Tag Archives: Investments

Future fit fund solutions through ESG (BizCom)

The investment industry cannot argue that it bears no responsibility for the choices that it makes beyond financial outcomes – to do so would be to ignore its broader social and economic function as an allocator of capital in market-based economies. Yet while ESG could be at a crossroads, and although it may have not […]
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MTN rolls out R2.2bn Gauteng township investment (ITweb)

MTN’s investment comes on the back of growing emphasis by the provincial government for business to help formalise township-based enterprises and provide support for such businesses. Last month, the Gauteng Legislature passed the Township Economic Development Bill, saying it helps to economically empower townships and disadvantaged communities. Now, MTN says its infrastructure investment will help […]
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New GIBS research article – Game-based learning: Teaching principles of economics and investment finance through Monopoly by Charlene Lew and Adrian Saville.

The authors made used of a qualitative cross-sectional research design through content analysis of learning documents for 77 participants and analyzed basic behavioral trends over a 10-year period. The results show the breadth of learning through the game of Monopoly that was modified by incorporating disruptive elements. Themes include learning about the investment environment, financial management, […]
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The impact of COVID-19 on SME financing: A special edition of the OECD financing SMEs and enterpreneurs scoreboard (OECD)

The OECD has just published the report “The impact of COVID-19 on SME financing: A special edition of the OECD Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs Scoreboard.” The COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on SME access to finance. In particular, the sudden drop in revenues created acute liquidity shortages, threatening the survival of many viable businesses. The […]
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Business insights for emerging markets 2020 (OECD)

This edition of the Business Insights on Emerging Markets comes at a critical time and is a welcome contribution to the discussion on the policy levers that can bring about this recovery. It provides private sector perspectives on existing barriers and potential enablers for business in areas that can contribute to long-term investment and sustainable growth across emerging […]
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Where to invest in Africa -2020 (RMB)

Where to Invest in Africa, analyzes  54 African economies according to their investment attractiveness.The latest publication returns to where it all began — focusing on the traditional and alternative sectors driving African countries to reach ever-higher levels of economic growth.   Download article here..

African Economic Outlook 2020 (AFDB)

African economic outlook 2020 (AFDB) Africa’s economic growth has stabilized at 3.4 percent in 2019 and is expected to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021 but to remain below historical highs. Growth’s fundamentals are also improving, with a gradual shift from private consumption toward investment and exports. For the […]
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The investment champion: South Africa beats continent in FDI (Bloomberg)

By: Michael Cohen September 13, 2016 Source: http://www.bloomberg.com

13 game-changing African infrastructure projects (Weforum)

By: M&G Africa Reporter  May 04, 2016 Source: https://www.weforum.org

Africa Foreign Investment Expected to Hit $80 Billion

See on Scoop.it – Centre for Dynamic Markets South Africa and Nigeria are the top receivers of foreign investment in Africa where foreign contributions are expected to reach $80 billion this year GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: Investments Africa –  The U.S., the U.K. and France still lead the foray. The three countries combined […]
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