Thursday, 18 November 2004 02:00

Local Institutions show no hearth for homes

They prefer to play it safe with the commercial funds they know

 Cape Town The New Partnership for African Development (Nepad) is planning to set up an advisory panel on biotechnology and biosafety to guide African leaders through the controversial terrain of genetic engineering.

Analysts believe companies have been given impetus by the easing of exchange control regulations.

South Africa, along with Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco and Tunisia, accounted for 60 percent of all direct investment inflows into Africa from 1997 to 2001, a draft World Economic Forum (WEF) report had shown.

Impetus driving the December deadline is next year's US presidential elections after Bush's first term

Monday, 09 June 2003 02:00

Exports to US leap as firms use Agoa

US trade envoy Robert Zoellick's says SA's 45% rise last year outperformed continental average of 10%

Pretoria - The Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) and the US started talks on a free trade agreement here yesterday, saying the accord could be finalised within 18 months.

Tuesday, 09 July 2002 10:01

Mortgage origination booming

The industry has grown rapidly since 1998 due to the lack of barriers

Monday, 01 July 2002 10:01

Lenders pile on the debt

Over the past two years, while returns on equities have headed south, real estate's true charms have sparkled

Tuesday, 23 April 2002 10:01

Are buildings a capital idea?

Should companies own the real estate they operate from or are they better off renting?

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