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Almost half of African millionaires make South Africa their home

Johannesburg has long been known as the City of Gold. It is the top place that African millionaires call their home.

African stock markets post strong numbers

African stock markets post strong numbers

A strong year is expected for equity capital markets in Africa following the highest level of activity in 2014 in five years. In total, $11-billion was raised in initial public offerings and further offers in the year, and 24 African IPO companies were listed.

Africa’s resources key to unlocking its wealth

Speaking at a seminar organised by Brand South Africa and the Department of Trade and Industry, Andre Groenewald from the Department of International Relations said Africa's star was rising, as the continent's natural resources give it a competitive edge in the global economy.

JSE in hedge fund trading first

African stock exchanges ‘must link up’

Africa's stock markets must collaborate to make the most of historic levels of investor interest in the continent, says Johannesburg Stock Exchange chief executive Nicky Newton-King.
SA fares well in emerging markets study

Stock exchanges and African growth

As investors look increasingly for opportunities in fast-growing Africa, one challenge is to identify the best avenue for entering the market. Africa Renewal's Masimba Tafirenyika reflects on what is needed to boost the growth of Africa's stock markets.
Treasury welcomes banking report

Australian financial firm expands in SA

Australian financial markets software provider IRESS Market Technology is to expand its activities in South Africa through the acquisition of local financial software solution provider Peresys for approximately R375-million.
'Unprecedented' interest in Africa news

African trade ‘requires infrastructure’

The time has come for "concrete action" to develop Africa's infrastructure in order to raise the level of intra-African trade, South African President Jacob Zuma tells a Nepad Infrastructure Experts meeting in Pretoria.
'Unprecedented' interest in Africa news

$400m boost for African small business

South Africa's Standard Bank group and the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) have signed a US$400-million risk-sharing facility for financing small businesses in Africa and other emerging markets.

Broadband in Africa set to soar

A new study, conducted in 33 African countries by a US-based investment advisory firm, suggests that Africa's broadband market is set to quadruple by 2012, with the current 2.7-million users soaring to 12.7-million.

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