Daily Archives: June 23, 2013

The rand and your nest

money2 The rand and your nest

Your fund‘s performance will depend on its offshore exposure, writes Neesa Moodley-Isaac  read more

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Labour bill torpedoed by DA walkout

farming Labour bill torpedoed by DA walkout

The DA on Friday celebrated its successful walkout in Parliament, which kept the contentious Labour Relations Amendment Bill from becoming law before the end of the House’s second term. read more

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Hot money goes cold

gill marcus Hot money goes cold

Federal Reserve signals an end to quantitative easing and SA’s fragile economy could be badly exposed read more

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Mine jobs: how bad is it really?

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A well-known South African economist this week rejected claims that South Africa’s platinum mining industry alone could shed up to 122 000 jobs in the next two years, saying the numbers were blown way out of proportion. read more

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Wall Street stocks face more hurdles

Asset managers reevaluate portfolios, risk.

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Mandela ambulance broke down – Presidency

Leaving the former president stranded on highway for 40 mins.

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Robust investment strategy necessary in uncertain economic environment

To avoid economic uncertainty, investors should build a diverse portfolio of cheap undervalued assets.

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It is never too late to start saving for retirement

At the age of 40 it is not too late to start saving, but it is time to start planning

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Navigating your first investment: common mistakes made

Advice for first time investors.

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The return of the balanced mandate: tips for success

Invest for income and the capital will take care of itself.

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Eyebrows are up, suspicions are high

Whispers are spreading about the car crash which led to the recent death of a senior politician in Zimbabwe.

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KU student seeks to power homes using chicken poop

So you think humanity has exploited all possible sources of electricity? Alex Kibet thinks otherwise.

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Kakamega farmers find a sweet deal in stingless bee-keeping

While bee-keeping is a beneficial income-generating activity, the risk of stings has kept a number of potential bee keepers at bay.

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Agency warns potato farmers face big losses

Improper farming practices and use of sub-standard seedlings are some of the key challenges hampering potato production.

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