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Lessons from Trump for SA’s auditors and directors
The January 2 phone call made for compelling listening in the same way the news clips of the January 6 storming of the US Capitol in Washington made for compelling viewing.
The fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic has seen many people losing their income and therefore it is almost a given that the demand for consumer credit would fall, influenced by consumer sentiment as well as ability to access finance.
Corporate real estate is changing due to the pandemic. Many employees are still working from home, which leaves many offices deserted or with very few people who simply cannot work from home.
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Third-quarter GDP growth only the start of a long road to recovery – economists
While people could be somewhat optimistic about South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) growing by an estimated 13.5% in the third quarter, it is important to remember that the surge in economic activity comes off the very low base recorded in the second quarter.
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Standard remains cautious despite recovery in its credit loss ratio
The reopening of the economy has helped it but the bank says it still needs some time to see how deep the recovery is across all sectors of the economy.
EOH CEO says it begins with poor oversight at the top.

Business Insight Getting to know the online consumer – meet the ODOmeter

A surprising finding is that almost half (45%) of online shoppers have never returned a product bought online.

Business Insight Some SABC board members break ranks to oppose retrenchments

The public broadcaster’s deputy chairperson Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi has slammed the process, saying it has already had a ‘serious impact on staff morale’.

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Why Telkom is undervalued

Business Insight Why Telkom is undervalued

The state’s plans for company have more sway over the group’s valuation.

Business Insight What the pension funds’ legal victory means

Pension funds have been legally challenging the prescriptive Regulation 35(4) addition to the Pension Funds Act (PFA) around actuarial surpluses and contingency reserve accounts for years.

Business Why living wages should be a priority during Covid-19

Low-paid, poor-quality, depleting work needs to be recognised for what it is: unsustainable, deeply damaging and costly for any society.

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Environmental, social, and corporate governance – a fixed income game changer

Business Insight Environmental, social, and corporate governance – a fixed income game changer

There is however a need to be pragmatic in this area. It is possible, for instance, to make a sound case for investing in carbon-intensive companies.

Business Insight Misdiagnosing the cause of the country’s economic woes

One implication is that the government is spending money it does not have, worsening its indebtedness to the point of implosion.

Business Insight Watch live: Tito Mboweni delivers Medium-Term Budget

“The ability of government to digs in its heels to curb expenditure growth will determine how successful it is in stabilising the debt ratio in the next five to ten years.”

Business Insight Show us the money, Tito

“I am glad I am not him. Our economic situation is getting exceptionally bad and he has to say where the money will come from for the president’s plan.”

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MTBPS: Will Mboweni be able to close the mouth of the hippopotamus?

Business Insight MTBPS: Will Mboweni be able to close the mouth of the hippopotamus?

The Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement is expected to be a stark and difficult statement of SA’s financial outlook.

Business Insight Positioning South Africa for a green recovery

Sustainable finance may not yet be as mainstream locally as it is globally, but it is gathering momentum.

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Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan: show us the money

Business Insight Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan: show us the money

Economists are positive over Ramaphosa’s plan to save the country’s economy, but question where the money will come from to reach his ambitious targets.

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Mboweni’s rocky road to economic reconstruction and recovery

Business Insight Mboweni’s rocky road to economic reconstruction and recovery

“We already have too many plans, what we need is more implementation. More plans will not help and the president did refer in a recent speech to the need for implementation.” – Prof. Jannie Rossouw, interim head of the Wits Business School




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