Planning is more important than prediction for Africa’s property sector now

By | 2020-06-25T12:03:20+02:00 June 25th, 2020|Sustainable Business|

By Gerhard Zeelie; Head of Property Finance Africa: Nedbank CIB An understandable response to the economic fallout of Covid-19 is for governments, industries and businesses trying to predict the path that the global economy will take in the coming months and years. However, given that this is a challenging exercise at best, it's probably a [...]

WATCH: CPI falls to lowest level in nearly 15-years

By | 2020-06-25T09:49:08+02:00 June 25th, 2020|Watch This|

South Africa's inflation rate fell to 3% in April from 4.1% in March. This is the lowest reading in almost 15 years as the country went into its most severe period of lockdown when only essential goods and services were available. Business Day TV discussed the print in detail with Walter de Wet from Nedbank [...]

Monthly Insights: October 2018

By | 2018-10-16T11:13:17+02:00 October 16th, 2018|Markets and Research, Watch This|

  Executive Summary ·    SA’s GDP growth slumped yet again in 2Q18, contracting by 0.7% quarter-on-quarter (SAAR), versus a contraction of 2.6% in 1Q (revised from -2.2%), worse than consensus of +0.6%. Given the substantial drawdown in inventories in 2Q, we could see a seasonal uptick of inventories in 3Q, ahead of [...]

Disruption success isn’t so much about how you approach it; just that you do.

By | 2020-06-08T15:22:56+02:00 September 3rd, 2018|Digitization, Investment Banking|

  By Stuart van der Veen; Head of  Disruption & Innovation: Nedbank CIB and Janade du Plessis; Head of Principal & Alternative Investment: Nedbank CIB While the initial response by large corporations to innovative and technological disruption largely focused on the wholesale acquisition of new industry entrants, this is not a sustainable approach. As new [...]

Monthly Insights: August 2018

By | 2018-08-08T13:48:30+02:00 August 8th, 2018|Markets and Research, Watch This|

  Executive Summary ·        There were a few bright spots in the economy in recent months – even though the manufacturing PMI declined further in May and June, actual manufacturing production growth did rebound in May, while trade activity improved sharply in 2Q18 relative to 1Q18. While it does look like SA GDP growth may improve in [...]

Despite challenges, the African aviation industry is still growing

By | 2020-06-11T10:38:56+02:00 June 7th, 2018|Aircraft Finance|

By James Geldenhuys, Head of Aircraft Finance; Nedbank CIB While there are aspects of Africa’s aviation industry that remain challenging, the overall state of air travel and aircraft finance on the continent is quite positive, with many carriers managing to weather the political and economic storms of the past few years very well. In South [...]