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 [...]

The African aviation industry is still growing

By | 2019-05-24T11:09:19+00:00 March 20th, 2019|Aircraft Finance, Investment Banking, Watch This| By James Geldenhuys, Head of Aircraft Finance; Nedbank CIB Africa comprises 2.2%* of the global market in terms of Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK), which measures actual passenger traffic. This might be a small number on a global scale but is certainly substantial on its own.  According to Boeing’s recent Market Outlook, 1190 [...]

Demand for Connectivity Shaping New Telecoms Infrastructure Deals across Africa

By | 2018-03-07T11:51:35+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Finance, General, Investment Banking, Renewable Energy|

With broadband fast becoming a fourth utility (after gas, electricity and water), South African telecommunications players are scrambling to get a piece of the connectivity pie. Local households and businesses are quickly developing an appetite for super fast fibre connectivity, and a small army of IT providers has sprung up to meet the demand. “This [...]

Daily Market Commentary: 29 July 2016

By | 2016-07-29T11:01:54+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Finance, General, Investment Banking, Markets and Research|

Today we are taking a look at: SA employment data points to entrenched structural unemployment and burgeoning discouraged workers, combined with rising youth unemployment Rand strengthens overnight, majors benefit off marginal trade weighted dollar weakness Top 40 down 1 % yesterday, US markets end off session lows, Asia negative as BOJ underwhelms US labour market [...]

Daily Market Commentary: 28 July 2016

By | 2017-03-02T20:54:44+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Finance, General, Markets and Research|

Today we are taking a look at: US economic data disappoint; FOMC leaves interest rate unchanged, very low inflation offsets labour market growth USDZAR supported this morning, despite upbeat Fed; Global majors stronger, DXY weaken by 1.02 % Top 40 index rises by 0.18 %, led by resources; US equities marginally lower; Asian markets negative [...]

Daily Market Commentary: 20 July 2016

By | 2017-03-02T20:54:44+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Finance, General, Investment Banking, Markets and Research|

Today we are taking a look at: EM inflation expectations trend lower along with SA, EM real rates likely to pause at current levels Rand recoups losses from late session to trade back around R14.35/$, euro range bound ahead of ECB, dollar generally stronger Top 40 trades off session lows, S&P marginally lower offset by [...]