NEWS: Alexander Forbes lists on the JSE

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The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has welcomed Alexander Forbes as the 11th company to list on the exchange this year. We take a closer look at the good news.

AFRICA: Nigeria’s expanding economy

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According to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute, the Nigerian economy has the potential to become one of the world’s leading economies by 2030. But we look at continuing challenges in Nigeria that might restrain development.

MARKET SNIPPET: 24 July 2014

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To get your daily fix on all things related to global market movements, tune in to Finweek.com for a snippet of what the experts have to say.

MONEY: Property as an investment strategy

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With all investment endeavors the key element to success is knowledge. Regardless of what investment you’re making, one still needs to make the most informed decision and take into consideration all relating factors before deciding. We look at investing in property.

INSIGHT: Call to monetise Saldanha Bay IDZ

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East Africa could become the world’s third largest exporter of natural gas over the long term. This will also possibly boost the South African economy via the Cape West coast, specifically Saldanha Bay, given the preparations underway at the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ). We take a look.

AFRICA: Three tips for business success on the continent

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Understanding that each African country is unique, a strong local influence and good relationships with everyone from governments to investors are key factors to successfully conducting business in Africa.

INSIGHT: KZN’s key position in SA economy assured

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KwaZulu-Natal is the second-largest contributor to the South African economy despite its size. Research conducted by Standard Bank shows that the province’s economy will remain strong, despite numerous challenges in the agriculture, manufacturing, construction and energy sectors.

AFRICA: Corruption no deterrent for oil and gas companies

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Africa’s oil and gas resources are on the radar of multinational exploration and production companies, but corruption is rife and infrastructure lacking. According to a recent PwC report there has been substantial growth in many regions across the continent, despite numerous challenges. This article explores the challenges faced by these companies, as well as the communities in which they operate.

JARGON BUSTER: Farmout

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A farmout is when a company assigns part of an oil, natural gas or mineral interest to a third party to hedge against risk or when the company can’t afford undertaking the operation.

INSIGHT: Funding essential to dental profession in SA

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Due to the increasingly bleak outlook for the private health sector, confidence within the dental profession about the economic landscape for South Africa, is at an all-time low. Find out why South Africa’s dentists have nothing to smile about.