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South Africa Global Macro

Amazon Buys Stake In India-Based Retailer: These 3 BRICS Acquisition Targets Could Be Next 1

Amazon Buys Stake In India-Based Retailer: These 3 BRICS Acquisition Targets Could Be Next

Amazon buys 5% stake In Shoppers Stop Global e-commerce retailer Amazon (AMZN) is buying a 5% stake in India (INDA)(NSEI) listed retailer Shoppers Stop, as...
Inaccessible Markets: Which Frontier And Emerging Countries May Soon Be Tracked By More ETFs 2

Inaccessible Markets: Which Frontier And Emerging Countries May Soon Be Tracked By More ETFs

Of the 24 countries classified as emerging markets by MSCI, there are 13 which have only a single dedicated ETF available to US investors....
Adapt (Properly) Or Perish: Emerging Markets In The Decade Ahead

Adapt (Properly) Or Perish: Emerging Markets In The Decade Ahead

Viewing emerging markets as independent economies that follow national policies, rather than as a single unified bloc, is paramount to understanding their performance in the coming...
The Fastest Mobile Network Internet Connections in Africa Are In These Five Countries 1

The Fastest Mobile Network Internet Connections in Africa Are In These Five Countries

Google's CSquared to expand beyond Uganda and Ghana in Africa Google's (GOOGL) new plan to invest $100 million together with World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation,...
Week Ahead in Emerging Markets: August 22nd

Week Ahead in Emerging Markets: August 22nd

EM ended last week on a soft note.  Fed tightening expectations were buffeted first by hawkish Dudley comments and then by the more balanced...

South Africa Equity

Four African Bank Stocks To Buy As Rival Western Lenders Retreat From Africa 1

Four African Bank Stocks To Buy As Rival Western Lenders Retreat From Africa

Western banks exit from Africa Western banks are moving out of Africa’s banking business, as they are unable to remain competitive in the continent's challenging...
Stocks to Watch: South Africa Tops Mark Mobius’ List of Hottest Markets In Africa 2

Stocks to Watch: South Africa Tops Mark Mobius’ List of Hottest Markets In Africa

Mark Mobius on South Africa For Templeton’s Mark Mobius, South Africa is “the most important market in Africa, followed by Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ghana,...
The Johannesburg Stock Market Is Sixth Largest Amongst Emerging Markets Exchanges 5

The Johannesburg Stock Market Is Sixth Largest Amongst Emerging Markets Exchanges

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is the largest stock exchange in Africa and ranks among the top 20 stock exchanges in the world in terms...
Inaccessible Markets: Which Frontier And Emerging Countries May Soon Be Tracked By More ETFs 2

Inaccessible Markets: Which Frontier And Emerging Countries May Soon Be Tracked By More ETFs

Of the 24 countries classified as emerging markets by MSCI, there are 13 which have only a single dedicated ETF available to US investors....
Does Slower Economic Growth Actually Mean Low Equity Returns For Nigeria and South Africa? 1

Does Slower Economic Growth Actually Mean Low Equity Returns For Nigeria and South Africa?

The decline in commodity prices, reflected by the graph of the Thomson Reuters/CoreCommodity CRB Index below, has had a damaging impact on emerging markets...

South Africa Fixed Income

A Downgrade In South Africa Pushes the Country Out of Global...

Impact of the downgrade Any credit rating downgrade can typically endanger a country’s position in the financial world. Following the president’s recent cabinet reshuffle, South...

South Africa Political Risk

Killing Of Prime Minister’s Ex-Wife Two Days Before Inauguration Is Worrying...

The killing of Lipolelo Thabane, ex-wife of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on June 14th highlights the country’s instability, coming only two days before the...

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