NEWS: Business school shapes SA public discourse

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Business schools need to help build a stronger relationship between the triangle of Government, business and labour. By focussing on South African business schools as a global brand, Finweek also looks at business schools shaping the public discourse in South Africa.

ECONOMY: Big changes in Africa


The World Economic Forum published the 2014/2015 Global Competitiveness Report, an assessment of the national competitiveness of 144 global economies. Four African countries are discussed in this article, analysing each country’s level of competitiveness.

INVESTMENT: High equity valuations require sober analysis

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The JSE reached its record high on 29 July 2014. There appears to be little upside to this market because there have been a few times in the last 20 years when the market was at that level. Finweek considers possible solutions.

MARKET SNIPPET: 23 September 2014

- Mabyanine Phiri – Portfolio Associate: ACM Gold & Forex Trading

Gill Marcus has announced that she won’t be staying on for a second term and will be stepping down at the end of November 2014. Mabyanine Phiri talks about what to expect next in today’s Market Snippet.

NEWS: Shocking SA crime statistics

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According to the South African Police Service annual crime statistics for April 2013 to March 2014, carjacking, house robbery and business robbery are among the crimes in SA that are on the rise. Consider these precautions to increase your safety.

NEWS: SAA takes Boeing 737-800 replica to schools


In an attempt to raise awareness about career options available in the aviation industry, South African Airways, in partnership with Boeing, unveiled a Boeing 737-800 aircraft replica over the weekend, which will be visiting schools around the country. Glenda Williams investigates.

MARKET SNIPPET: 22 September 2014

- Mabyanine Phiri – Portfolio Associate: ACM Gold & Forex Trading

The monetary policy as a corrective instrument is proving insufficient for the troubled economy. Local economic issues will require strategic fiscal policy efforts together with the monetary policy as an effective solution. All this in today’s Market Snippet.

INVESTMENT: How to position and protect your portfolio

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Many investors worry about when a market downturn will occur and plan on selling their shares before it takes place in order to get back in at the bottom. Selling at the top and buying at the bottom is a total pipe dream. But Simon Brown explains how you can position your portfolio for the inevitable market decline.

ECONOMY: Consumers relieved over stable interest rates


Increasing debt levels in South Africa require roughly 76% of household income. This is why highly indebted South Africans are very pleased with the unchanged interest rate, announced on the 18th of September 2014.

PROPERTY: Stable repo rate good news for housing market


The Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to keep the repo rate stable is good news, particularly for mortgage-dependent homeowners and aspirant home buyers. Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property Group explains further.