Markets

4 days ago | January 17, 2020

What to watch for in commodities in 2020

It’s time for some 2020 foresight in raw materials. After commodities posted a 10 percent advance last year, how will ...

1 month ago | December 20, 2019

Targeted subsidies: Govt finally strikes right code

In a contribution of 15 November entitled “Mthuli May Pull The Rabbit Out of The Hat” the writer then alluded to the ...

Watchdog provisionally withdraws investment firm’s license

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority has provisionally withdrawn the licence of a Pietermaritzburg-based investment ...

1 month ago | December 13, 2019

Stock Market Weekly Review

Enacy Mapakame Persistent weakness in the market’s top capitalised counters dragged the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) ...

Jatropha alternative finally found in castor bean seed

Castor bean seed has been named a ready jatropha alternative in the production of bio-diesel with Oil Castor encouraging ...

SA’s agricultural economy in recession

The third quarter 2019 GDP data released by Statistics South Africa this week illuminates what many in South Africa’s ...

Deforestation: Here’s the beef

Meat inflation is at a multi-year high and pigs — plagued with African swine fever — are in the doghouse. But there’s a ...

Kenya’s coffee crop nosedives

Kenya’s farmers are grubbing up their coffee bushes to plant other crops as low prices and climate change drive small ...

Africa must tackle corruption

Large-scale corruption is the elephant in the room in the ongoing conversation about Africa’s growth story. If countries ...

Emerging markets to embark on wealth creation

Emerging markets are about to embark on another year of wealth creation after adding $11 trillion to investor portfolios ...

African countries borrowing worries IMF

Record commodity prices and low global interest rates have encouraged African countries to borrow like they did in the ...

Wall Street expects bull run to continue in 2020

Wall Street is predicting that the record-setting US stock market rally will continue next year, supported by the ...

2 months ago | December 6, 2019

Stock Market Weekly Review

The depressed state of the local equities market worsened in the week to November 4, with total market capitalisation ...

ZSE struggles for direction. . . but still close at a high

Most of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange indices closed at their monthly highs in Zimbabwe dollar terms as investors struggle ...

Way out for a world economy hooked on debt

Zombie companies in China. Crippling student bills in America. Sky-high mortgages in Australia. Another default scare in ...

What kind of capitalism do we want?

GENEVA. — What kind of capitalism do we want? That may be the defining question of our era. If we want to sustain our ...

Foreigners dump over R141bn of SA assets

Foreign investors have ditched more than R141 billion of South African stocks and bonds this year — the biggest annual ...

2 months ago | November 29, 2019

‘United we fall, divided we rise’

In a note subtitled: “United we fall, divided we rise,” Goldman Sachs Chief US Equity Strategist David Kostin outlined ...

Stock Market Weekly Review

stocks continued on a downward spiral as profit taking took its toll especially on the market’s big cap counters.

‘Focus on industrialisation, free trade will follow’

The African Continental Free Trade Area is a continental agreement which came into force in May 2019. It covers trade in ...