NEWS: FlySafair granted passenger licence

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In addition to the international and domestic unscheduled licence that it held for almost 50 years, FlySafair was granted a domestic air service licence by the Air Services Licencing Council for the operation of domestic scheduled flights. We take a closer look.

INSIGHT: Covering all (legal) bases

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With regards to countries where expansion is being considered by means of SMMEs, the issues surrounding intellectual property and counterfeiting deserve to be highlighted. We look at the importance of IP and why it’s often neglected.

INSIGHT: Strong overseas leisure demand lifts performance

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An increase in business performance as part of South Africa’s tourism industry has been recorded through high levels of leisure demand overseas. This is according to the TBCSA FNB Tourism Business Index.

WORLD: Lack of affordable housing a universal problem

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The effective provision of affordable housing is a universal problem. A shortage of adequate housing can be found in developing nations where an increase in economic growth has been recorded in the past few years. We take a look at research with regards to international housing demands.

INSIGHT: Emerging vs developed market challenges

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For any business to enter a new market can be risky and terrifying. Finweek looked at opportunities presented by the nascent African e-commerce industry and ways for companies to position themselves for success in emerging African markets.

NEWS: IMF projects global recovery

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The International Monetary Fund forecasts global growth to rise from 3% to 3.6% in 2014 and to accelerate to 3.9% in 2015. We take a closer look at the global projected growth for the future.

INSIGHT: Nigeria’s dominance of the African continent

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To measure overall economic activity, statisticians calculate gross domestic product (GDP). In Nigeria’s case, GDP calculations were done until recently using 1990 as the base year. The economy has changed substantially since then and only 33 sectors were covered in the calculation. The rebased GDP estimate now includes 46 sectors.

INVESTMENT: Time to tighten your belt – and drink less cappuccino

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Finweek takes a look at a few interesting pieces written by Finweek contributor, Garth Theunissen. Today, he talks about the unchanged repo rate as explained by Governor Gill Marcus recently. We take a look.

INVESTMENT: Passive investments different to active management techniques

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There has been numerous articles lately on active investment managers defending their investment methods relative to passive index tracking investment techniques. We look at factors that make it difficult for active managers in South Africa to defend their turf.

AFRICA: Innovation prize for Africa 2014 finalists announced

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The top 10 finalists of the Innovation prize for Africa 2014 has been announced by the The African Innovation Foundation. The winners will be announced in May but for now we take a look how they are innovating the future of the continent.