OPINION: Oil at $40/barrel? 
You wouldn’t really say

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Ever wondered how things are fairing in Nigeria since the drawn-out battle the country has been experiencing with low oil prices? There seems to be a mixed bag of reactions on how both the Nigerian state and its citizens experience the current state of the country’s economy.

MARKET: What happened to the emerging markets dream?

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Emerging markets, once viewed with so much optimism, are now at the point of widespread pessimism. Tristan Hanson, Head of Asset Allocation at Ashburton Investments, reflects on the reasons behind this and what the future holds for these economies.

ENTREPRENEUR: How to spark life into your start-up

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Starting your own business is an exciting endeavour that offers both personal and professional fulfilment. Before you start though, save yourself time and money by making yourself aware of what’s needed to start a business. entrepreneur and CEO of SMEasy, Darlene Menzies, shares some tips.

Market: Making sense of the current global financial market turmoil

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Since the devaluation of China’s currency started last Monday, global financial markets have been roiled by increasing “risk aversion” on the back of worries about the impact of China’s perceived faltering growth prospects on the global economy. Momentum Investments’ Head of Macro Research and Asset Allocation, Herman van Papendorp, and Economist Sanisha Packirisamy unpack what this means.

ENTREPRENEUR: 13 Things I wish I’d known before starting up

Westleigh Wilkinson, Director of OPEN, in collaboration with the V&A Waterfront.

Getting a start-up off the ground can be very challenging. That’s why receiving words of wisdom from those who have walked the journey before you is essential in ensuring you don’t repeat their mistakes. Director of OPEN, Westleigh Wilkinson, shares things he wishes he would have known before launching into entrepreneurship.

MARKET: As JSE cracks and the hunt for stable income intensifies – don’t panic

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Midway through 2015, the JSE All Share Index has taken a huge knock and the hunt for stable income sources for annuity investors continues. And it seems to be increasingly challenging, says Cannon Asset Managers’ Private Client Portfolio Manager, Doug Turvey.

MARKET TURMOIL: Where Investec Asset Management sees value

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Over the past few months we have seen markets start to retreat, and the most recent turmoil is a more violent expression of this. While this may come as a surprise to many, Investec Asset Management’s portfolio managers Clyde Rossouw and Sumesh Chetty, say they have believed for some time now that the elevated market levels are not sustainable.

MARKET: What does current market volatility mean for the rand?

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Emerging markets around the world are experiencing an excruciating repricing of all risk assets at the moment, awakening bad memories of previous sagas of a similar nature. Is this time different? And what does this mean for the rand? Head of South African Portfolios at Citadel, George Herman, explains.

PROPERTY: What late-blooming homeowners need to know

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Planning on buying a home? Shaun Rademeyer of BetterLife Home Loans shares on what future homeowners should know.

PROPERTY: Buy-to-let properties 101

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Buy-to-let properties can generate returns as rental income and capital growth for investors. If managed correctly, it can be a good starter investment.