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In this year-end special, Investec experts discuss the biggest opportunities for individuals and businesses in the year ahead. From energy and infrastructure to investing.
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Interest rates | retail sales | search trends
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In this episode, the repo rate has increased by 25bps to 3.75%, this as inflation pressures build | The latest retail sales numbers fell by 5.4% quarter-on-quarter dragged down by the July unrest | What South Africans have been searching for on Google.
COP26 deal | export finance | petrol price
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In this episode: a R130bn pledge to help South Africa go green – how will it work? | Could export finance hold the key to a greener future? | How the oil price is affecting the petrol price in SA
Mid-term budget preview | Municipal elections | COP26
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In this episode, what to expect from Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s November mid-term budget | Local government elections promise to alter South Africa’s political landscape | What you need to know about COP26
Future of SA mining | Eskom's aging grid | The property market's best kept secret
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In this episode, Jeremy Maggs speaks to Investec experts about the commodity super cycle - is it sustainable? And can the mining sector again become the large-scale employer it once was | What’s behind the record demand for logistics real estate in Europe | With electricity generation opening up to the private sector, will SA’s grid infrastructure cope?
UK travel ban | Aviation industry recovery | Evergrande
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In this episode, Jeremy Maggs speaks to a panel of experts including CEO of Tourism Business Council of South Africa Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa about the UK travel ban on South Africans | Signs of recovery in SA aviation industry | Evergrande – the next Lehman Brothers?
Exit tax | Global economic recovery | Inflation in SA
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Host Jeremy Maggs speaks to a line up of Investec experts: Jill Anthony unpacks what the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill means for emigrants | Some of the world’s largest economies are showing signs of economic slowdown, is this temporary? John Wyn-Evans weighs in | With the spectre of central banks reining in stimulus efforts in the face of rising inflation, Obakeng Pitse discusses what can we expect from the SARB.
Vaccines offer hope | shipping costs soar | rand jitters
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Host Jeremy Maggs speaks to a line up of Investec experts: Dr Jimmy Muchechetere on why he's hopeful that we will learn to live with Covid-19 | Dr Greg Cline on what's driving a 336% YoY increase in shipping prices | Annabel Bishop on rand volatility and SA's economy "growing" by 11% overnight
Bridging the gender gap in tech
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In this episode, Jeremy Maggs and guests discuss the underrepresentation of women in the field of technology. IT head of Investec Specialist Bank Shabhana Thaver on bringing more women into tech-related roles | Investec Private Capital’s Nikita Sokopo on SA’s tech start up scene | Devina Maharaj, Program Head of Investec Business Online and API Banking SA, on Open Banking
The township economy: our best hope for inclusive growth
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Episode 6: The so-called “township economy” is a lifeline for many, contributing an estimated 17% of SA’s total employment. In the 6th episode of No Ordinary Wednesday, we examine the damage caused by Covid-19 and the recent unrest to this vital sector. We hear from township entrepreneur Refiloe Rantekoa, whose bread making businesses continues to prove despite the challenges. We chat to Investec’s Setlogane Manchidi on how Investec is building active economic participants. And finally, we hear former YES CEO, Tashmia Ismail-Saville about the most urgent item needed to grow the entrepreneurship sector, in order to equal our developing nation peers.
The economic cost of SA Unrest
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Episode 5: Jeremy Maggs and guests count the costs of the looting: Investec chief economist Annabel Bishop on the impact on economic recovery | Investec structured property finance specialist Nosiphiwo Balfour zones in on the commercial property sector | Health Department’s deputy director-general Dr Nicholas Crisp about the far-reaching implications of the unrest on the vaccination roll-out.
How global supply chain disruptions are affecting business & individuals
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In the fourth episode: Investec chief economist Annabel Bishop discusses expansionary monetary policy | Logistics and pricing analyst at Investec for Business Denys Hobson unpacks problems plaguing global supply chains | David Gracey, head of Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Trading at Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking, answers this week’s burning question - is South Africa at last turning a corner?
US mini “taper tantrum” | how the energy transition will drive commodities
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In the third episode: Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking head of Sales and Structuring Obakeng Pitse unpacks the latest US inflation numbers and the mini “taper tantrum” that followed | Investec Wealth & Investment global resources analyst Campbell Parry discusses the long-term outlook of the commodity boom | Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking Power & Infrastructure Finance Senior Consultant Ziyaad Sarang answers this week’s burning question - how soon is Ramaphosa's 100MW surprise likely make a tangible difference to our vexing power shortages?
Public sector wage dispute - who will blink first?
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In the second episode: Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking treasury economist Tertia Jacobs and labour law specialist Andrew Levy unpack the thorny issue of the public sector wage bill | Chief economist Annabel Bishop explains the latest GDP numbers | Head of sales for lending at Investec For Business Itumeleng Merafe answers this week’s burning question – why should inflation matter to the equity markets?
What's driving the rand rally?
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In the debut episode: Investec chief economist Annabel Bishop on what’s driving the rand rally | chief investment strategist at Investec Wealth & Investment Chris Holdsworth on why China could rain on SA’s commodity parade | head of Sales and structuring at Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking Dhiren Mansingh on global inflation concerns | Chris Becker on how a tweet wiped over $360 billion off the value of Bitcoin
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