Sunday 26 May, 2019
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Adapting equity positions quickly is key

When managing assets, understanding risks and having the ability to adapt equity positions quickly in a portfolio is crucial to minimising losses and improving profit opportunities, according to Franco Pretorius, Head of Equity Research at PSG Wealth.

Namibia’s SADC Summit to focus on implementation of industrialization strategy

The 38th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), currently taking place in Namibia, is expected to address a wide range of issues of importance to the SADC region...

Mergers & acquisitions activity declines in South Africa in first six...

Merger & Acquisition (M&A) transactions in South Africa declined in terms of both the volume and value of domestic and cross-border deals, according to analysis by Baker McKenzie of Thomson Reuters M&A data for South Africa.

Baker McKenzie launches 2018 Global Private Equity Insights: ‘Only for the...

Against a backdrop of enduring geopolitical uncertainty, global private equity is experiencing a resurgence.

Sell in May and go away?

The old stock exchange saying “Sell in May and go away” came about in the golden days of the stock market in London, where the phrase originally used to be: "Sell in May and go away, and come on back on St. Leger's Day (a famous horse race held annually in September)".

Best years ahead for capital raising in Africa

Domestic and cross-border Initial Public Offering (IPO) capital raising by African issuers in the first half of 2018 (H1) increased by 33% year-on-year to USD 396 million, while volume grew by 25% to 5 IPOs. This is according to Baker McKenzie’s Cross-Border Index for H1.


The World Federation of Exchanges ("WFE"), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, is today co-hosting a symposium with the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) on the future of global capital markets.

The World Federation of Exchanges responds to UK FCA consultation on...

The World Federation of Exchanges (“The WFE”), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, has welcomed the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s initiative to consult the market on broadening the reach of its existing regulatory sandbox, and reiterated its support for a globally coherent approach to FinTech.

Relief at Q4 2017 GDP figures

Better than expected GDP figures for 2017 released today brought sighs of relief all round after an unquestionably tough year economically for South Africa.


The World Federation of Exchanges (“The WFE”), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, today published a report into family businesses, investigating the opportunities and challenges for family firms when considering public equity as a source of funding.