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Smart investing to beat longevity risk

Investors come to a balanced fund because they want growth

Bond auction underwhelms

Local and global factors — including the Eskom bailout and US-China trade tensions — are weighing on the appetite for government debt

JSE cleans up after scandals

New proposals will give the stock exchange greater oversight and introduce more transparency

The future of financial indicators

Metals, oil, currency, bonds ... Which ones should we pay attention to and why?

Confident Denel may yet face debt troubles

The arms company is certain it can refinance its debt but investors are wary after Futuregrowth's decision to end lending to state-owned enterprises.

Africa’s ticking time bomb: $35-billion worth of Eurobond debt

At least a dozen sub-Saharan Africa countries have raised debt through sovereign bonds. The chickens are now coming home to roost.

Eskom a ‘bond-buying’ opportunity

The utility may struggle to keep the lights on, but its debt is attractive to international investors.

Bond buyers deterred by Fed rate outlook

Foreign investors offloaded more rand-denominated debt than what they bought last year, as demand for emerging market bonds declined.

African Bank downgrade doesn’t mean a redemption for bondholders, says CFO

African Bank says holders of its debt cannot ask for an early repayment of its bonds, despite being downgraded to "junk" status last week.

Reserve Bank: SA’s markets have lost twice as much as gained

The Reserve Bank says the outflows from bond and equity markets since January has been double the entire amount that flowed into our shore in 2013.

SA bonds subdued ahead of Budget speech

South African bonds were strengthened as the currency appreciated somewhat, but some analysts feel the bolstering is a temporary one.

Weaker rand and socio-economic uncertainty weigh on bonds

The South African bond market was weaker on Thursday morning due to a weaker rand and uncertainty about the political environment.

Eskom seeks to build on bond success

Eskom, which produces 95% of South Africa's electricity, will look to sell more debt as its projects to build more capacity remain on schedule.

South African bonds weaken with rand

South African bonds have been pulled down by the depreciating rand.

Rand fluctuates ahead of current-account deficit data

The rand was volatile as it anticipated Tuesday's release of data on the current-account deficit.

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In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

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