MARKET SNIPPET: 23 January 2015

Mabyanine Phiri

The European Central Bank’s stimulus announcement led to a rally in indices in developed economies, writes Mabyanine Phiri in today’s Market Snippet.

PROPERTY: Is it worth fixing up your home before you sell?

Adrian Goslett

Should you repair your home before selling, or take a hit on the asking price, cut your losses and move on?

MARKET SNIPPET: 22 January 2015

Mabyanine Phiri

The European Central Bank’s (ECB) executive board has proposed asset purchases of €1.1tr to regenerate inflation in the Eurozone. All eyes will be on Mario Draghi today as the ECB outlays its plan to foster growth in the region and battle disinflation that’s creating deflation risk.

INVESTMENT: How news affects share prices

Simon Brown

How long does it take for the news cycle to affect the price of a share? Not long, writes Simon Brown in the 29 January 2015 edition of Finweek. Read the full article here.

PRO PICK: Afrimat attractive in limited market

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Cannon Asset Managers’ Victor von Reiche believes investors are likely to find value in Afrimat, a company that has outperformed its sector and the Alsi over the past five years. Find out why in the 29 Janauary 2015 edition of Finweek.

NEWS: Government bonds rally on oil-triggered inflation ease

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The slump in oil prices could result in inflation falling to the lower half of the Reserve Bank’s target of between 3% and 6%, writes Jaco Visser in the 29 January 2015 edition of Finweek. Read the full article here.

WEF: Does Davos matter to Africa?

Farming

When world leaders and the very wealthy get together to find solutions to the globe’s most pressing problems, how much time do they spend thinking about Africa?

MARKET SNIPPET: 21 January 2015

Mabyanine Phiri

The challenges facing the Euro zone carry considerable risk for the global economy as a whole, which is why tomorrow’s ECB meeting matters so much, writes Mabyanine Phiri in today’s Market Snippet.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: 10 ways to run a more productive business

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Turning your business into a streamlined, productive entity will not only save you time, but also have an impact on your bottom line. Here we share ten ways to make your small business more productive.

OPINION: Why do we bother to listen to central banks?

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Major central banks claim to be independent, but they are all ultimately under the control of politicians, writes Saxo chief economist Steen Jakobsen.