How bold hedge funds are taking a shot at pot

The biggest investors are staying away as most cannabis firms are still relatively small — but it may only be a matter of time

What to consider when choosing a technology partner to power your payments

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Gender Pay Gap Report: women are underrepresented and underpaid

Absa’s Maria Ramos, who earned nearly R30m in 2017, is a rarity in the boardrooms of SA’s listed firms

How microfinance could solve SA’s housing crisis

The Kenya Women Finance Trust is providing loans of as little as 5,000 Kenyan shillings ($50) to help women access loans to build homes

Businesses furious to learn part of Malibongwe Drive to be closed for two weeks

A 700m stretch in the northbound section between Epsom Avenue and Boundary Road will be completely closed off to traffic

SA property sector is going backwards on transformation

Property Sector Charter Council CEO Portia Tau-Sekati says it fares especially badly in employment equity‚ skills development and management control

Franc, a new stokvel app, claims to be SA’s cheapest way to invest

Fintech is at the forefront of finding ways to make investing more accessible, and Franc offers access to two different funds for a R5 monthly fee

CEO confidence is on the wane as Ramaphoria heads towards Ramaphalia

Merchantec’s CEO confidence index has fallen back to pre-Ramaphosa levels of 47.4, with almost half of CEOs surveyed scoring him an adequate five out of ...

Financial services consultants or ad agencies — who does it better?

‘Creatives’, long the darling of the ad world, are losing out to big name, big data consultancies, who say they can better engage with the digital ...

How to make time work for you when you’re ready to invest

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Car makers’ silver lining turns out to have a cloud that could hurt US consumers

Most companies beat or met their estimates in June, but the cars Americans are buying are the ones most exposed to Trump’s proposed duties on imported vehicles ...

Carbon dioxide shortage in Europe means brewers may start cutting output

The gas, which is essential to the product packaging process, is in short supply due to a high number of closures at ammonia plants

Banking industry a casualty of economy’s first-quarter slump

The value of new consumer credit granted in the first quarter fell more than 10% from the previous three months

Africa takes centre stage at CFA Society SA’s Annual Investment Conference in July

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SA lags behind as move to electric cars gathers pace

SA needs to make decisions soon or risk isolating itself from a rapidly changing automotive world, writes Mark Smyth

South African firms behind the curve in adopting emerging technologies

Companies are a few years behind but want to adopt new technologies that offer competitive advantages, says Arthur Goldstuck

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