What’s in store for the JSE in 2014? – Moneyweb

For equity investors who stuck to their guns, 2013 was a good year. While individual shares in certain struggling sectors may have put an end to dreams of an overseas holiday, the All Share Index (Alsi), despite having experienced severe volatility in certain periods, performed well and is up around 12% in the year to date […]

Wealth of metal at our fingertips – Mail & Guardian

A switch to aluminium cans is set to revolutionise the informal scrap and recycling industries in SA. The earth below South Africans’ feet may be rich in many minerals, but one element has always been missing — this nation imports 100% of the raw materials it needs to make aluminium. Savvy urban prospectors in Gauteng, […]

Kagiso PMI ends year positively – The New Age

THE key leading manufacturing indicator released yesterday points to improving conditions in November. The latest Kagiso Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) increased by 1.7 points to 52.4. A number of PMIs across the globe have also rebounded over the 50 level mark which indicates positive activity. view article

Did the market misjudge Remgro’s part in Caxton offer? – Moneyweb

Is Remgro making a bid for Caxton? This seemed to have been the market’s initial thoughts on Friday after a consortium, led by entities controlled by RMB and Remgro, announced that it signed a binding transaction implementation agreement to acquire the entire share capital of ElementOne for R2.3bn. Abdul Davids shares his thoughts on this. view […]

Shariah investing: a growing market – Risk SA

Long before responsible investing became trendy, Shari’ah-compliant investment products, catering for a niche Muslim market, had entered the scene. Although the prime target group for this type of investing is the Muslim community (about two per cent of the South African population), Shari’ah investing is seeing increased interest from investors who are keen on responsible investing. Previously, […]

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