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The imperative for integrated, inclusive African infrastructure development

By Mike Peo, Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications: Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking One of the major hurdles Africa continues to experience in terms of achieving its full potential is the continent’s lack of large-scale infrastructure development. While many could (and do) argue about what aspects of infrastructure development in Africa require the most [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|Agri, Finance, General, Investing, Mining, Resources|0 Comments

Daily Market Commentary: 9 November 2016

Today we are taking a look at: Shock Trump lead catalyses major global risk off event, pressuring EM FX and risk assets The dollar moved sharply weaker overnight, global majors stronger, but EM currencies slump; risk-off results in a sharply weaker USDZAR this morning US equities upbeat ahead of the vote-count; Asian equities sharply weaker [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|Finance, General|0 Comments

SA and African M&A opportunities still available for those willing to take a long-term view

By Shabbir Norath, Head: Advisory: Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking Commodity exposure and the global economy’s risk-aversion has resulted in a decrease in appetite for emerging market assets in recent months.  For much of Africa, the current drought is another unexpected dampener of global acquisition appetite with a number of prospective deals falling through or [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Finance, Investing|0 Comments

Daily Market Commentary: 8 November 2016

Today we are taking a look at: US elections may cause volatility in the currency and bond yield to remain high, elections remain a close call for both Trump and Clinton Dollar maintains strength, global majors downbeat, USDZAR strengthen into local close, but weakens marginally this morning Top 40 rises 1.42%, led by widespread gains; [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Finance, General|0 Comments