The Big Read: Engineers face retrenchment, struggle to find jobs

2018-10-21 08:22

Civil engineers are being retrenched, graduates are struggling to find jobs and students at universities are aware they will find it difficult to find jobs, according to chief operations officer of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), Steven Kaplan.

What now for multi-billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's big investments?

2018-10-20 10:00

What now for the late multi-billionaire Paul Allen's technology, research and philanthropy commitments? It's not clear. Allen died on Monday in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

We could have done better, government admits on SA economy

2018-10-18 20:00

Quarterly economic and employment data paint a bleak picture of South Africa’s economic health. Aside from entering a technical recession in September, South Africa lost 69 000 jobs in the second quarter of the year.

The luxury of brand power

2018-10-18 08:51

Powerful, established brands like Cartier have immense pricing power. Owning a share in such luxury companies can be great for your portfolio, writes investment expert Simon Brown.

7 ways communities must think differently about lasting investment to see real change

2018-10-15 09:57

Want to ensure investments create a meaningful and lasting impact on communities? These 7 ways may be how.

What would Britain’s business relationship with Africa look like post-Brexit?

2018-10-12 13:34

When Britain will no longer be the gateway to Europe, it is imperative that it strengthens its relationship with the rest of the world. Africa is key to this shift.

Finding value in the SA construction sector

2018-10-11 10:59

Many would agree that the good times are gone for local construction companies. But according to the experts, patience can reward investors – if they pick the right companies.

Is your investment worth the risk?

2018-10-10 11:37

PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw explains why you should be aware of risk premium in your portfolio at all times – especially in current market conditions.

Insight into the health of a company

2018-10-09 12:42

A company’s financial reports help investors decide whether they want to invest in it. But a delay in publishing is a huge red flag, and usually means a lack of adequate checks within the company.

FirstRand urges Ramaphosa to shun populism

2018-10-05 05:15

The government has adopted certain populist policies that the country cannot afford, according to FirstRand chairperson Roger Jardine.


Khashoggi crisis shines light on Saudi ties to Silicon Valley

2018-10-20 14:00

The crisis surrounding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has highlighted the role of Saudi Arabia in the US economy, especially in Silicon Valley.

OPINION: Impact investing is booming – and SA should step up

2018-10-20 08:00

Impact investors manage some $224bn globally – which doubled in a year – and the last decade saw many new investment vehicles that embed impact into capital allocation. Ahead of the investment summit, SA should note the trend, says Aunnie Patton Power.

Why active management is making a come-back

2018-10-18 13:26

Passive ETFs have proven to be a great strategy over the last few years, writes PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw. But given the tough year it’s been for investors, he believes there’s a case to be made for active fund management.

6 reasons why the rand is back from the dead

2018-10-16 15:36

From US president Donald Trump's attacks on the Fed to the Mboweni effect.

How a solar plant is changing the fortunes of a small-town economy

2018-10-14 17:43

The railway town of Touwsrivier in the Western Cape no longer has a thriving economy - but residents, local government and others aren't taking that lightly.

Why a diversified investment portfolio is key

2018-10-11 12:20

Asset managers have differing views on the subject, but they all agree on one thing: investments should never be restricted to a single currency.

Trade wars: History’s warning for the US and SA

2018-10-10 12:00

History has shown that trade wars seldom produce winners. More often than not, the results leave both sides battle-bruised, scarred and worse off.

A third of JSE shares crashed by more than 15% this year – as SA suffers its longest downturn in 70 years

2018-10-09 13:06

The sell-off has continued into October, with banks off 7% last week

Buy a solar panel, make money

2018-10-07 15:52

Individuals can essentially become independent power producers by buying a solar panel, which feeds into the national grid.

How to build a diversified offshore portfolio

2018-10-04 09:59

Savvy investors know that the investment world is much, much bigger than what's on offer on the JSE. finweek’s practical guide will assist investors to broaden their baskets offshore.

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