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Economy

IMF rumours may be the scare SA needs

Aug 20 2019 07:18

The threat of an International Monetary Fund bailout, unthinkable a few years ago, may force South Africa’s government to push through the reforms it needs to rescue the economy.

Markets

Markets LIVE: Rand remains under pressure, tests R15.50/$ in overnight trade

Aug 20 2019 07:29

"While overall risk sentiment has seen an improvement, the rally in the USD has caused the rand to weaken rather than strengthen," says Peregrine Treasury Solutions's Bianca Botes.

Tax

When tax planning becomes tax avoidance - experts weigh in

Aug 20 2019 06:00

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants is looking into whether aggressive tax planning is ethical, even if it is legal.

Industrial

Denel promises to honour employee contracts as Solidarity heads to court

Aug 20 2019 05:00

Ahead of Solidarity's urgent court application over taxes owed to SARS on behalf of employees, set to be heard on Tuesday morning, Denel told Fin24 the arms utility intended to honour its contractual obligations to workers.

 

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

Why the debt relief bill will see loan sharks circling consumers

Although the debt relief bill aims to throw a lifeline to indebted consumers,...

Opinion

IAN MANN REVIEWS: How to grab attention in the age of information overload

Whether you are a mature company, a start-up or an independent service...

Opinion

Debt relief: 'Poorest of the poor will pay a heavy price for SA's debt forgiveness legislation'

Writing off loans belonging to banks and other financial institutions...

Opinion

Fuel price hikes - no end in sight for weary consumers

High oil prices have seen rising petrol prices globally, and for already...

Opinion

China’s tobacco industry is building schools and no one is watching

Would you send your child to a school named after a cigarette brand? asks...

In other news

WATCH: Disney misses forecasts as it readies Netflix rival

Aug 19 2019 21:38

Walt Disney reported a steeper earnings decline than Wall Street expected as the company poured money into the streaming media business it is building to challenge Netflix.

US stocks rise amid stimulus talk, steadying bond yields

Aug 19 2019 16:50

The steadying of the US Treasury market and talk of economic stimulus in Germany and China helped lift Wall Street stocks on Monday.

Stock markets rally on fresh trade talk hopes

Aug 19 2019 16:34

Stock markets have rallied after US President Donald Trump's top economic adviser hailed "positive" trade talks with Chinese negotiators.

Oil rises after drone attack on Saudi Arabia disrupts Gulf calm

Aug 19 2019 08:56

Oil rose for a second day after a drone attack on a Saudi Arabian oil field brought geopolitical risks back into focus, and as the prospect of more US-China trade meetings spurred some investor optimism.

Suffering emerging markets look to Fed's Powell to calm frayed nerves

Aug 19 2019 07:47

Investors will be hanging on Jerome Powell's every word this week for clues as to whether the current nervousness gripping emerging markets is justified.

International think-tank heads to SA for first time

Aug 19 2019 18:59

International think-tank, the Club of Rome (CoR), is set to hold its Annual Conference and Global Summit in Stellenbosch on November 6.

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Finweek

Sports psychology for investors

Aug 19 2019 12:09

By comparing winning on the sports field to the notion of ‘winning’ in the investment world, PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw identifies some key elements that lead to success (or failure) when the stakes are high.

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