Financial Mail

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Financial Mail On Sunday Guide To Investment

Author: Andrew Leach
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 144814941X
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A unique, truly comprehensive guide to all aspects of investment, that provides a wealth of expert advice and information in clear and jargon-free language that everyone will understand. Part I - getting startedWhat are shares? How to buy and sell shares and what to expect in terms of returns? How to find a stockbroker that's right for you. How much money should you invest directly in shares? Lower-risk investments in bonds, gilts, and unit and investment trusts. Risk - and achieving the balance between risk and reward. Part II - understanding the jargonWhat do company results show? Some key financial yardsticks and how to calculate them. Key accounting issues and how the books can be cooked. Financial ratios and what they tell you. Part III - for the more experienced investorRisk and the psychology of investment. Some theories about markets and stock market investment. Key investment styles and the gurus of investment. Different types of investment opportunities. Futures and options. Commodities.

The Power Of Your Life

Author: Grietjie Verhoef
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192550020
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This book explores a century of business development of The South African Life Assurance Company, from a specific local focus to a national conglomerate expanding into global insurance markets. Established as a strategic vehicle to address Afrikaner economic marginalization and abject poverty at the beginning of the twentieth century, Sanlam has displayed both path dependence and a dynamic adaptability to complex changing contexts to become a global player. The strategic convergence of economic empowerment through the mobilization of savings into insurance products, as well as Afrikaner nationalism, assisted this growth. Sanlam has played an a-typical role in the economic empowerment of an ethnic entity through extensive investments into the industrializing South African economy. This strategic diversion created operational limitations that were only resolved early in the twenty-first century. As globalization, financial deregulation, and weakened Afrikaner political and social hegemony manifested, strategic change management relied on the path dependence of empowerment strategies to address new markets with similar needs to those of the early stakeholder market of 1918. The former mutual life office demutualized operations to become a diversified financial services group of companies operating across almost the entire African continent, as well as in India, Malaysia, and the UK. This volume presents a business history of strategic management of an insurance enterprise, and its transformation from a defined cultural context into an international empowerment strategy through innovation on all levels of business operation and organization. This book is an Open Access publication, available online under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

X Kit Undergraduate Financial Management

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Editor: Pearson South Africa
ISBN: 9781868915521
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Beer Sociability And Masculinity In South Africa

Author: Anne Kelk Mager
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253354498
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Beer connects commercial, social, and political history in this sobering look at the culture of drinking in South Africa. Beginning where stories of colonial liquor control and exploitation leave off, Anne Kelk Mager looks at the current commerce of beer, its valorizing of male sociability and sports, and the corporate culture of South African Breweries, the world's most successful brewing company. Mager shows how the industry, dominated by a single brewer was compelled to comply with legislation that divided customers along racial lines, but also promoted images of multi-racial social drinking in the final years of apartheid. Since the transition to majority rule, SAB has rapidly expanded into new markets -- including the United States with the purchase of Miller Brewing Company -- and continues to bolster its role in the world of men, sports, and social drinking. This lively book affords a unique view into global manufacturing, monopolies, politics and public culture, race relations, and cold beer.

Dykes Against Drought

Author: Financial Mail (Journal)
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The Dynamics Of Japan S Relations With Africa

Author: Kweku Ampiah
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134825331
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This is the first book to examine in-depth Japan's relations with Africa. Japan's dependence on raw materials from South Africa made it impossible for Tokyo in the 1970s and 1980s to support other African states in their fight against the minority government and its policy of apartheid. Kweku Ampiah's detailed analysis of Japan's political, economic and diplomatic relations with sub-Saharan Africa from 1974 to the early 1990s makes it clear that Japan was lukewarm in the struggle against apartheid. Case studies of Tanzania and Nigeria dissect Japan's trade, aid and investment policies in sub-Saharan Africa more widely.