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    Know your asset attributes

    19 July 2016
    Mark Appleton

    Varying asset classes behave and perform differently during volatile times, making the process of determining exposure of paramount importance. This requires asking some searching questions.

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    2016 economic and investment outlook

    29 January 2016
    Mark Appleton

    Global economic growth is expected to be marginally higher in 2016 on the back of ongoing improvement in developed market economies.

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    SA walking a tightrope of investor confidence

    22 January 2016
    Mark Appleton

    There are a whole lot of issues occupying Davos participants’ minds

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    Davos and South Africa

    19 January 2016
    Mark Appleton

    With more than 2500 of the world’s top leaders including heads of state, central bankers and representatives from most of the world’s top companies Davos remains the premier conference for making contacts and incubating ideas.

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    Brazil, South Africa: Caught between a rock and a hard place

    27 October 2015
    Mark Appleton

    Economic realities are hitting home in a global environment of uncertainty; and two members of the BRICS bloc – Brazil and South Africa – are looking particularly exposed.

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    Is this Africa’s opportunity?

    02 June 2015
    Mark Appleton

    Global potential economic growth is coming under increasing focus. Economies are driven by two key variables namely demographic or population growth, and productivity growth.

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    Davos, Africa and South Africa

    19 January 2015
    Mark Appleton

    With more than 2500 of the world’s top leaders including heads of state, central bankers and representatives from most of the world’s top companies Davos remains the premier conference for making contacts and incubating ideas.