Over - an IOS app that allows users to add artistic text and artwork to user- generated photos - has won the award for World’s Best Start-Up at U-Start conference held in Milan - 2014.
South Africa's National Election was held on Wednesday 7 May 2014, with an impressive voter turnout of 73.4% although this was down from 77.3% in the 2009 National Election.
S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPDJI) has launched six new indices to meet the growing demand of South African investors for index based investment strategies and benchmarks.
U-Start, the Swiss-based tech investment advisory firm, has announced its global launch, focussing on emerging markets.
Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in South Africa has been mandated by Peregrine Equities, part of the Peregrine Group, to provide them with custody services.
Global emerging market securities regulators meeting in Panama City have called for a more active role in global regulation by being involved and consulted at the early stages of new international regulatory reforms.
South Africa has continued to attract ETF inflows, but investors are also shorting parts of the market, such as food retailers over macroeconomic fears, explains Markit Securities Finance.
Coronation Fund Managers, a South Africa-based manager, has appointed Justin McKie as director for international sales and relationship management.
Single country frontier markets equities funds are capable of providing some eye-watering returns on acceptable volatility, the problem is there are not many to choose from.
Brian Hess, portfolio manager of the Legg Mason Brandywine Global Fixed Income fund, sees opportunity in government bonds issued by Mexico and South Africa, but is less convinced of the case for holding Japanese government debt.
Silica, the South Africa based business processing outsource provider, and DST have signed an upgrade deal that will improve Silica's service levels by further automating its third party administrator business.
Funds investing in the Middle East and Africa can offer potential diversification, while giving access to the region’s low debt and high growth economies, driven by demographic profiles that show 60% of the one billion-strong population under the age...