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World Markets Update by Mark Kalil

World equity markets continued to gyrate into Q1 2021. Record highs were set on most global bourses including the Dow Jones, Nasdaq, S&P500 and JSE FTSE All Share Index. Mark Kalil looks at performance in the quarter (Q1) from a multi asset class perspective for USA equities, South African equities, Spot Gold, Crude [...]

World Markets Update by Mark Kalil2021-04-16T12:25:48+02:00

SA Budget Summary by Azar Jammine

The 2021 Budget attempts to reinforce fiscal consolidation without raising taxes, but key uncertainty remains whether Government will obtain agreement from public sector unions for negligible nominal wage increases. MUCH BETTER THAN EXPECTED GOVERNMENT REVENUE Finance Minister Tito Mboweni went into the 2021 Budget with the satisfactory knowledge that government revenue has been coming [...]

SA Budget Summary by Azar Jammine2021-04-15T13:00:25+02:00


Tropifrais is an international trading and distribution company specialising in the global trading and distribution of fresh and dry food products. The Tropifrais vision is to help people to discover Lebanon, South Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands through the flavours and riches of these countries by promoting and facilitating international trade between [...]


Video: Investment Opportunities in Madagascar

Michelle Azar-Hiridjee discusses investment opportunities in Madagascar. Michelle has just been appointed Honorary Lebanese Consul in Madagascar by the Ambassador and is overseeing the Indian Ocean Islands. She has an extensive network across Southern Africa, the Indian Ocean islands and Lebanon.

Video: Investment Opportunities in Madagascar2020-10-08T16:39:10+02:00

Downloadable: Growth & Recovery – A Strategy to #GetSAWorking

This editorial is written by John Endres, COO of the South African Institute of Race Relations (“IRR”) and titled “Growth & Recovery: A strategy to #GetSAWorking”. It showcases that there are solutions that are available in directing South Africa on a path to economic recovery over the years 2021 – 2026. It is [...]

Downloadable: Growth & Recovery – A Strategy to #GetSAWorking2020-10-07T11:30:46+02:00

Webinar: South African/Lebanon Macro-Economic and Financial Markets

Held on 30th of July 2020 and facilitated by Colin Rezek, this webinar featured insights from: Ali Houmani (Deputy Head of Lebanese Mission in South Africa) Dr Azar Jammine (Director and Chief Economist at Econometrix and Board Chair of SALCOC) Mark Kalil (Head of Syndicate Africa at Standard Bank and member of the Board of [...]

Webinar: South African/Lebanon Macro-Economic and Financial Markets2020-10-07T11:30:05+02:00
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