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Does Gordhan’s New Budget Equal More Tech for Young Learners?

27 February 2017 06:51:32 The Gremlin – Online Newspaper for the Garden Route

By Colin Thornton, CEO, Dial a Nerd – Education technology can boost learner performance but there’s plenty of debate about how soon it should be used and then… how much. In his recent budget speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan reaffirmed the government’s commitment to improving education – stating that R320.5 billion will be allocated to education

Více Finance Time27 February 2017 06:51:32


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Regulator vows to speed up IPOs

27 February 2017 00:37:42 China Daily > China News

China's top securities regulator vowed on Sunday to facilitate more market-oriented share offerings while keeping market manipulation and other illegal activities under tighter scrutiny.

Více Finance Time27 February 2017 00:37:42


State Ventures To Invest 50% of 2016 Profits on Behalf of Bulgaria

25 February 2017 15:29:37 Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency)

The government has decreed that state ventures and commercial enterprises have to invest 50% of their profits for 2016 on behalf of the state. The decree excludes health treatment facilities for inpatient aid and Water and Sewerage enterprises due to the fact that these have fulfilled the preliminary conditions in the water sector for the utilisation of money from European funds. The dividend must be deposited in the state budget by the end of May.

Více Finance Time25 February 2017 15:29:37


Caution Prevails for Asia Stocks After Yen Advance: Markets Wrap

25 February 2017 00:49:47 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News A positive week for Asian stocks is ending on a cautious tone as a strengthening yen weighed on Tokyo equities and weaker metals prices pulled down shares of raw-materials companies. The dollar held on to losses. The dollar weakened after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Fox Business that fiscal stimulus effects on the economy

Více Finance Time25 February 2017 00:49:47


AirAsia plans for single, listed Asean holding company

25 February 2017 00:49:47 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News The AirAsia group plans to combine its Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines operations under a single, listed Asean holding company. AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes outlined the move as part of its outlook for this year. “Now that all our Asean airlines are on stable footing, we want to further our

Více Finance Time25 February 2017 00:49:47


Asian stocks fall amid Trump trade policy fears, strong yen

25 February 2017 00:49:47 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Asian markets slipped in muted trading Friday amid worries over US trade policies that may affect regional economies. A stronger yen weighed on Japan’s exporters. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged 0.2 percent lower to 19,339.56, while South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.5 percent to 2,097.05. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.7 percent to 5,742.70. Hong

Více Finance Time25 February 2017 00:49:47


Asian shares slip from 1-1/2-year high, Trump’s yuan remarks in focus

25 February 2017 00:49:47 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Asian shares took a breather on Friday, slipping from 1-1/2-year highs as material shares were hit by sudden falls in copper and other commodity prices while investors assessed Washington’s stance on tax and currency policies. US President Donald Trump called China “grand champions” of currency manipulation, doing little to raise confidence on trade relations between

Více Finance Time25 February 2017 00:49:47


Asian shares dip as Fed minutes show rate hike expected soon

24 February 2017 01:00:30 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Asian shares slipped Thursday after the latest Fed minutes raised the possibility that a US rate hike could come sooner than expected. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.3 percent to 19,315.11 and South Korea’s Kospi was flat at 2,106.22. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.3 percent to 24,117.18 and the Shanghai Composite index

Více Finance Time24 February 2017 01:00:30


Asia Stocks to Fall as Dovish Fed Minutes Spur Yen: Markets Wrap

24 February 2017 01:00:30 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Asian equities were poised to follow US stocks lower, with Japanese shares vulnerable after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting were deemed dovish enough to send the yen climbing for the first time this week. The dollar fell while Treasuries advanced as policy makers expressed confidence they can take their time raising rates as

Více Finance Time24 February 2017 01:00:30


Asia stocks pare losses, dollar flounders as lift from Fed, Mnuchin wanes

24 February 2017 01:00:30 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Asian stocks steadied on Thursday after earlier losses, aided by a weaker dollar as markets studied Federal Reserve meeting minutes that indicated both readiness and caution over raising interest rates. European markets were headed for a mixed start, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting Britain’s FTSE 100 to open 0.3 percent lower, and Germany’s DAX

Více Finance Time24 February 2017 01:00:30


Critics of the 2017 Budget Speech

23 February 2017 21:17:43 The Gremlin – Online Newspaper for the Garden Route

South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his Budget Speech on the 22nd of February. His speech has been widely described as rather balanced and tight considering the less than zero economic growth and government debt levels. So what are some of the critics of the Minister’s speech in a nutshell? 1) Well the highlight

Více Finance Time23 February 2017 21:17:43


Asia gains as Wall Street extends record run, dollar slips

23 February 2017 03:09:46 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, joining a record-setting session for global markets as investors cheered upbeat factory activity in Europe and solid earnings on Wall Street. But the dollar dipped, reversing an earlier rise made on hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials. Spreadbetters expected the boon for equities to extend into the European day, predicting

Více Finance Time23 February 2017 03:09:46


Asia Stocks Gain Even as Topix Swings, Yen Rises: Markets Wrap

23 February 2017 03:09:46 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Asian stocks rose even as Tokyo shares wrestled with a strengthening yen, as markets from Hong Kong to Singapore advanced after US shares reached fresh records. The dollar fell against most major currencies while oil continued a rally. Japan’s Topix index fluctuated as the yen increased, while Chinese shares traded in Hong Kong climbed back

Více Finance Time23 February 2017 03:09:46


Most Asia markets up as HK rebounds

23 February 2017 03:09:46 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Hong Kong led most Asia markets higher Wednesday after the previous day’s HSBC-fuelled plunge but Tokyo struggled under the weight of a stronger yen. Regional traders woke up to the now-common sight of a record close on Wall Street as the US returned from the Presidents Day holiday to higher oil prices and healthy eurozone

Více Finance Time23 February 2017 03:09:46


State Ventures To Invest 50% of 2016 Profits on Behalf of Bulgaria

22 February 2017 15:26:39 Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency)

The government has decreed that state ventures and commercial enterprises have to invest 50% of their profits for 2016 on behalf of the state. The decree excludes health treatment facilities for inpatient aid and Water and Sewerage enterprises due to the fact that these have fulfilled the preliminary conditions in the water sector for the utilisation of money from European funds. The dividend must be deposited in the state budget by the end of May.

Více Finance Time22 February 2017 15:26:39


Asia stocks consolidate recent gains; China shines

22 February 2017 12:45:54 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Asian stocks held ground on Tuesday though Chinese equities surged to a fresh 2-1/2 month high as domestic funds piled into financial counters on expectations the world’s second biggest economy may have turned a corner. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent on Tuesday and held below a 19-month peak

Více Finance Time22 February 2017 12:45:54


Most Asia markets up as rally presses ahead

22 February 2017 12:45:54 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Asian markets mostly extended their rally Tuesday with Tokyo boosted by a jump in the dollar against the yen after a top Federal Reserve official said the bank could lift interest rates as soon as next month. With Wall Street’s trading floors closed for the Presidents Day holiday there was little to drive business but

Více Finance Time22 February 2017 12:45:54


Asian stocks higher after Wall Street long weekend

22 February 2017 12:45:54 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday as investors looked ahead to minutes from the US Federal Reserve’s latest meeting and Wall Street prepared to reopen after a three-day weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 advanced 0.7 percent to 18,379.63 and the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.3 percent to 3,249.01. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose

Více Finance Time22 February 2017 12:45:54


This Currency Reigns Supreme in Asian Emerging-Market Plays

21 February 2017 01:06:44 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News As the most sensitive emerging Asian currency, South Korea’s won provides the best proxy for investors looking to bet on how the region reacts to US President Donald Trump. The currency’s volatility is 11 percent for the past year, more than all of its peers in the region, including the Malaysian ringgit and Indonesian rupiah,

Více Finance Time21 February 2017 01:06:44


Asia shares adrift for US holiday, focus on Unilever

21 February 2017 01:06:44 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News A man walks past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average, the Dow Jones average and the stock averages of other countries’ outside a brokerage in Tokyo A man walks past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average (top L), the Dow Jones average (top R) and the stock averages of other countries’ outside a

Více Finance Time21 February 2017 01:06:44


Asian shares muted ahead of earnings, Fed minutes this week

21 February 2017 01:06:44 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Asian stocks were muted on Monday as a lack of fresh leads kept investors on the sidelines while they awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.1 percent to 19,244.39 and South Korea’s Kospi crept up 0.1 percent to

Více Finance Time21 February 2017 01:06:44


Netanyahu’s Planned Visit to Australia Is Met With Opposition

20 February 2017 20:00:40 NYT > World

Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip, a first by an Israeli prime minister, has generated a bit of pushback because of his government’s policies toward the Palestinians.

Více Finance Time20 February 2017 20:00:40


Budget speech 2017 – A few potential effects on over-indebted consumers

20 February 2017 19:43:31 The Gremlin – Online Newspaper for the Garden Route

Our Honourable Minister of Finance’s budget speech is not only going to be under the magnifying glass by rating agencies this week but also by South African consumers.   Wikus Olivier, debt management expert at DebtSafe, says that some announcements can have an unfortunate effect on over-indebted consumers. He mentions that many South Africans are

Více Finance Time20 February 2017 19:43:31


Interest Free Loans to Trusts

19 February 2017 20:58:52 The Gremlin – Online Newspaper for the Garden Route

New tax provisions, set out in section 7C of the Income Tax Act, 1962 (“Act”), relating to interest-free or low-interest loans to trusts come into effect on 1 March 2017.  The new law applies to any loan, advance or credit (“loan”) made to a trust by: a natural person, or at the instance of that

Více Finance Time19 February 2017 20:58:52


Asia equities dip as Trump rally fades

18 February 2017 01:59:58 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Most Asian markets eased further Friday as investors cashed out following a healthy run-up over the past week and after Wall Street’s Trump-fuelled surge finally came to an end. Equity markets around the world are sharply higher since Donald Trump last Thursday pledged a “phenomenal” tax reform package soon, fuelling hopes he would press on

Více Finance Time18 February 2017 01:59:58


Asia shares ease after run of gains; oil lifted by OPEC cut extension hopes

18 February 2017 01:59:58 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Asian stock markets took a breather on Friday from their recent surge as investors booked profits, while the dollar inched up after Thursday’s slide and optimism over possible renewed supply cuts by OPEC lifted oil prices. Financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expects Britain’s FTSE 100 to start the day flat, Germany’s DAX (.GDAXI) to be slightly

Více Finance Time18 February 2017 01:59:58


Asian shares slip after Wall Street fall and Samsung arrest

18 February 2017 01:59:58 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Asian shares slipped Friday following a drop on Wall Street as the stronger dollar sent Japanese issues lower and the arrest of an executive at Samsung weighed on Korean stocks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.7 percent to 19,220.59.South Korea’s Kospi edged down 0.2 percent to2,077.39. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell nearly 0.2 percent

Více Finance Time18 February 2017 01:59:58


Asia’s Biggest Rate Cutter Is Turning Cautious

17 February 2017 01:11:28 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Bank Indonesia, Asia’s biggest interest-rate cutter last year, is turning cautious as inflation pressures mount. After lowering the benchmark rate six times last year to help spur growth in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, Governor Agus Martowardojo is more circumspect on the outlook for the global economy. He said on February 3 the central bank is

Více Finance Time17 February 2017 01:11:28


Asian stocks test new 19-month highs, some markets seen overvalued

17 February 2017 01:11:28 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Asian stocks inched to new 19-month highs on Thursday with thanks to an ongoing rally on Wall Street and bolstered by gains in Chinese stocks while the dollar came in for a bout of profit-taking after a recent bounce. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent to its highest since July

Více Finance Time17 February 2017 01:11:28


Asian stocks mixed on upbeat US data, rate hike expectations

17 February 2017 01:11:28 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Asian stocks were mixed Thursday as investors took profit amid expectations that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates more aggressively than expected following upbeat US economic data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.5 percent to 19,349.97 while South Korea’s Kospi edged down 0.1 percent to 2,081.32. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 0.4

Více Finance Time17 February 2017 01:11:28