Buyers are often unaware of the hidden costs when buying property, such as transfer and duty fees, rates, monthly levies and insurance costs.

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Should investing in property be left to the experts?

2014-10-17 15:20

Should it be left exclusively to those who have a large investment portfolio or purchase only in the most upmarket areas, asks Liezl Hesketh.

The weirdest things left behind by tenants

2014-10-03 12:43

What happens behind closed doors is one thing, but leaving a rented property with all the evidence to show the oddities of your life is quite another.

DBSA gets R1.4bn for N Cape solar project

2014-08-07 06:00

The Development Bank of Southern Africa has signed a R1.4bn finance contract to support a concentrated solar power project in the Northern Cape.

Africa frets over jobs - survey

2014-08-04 09:40

Africans see jobs and education as their biggest areas of concern while they also feel their governments need to invest more in agriculture, according to a poll.

Billion dollar deals expected at Africa summit

2014-08-03 16:32

The US will announce nearly $1bn in business deals and commit billions of dollars to expanding food and power programmes in Africa during a summit.


Is the JSE too high?

2014-07-28 16:33

The last six months have proven favourable for local investments, leading asset managers and traders to question the endurance of the stock market rally.

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Bothered by non-digital trading registration

2014-05-29 18:41

A Fin24 user complains about being required to post documents in order to register to start trading individual shares.

Investors look beyond Africa's powerhouses

2014-05-16 09:04

International investors are looking beyond the oil and mineral sectors and Africa's top economies as they hunt for new business, according to a report.

Sasol Inzalo pays dividend

2014-04-30 17:15

Sasol Inzalo has announced that shareholders would receive a dividend of R2 per share.

What to watch on the JSE

2014-04-20 17:52

Adriaan Kruger takes a look at the week that was and the week ahead on the JSE.

Platform for oil and gas trading launched

2014-04-20 15:42

CrudeShares announces a private platform for the oil and gas industry, which allows buyers and sellers of privately held shares to interchange.

Atlas plans to buy stake in Rwanda bank

2014-04-06 16:55

Former Barclays boss Bob Diamond's investment company, Atlas Mara, says it plans to buy a controlling stake in a state-run bank in Rwanda.

New retirement strategy

2014-04-01 07:46

An expert proposes a fresh way to enourage retirement saving in a letter to Treasury.

Four quick investment lessons

2014-03-19 17:32

Investors must understand that their portfolios are not only influenced by market movements, but also by their own actions, warns an expert.

A new model: what next?

2014-03-11 07:24

Edward Ingram provides feedback from users on his groundbreaking theories.

Four properties boost Dipula portfolio

2014-02-07 16:54

Dipula Income Fund has recently acquired four properties, comprising three retail centres and an office block.

Boosting a retirement plan

2014-01-27 15:21

A Fin24 user wants to boost his retirement plan before he retires in about eight years' time.

Banks short of savvy dealmakers

2013-12-22 11:05

Years of quiet deal markets in Europe have left a generation of junior investment bankers with little opportunity to cut their teeth.

Headaches of buying a golden oldie

2013-11-06 07:19

Buying an older property can offer great value, but there are factors to look for and look out for before you sign on he dotted line.

France must invest in SA to create jobs - NEF

2013-10-14 18:02

French companies have been invited to invest over R30bn in SA to create more than 100 000 jobs, National Empowerment Fund CEO Philisiwe Mthethwa says.

Losing track of investments

2013-09-30 17:54

Due to work pressures a Fin24 user has lost track of what is happening to his investments.


Invest in sharing your space

2014-10-17 15:24

Should it be left exclusively to those who have a large investment portfolio or purchase only in the most upmarket areas, asks Liezl Hesketh.

When small is a better fit

2014-10-05 13:01

An FNB estate agent survey shows that about one in four home sales are being generated by middle-aged owners seeking to move to a smaller, more secure property.

Kenny G plays a new tune

2014-09-17 07:43

Jazz player Kenny G now earns as much money from stock trading as from music.

Investors have a heart of green - and gold

2014-09-11 07:15

The ability to make an impact on society with responsible investing, while getting good returns, is changing the way investors are doing business.

OneRandMan ends month with R5

2014-08-04 12:38

With a savings mentality and passion for the future, OneRandMan is once again single and far more eligible than ever before.

SA is open to US investment - minister

2014-08-04 07:51

SA is open for business and needs more than 600 companies from America to come and invest, says International Relations Minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane.


What fund works for you?

2014-08-01 13:20

Do exchange-traded funds deliver better balanced investment portfolios than multi-asset unit trusts, asks Mike Brown.

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The use of passive investment products, like Exchange Traded Funds, to deliver low-cost investment performance is taking off.

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Zeder to make offer to Pioneer stakeholder

2014-06-20 17:02

The listed agri-investment company Zeder Investments intends to make an offer, subject to certain pre-conditions, to Agri Voedsel’s minority shareholders.

Weaker rand boosts Netcare profit

2014-05-19 13:14

Hospital group Netcare has reported a rise in first-half profit, thanks to a weaker rand and strong local demand.

JSE sets another record

2014-05-04 15:54

Adriaan Kruger takes a look at the week that was and the week ahead on the JSE.

Sekunjalo helped by fishing and IT

2014-04-22 14:49

The fishing and IT subsidiaries, as well as the investments in Pioneer Foods and British Telecom have strengthened Sekunjalo's financial position.

Sina Weibo shares jump 19% in US debut

2014-04-20 17:28

Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, has debuted on the Nasdaq exchange with a 19.1% jump despite an IPO that went out undersubscribed.

Facts to know about investing offshore

2014-04-11 18:16

There is no right or wrong time to invest offshore and an expert provides some tips to consider.

The January sales effect

2014-04-02 11:21

Edward Ingram presents a new model for the creation of money.

SA firms to fix Zim infrastructure woes

2014-03-10 16:02

South African companies are taking advantage of Zimbabwe’s unquenched thirst for capital by structuring infrastructure deals.

What happens to your money when you die?

2014-02-05 13:00

Can you be sure that your wishes regarding your retirement benefits will be honoured when you die? David Knott of Private Client Holdings advises.

Goldman Sachs bans multidealer chatrooms - source

2013-12-22 11:12

US investment bank Goldman Sachshas become the latest major financial institution to ban its dealers from using multilateral online chatrooms, says a source.

African investments

2013-11-29 06:30

South Africa is the keystone of African investments, writes Mark Mobius.

IP bill could scare off investors - Sacci

2013-10-17 15:56

The potential effect on investor confidence of amendments to intellectual property legislation must be heeded, warns the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Secret of Nepal's only billionaire

2013-10-08 11:18

Nepal's only billionaire made his name selling instant noodles and now he's got an eye on running the young Himalayan republic.

Supercar haven for Cape Town

2013-08-29 12:35

Cape Town is about to get another "investment" auto dealer - Crossley & Webb will open a large showroom on Wembley Square in the city centre.

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