Moodys upgrades Mercantile Bank two notches up

Moody’s upgrades Mercantile Bank two notches up despite tough economic conditions in South Africa This month, Moody’s Investors Service raised Mercantile Bank's long- and short-term national scale ratings to Baa1.za/P-2.za from Baa3.za/P-3.za. The ratings agency gave Mercantile Bank a “stable outlook in view of its…

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South African companies ready for a second wind

Euler Hermes, the worldwide leader in trade credit insurance presents its latest analysis on the global economy and the related impact on South Africa's export performance. The global economy is expected to prove its resilience in 2016 registering +2.4% growth, after a year of turbulences.…

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Bal is aan die rol om Highveld Steel te red na VF Plus-optrede

ʼn Versoek van die VF Plus aan die voorsiter van die parlementêre portefeuljekomitee oor handel en nywerheid om dringend in te gryp in ʼn poging om die staalvervaardiger Highveld Steel van ondergang te red, het vrugte afgewerp sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se…

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VF Plus-reaksie op Begroting: “Terug na basiese ekonomiese grondwaarhede”

Die minister van finansies se begroting kan as ʼn "terug na basiese ekonomiese grondwaarhede" beskryf word. Die minister het fiskale dissipline beklemtoon met die voorneme om miljarde te bespaar deur beter beheer oor staatsaankope en deur besparing. Dit is stappe in die regte rigting. Die…

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Budget 2016: A Shareholders Report to South Africa Inc.

The President of the Republic is akin to being the Chairperson of South Africa Incorporated, with ministers appointed to sit on a board; they serve 5 years tenure with the people of South Africa as shareholders. Accounting for every fiscal cent spent should be clearly…

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VF Plus gryp op parlementêre vlak in om Highveld Steel te probeer red

Die VF Plus het die voorsiter van die parlementêre portefeuljekomitee oor handel en nywerheid in ʼn skrywe versoek om dringend in te gryp in ʼn poging om die staalvervaardiger Highveld Steel van ondergang te red," sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder…

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Asia has overtaken Western Europe as the second most active M&A market to the U.S.

2015 has been another year of record levels of M&A, with many corporates paying eye-watering sums to do strategic, transformational deals, according to Allen & Overy’s latest M&A Insights Report. Globally, deal values are up by 22% compared with last year to reach an unprecedented…

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South African business insolvencies to increase by 10% while global business insolvencies decrease in 2016

JOHANNESBURG 19 NOVEMBER 2015 – In 2016, instability in emerging markets is set to end six consecutive years of decline in global insolvencies, according to Euler Hermes, the worldwide leader in trade credit insurance. The Euler Hermes Economic Outlook 2015-16: The insolvency U-turn predicts that…

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