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Profit vs pandemic: British American Tobacco’s Covid-19 stunt

The tyranny of the markets is evident, with the cigarette company exemplifying this through its bid to weaken the government’s measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus

Ramaphosa pledges Covid-19 economic stimulus package

With the South African economy already feeling the effects of Covid-19, the president has promised a stimulus package

The coronavirus crisis: A failure of policy and leadership

The world needs someone to step up and take charge – anyone but Donald Trump that is

Would wage transparency work in SA?

In Scandinavian countries, citizens can look up what any other citizen earns in an online national database. Could South Africa use a version of income transparency? Economists, as usual, are divided.

SAA grounds flights due to low demand

SAA is working to accommodate customers on its sister airlines after it cancelled flights due to low demand

Emerging markets, especially in sub-Sahara, hotting up

Emerging market equities are generally inexpensive — and, by some measures, quite attractive — relative to equity and bond markets globally.

Economic system we select defines our future

The best option is stakeholder capitalism, which links societal benefits to financial returns

Use Brics to help build a better country

South Africa should capitalise on the bloc’s resources, including advanced technology and innovation

Africa’s markets, ranked

An Absa index has put SA at top spot for the third year, although our overall score has fallen

The world economy goes Hollywood

Before concluding that financial markets always predict the future, we should recall that economic and policy changes move financial expectations

At 20, the euro is a currency giant on fragile footing

Born on January 1 1999, the euro initially existed only as a virtual currency used in accounting and financial transactions

Fed rebalancing rocks markets

Rout in equities and uncertainty over valuations sees money flowing into the safety of US bonds

Markets only have eyes for Cyril

The likes of Foschini saw stocks grow 13.9% on the day, Barclays share was lifted 11.5% and Mr Price’s stock jumped just over 10%

Markets calm over Ramaphosa win— for now

News that Cyril Ramaphosa had been elected ANC president pleased the markets at first, with the rand dollar exchange rate improving

Banks ‘can resist’ market shock

Reserve Bank says PIC’s exposure to local banks not considered to be a high risk

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Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

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

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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