This week's Budget Speech is expected to boost investors' confidence that our economy is doing well, in an attempt to increase investment in the country. There are already signs that the economy's ready to rally. You can take advantage of this by investing in a number of emerging markets like ours - here's what you need to know. Many feel President Zuma’s recent State of the Nation Address was v... ››› more
All eyes will be on Durban next month as South Africa hosts the fifth annual BRICS Summit. But that's not where your focus should be. According to investment expert, Gavin Fourie, the BRICS are the emerging markets of the past. The real profits lie in the emerging markets of the future… “Who would’ve thought that the former ‘Third World’ countries, that used to be perceived as breeding g... ››› more
By the end of this decade, over 140 million cars are estimated to be sold globally each year.
And over 88 million of these will be sold in emerging markets.
Then, there's over 400 million people that are unbanked in emerging markets that'll start using banks in the next ten years. That's more than the entire population of the USA!
This shows just how important the emerging market consumer... ››› more
With Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget Speech less than two weeks away, your mind is probably focused on how to save your investment portfolio from further taxes. But there's already a proposed new tax regime under discussion between SA and the US - the implications of which will affect your investment income if you have American investments. It's just another reason you should look to inve... ››› more
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille said government has to meet the requirements for investment-driven economic growth at this week's Council on Skills (PCS) symposium. She said we need to focus on effective skills development to tackle the Western Cape's ‘brain drain'. And with the most recent survey released by the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) showing that urbanisation is on ... ››› more
If you're wondering why the rand was weaker on Tuesday - wonder no more. It's all because emerging markets were feeling the effect of North Korea's nuclear test. Since the rand is seen as proxy for emerging markets, it reacted most to this news. And it's this tendency that makes trading the rand a great way to profit from emerging market mania sweeping the investment arena right now. Here's how…... ››› more
With investor's currently focussing on emerging markets for portfolio growth, it comes as a relief that sentiment shosws China is set for a hard bounce, not a hard landing. And local powerhouse brewery SAB Miller agrees. The group just clinched an $863 million expansion deal with China. Here's how you can follow suit and profit from China growth. In May last year, Gavin Fourie warned on MoneyMorni... ››› more
“It's not all about Africa. What about India?” asks Sascha Planting on moneyweb.co.za. And that's exactly what the investors and companies in South Africa are currently asking. After all, as one of the fastest growing and most populous nations on earth, investing in India makes sense for investors and companies alike. Here's why you should consider investing some of your cash in this emerging ... ››› more
Forget the US, Europe or UK, if you're looking to invest offshore, emerging markets should be your destination of choice. After all, they're fast becoming the driver of global growth and the only markets where real growth opportunities still exist today. Here's why you should invest in emerging market in 2013… Investing offshore has always made sense for South African investors. Doing so helps y... ››› more
Investors love being on the front foot and knowing what next hot sector to invest in is. But it's often difficult to predict what's going to be the next big thing. That's why it's important to review top stocks from previous years to see what's worth putting your money on. Experts point to bank deposits and the emerging market banking sector as the way to go in 2013. Here's why you should take adv... ››› more
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