ARTICLES RELATING TO INVESTMENTS

A South African crypto-wallet startup – which backs an embattled form of bitcoin – just landed R18 million in funding

2019-04-17 14:21

Mobile wallet company Centbee, co-founded by a former eBucks CEO, announced it had closed a new round of funding just as bitcoin SV, the coin variant it backs, went into a slump.

Buffett's next deal will be his most important

2019-03-25 19:28

Everybody wishes they knew what Warren Buffett will acquire next. Buffett wishes he knew, too, says Tara Lachapelle.

Asset managers are leading Britain's Brexit exodus

2019-03-13 16:23

The prospect of leaving the European Union has forced Britain’s financial community to make expensive preparations for life outside of the trading bloc, says Mark Gilbert.

Days of shelf companies and dummy directors could be over

2019-02-18 16:30

The days of using shelf companies and dummy directors seem to be numbered and overseas investors must make sure their financial structures are done properly.

AYO, Survé hit back: Nothing untoward about 'informal' PIC discussion

2019-02-04 21:22

Dr Iqbal Survé and AYO Technologies have issued a joint statement in response to a report by the Sunday Times, saying there "is not a single lie that has been told to the PIC".

Offshore investing is 'mainstreaming' - Guernsey experts

2018-12-27 15:23

SA investment fund managers are moving fast to meet investor demand for offshore diversification, according to Guernsey Finance.

Slowdown in global growth, corporate earnings forecast for 2019

2018-12-21 13:58

A slowdown in global growth and corporate earnings is forecast for 2019, according to the Global Investment Outlook 2019 report by international investment management firm BlackRock. More than 100 investment professionals were canvassed on what to expect in 2019.

Be careful what you wish for

2018-11-21 11:55

While big investment by multinationals is often welcomed in Africa, not all investment results in favourable outcomes for businesses and people on the continent.

The myth of the rational investor

2018-10-24 09:25

There are many biases that affect investment – both from a fund manager and investor perspective. So, what does that mean when it comes to formulating investment strategies?

Extremely rare bottle of Scotch whisky sold for R15.77m

2018-10-04 11:14

Whisky is the third most popular alternative investment during periods of stock market uncertainty, and its appreciation value has been higher than gold in recent years, says a Scotch whisky expert.

 

Scary move points to recession

2019-04-11 09:03

All signs point to an imminent recession. While it is unlikely to reach the levels we saw during the 2008 financial crisis, the average investor will still be hard hit.

'Greenwashing' isn't enough for investors anymore - expert

2019-03-23 13:01

There is growing pressure on asset owners to show they care about sustainable investment, and investors are demanding real transparency, says an expert at Schroders.

SA's economic growth seen stagnant as confidence wanes

2019-03-04 22:45

South Africa's economic growth will probably remain stunted unless household spending and investment pick up.

Sell in Joburg, buy in NYC: foreigners' SA paradox

2019-02-07 10:21

SA's stock market is witnessing a paradox: foreign investors are selling in the local market but buying a US exchange-traded fund that invests in the shares at the fastest pace in 11 years.

Investment: is the equity party over?

2019-01-16 20:27

While global economic growth was sound in 2018, markets bucked the trend in anticipation of weaker times ahead, explains an economist.

Life's a beach for SA investors in Mauritius

2018-12-27 09:39

Property and financial experts explain why South Africans are increasingly looking to Mauritius to invest in property - including from a commercial perspective.

The A to Z of investments

2018-12-14 16:22

2018 has certainly been an interesting year. Schalk Louw takes a look at some of the key events, people and economic indicators that have shaped the investment world and will continue to have an impact on it in 2019.

These 10 companies have just pledged to invest over R130 billion in SA at Ramaphosa's Investment Summit

2018-10-26 14:17

Just 10 companies have between them pledged almost the entire R150 billion target for the President's Investment Summit, as the new administration builds towards a R1.4 trillion grand target.

Grand Parade Investments chair vows to ward off 'hostile takeover'

2018-10-11 19:09

Dr Hassen Adams, executive chair of empowerment company Grand Parade Investments is determined to ward off what he calls an attempted hostile takeover.

Put your money where robust long-term growth is

2018-09-19 10:54

The Templeton Emerging Markets Fund’s managers invest with a long-term view in emerging market companies they believe are undervalued relative to the sustainability of their earnings.

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