The challenges and opportunities of trade finance in Africa

By | 2020-03-16T12:10:04+02:00 April 8th, 2019|Investment Banking|

By Sekete Mokgehle; Head: Global Commodity Finance, Nedbank CIB It’s common knowledge that, while the African continent offers many exceptional economic opportunities for forward-thinking businesses and investors, doing business in Africa can be challenging. Trade finance is certainly not immune to these challenges and they add a layer of complexity that can make transacting on [...]

The African aviation industry is still growing

By | 2020-06-11T10:38:12+02:00 March 20th, 2019|Aircraft Finance, Watch This|

By James Geldenhuys, Head of Aircraft Finance; Nedbank CIB Africa comprises 2.2%* of the global market in terms of Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK), which measures actual passenger traffic. This might be a small number on a global scale but is certainly substantial on its own.  According to Boeing’s recent Market Outlook, 1190 new aircraft with [...]

Demand for Connectivity Shaping New Telecoms Infrastructure Deals across Africa

By | 2018-03-07T11:51:35+02:00 July 11th, 2017|Investment Banking, Sustainable Business|

With broadband fast becoming a fourth utility (after gas, electricity and water), South African telecommunications players are scrambling to get a piece of the connectivity pie. Local households and businesses are quickly developing an appetite for super fast fibre connectivity, and a small army of IT providers has sprung up to meet the demand. “This [...]

Daily Market Commentary: 29 July 2016

By | 2016-07-29T11:01:54+02:00 July 29th, 2016|Investment Banking, Markets and Research|

Today we are taking a look at: SA employment data points to entrenched structural unemployment and burgeoning discouraged workers, combined with rising youth unemployment Rand strengthens overnight, majors benefit off marginal trade weighted dollar weakness Top 40 down 1 % yesterday, US markets end off session lows, Asia negative as BOJ underwhelms US labour market [...]

Daily Market Commentary: 28 July 2016

By | 2017-03-02T20:54:44+02:00 July 28th, 2016|Markets and Research|

Today we are taking a look at: US economic data disappoint; FOMC leaves interest rate unchanged, very low inflation offsets labour market growth USDZAR supported this morning, despite upbeat Fed; Global majors stronger, DXY weaken by 1.02 % Top 40 index rises by 0.18 %, led by resources; US equities marginally lower; Asian markets negative [...]