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Africa’s entertainment and media industry enters dynamic new wave of convergence – 3.0

By 2022, total E&M revenue in South Africa is expected to reach R177.2 billion, up from R129.2 billion in 2017

Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase - a third wave of convergence. The borders that once separated the entertainment and media (E&M), technology and telecommunications industries are blurring in the battle for the attention of the consumer in a world that is rapidly digitising. As…

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Africa’s insurance industry is poised for further growth – PwC insurance survey

Africa’s insurance industry is facing more disruption than any other industry, posing challenges for some while opening up business opportunities for others

The opportunities for growth in Africa’s insurance industry are huge despite recent economic and political uncertainty. The insurance industry has done well to adapt to continuous disruption, with technological advances now considered the most important global trend disrupting the industry. Despite the additional pressures of unrelenting regulatory and insurance accounting…

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African capital markets indicate recovery in 2017 with overall increase in value and volume of equity capital market (ECM) transactions

ECM activity in 2017 was the second highest since 2013 in terms of volume with 121 issuances, up 25% over the prior year, and the highest since 2013 in terms of value

Overall, African equity capital market transaction volume and value improved in 2017 over 2016. In terms of value, 2017 saw the largest initial public offerings (IPOs) over the trailing five-year period, and an increase in the total value of equity capital market (ECM) transactions of 49% between 2016 and 2017…

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Activity in African capital markets shows significant decline in 2016 amidst economic uncertainty and global political upheaval: PwC report

On a sector basis, the financial services sector continued to dominate the African IPO market during 2016 with 45% of total value and 55% of total volume, followed by consumer goods and industrials with a total value of 31% and 13% respectively

2016 marked a challenging year for African equity markets in the wake of lower economic growth and political upheaval around the globe, largely as a result of the US elections cycle and the Brexit vote. African equity capital markets (ECM) broke a streak of three successive years of growth, recording…

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Tax compliance gets easier for companies, but new data highlights post–filing challenges across the world

Africa is still a difficult region for paying taxes - PwC

Economies around the world continue to make progress in simplifying and reducing the burden of tax compliance on business, according to the latest edition of Paying Taxes 2017, a report by the World Bank Group and PwC (www.PWC.com). Download the report: http://www.APO.af/PwC Released today, the report finds that the Total…

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South Africa’s Mining Industry continues to Face Tough Times in the Wake of Subdued Commodity Prices, Mounting Cost Pressure and Regulatory Uncertainty: PwC Report

Companies had no choice but to cut back on new developments, re-focus on profitable production rather than maximum production and to save costs

2016 marked another challenging year for SA’s mining industry in the wake of subdued commodity prices, an increase in short-term volatility, increased pressure on operating models and regulatory uncertainty. These are some of the highlights from PwC’s (www.PwC.com) eighth edition of SA Mine, a series of publications that highlights trends in…

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Growth is on the African Business Agenda - PwC report

Africa remains one of the preferred frontiers for investment opportunities and doing business, according to a report released by PwC Africa today

Africa remains one of the preferred frontiers for investment opportunities and doing business, according to a report released by PwC Africa today (www.PwC.com). Growth and foreign direct investment has continued in Africa amid the recent global economic uncertainty. Download the report: http://www.apo.af/GQ1wcC This is confirmed by PwC’s Africa Business Agenda…

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Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to stimulate growth in uncertain global economic environment

PwC’s Africa Business Agenda was released today at the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali

In Africa’s boardrooms growth is on the agenda – together with addressing stakeholders’ expectations and concerns and managing the pipeline of talent. Business strategies of companies include the growing of regional operations, investing in and developing innovative and technological products and services, and strengthening of internal management structures. These are…

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Strategy that works in Africa: closing the gap between strategy and execution

Most major corporations struggle with developing a business strategy that works

Most major corporations struggle with developing a business strategy that works. Fifty percent of business leaders don’t believe they have a winning strategy to begin with and almost all report missing major opportunities in the market. About two-thirds of business executives say that their company’s capabilities don’t support the way…

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South African organisations report the highest rate of economic crime in the world over the last two years: PwC Global Economic Crime Survey

69% of organisations report being victims of economic crime 32% of organisations have experienced cybercrime 70% of survey respondents view local law enforcement as inadequately resourced to fight economic crime South African organisations reported a considerably higher frequency in the incidence of economic crime in comparison to their African and…