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The challenges and opportunities of trade finance in Africa

By | 2019-04-08T07:44:09+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Finance, General|

By Sekete Mokgehle; Head: Global Commodity Finance, Nedbank CIB It’s common knowledge that, while the African continent offers many exceptional economic opportunities for forward-thinking businesses and investors, doing business in Africa can be challenging. Trade finance is certainly not immune to these challenges and they add a layer of complexity that can make transacting on [...]

Monthly Insights: March 2019

By | 2019-03-11T13:20:38+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Finance, General, Watch This|

  Executive Summary There has been a broad decline in inflation rates across the world, including a sharp downward surprise in our own (SA) inflation print for January. Lower energy prices, a decline in raw material and machinery costs, as well as falling demand-pull inflation have been key reasons for the falling inflation trajectory [...]

Monthly Insights: February 2019

By | 2019-02-17T20:12:44+00:00 February 17th, 2019|Finance, General, Watch This|

  Executive Summary· In the past month, we have seen global central banks capitulate, along with some EM central banks, as a result of lower global growth, inflation metrics and trade activity. Further geopolitical risks in the form of trade wars and tighter financial conditions exacerbated the capitulation. In the past month, we have also seen [...]

TOP GLOBAL RATINGS FOR NEDBANK INVESTOR SERVICES

By | 2018-12-14T08:19:43+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Featured, General|

  Nedbank Investor Services has been given top ratings by international magazines covering the global finance and securities services business. Global Finance magazine which is distributed to company chairmen, presidents, CEOs, CFOs, treasurers and other financial officers in 158 countries, named Nedbank as South Africa’s best sub-custodian bank. Global Custodian magazine which covers the international [...]

SA needs a collaborative, proactive approach to sustainable water resilience

By | 2018-09-19T06:06:18+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Agriculture, Finance, General|

By Brad Pearse; Principal - Private Equity: Nedbank CIB The decent rains that have fallen in the Western Cape in recent months have helped to push out the feared ‘Day Zero’ and alleviated the immediate water access concerns of residents in the region. However, while they brought much needed short-term relief, the increasingly intermittent nature [...]