The drop in oil prices is a welcome development at a challenging time for the South African economy, says Arthur Kamp, Investment Economist at Sanlam Investment Management.
Analysis & Strategy
Leading global investors increasingly understand the case for African investments. A sustained growth rate of over 6% a year for the past 10 years is certainly compelling; but how to access that growth efficiently and effectively?
This year’s list of must-have stocks for the year ahead is a collaborative view from a range of business leaders within the Sanlam Private Wealth team.
Public financial management reform can play a crucial role in helping African governments achieve their economic growth and development goals, thereby building Africa Inc, says Joe Cosma, Government & Infrastructure Leader for Africa at EY.
A decade of economic expansion has left Africa well placed for the future, says EY’s Joe Cosma .But challenges remain to create the jobs and growth that will lift ever greater numbers of Africans out of poverty.
Bilateral investment treaties provide foreign investors with a degree of comfort and protection against challenges of doing deals in Africa, says Greg Stonefield, Partner at Mayer Brown.
The International Accounting Standards Board recently released a new accounting standard on financial instruments. The new standard, called IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, addresses financial instruments and is applicable to asset managers and investment funds who prepare their financial statements in accordance with IFRS.
Fundraising by Africa-focused private equity has rebounded after the global financial crisis, buoyed by support from the international development finance institutions, according to UN ECA.
Africa will be trading predominantly with partners from the South by 2020, the African Development Forum has revealed.