NEWS: Standard Bank system update

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Standard Bank has just released an update on the system disruptions that occurred on the 1st of September 2014. Read more here.

NEWS: New mental health emergency vehicle launched

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Global statistics are indicating that mental illness is on a steady rise. Finweek investigates the newly launched Akeso Clinics’ Psychiatric Intervention Response Unit. Their aim is to assist people with a potentially life-threatening psychological emergency. Read more here.

TAX: Circular reference problem in new tax bill

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The draft 2014 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill brings with it some important proposed changes to the formula that employers use to calculate the fringe benefit value of their contributions to employees’ defined benefit funds. Rob Cooper from Sage VIP Payroll & HR investigates.

MARKET SNIPPET: 2 September 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.

INVESTMENT: Dubai sees investment opportunity in SA

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The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with the Economist Intelligence Unit have compiled a detailed study highlighting economic and investment potential in Sub-Saharan Africa. Finweek takes a look at the growth in the African economy.

ECONOMY: Legislative uncertainty in the minerals industry

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There has been some talk around difficulties in the South African minerals industry. Chris Stevens from Werksmans Attorneys discusses the legislative uncertainty with regards to the minerals, mining, oil and gas industries.

INVESTMENT: Understanding the retail sector

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Understanding different sectors is an important part of building an investment portfolio. In this article, Finweek contributor Simon Brown explains the retail sector.

MARKET SNIPPET: 1 September 2014

Global markets

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.

INSIGHT: The challenge of talent mobility

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According to the PwC report, Talent Mobility 2020, the perception around human capital across the world is changing. Lisa Illingworth looks at challenges facing the African continent in the form of human resources and talent management.

ECONOMY: Austerity – the latest buzz word

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The term ‘austerity’ is being used all over stock markets. Austerity measures are when Government tightens its belt to help bring expenditure more in line with revenue in tough economic times. Moxima Gama investigates.