Posted on: March 29, 2012 by adminRenewed worries over US and Chinese growth hit emerging assets on Thursday, with equities falling to the lowest in almost two months, but central bank action supported the Turkish lira at three-week highs against the dollar. Emerging equities on the MSCI index fell for the second day in a row, losing 0.9% after data highlighted that while the US economy is slowly improving, it is not building up much momentum. Sentiment was also hit by heavy losses on Chinese stocks, which closed at 10-week lows after disappointing company results suggested the slowdown in the world’s No 2 economy is hurting profitability more than expected. China comprises almost a fifth of the emerging index. “Markets are very concerned about the trajectory of the Chinese slowdown,” said Manik Narain, emerging markets strategist at UBS. “In the United States, markets are grappling with lower chances of more policy easing while growth isn’t picking up to the extent that...
Posted on: March 22, 2012 by adminStarting a business is much more work than just what the nuts and bolts entail. Apart from the business side of it, such as the registering of names, funding, employment, contracts and asset purchases, the most important step is the initial process of planning. The main reason for planning a business idea being so important is that, in this day and age, we find ourselves living in an incredibly competitive world where small businesses have a very slim chance of surviving for more than two years. Proper planning, brainstorming and research will help give you the edge in whatever field you are planning on starting your business. Once you have decided to start a business, spend some time researching the market. Finding possible gaps in the market that you could tap into, or identifying as yet untouched markets will give you a step up over competitors as these smaller or unseen...
Posted on: March 8, 2012 by admin
If you’re planning on starting your own business, no matter what size or shape, there are always things that need to be considered; such as your own strengths and weaknesses, your considered business type (one of the most important steps may be noting and understanding the differences and limitations to each), and ultimately understanding the processes involved in the registration of your chosen business model.
Posted on: February 29, 2012 by adminSACCI “The voice of business” Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 4th Quarter 2011 Seasonally adjusted real GDP at market prices for the fourth quarter of 2011 up 3.2% Real annual GDP in 2011 up by 3.1 per cent The seasonally adjusted real GDP at market prices for the fourth quarter of 2011 increased by an annualised rate of 3.2 per cent compared with an increase of 1.7 per cent (revised from an increase of 1,4 per cent) during the third quarter of 2011. Real annual GDP increased by 3.1 per cent in 2011 compared to 2.9% in 2010. The main contributors[*] to the increase in GDP the fourth quarter of 2011 were: · wholesale, retail and motor trade, (0.7%) · catering and accommodation industry (0.7...
Posted on: February 14, 2012 by admin“The bill in its current form is clearly open to abuse. It provides for wide-ranging powers, relating to the classification (of information),” said Abramjee.
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Posted on: February 10, 2012 by adminThe South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) welcomes the tangible benchmarks that were a feature of the President’s State of the Nation Address.
Posted on: February 9, 2012 by adminThe rand was firmer against the dollar in early morning trade on Wednesday.
Posted on: January 23, 2012 by adminPsychologists know that the problem a client first presents to them is only a tiny part of the picture. It may be the tip of the iceberg. Or it may be a convenient code for a complex web of issues, too difficult to describe in the initial interview. It takes time and patience for the practitioner and the patient to arrive at the heart of the problem – and address the dysfunctional centre that is destabilising the whole system.
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Posted on: January 12, 2012 by adminDiesel flowed through Transnet's new multi-product pipeline (NMPP) from Durban to Heidelberg for the first time on Wednesday.
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Posted on: January 6, 2012 by adminSouth Africa's rand recovered some strength against the dollar on Friday but remained vulnerable to the frequent spurts of global risk aversion that pushed it to two-week lows the day before as the euro zone debt crisis persists.