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BLOG: One Rand Man #2

July is National Savings Month and while the rest of us will spend the month feeling guilty over how little we save, one Capetonian will put his money where his mouth is… in R1 coins. Follow the One Rand Man’s journey right here every week with a blog about his experience.

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AFRICA: Three tips for business success on the continent

Understanding that each African country is unique, a strong local influence and good relationships with everyone from governments to investors are key factors to successfully conducting business in Africa.

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INSIGHT: KZN’s key position in SA economy assured

KwaZulu-Natal is the second-largest contributor to the South African economy despite its size. Research conducted by Standard Bank shows that the province’s economy will remain strong, despite numerous challenges in the agriculture, manufacturing, construction and energy sectors.

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AFRICA: Corruption no deterrent for oil and gas companies

Africa’s oil and gas resources are on the radar of multinational exploration and production companies, but corruption is rife and infrastructure lacking. According to a recent PwC report there has been substantial growth in many regions across the continent, despite numerous challenges. This article explores the challenges faced by these companies, as well as the communities in which they operate.

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INSIGHT: Funding essential to dental profession in SA

Due to the increasingly bleak outlook for the private health sector, confidence within the dental profession about the economic landscape for South Africa, is at an all-time low. Find out why South Africa’s dentists have nothing to smile about.

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MARKET SNIPPET: 23 July 2014

To get your daily fix on all things related to global market movements, tune in to Finweek.com for a snippet of what the experts have to say.

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SAVING SAVVY: Finance and investing in under an hour

This video explains by way of example how a company’s balance sheet works and what that means for the way you invest your money. Hedge-fund manager William Ackman gives advice on identifying companies worth investing in, as well as alternatives to investing in companies directly. It’s a must watch for anyone who hopes to put away a little money for retirement, education or simply financial independence.

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Finance for non-financial sorts: The importance of studying profit margins

This is a new series prepared by Finweek that aims to unpack financial jargon in an easy-to-understand and accessible format. Instead of making accounting dry and boring, we show readers how to apply it to their businesses and investments.

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Finance for non-financial sorts: A look at notes in companies’ financial statements

This is a new series prepared by Finweek that aims to unpack financial jargon in an easy-to-understand and accessible format. Instead of making accounting dry and boring, we show readers how to apply it to their businesses and investments.