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How do you get investors to save more,…

South Africa has a chronic retirement savings problem. How bad it is depends on who you listen to, but it’s well accepted that most people in this country will not be able to maintain their…

How renewables are helping Eskom keep the lights…

A deft social media disinformation/misinformation campaign – deliberate or otherwise – during last month’s load shedding chaos sought to blame renewable independent power producers (IPPs) for the dysfunction. Former executives have also persistently blamed the high…

Our heavy tax burden

Nobody likes to see a few thousand rand in tax disappearing straight off their salary month after month. The tax deduction might equal the instalment on a car for most people, or at least a…

PIC: Funding request lowered to avoid needing board…

The investment processes followed by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) have again come under scrutiny, this time prompted by the state asset manager’s loan to Steinhoff International’s empowerment partner, the Lancaster Group, the amount of…

The rise of populism in markets

South Africans are not alone in watching as populism, political infighting, wrangling and shenanigans stymie economic growth. In the UK the Bank of England left interest rates on hold earlier this year, saying it expected…

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IMF cuts global growth estimate to 3.3%

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut its global growth estimate from 3.5% to 3.3% as the world economy lost steam. Tuesday’s World Economic Outlook marks the third in six months and sees global growth…