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2018-05-23 14:25 Privatising SAA will require the wisdom of Solomon With the continued calls to privatise our national carrier, it may serve us to look at Air India’s weak turnaround attempt as an example of how difficult it could be.
2018-05-17 10:48 Sim Tshabalala on land: ‘I’m not panicked’ Engagement is needed on expropriation and nationalisation, says Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala.
2017-11-10 15:18 Will SA slide deeper into junk? Rating agencies Standard & Poors and Moody’s are expected to review their ratings of South Africa later this month. Fund managers are divided on the likelihood of SA sliding into full junk status.
2018-05-17 11:05 It’s about quality, not quantity in 2018 Despite a slow start to the year, it seems that investor sentiment is looking up and the JSE will be welcoming some substantial companies in the months ahead.
2018-05-17 08:52 Building a junior mining sector There seems to be a shift towards establishing a junior mining sector in SA. But with few miners engaged in real, grassroots exploration, who will be championing this move?

SA moves towards renewables – but not everybody’s happy 2018-05-15 16:09 The energy sector is expecting major changes as government signs new independent power producer contracts and sets a date for carbon tax to be implemented.
Microsoft’s bet on a future in the cloud 2018-05-08 11:25 Having missed the boat on key technological developments for years, Microsoft’s strategic decision to shift its focus from Windows to cloud services is reviving growth.
Why tin is making a comeback 2018-05-07 14:35 Tin is already used in the manufacture of cellphones, but demand is rising as new technology, including electric cars, proliferates.
Reasons for SA investors to smile 2018-05-01 11:36 Many South Africans are coming to terms with the fact that the government still has a great deal of work to do before the economy begins to see significant growth. But it’s not all bad news.
Where are the rand and interest rates headed? 2018-04-12 07:39 Investor sentiment shot up when Cyril Ramaphosa took the reins from Jacob Zuma, but until government implements drastic economic reforms, the country’s growth outlook remains questionable.
Land expropriation: Farmers stuck in limbo as investor uncertainty mounts 2018-03-20 06:49 The ANC has yet to provide clarification regarding its intention to expropriate land without compensation. Analysts warn that it will only be a matter of time until foreign investors are spooked.

The alternative to a state bank

May 23 2018 14:53

The call for state-owned banks in South Africa is not new, but this concept will only benefit a small minority. finweek contributor Johan Fourie proposes an interesting alternative.

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