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Gold Starts to Recover Its Traditional Role

Gold is making a comeback as money, despite a century of near-universal negativism about its future as a key element in global finance. Recently “its popularity as a medium of exchange for international transactions has been soaring,” reports the FT’s John Dizard, with large volumes of both “reported and unreported” trading in the physical metal. […]

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German government bonds decline

Over 2014 there has been a steady decline in the yield on German government bonds. As a result bunds have outperformed other developed markets. This outperformance could have been driven by two factors: The rising liquidity premium – the premium investors are willing to pay to hold the sovereign bond (in terms of lower yields) […]

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Outperformers likely to continue outperforming

Continuing to ourperform – outperformers. This article follows on from, Book value to market price, wherein what successful investors use heuristics to shape their strategic decisions, was mentioned The FT’s James Mackintosh reported recently: “Momentum has been the most rewarding bet of the past 40 years. It beat the market and outperformed other popular investment […]

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Irish Stock Exchange Publishes Review of 2014

The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) has today published its review of 2014, during which the ISE consolidated its position as a leading global centre for debt and funds listings and three new IPOs raised a combined total of €484 million for companies listing on the ISE. Chief Executive Deirdre Somers said 2014 was another strong […]
Ireland Business

Levy Restaurants UK ready for Kidzania

Levy Restaurants UK, the sports, leisure and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has secured a contract with KidZania London, the UK’s first educational entertainment experience opening this spring at Westfield London. The contract will see Levy Restaurants UK provide public and event catering at the venue, developing and investing in four areas; […]
Ireland Business

Euro Finance

Euro: Its strength relative to other currencies is “crazy,” says Fabrice Brégier, chief executive of Airbus’s passenger jet business. Europe cannot be “the only economic zone of the world that doesn’t consider its currency… as a key asset to promote its economy.” The European Central Bank should intervene to drive down the euro’s exchange rate […]

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Bond Yields Fall to a 500-Year Low

Jeffrey Gundlach, the American fund manager who correctly forecast the surge in bond prices this year, contrary to the overwhelming majority of the experts who got it wrong, remains fundamentally pessimistic about economic growth in the US. He predicts that quantitative easing, the easy-money policy that the Fed is now running down, could well be […]

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EU, Trade and investment talks

Pretoria – A South African delegation, led by President Jacob Zuma, is in talks with representatives from the European Union (EU), where ways to boost trade and investment are being discussed. After doing his 67 minutes of service on Mandela Day in Danville, West of Pretoria — where he handed over houses to the poor […]
South Africa Business

Gold Majors are Facing a Real Estate Crisis

LONDON, April, 2019 – Forget about peak oil. The real crisis hitting the commodity markets is peak gold. The Financial Post reports that “all major deposits have been discovered.” Goldman Sachs forecasts there may be only 20 years of supply left. The world’s gold majors may soon be in a real estate bidding war. Mentioned […]

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Benefit from economic pact with EU

South Africa stands to benefit from the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries have negotiated with the European Union (EU), says Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies. “What we have obtained in this agreement is that there are more opportunities for us to [market] sugar, wine, ethanol and […]
South Africa Business