IMF urges caution in Africa's Eurobond borrowing spree

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned African countries against rushing to issue Eurobonds.
Kenya’s Diamond Trust Bank jumps 17% in pretax

Rwanda preparing next Eurobond issue – Finance Minister

Rwanda still plans to launch another Eurobond to fund infrastructure projects in the fast-growing economy.

Yeah, for Somalia’s first ATM

Somalia’s first ATM has been installed by Salaam Somali Bank in Mogadishu, the capital city.

Are you using financial jargon correctly?

Online research specialists, Columinate, report that 58 per cent of South Africans have a poor understanding of common financial terms.

Offshore investing necessitates a long-term outlook

A longer term view is key when investing offshore, says Marriott Asset Management investment professional, Duggan Matthews.

Manufacturing production sees slight decrease in August

Manufacturing production decreased by 1.2 per cent in August 2014 compared with August 2013, according to Stats SA.
Major increases in Bidvest’s Asia Pacific

SSA holds growth opportunities for S.African PE firms

South African private equity (PE) firms are well-positioned to take advantage of growth opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa.

The rich just keep getting richer

According to The Forbes 400, the richest people in America have a combined wealth of 2.3 trillion dollars.
S.Africa's rand gains

SACCI concerned about S.Africa’s economic prospects

SACCI has said that it is concerned that prospects for the South African economy are becoming more desperate.

Are African Eurobonds merely a short term solution?

The African Eurobond asset class shift from a niche area to mainstream may be a short-term solution to a long-term problem.

Uganda's Kampala city to issue first bond by June 2015

Uganda's capital city, Kampala, plans to issue the country's first municipal bond by June 2015.

S.Africa’s JSE launches currency futures

The JSE has launched a new range of currency futures that are likely to help with integration of financial markets in the region.
Trustco posts 28% revenue rise

S.Africa sees increased explosion on unit trusts & fund managers

There has been an explosion of new unit trusts and fund managers in the last decade in South Africa, this is according to industry experts.

Nedbank Group to acquire 20% of Ecobank Transnational

Nedbank Group has announced that it will acquire a 20 per cent shareholding in Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI).

EY’s Financial Services Confidence Index falls again

Ernst & Young’s (EY) Financial Services Confidence Index (FSI) fell from 61 to 58 index points in the third quarter of 2014.

Confidence wavering in S.Africa’s unsecured lending space

There is still uncertainty in the unsecured lending space in South Africa, despite the current positive outlook for lender, Capitec.

Seychelles economic growth weakens

Seychelles growth rate has slowed to 2.8 per cent this year, compared to 5.3 per cent in 2013.