Investors used Aurora as their cash cow

2015-03-22 18:39

While mine workers and suppliers went without pay, some investors made a killing by providing short-term loans to the company even though it was insolvent.

Quality school education shocker

2015-03-16 13:11

You'll need R1m to R7.7m for the best start for your newborn, depending on whether you can afford a quality government education or an Ivy League equivalent.

30, 30, 30: A life-cycle approach to investing

2015-02-12 07:54

One way to think about investing is to consider how your investing goals should change during your life cycle.

Water investments in poor nations, great benefit

2015-02-06 19:45

Investing to provide drinking water for 750 million people in poor nations with no clean supplies makes clear economic sense.

London-listed China ETFs: What’s on offer

2015-02-03 15:32

China’s stock market has been difficult for foreign investors to access, until recently.

Craig Martin: The Old Friends Investment Club decide to avoid gold and buy IT

2015-01-28 09:12

Craig Martin regales us with a fictional glimpse into why his investment club has decided to avoid gold and buy IT stocks.

Wannabe farmers battle for funds

2015-01-27 13:42

While the farming sector has a lot of appeal for entrepreneurs, getting off the ground is daunting, but with collaboration and government funding, there is a glimmer of hope.

Francogeddon: Lessons for currency traders, investors

2015-01-20 09:06

Francogeddon, the term being used to describe the havoc caused by the Swiss franc in currency markets last week, is a reminder that even the most seasoned investors can misread signals.

EU forced to rethink TTIP investment clause

2015-01-14 09:30

The European Union will review a contested investor dispute mechanism in its free trade negotiations with the United States.

Redefine’s Marc Wainer: SA property stocks expensive, at ‘crazy’ levels of 2006/7

2015-01-08 15:31

Marc Wainer expresses his opinion on near record valuations in the JSE property sector and offers advice to those who own the shares.


Egypt celebrates billion-dollar deals at conference

2015-03-16 18:42

An investment conference used as a tool to revive Egypt's battered economy has ended with deals potentially worth tens of billions of dollars being signed.

Patel: SA gets lion's share of Africa investment

2015-02-20 13:27

Surveys show Africa is successful in attracting foreign direct investment with SA winning the largest share, says Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel.

Beware of politicised unions, says Tony Blair

2015-02-10 15:50

The mining industry needs to address broader social issues of the communities in which they mined, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told the Mining Indaba.

Investment 101: Invest for income

2015-02-05 08:13

Investment can be an intimidating word. Whether a young twentysomething, a bit wet behind the ears after rolling out of university, or an established grown-up.

Four mistakes you can avoid when investing globally with ETFs

2015-01-30 14:58

ETFs offer South Africans a convenient, quick, low-cost way to invest offshore.

The ECB is about to start printing money, here’s how it will work

2015-01-28 08:24

In this article, Giuseppe Fontana explains the European Central Bank's quantitative easing programme, and evaluates how likely it is to succeed.

Got a spare billion? Investment bankers are keen to help

2015-01-25 17:00

The growing ranks of the super rich and their increased appetite for risk have caught the eye of investment bankers.

US venture capitalists spend most since 2000

2015-01-16 09:00

US venture capitalists have invested $48.39bn last year, the biggest total since 2000, according to new data from the National Venture Capital Association.

Craig Gradidge: What makes a good investment client?

2015-01-12 13:41

Investors are often quick to criticise financial intermediaries when investment returns look wobbly. But there’s much more to the success of your investment portfolio than the expertise of the adviser.


You versus Warren Buffett

2015-01-08 10:44

The average salary in SA rests at R27 453 annually. Just how does the average South African square up to investing powerhouse Warren Buffett?

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