South Africa Economy

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The South Africa initial public offering (IPO) market was booming at the start of 2015. In the first quarter of the year, three companies listed on the exchange, more than in any first quarter since the global financial crisis of 2008-09. The combination of a strong market and innovation in regulations and listing rules attracted companies to...


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...


The JSE has performed well over the past year in spite of muted macroeconomic growth. To what do you attribute this divergence?


THE COMPANY: Imperial Holdings was established in 1948 as a single car dealership and over the years has diversified into new products, sectors and geographies. The company’s current offering, which emerged after a major restructuring aimed at streamlining the firm in 2008, includes logistics (South...


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

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