South Africa Economy

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How are current challenges facing the world’s capital markets affecting South Africa?

 

THE COMPANY: FirstRand is the third-largest South African bank in terms of balance sheet size, holding total assets of R979bn ($84.6bn) at December 31, 2014. It operates three primary brands: First National Bank, which has a retail and commercial focus; Rand Merchant Bank, which competes in the...

 

What financing mechanisms can be utilised to enhance revenues and narrow the budget deficit?

 

The capital markets in South Africa are defying the economy they are situated in, indeed emerging markets as a whole. While economic growth is sluggish, stock prices are rising, and hitting new highs, and a record number of offerings are being issued to the public. Technical and regulatory improvements at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)...

 

In recent years South African companies, especially financial institutions, have harboured international ambitions, focusing on Europe and other developing markets. However, they are now starting to look closer to home.

 

What role is the private sector playing in the rollout of the National Development Plan (NDP)?

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