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International Finance

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Commodity

The resurgence of Atlantis

Post-apartheid, the town lost its industries, but is now becoming a key manufacturing hub for the renewable energy sector in South Africa Miriam Mannak Situated 50km north of Cape Town, on the southern edge of the West Coast, lies Atlantis. Developed in the 1970s as a self-contained industrial backwater annex residential area for people of...
Finance Wealth Management

‘East Asia is a very important market for deVere Group’

Interview with the CEO Nigel Green March 10, 2016 Congratulations on winning International Finance Magazine’s ‘Best International Advisory Company – EAST ASIA’ award. Thank you. It’s an honour to receive it. This award – our seventh in as many months – is a reflection of the unbridled energy and commitment of our deVere Group teams...
Economy

Kenya’s betting big on infrastructure

Earlier this year, various organisations placed the East African nation among the fastest growing economies in the world Amoxers Wachira and Veronicah Riba July 10, 2015: Africa has been described as the Dark Continent for many years. However, with economies of a couple of African countries recording growth in recent years, the narrative is quickly...
Economy

Russia seeks a bite of Latin America

Renewing and strengthening ties in a bid to alleviate food shortages back home Kamilia Lahrichi April 2, 2015: Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov courted Cuba, Nicaragua, Colombia and Guatemala during a four-day visit to South America in March 2015 to boost bilateral trade, as food shortage is hitting his country hard. Last year, Moscow banned...
Business Leaders

Why everyone is talking about Africa

Over the past two decades, Africa has grown from a region dominated by problems, risks, and hazards to one of opportunity and possibility Miriam Mannak February 13, 2015: Up until recently, Africa was a place best avoided. Apart from its natural resources, the continent was deemed pretty much insignificant. This notion has changed fundamentally over...
Business Leaders

Investors losing interest in South Africa

Change political mindset to overcome economic constraints, says John Kane-Berman, CEO, Institute of Race Relations Miriam Mannak November 5,2014:It hasn’t been plain sailing for South Africa. Besides slipping on the World Bank’s Economic Freedom Index and the World Economic Forum’s Competitiveness Index, the International Monetary Fund presented a rather bleak economic outlook for Africa’s second...
Business Leaders

Uruguay’s presidential election goes to run-off

abare Vazquez of the leftish Broad Front and Lacalle Pou from the conservative National Party won the first round Kamilia Lahrichi Oct 27,2014: The two contenders who won Uruguay’s first round of the presidential election on October 26 will not bring about any radical economic change for this small country wedged between two regional heavyweights –...
Business Leaders

Bolivia’s Evo Morales wins a third consecutive term

Left-leaning president, an Aymara Indian and a former coca farmer, becomes the longest serving leader and incumbent head of state in the Andean country Kamilia Lahrichi October 17,2014:Since his first election in 2005, Evo Morales has propelled economic growth in what was once one of the worst performing economies in Latin America, and enacted redistributive...
Economy

Rainbow Nation’s energy sector is getting greener

Since the 2008 energy crisis, South Africa has been trying to reduce dependency on coal Miriam Mannak October 3, 2014: Africa’s second largest economy is a land of abundance, boasting vast reserves of coal, platinum, and gold. The country’s natural wealth isn’t, however, confined to the depths below the earth’s surface. She is also blessed...