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.

Africa investors see through the headlines

2014-11-07 19:52

Ebola, terrorism and political upheaval seem a far cry from the inspiring 'Africa Rising' story. But many newly found investors are sticking with the plot.

EG wants help to diversify economy

2014-02-05 13:37

Equatorial Guinea wants international investors and financial institutions to help open up and diversify its energy-dependent economy.

Investors eye US jobs

2013-09-06 13:51

US jobs and Japanese growth data will provide the trading cues for Tokyo investors next week, dealers say.

Mugabe's poll win rattles investors

2013-08-21 16:34

The election victory of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe appears to have unsettled foreign investors who are selling off listed stocks.

Sainsbury says UK space race is not over

2013-07-10 19:01

Britain's No 3 grocer J Sainsbury has countered a claim from Tesco that the race to expand supermarket space is over.

Tesco could face investor revolt

2013-06-24 14:59

Tesco could face a revolt over executive pay after an advisory group urged investors to oppose the supermarket group's remuneration report.

$116bn trapped in zombie funds - data

2013-06-13 20:26

Private equity firms are sitting on $116bn of assets trapped in so-called zombie funds that lie dormant but still rake in fees from investors, research shows.

Investors to shun tax evading firms

2013-01-21 10:08

Growing anger at aggressive tax avoidance by big business has prompted ethical investors to consider shunning shares in companies that don't pay their share of tax.

Parking slot sold for R1.4m

2012-11-27 09:41

A single parking bay has sold for the equivalent of R1.4-million as Hong Kong investors seek new ways to make money from sky-high buildings with sky-high prices.

Strikes won't perturb UK investors

2012-10-11 16:18

Serious investors would not be put off by labour unrest in the mining sector, says visiting United Kingdom business secretary Vincent Cable.

Investors should scale down expectations

2012-07-08 10:38

Investors may have to be satisfied with smaller returns for years to come while governments play around with the European economy, attempting to resolve its debt crisis.

Elderly squeezed because of investments

2012-03-18 10:10

Almost 1 000 investors find themselves in a financial fix after having invested millions of their retirement money in questionable property developments.

Motlanthe reassures investors

2012-03-02 11:22

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says in spite of debates on the economy, the ANC and government policies are clear and SA is stable.

Fundisa investors get R4.8m bonus

2011-12-13 17:12

The Fundisa unit trust fund will be distributing a total annual bonus payment of R4.8m to investors this month.

SA's once-hot property funds lose shine

2011-10-26 11:51

With a glut of available property and weakening economic growth outlook, property funds are starting to feel the squeeze.

Shock and awe needed for risk rally

2011-10-09 16:35

After a poor start to the fourth quarter, investors’ mood may be just be starting to stabilise after moves by policymakers to avert a financial meltdown.

Phosa urges nationalisation middle ground

2011-09-06 17:02

ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa says all interest groups, including investors, should find common ground on nationalisation.

Egypt revolt takes toll on economy

2011-02-08 14:23

Egypt's popular revolt has opened up new political perspectives for the country but dealt the economy a serious blow, scaring off tourists and foreign investors.

To my mind

2010-05-06 00:00

INVESTORS IN SHARES in South Africa must now have even stronger nerves than usual. What to do: buy, sell or hold on? For quite a few months analysts and other experts have been making convincing - yet contradictory - recommendations. Finweek's technical analyst warned last week the JSE all-share index could drop to 25 000. The respected Allan Gray has exchanged its investments in mining giants such as BHP Billiton and Anglo American for less cyclical shares like British American Tobacco and SABM


China waives tax for foreign stock investors

2014-11-14 19:13

China's ministry of finance says it will waive a capital-gains tax for foreigners buying mainland Chinese stocks.

Investors in the dark over Africa data

2014-07-04 08:46

Africa investors have long learned to give official figures short shrift, but with a global recovery on the rise Africa can ill afford to pump out dodgy data.

New rules to protect crowdfunding investors

2013-10-24 17:19

Britain's financial watchdog has proposed tighter controls for websites that allow members of the public to put money into small businesses.

US new-home sales fall in July

2013-08-23 21:00

Sales of new homes in the United States fell in July and June's strong data has been revised much lower, says the commerce department.

Investors see riches in luxury US homes

2013-08-12 18:57

There has been a surge in high-end and luxury flipping nationwide as foreign investors are spending billions on the US property market.

Investors want stability, says Motlanthe

2013-07-04 06:42

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says investors are interested in a stable mining industry, which operates within the framework of the law.

Investors are not worried, says Zuma

2013-06-20 07:22

President Jacob Zuma has dismissed the notion of South Africa lacking certainty on economic policy and says key investors in Japan are praising the country.

SA investors eye R13bn Zim deals

2013-04-29 20:04

South African investors are considering investing at least R13.37bn in various sectors of the Zimbabwean economy, a top official says.

Wealthy Gulf investors eye Africa

2013-01-02 16:49

Gulf Arab firms are boosting their investment in Africa, marking a shift for investors who have traditionally directed their money towards the US and Europe.

African growth no mirage

2012-11-07 18:48

Africa's recent robust growth is sustainable and the continent can attract even more investors, says the Institute of International Finance.

Investors’ complaints stream in

2012-07-08 14:05

The office of the ombudsman for financial advisers and intermediaries is experiencing an increase in complaints from investors who have lost their money.

Directors blow investors' money

2012-04-29 12:13

A horrific tale has unfolded of how R1.15bn belonging to investors has apparently been plundered for personal gain by directors of various investment companies.

Miners see gold up to $2 000/oz in 2012

2012-01-16 22:17

Most gold miners expect the precious metal to peak at around $2 000 an ounce, a survey by PwC has found.

Investors braced for below-trend growth

2011-12-13 17:14

Global investors are looking to US equities as they prepare themselves for a year of low growth and low inflation in 2012, according to a survey.

Fidentia investors only to hear in February

2011-12-04 15:47

For investors whose money is still held by the curators for Fidentia Holdings and its related companies, the curatorship has taken a nasty turn.

Malema unfazed about scaring investors

2011-10-24 14:55

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema says he is not concerned about damaging SA's reputation among investors.

Phosa urges nationalisation middle ground

2011-09-06 18:00

ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa says all interest groups, including investors, should find common ground on nationalisation.

Mugabe says foreign investments safe

2011-09-06 14:53

Foreign firms will have to abide by rules granting majority stakes to locals, but their investments are safe, says the Zimbabwean president.

More woes for investors

2011-04-28 00:00

Those Sharemax-promoted investors who poured R765m into the Zambezi Mall development since 2007 will receive their documentation on the proposed Article 311 scheme in a week or two.

Attfund eyeing JSE

2010-05-27 00:00

INVESTORS COULD SOON have the opportunity to share in the spoils of some of South Africa’s premier shopping centres with talk of major retail property player Attfund making its long-awaited debut on the JSE by year-end. Attfund is one of SA’s biggest unlisted property funds, with total assets worth around R9,5bn. More than 95% of its portfolio is exposed to the retail sector, including regional centres such as Clearwater Mall (Roodepoort), the Cape Gate Retail Precinct (in the city’s northern su

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