MARKET SNIPPET: 22 October 2014

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

It’s Mid-term Budget day and the entire financial community is eager to hear what Nhlanhla Nene has to say about the lethargic economy, writes Mabyanine Phiri in today’s Market Snippet.

INVESTMENT: Boosting SME development with Social Impact Bonds

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The National Treasury is looking into the feasibility of a new financial instrument for social programmes called Social Impact Bonds. Blair Burmeister talks about how SIBs will work in South Africa.

MARKET SNIPPET: 21 October 2014

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

The challenges posed by the Ebola outbreak in Africa are increasing. Mabyanine Phiri talks about the economic growth horizon in Africa in today’s Market Snippet.

MARKET SNIPPET: 20 October 2014

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

South Africans are anticipating to hear more about our current economic challenges as the national budget approaches. Mabyanine Phiri talks about the biggest concerns in today’s Market Snippet.

STEP RIGHT UP: The 23 October issue

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It’s no surprise that the retail industry is not looking very bright, Jessica Hubbard looks into which retailer investors you should keep an eye on, and who to avoid. Cover star Bernard Swanepoel talks about SA’s gold industry and Collective Insight sheds light on our selfie culture. All this in Finweek, on shelves today.

INSIGHT: Ebola’s global economic impact

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While the human impact of the Ebola crisis in West Africa is undeniable, the larger economic impact is also starting to become apparent. Industries ranging from agriculture to luxury goods can expect to take a knock, should the spread of the disease not be curbed, explains Moxima Gama.

MARKET SNIPPET: 17 October 2014

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

Concerns over weak global economic growth increases while the falling oil price and firming dollar creates more tension in South Africa. Mabyanine Phiri explains in today’s Market Snippet.

BUSINESS: Mobile transacting to change business

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Local mobile transacting platform provider wiGroup has announced that they are bringing the power of mobile transacting to small retailers in South Africa. Finweek identifies the simplicity that integrated mobile transacting will bring to companies.

NEWS: Wesbank signs deal to enter Nigeria

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WesBank signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Automotive Council of Nigeria, to offer vehicle finance to retail and corporate purchasers. Finweek takes a closer look at opportunities this will present.

NEWS: Dairybelle and Clover merger approved

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A merger between Dairybelle and Clover has been approved by the Competition Commission. Find out more about the implications in this article.