Global property has been a hot topic over the past couple of months. Interest in the asset class has not only been driven by stellar returns, but also by the attractiveness of global valuations relative to that of its local counterpart. In this article we will firstly look at the returns that the sector has produced over the past couple of years. Secondly, we will look at the attractiveness of local property vs. global property by looking at some valuations. And finally, we will look at some of the benefits of investing in global… [Read more]
The Financial Services Board (FSB) has warned the South African public not to conduct financial services business with NaxaInvest. NaxaInvest is not authorised as a financial services provider and is not a representative of an authorised financial services provider. According to the board, persons rendering financial services without a licence or without being appointed as [...]
The TopEnd 2013 Survey, conducted by RamsayMedia Research Solutions (RMRS), investigated the earning and spending habits of 1,6m households with a monthly income of R30 000 or higher. According to the survey, nearly 10% of the surveyed households have a monthly household income of upwards of R500 000 per month.
Standard Bank will be carrying out scheduled maintenance to some of its banking facilities on the evening of Sunday 14 April 2013. This could impact on customers’ ability to transact after 6 p.m.
The maintenance is to ensure that customers continue to receive world class banking facilities and service through a banking channel that is most convenient to them… (READ MORE)
Earlier this morning it was announced on the Stock Exchange News Service (SENS) that Liberty Life now holds 5.2% of the stock in this banking group. The share has sold off in the last few months as the group has faced issues around the Competition Commission fine as well as negative sentiment around micro-lenders in general…(READ MORE)
Simon chats the Finweek cover (SA’s media shake-up by Mandy de Waal), where to for gold, new index free float rules, sequester, Protech fair value, results from Clover and Bowler Metcalf and Bookends with Noah Greenhill: Different: Escaping the competitive herd by Youngme Moon. In this podcast you will find: Marc Ashton talking- SA’s media shake-up by Mandy de Waal