Investec Asset Management Ltd

Type: Company
Name: Investec Asset Management Ltd
First reported 14 mins ago - Updated 14 mins ago - 1 reports

ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT: More than holidays at stake

A COLLEAGUE recently observed that it’s now a good time to take an emerging market holiday. If you are South African, it is quite depressing travelling to London these days. Everything feels horribly expensive. Though the rand has depreciated by 31% against ... [Published Financial Mail - 14 mins ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

FBC Bank secures US$60m facility

FBC Bank has secured a US$60 million facility expected part of which will be used to finance the National University of Science and Technology (NUST)’s plan to set up the country’s first DNA testing laboratory.Standard Chartered Bank, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft ... [Published New Zimbabwe.com - 14 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Cathay Life Insurance buys London office for £320m

One of Taiwan's biggest insurance firms, Cathay Life, has agreed purchase of its first London office.The firm has agreed to buy Woolgate Exchange on Basinghall Street for around £320m.The Woolgate Exchange is located in the heart of the Square Mile and ... [Published Devono - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

UPDATE - Coal of Africa issues shares at 100% premium

---ADDS BROKER COMMENTS AND SHARE PRICE--- Coal of Africa ( LON:CZA ) is to raise around £38.2mln through a placing of shares at double the prevailing market price. The company is to issue 695mln shares at 5.5p per share, prompting the shares to ... [Published Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom RSS feed - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Pinnacle surges as charges dropped

PINNACLE Holdings shares jumped 44% to R14.15 on Monday after the National Prospecting Authority (NPA) dropped bribery charges against an executive director of the technology group.Takalani Tshivhase was arrested in March, accused of offering R5m to a ... [Published BDlive - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

No concern over Marcus’s future

Rene VollgraaffIT IS less than three months to go until Gill Marcus’s term expires as Reserve Bank governor, with no word on whether she will remain in her post. Yet investors are not panicking.Marcus, who turned 65 this month, will end her five-year ... [Published IOL - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

BHP spin-off to put power in SA hands

AFTER years of starving its South African coal, manganese and aluminium operations of growth capital, BHP Billiton will spin off the assets into a new company in which local managers will have more decision-making power.The split will see BHP, which will ... [Published Times Live South Africa - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

African Bank’s failure puts SA’s sovereign rating at risk

SOUTH Africa’s sovereign rating risks becoming another casualty of African Bank Investment Limited’s (Abil) failure, which has resulted in a downgrade for lenders, investor losses and cancelled bond sales.Moody’s Investors Service’s decision to lower ... [Published BDlive - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Investec’s Winship: The 3 reasons why gold price will come back this year

Gold has fallen out of favour this year with investors keen to take advantage of the strong current run in equities instead. As a result, the gold price has tumbled as investors have pulled money from gold-focussed funds - with the price falling from ... [Published Fund Strategy - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Taiwan's Cathay Life buys London’s Woolgate

Taiwanese insurance firm Cathay Life has bought the Woolgate Exchange office building in central London for a reported sum of £320 mln (€400 mln).The 33,000 m2 property was sold by US private equity group TPG and Canadian group Ivanhoé Cambridge, which ... [Published PropertyEU - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Gold is poised for a strong second half, says Investec Asset Management

- 14:42 Related fund data links ETF In recent months there has been renewed investor interest in gold, with the first half of 2014 seeing the gold price rise by 10 per cent.Investors have also tempered their gold ETF selling year on year, says Investec ... [Published Etfexpress - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT: Getting SA out of the rut

I’VE complained about Telkom’s uselessness, especially its spotty service provision, appalling call centre service and poor handling of faults. In the past two months, however, there has been a noticeable improvement. I’ve received SMS notifications every ... [Published Financial Mail - Aug 21 2014]

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Goldman Sachs notes that "EM cyclical data (manufacturing surveys and consumer confidence) have improved sequentially, consistent with our expectation of a better second half for EM growth in 2014 after a very weak first six months." Bank of America-Merrill Lynch expects EM growth to have averaged 4,6% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014, and see it hitting 5,5% in the third...
...The most recent was last year’s default of First Tech Group’s R925m First Strut bond. "It was held by only a few specialist high-yield funds" says Howie
"The company intends to use the bulk of the proceeds from the placement, together with the proceeds from the planned disposal of certain noncore assets (including the Mooiplaats Colliery), to unlock the inherent value in the underlying resources over the short, medium and long term and provide working capital for the company over the next 18 months" it said
...now asses the strengths and weaknesses of this company," said Ryan Wibberley, head of dealing for emerging markets at Investec Asset Management. "Allegations of this nature can be damaging as they raise all types of questions, including the credibility of its books."

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ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT: More than holidays at stake [Published Financial Mail - 14 mins ago]
CORPORATE BONDS: Abil’s wake-up call [Published Financial Mail - 2 hours ago]
FBC Bank Limited receive $60 million loan [Published Newsday - 3 hours ago]
FBC Bank secures US$60m facility [Published New Zimbabwe.com - 14 hours ago]
Zimbabwe’s FBC Bank granted 60 mln dollar loan ... [Published CNBC Africa - 16 hours ago]
CoAL, Grindrod settle Matola deal [Published Mining MX - 18 hours ago]
Cathay Life Insurance buys London office for £320m [Published Devono - Aug 26 2014]
UPDATE - Coal of Africa issues shares at 100% p... [Published Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom RSS feed - Aug 26 2014]
CZA: COAL OF AFRICA LIMITED - Notice of General... [Published JSE Securities Exchange - Aug 26 2014]
CoAL looks to raise £38m as Vele output halt, e... [Published BDlive - Aug 26 2014]
Pinnacle surges as charges dropped [Published BDlive - Aug 26 2014]
Redefine bid for Fountainhead falls at last hurdle [Published BDlive - Aug 25 2014]
No concern over Marcus’s future [Published IOL - Aug 25 2014]
R4.6bn in African Bank moved to ‘side pockets’ [Published IOL - Aug 24 2014]
Banks: bail or buy? [Published Times Live South Africa - Aug 24 2014]
BHP spin-off to put power in SA hands [Published Times Live South Africa - Aug 24 2014]
Investec’s Winship: The 3 reasons why gold pric... [Published Fund Strategy - Aug 22 2014]
African Bank’s failure puts SA’s sovereign rati... [Published BDlive - Aug 22 2014]
Taiwan's Cathay Life buys London’s Woolgate [Published PropertyEU - Aug 22 2014]
Gold is poised for a strong second half, says I... [Published Etfexpress - Aug 21 2014]
African Bank Contagion Sweeps From Lenders to S... [Published Bloomberg - Aug 21 2014]
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT: Getting SA out of the rut [Published Financial Mail - Aug 21 2014]
Cyclical Drivers Remain Skewed Towards Greater ... [Published Funds Society - Aug 20 2014]
Treasuries Decline Before Fed Releases Minutes ... [Published Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly - Aug 20 2014]
TPG Real Estate and Ivanhoé Cambridge complete ... [Published Yahoo! Xtra Business - Aug 20 2014]
TPG Real Estate and Ivanhoé Cambridge complete ... [Published Noodls - Aug 20 2014]
Cathay Life completes Woolgate buy [Published CoStar Uk - Aug 20 2014]
CEO believes growth in rest of continent provid... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 19 2014]
KAP lifts dividend on disposals [Published BDlive - Aug 19 2014]
JSE follows suit as global markets gather pace [Published BDlive - Aug 18 2014]
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African IPO Fund-Raising Surpasses 2013 in Firs... [Published WSJ.com: Private Equity Beat - Jul 23 2014]
Bloomberg News Capital raised through IPO activity on African stock exchanges in 2014 has now surpassed the total raised during the whole of 2013. IPO activity in the first half of 2014 has resulted in capital raising totaling $808.5 million. The total ...
Actis completes two-part Umeme transaction [Published PE Hub Blog - Jun 17 2014]
Actis has completed a two-part transaction that sees the firm’s subsidiary, Umeme Holdings sell a total 45.7 percent of Ugandan electricity distribution company, Umeme for $98 million. Stanbic acted as lead transaction advisor and Stanbic and ...
Profits at Investec Asset Management up despite... [Published Financial News Online Latest - May 22 2014]
The fund arm of Investec says operating profit grew last year despite the decline in assets ...
Actis sells stake in Ugandan electricity distri... [Published PE Hub Blog - May 19 2014]
Actis has sold a stake of Ugandan electricity distributor Umeme for $85.5 million. Investec Asset Management and Uganda’s National Social Security Fund join Actis as cornerstone institutional shareholders in Umeme. PRESS RELEASE Actis, the ...
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