Despite some notable economic gains for South Africa, growth constraints persist. What does this mean for the second half of the year? Investec Chief Economist Annabel Bishop shares her projections for the next six months and highlights the key economic indicators to watch out for. Listen on the latest episode of Investec’s No Ordinary Wednesday podcast.

Hosted by seasoned broadcaster, Jeremy Maggs, the No Ordinary Wednesday podcast unpacks the latest economic, business and political news in South Africa, with an all-star cast of investment and wealth managers, economists and financial planners from Investec. Listen in every second Wednesday for an in-depth look at what's moving markets, shaping the economy, and changing the game for your wallet and your business.

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NOW ep74: In turbulent times, not all bonds are equal

Not all bonds are equal in a geopolitical storm. Chief Investment Officer for Investec Bank Switzerland Annelise Peers and Investec Wealth & Investment Fixed Income Analyst Awongiwe Booi discuss the role of bonds in times of uncertainty. 

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NOW ep73: Global elections: an investment perspective

The Divided States of America, the Battle for Britain and our very own Coalition Conundrum – the stakes are high as over 60 nations go to the polls this year. Find out how markets are reacting and how elections influence investment strategies. Investec Wealth & Investment Chief Investment Strategist Chris Holdsworth shares his insights on what election outcomes matter most to markets, and how investors should navigate this time of uncertainty.

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NOW ep72: Bridging the gap - SA’s healthcare conundrum

South Africa’s ailing healthcare system has significant implications for the population and the economy. What needs to be done to change the course of healthcare in SA? Health Activist Dr Aslam Dasoo and Investec Healthcare Equity Analyst Letlotlo Lenake discuss the NHI and the future of healthcare in the country.

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NOWep71: Muted optimism for SA’s lacklustre economy

Although sentiment indicators in South Africa are depressed there’s improvement to support stronger growth for 2024 compared to 2023. In the latest episode of No Ordinary Wednesday, Investec Chief Economist Annabel Bishop discusses the macroeconomic outlook for the global and local economy and where are the opportunities for economic growth.

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NOWep70: SA Inc: the contrarian investment view

From SA Inc, to green and gold. In the latest episode of  No Ordinary Wednesday, discover the sectors that have piqued the interest of award-winning fund managers, Barry Shamley and Peter Vogel, and the factors driving their local and international investment decisions.

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NOW ep69: SA mid-market - resilience in uncertain times

In this episode of No Ordinary Wednesday, Dhiren Mansingh, Investec’s Head of Business Transactional Banking, discusses the mid-market landscape, how these businesses are holding the line in tough times and how they’re positioning for growth.

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NOW ep68: India - the next superpower

LISTEN: In this episode of No Ordinary Wednesday, Ali Nortier, Joint Head of National Wealth Management for Investec Wealth & Investment, and Neo Mahlangu, Regional Head of Investec Private Bank discuss India's growth story, its trajectory, its future prospects, and explore opportunities for investors.

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NOW ep66: Where does opportunity lie for dealmaking in 2024?

As we enter 2024, the M&A landscape shows signs of recovery, albeit cautiously. In the latest episode of No Ordinary Wednesday, Jeremy Maggs is in conversation with Charles Barlow, Investec's Head of Cross-Border Finance and International Advisory, Capitalmind Investec experts Jürgen Schwarz, Marleen Vermeer, and Kilian de Gourcuff on what key sectors, trends and risks to keep an eye on in 2024.

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NOW ep66: Budget Speech 2024 - five key focus areas

Surging government expenditure, high debt, and a widening budget deficit. How will the minister tackle the country's financial problems? In the latest episode of No Ordinary Wednesday, Investec experts Chief Economist Annabel Bishop, Treasury Economist at Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking Tertia Jacobs and Wealth & Investment Tax and Fiduciary specialist Pierre Botha give their insights on what to expect at this year’s budget speech.

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NOW ep65: Podcast - glimmers of hope from Davos

AI, geopolitical risks, anaemic economic growth and climate change dominated talks at this year’s Davos meetings. In this episode No Ordinary Wednesday, Investec Bank SA CEO Richard Wainwright and Investec Group Finance Director Nishlan Samujh, who were at WEF in Switzerland, share their insights.

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Jeremy Maggs

Jeremy Maggs is a media specialist with close on 40 years’ experience in television, radio, and print. Until recently, he hosted television news channel eNCA’s weekday lunchtime news programme. He also is the founder of maggsonmedia, a media and advertising show.

Maggs is the author of a bestselling book Win! Compelling Conversations with 20 Successful South Africans which is also a powerful corporate presentation. He has just completed his second book, My Final Answer. Published by Pan McMillan, it is a memoir of his life and experience in the media.

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