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Before I say anything else, let me first say this: I do not know where the price of Bitcoin is going.

Green finance? Why global banks are pledging billions to fight climate change

Banking giant HSBC has pledged $100bn (£76bn) to “fight climate change”, to be spent on sustainable finance and investment over the next eight years

Davis commission calls for mining sector’s upfront capex tax to be scrapped

The Davis Tax Committee has recommended that the special tax regime for the mining sector be abolished

Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018 launches

Continental Reinsurance invites entries for its third Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018

SA needs a tax bill of rights to govern how Sars treats taxpayers

The Davis Tax Committee has recommended SA adopt a taxpayer bill of rights

Strange bedfellows. Banks and start ups need to collaborate

New customer preferences threaten the traditional business models of financial services companies and large banks

#AgriIndaba: Acumen and instinct in African agribusiness

Acumen’s first agricultural investments were focused on solutions that improved yields by providing quality inputs to the farmers. In the light of new challenges facing small farmers, it has evolved its strategy

‘Suspicious’ SARS deposits not probed

As South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane braces for an inquiry into the administration of the tax agency, further damaging revelations emerged on the investigation into its second-in-charge, Jonas Makwakwa

#AgriIndaba: Meeting the challenges of investing in sub-Saharan agriculture

Without investment in early-stage development or primary production, the African agricultural sector cannot advance, commercial value chains will not materialise and mainstream investment potential will be lost

Bills on ‘sugar tax’ and tax exemption adopted in Parliament

Parliament’s finance committee has adopted bills on a health promotion levy and amending the tax exemption for income earned by South Africans working abroad

#AfricaCom: How Bitcoin made PnP sexy and other stories

One of the unplanned, but positive, spin offs from Pick n Pay’s (PnP) Bitcoin experiment is that it has made retail sexier in attracting talent

Winners of AfricArena startup pitch battles

The first AfricArena took place this week and welcomed over 450 delegates, 100 entrepreneurs, 80 startups, 22 exhibitors, 42 speakers, 67 investors It also witnessed more than 40 live startup pitch battles.

WeChat Pay arrives in Paris department stores

PARIS – Chinese tourists visiting Paris are now able to pay for their purchases in two of the city’s famous department stores with their smartphones, thanks the adoption of the payment app of the popular Chinese social media network, WeChat

#AfricaCom: M-Pesa sees partnerships as the road to growth

What started out simply as a convenient way to send money home has evolved into the continent’s mobile money success story

Startups winners at Innovation Awards

African startups Flare, Snapplify and Flutterwave were among the winners at the Innovation Awards, which took place in Cape Town last night

#AgriIndaba: Phatisa and OPIC make great optics

OPIC invests in global development through emerging market private equity funds, while Phatisa invests in food and agri-related businesses in Africa that show strong growth potential

Gigaba asks Zuma to establish inquiry into Sars

Finance minister Malusi Gigaba has approached President Jacob Zuma to urgently establish an inquiry into the tax administration and governance of the Sars

New debt funding model a first in agricultural finance

Standard Bank has partnered with agribusiness TWK and Land Bank to create a new debt funding model for the agricultural sector, paving a way for the corporisation of agribusinesses to accelerate their growth

Redefine Properties to buy 25% stake in another Polish retail portfolio

Redefine Properties, the second largest SA-based property group, is due to expand its offshore property platform with another foray into Eastern Europe

Six proven benefits of VAT automation for a better tax system

Technology today has been a huge help to various forms of businesses and so, too, with the global VAT system

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Equities acquires Coventry property

Equites Property Fund, the high-end industrial property owner, has strengthened its UK portfolio with a deal worth nearly R700m. The group has bought a 19,909m cross docking distribution centre in Coventry, England, for £41m. This means Equites now owns four distribution centres in the UK worth about £104m.

Five timeless tips for choosing the right loan for your business

Nothing kills a business faster than lack of funds. This is because there are lots of areas that need to be covered; you have to pay for facilities, supplies, raw materials, new staff, etc. You could also just be ready to take your business to another level and the company just isn’t making enough money to pay for all that.

Small business loans: Five things you need to know

What do you know about small business loans? Do you have reason to believe that this type of loan could be perfect for your business? Are you willing to learn more with the idea that you will complete an application should everything check out?

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