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How to prepare yourself for an investor: a guide

A recent survey found that many South African entrepreneurs needed help with things such as business planning. Find out more about how to prepare...

South African bank, Capitec, rated best in the world

A South African bank has come out on top in the Lafferty 2016 Bank Quality Rankings. The inaugural rating system took into account various factors, including financial and non-financial disclosures and customer satisfaction.
Brics launches development bank

Brics launches development bank

It has been several years in the planning, but Brics' New Development Bank has opened its doors. It is headquartered in Shanghai and will focus on lending for infrastructure projects in developing nations. It has initial capital of $50-billion, provided by Brics members.
BRICS on track to set up development bank

BRICS on track to set up development bank

BRICS countries met on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, where they agreed to set up an interim board of directors to lead the next phase of establishing the National Development Bank.
South Africa’s Standard Bank "Most Innovative Investment Bank in Africa’

South Africa’s Standard Bank “Most Innovative Investment Bank in Africa’

South Africa’s banking sector compares favourably with those of industrialised nations. It is also leaping ahead on the continent, playing a role in key deals in its mining and metals, oil and gas, and power and infrastructure sectors.
Brics bank 'will boost Africa's infrastructure drive'

Brics bank ‘will boost Africa’s infrastructure drive’

The new Brics development bank, through its Africa branch in South Africa, will mobilise resources for "transformational" infrastructure development projects that will boost the continent's integration, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.
Brics bank will change global economics: Zuma

Brics bank will change global economics: Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma has hailed the establishment of a Brics development bank as "an everlasting legacy that will change the face of global economics and the face of all the developing world for the better".
South African consumer service bodies

French bank enters SA consumer finance market

BNP Paribas Personal Finance, a subsidiary of French bank BNP Paribas, is set to enter the southern African consumer finance market with the acquisition of RCS, a South African specialist in retail credit card programmes, for approximately R2.65-billion ($255-million).

Ugandan entrepreneur looks after women and girls

At 13, with no parents to fend for her or her siblings, Best Ayiorwoth dropped out of school to look after her family. Today a 22-year-old award-winning entrepreneur, Ayiorwoth's story is a remarkable one of inspiration, courage and perseverance.

WEF Davos 2014: Keeping up with a fast-changing world

Profound political, economic, social and technological forces are transforming our world, according to the World Economic Forum. The trick is in how the world responds - a topic the forum will address at its annual Davos gathering in late January. And South Africa will be there.


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