MARKET SNIPPET: 25 July 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.

SPORT: Tour de Force

Tour de France Sprint

We take a look at The Tour de France in this week’s issue of Finweek. Glenda Williams highlights how the world’s premier cycling race contributes to tourism and its influence on world sport.

INVESTMENT: Profits are made at a time of economic and political unrest

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The foreign exchange or the forex market is the biggest and most active financial market in the world. With the forex market being such a global and interconnected marketplace, events from all corners of the globe can have an immediate effect on exchange rates and currency values. We look at the effects.

NEWS: New structure for MG and Maxus products

CMH Brands

Combined Motor Holdings has announced major changes in the structure of Maxus and MG, which will now fall under a new company trading as CMH Brands following the buy-out of Mandarin Motors. We take a look.

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

Africa

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

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: Call to monetise Saldanha Bay IDZ

Saldahna bay

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: Corruption no deterrent for oil and gas companies

Africa

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.

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.