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03 Feb 2015
Anatech Instruments – Distributor of Thermo Scientific molecular spectroscopy range

Anatech Instruments is proud to announce the addition of the Thermo Scientific Molecular Spectroscopy range to its ever increasing Portfolio.…

Anatech Instruments – Distributor of Thermo Scientific molecular spectroscopy range

Anatech Instruments is proud to announce the addition of the Thermo Scientific Molecular Spectroscopy range to its ever increasing Portfolio. As of the 1 January 2015, Anatech is the sole supplier of the Thermo Scientific Range of Molecular Spectroscopy Instrumentation. This is a welcome addition to the current Portfolio of…

02 Feb 2015
In defence of big… and small

There is a lot of talk about how much value boutique asset managers can add. When you are smaller you…

In defence of big… and small

There is a lot of talk about how much value boutique asset managers can add. When you are smaller you are more nimble, agile, can take more meaningful positions in smaller companies. This is true. (as is the case of the larger asset manager taking a meaningful position in a…

29 Jan 2015
Caesarstone now available in Zimbabwe

Leading South African stone surface distributor, International Slab Sales, has opened a branch in Harare, Zimbabwe. Supplier of top quality…

Caesarstone now available in Zimbabwe

Leading South African stone surface distributor, International Slab Sales, has opened a branch in Harare, Zimbabwe. Supplier of top quality granite, marble, onyx and engineered stone surfaces, International Slab Sales is the sole Southern African wholesaler of Caesarstone, Café Quartz and Rudi’s Choice surfaces.  They also carry The Africa Range…

29 Jan 2015
Budget 2015: Short term gain, long term pain for SA’s wealthy

South Africans, and especially high net worth individuals, should brace themselves for significant tax increases across the board when Finance…

Budget 2015: Short term gain, long term pain for SA’s wealthy

South Africans, and especially high net worth individuals, should brace themselves for significant tax increases across the board when Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, announces the Budget for the new tax year, says Old Mutual Investment Group Senior Economist, Johann Els. But this is not altogether bad news, and should indeed…

28 Jan 2015
Eisenwarenmesse Hardware Fair 2016 in Cologne

Top players from the construction, home and garden industries will be represented at the Eisenwarenmesse International Hardware Fair. The organisers…

Eisenwarenmesse Hardware Fair 2016 in Cologne

Top players from the construction, home and garden industries will be represented at the Eisenwarenmesse International Hardware Fair. The organisers of Eisenwarenmesse International Hardware Fair – which opens its doors in Cologne from March 6-8 2016 – has already recorded fantastic results shortly after the start of the registration period. The top…

28 Jan 2015
Financial services in 2015 – FSB viewpoint

2015 will see the South African financial services sector undergo major regulatory changes that are expected to ultimately improve outcomes…

Financial services in 2015 – FSB viewpoint

2015 will see the South African financial services sector undergo major regulatory changes that are expected to ultimately improve outcomes not only for customers, but also for financial advisers, and the financial services industry as a whole. That is the view of Jonathan Dixon, Deputy Executive Officer for Insurance at…

27 Jan 2015
Investors respond to ECB’s ‘shock and awe’ Quantitative Easing package

By Tom Elliott, deVere Group’s International Investment Strategist Savvy investors are now re-evaluating their portfolios after the European Central Bank…

Investors respond to ECB’s ‘shock and awe’ Quantitative Easing package

By Tom Elliott, deVere Group’s International Investment Strategist Savvy investors are now re-evaluating their portfolios after the European Central Bank unleashed its historic Quantitative Easing (QE) last week. A considerably higher-than-expected €1.1 trillion stimulus package will be pumped into the Eurozone economy between March 2015 and September 2016, revealed ECB…

26 Jan 2015
New GM for Lafarge aggregates

Lafarge South Africa recently welcomed Praveen Bechoo as its general manager for aggregates. Praveen, whose appointment commenced on October 1…

New GM for Lafarge aggregates

Lafarge South Africa recently welcomed Praveen Bechoo as its general manager for aggregates. Praveen, whose appointment commenced on October 1 2014, is based at the Lafarge head office in Longmeadow, Johannesburg and is a member of the country executive committee. A qualified engineer, Praveen holds a BSc in mechanical engineering,…

23 Jan 2015
RDR corner

RDR has already generated much discussion since its publication at the end of last year. We will be publishing various…

RDR corner

RDR has already generated much discussion since its publication at the end of last year. We will be publishing various comments and opinions on RDR in the coming months  – below are some papers Masthead has prepared as we ready ourselves for the new legislation Product supplier responsibility Remuneration for…

23 Jan 2015
FIA warns against knee-jerk reactions to ‘work in progress’ legislation

The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) discussion paper published by the Financial Services Board (FSB) on 7 November 2014 proposes far-reaching…

FIA warns against knee-jerk reactions to ‘work in progress’ legislation

The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) discussion paper published by the Financial Services Board (FSB) on 7 November 2014 proposes far-reaching reforms to the regulatory framework for distributing retail financial products to local consumers. The proposed changes set out to address poor consumer outcomes by redefining critical concepts in the intermediated…

22 Jan 2015
SONA or Budget from the armchair?

I’d take a safe(ish) bet that a lot more people know about SONA this year and what it stands for…

SONA or Budget from the armchair?

I’d take a safe(ish) bet that a lot more people know about SONA this year and what it stands for than in previous years. SONA – is the state of the nation address – and this year it happens on 12th February at 7pm. If you are in Cape Town…

22 Jan 2015
Design stars head for Guild design fair in February

Carlo Massoud will be at Guild  As the world awakens to the economic potential of Africa, all eyes are on…

Design stars head for Guild design fair in February

Carlo Massoud will be at Guild  As the world awakens to the economic potential of Africa, all eyes are on its sources and likely staying power. A leading supporter of design-driven economic growth, Southern Guild is putting the spotlight on the continent with GUILD, Africa’s only international design fair in…

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