Lead Articles

The Role of Rating Agencies

Instruments and Investments

Leverage in Islamic Finance

Absa Investment Overview
Private Equity
RSA Retail Bonds
Exchange Traded Agricultural Derivatives

Exchange Traded Funds


The Value of Chinese Walls

Household Savings Behaviour
International Economic Perspective
South African Econonic Perspective
Pension Reform in South Africa
Risk and Treasury Software

Wisdom for the World of Work

Nepad Business Foundation - Business Guide
5th Edition April 2006

In this Edition . . . .


The Role of Rating Agencies in the Development of the African Capital Markets

The liberalisation of capital markets has made formal credit ratings progressively more relevant …. Click here for more

Leverage in Islamic Finance
Leverage has become an important part of balance sheet management in the modern business world…. Click here for more
Exchange Traded Funds The Value of Chinese Walls
Investing in Exchange Traded Funds(ie Index investing) has become a popular form of investing internationally for a number of reasons…. Click here for more
The importance to businesses of creating and maintaining effective Chinese walls within their organizations has been appreciated for years... Click here for more
Private Equity Exchange Traded Agricultural Derivatives in South Africa
Capitalism at its worst or efficient best…. Click here for more
The main objective of the agricultural derivatives market is the provision of an efficient price-risk mechanism… Click here for more
Household Savings behaviour and its promotion in South Africa Pension Reform in South Africa
Domestic saving that is generated in the South African economy provides the wherewithal for the financing of domestic capital formation … Click here for more
An earnings-related contributory social security system was announced by Pres Mbeki…. Click here for more
Wisdom for the World of Work
Wisdom for life is passed on from person to person…. Click here for more

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