Digitalisation not a cure-all for customer experience shortcomings
How can financial services companies reconnect with their customers as the world remains in lockdown?
Looking at markets afresh
Examining the ESG investment strategy, which falls under the banner of sustainable investments.
The merchants of Venice, artificial intelligence and the future of information
The internet is a wellspring of information. How can one manage all this data and identify what is relevant?
The ship has not yet sunk
The tide can be turned if the finance minister heeds the advice of the National Planning Commission.
Maintaining the trust dividend
There are some vital measures which a financial services provider can implement to hold onto its most prized asset, namely trust.
Huge Upside On Low-Risk Stock
The investment case for American Tower is a solid one built on steady annuity-type income with increasing revenue from emerging markets.
What You May Not Know About Retirement Annuities
February is the month to review your annuities and tax-free investment plans. Consider some of these lesser-known facts.
How Providers Responded To The Pandemic
Independent financial advisers give an overview of how financial services providers responded to the altered reality of a country in lockdown.
Be An Active Owner-Investor
If you own a business, you must be actively involved. The same goes for stocks.
The Retirement Unit Trusts Beating The Rest
In every industry there are some winners and losers. Finweek analyses the best performers in three categories of unit trusts best suited to park retirement savings over one and five years.
Still tough but trendy
The Toyota Hilux Legend advances an already winning product. It is still one tough bakkie, just an improved, premium version.
TRUCKING AMID A STALLING ECONOMY
It is relatively easy to enter South Africa’s road logistics industry. That’s not good news for the large, listed players. In this feature we look at the winners, losers and main issues pertaining to this sector.
Simon's stock tips
Founder and director of investment website JustOneLap.com, Simon Brown, is finweek’s resident expert on the stock markets. In this column he provides insight into recent market developments.
The Democrats and markets
Workhorse Group is a share that could probably benefit from a Biden administration.
SARS TAKES A RELOOK AT LOW-HANGING FRUIT FOR TAX COLLECTIONS
The voluntary disclosure programme (VDP) has led to much frustration in the past. Combined with a lack of efficient incentives for small businesses, Sars should reconsider how it’s dealing with this sector.
The Virus, Vaccines And The Dearth Of Growth
The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in SA holds the key for accelerated economic expansion. Will the government get it right?
Forging Ahead In The Passive Investing Space
Sygnia’s co-CEO, David Hufton, is making his mark on a company and a sector as asset managers steer through uncertain times.
It's Money, Money All Around
The impact of huge economic bailout packages, especially in the US, will steer the important investment themes of 2021.
Buy The Rumour And Sell The Fact
Simon Brown discusses market prediction and the implications for short-term price movements.
Job Creation With Impact
Uconomy provides business management and development support, access to opportunities and funding, labour at subsidised rates and advisory services to leverage the potential of SMMEs to create jobs.
This is the world of 2030
Space, food, energy and institutions – the world is on track for big changes.
Fast to the starting line, slow out of the blocks
Lauded continent-wide free trade came into effect on 1 January, but very few countries were ready to trade.
Leading A Life Insurer Through Covid-19
Riaan van Reenen was appointed CEO of Discovery Life shortly before the coronavirus pandemic hit South Africa.
How Will The Best Execution Rule Affect Investors?
The introduction of an international share-trading practice may lower the cost of investment in future.
Gold And Copper – Will Botswana Coin It?
Former SA gold-mining heavyweights turn their attention to the riches laying unclaimed in the Kalahari desert.
A Year For The Turning Of Political Tables?
As South Africa’s local government elections loom, the ruling party may face the wrath of urbanisation.
Riding 2021's Themes In Offshore Investing
Trader Petri explains his picks of the main trends he expects to see play out on the global markets in 2021.
E-Commerce And Healthcare ETFs Worth A Look
Some investment trends have become evident in different parts of the world in the wake of 2020.
SO, WHAT NOW?
AS WE PUT 2020 BEHIND US, 2021 ISN’T EXPECTED TO LOOK MUCH BETTER (THOUGH A LITTLE).
The outlook for SA's four popular investment instruments
As 2020 draws to its bitter close, some respite may lay ahead for local stocks and bonds. The drive to list a diversified basket of offshore-focused exchange-traded funds will likely continue unabated. And the rand? Lest we burn our fingers in ever predicting our volatile currency.