stores and local retailers, thanks to the development of …

ASSET MANAGEMENT: Asset Management Confidence Shows a Marginal Decline

A survey recently released by Ernst and Young , indicates that confidence in the asset management industry declined marginally in the first quarter of 2013. This is the 41st quarterly …

BANKING: Business Grows on the Strength Of Its Banking

The ability to grow our banking presence in a client’s organisation rests heavily on the client/ banker relationship, says Nedbank Corporate Banking. Graeme Auret, Managing Executive – Corporate Banking at …

What You Need to Know About Offshoring Your Business

How to move one’s business offshore is a popular topic among entrepreneurs – but, says corporate law expert Adrian Dommisse of Dommisse Attorneys, the decision is not as easy as …

Africa on the Move

Parts of Africa are well on the way to becoming some of the most dynamic places in the world for investment according to Ernst and Young’s Africa on the move …

An Investment Bubble on the JSE‘

Andrew Dittberner, Senior Investment Manager at Cannon Asset Managers, notes that rising valuation dispersions on the JSE point to a massive investment bubble in certain areas of the JSE – …

Top Tips When Choosing An Independent Financial Advisor

Let’s face it – most of us don’t have the knowledge or experience necessary to navigate the minefield of financial planning, particularly when it comes to risk insurance products such …

MB Technologies and Nedbank Partner for Growth

Leading black-owned IT distribution group, MB Technologies (MBT), is to acquire a turn-key development for its operating companies through custom finance supplied by Nedbank Corporate Property Finance. “With Royal Bafokeng …

Tight Deadlines for Financial Services After FATCA Changes

Foreign financial institutions that have waited for clarity on the implications of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) before acting, have left themselves with a tight deadline if they …

African Markets Increasingly Open for Business

African markets are increasingly open for business. Despite perceptions of elevated and uniform risk, in many ways the continent is no different to others: as with anywhere, sound business practices …

10 More Creative Ways to Finance Your Startup

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals Every startup needs access to capital, whether for funding product development, for initial rollout efforts, acquiring inventory, or paying that first employee. Most entrepreneurs think …

First South African Over the Counter Derivatives Trade

The corporate and investment banking division of Absa Bank Limited, a member of Barclays, became the first South African bank to clear a standardised over the counter (OTC) derivative trade …

Ethics Key to Business in Trust-based Industries

While many in the financial services sector view stricter compliance and tighter regulatory environments across the globe as costly and restrictive, Marsh Africa considers high ethical standards a key competitive …

Getting to Grips with the ‘black Art’ Of EMV

While the US grapples with EMV migration, South Africa’s banks and retailers have more or less completed their migration. But this is not the end of their journey, says Stanchion …