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Investec Focus Radio SA

Investec Focus Radio South Africa features conversations between leading minds from within Investec and other experts on economic, investment and business topics in addition to issues that go beyond wealth.
Weekly English South Africa Business · Investing
298 Episodes
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Now ep75: SA economy - what lies ahead?

Despite some notable economic gains for South Africa, growth constraints persist. What does this mean for the second half of the year? Investec Chief Economist Annabel Bishop shares her projections for the next six months and highlights the key economic indicators to watch out for. Podcast key moments: 00:00 –…
11 Jun 19 min

Everything counts | Ep 2: How can I manage my money better?

Everything Counts is a new bi-weekly podcast series that focuses on money and financial wellness. Hosted by 702's Motheo Khoaripe, each episode tackles various aspects of personal finance, including saving, spending, investing, pitfalls to avoid and tricks to succeed. The podcast aims to provide valuable information and expert guidance to…
11 Jun 26 min

Macro Monday Ep31: Global activity accelerates

In this week's episode, Investec Wealth & Investment Chief Investment Strategist Chris Holdsworth unpacks at the latest global PMI print and what it means for the global growth, US employment, European Central Bank interest rates cut and South Africa’s latest GDP reading.
10 Jun 7 min

The Current Ep 8 | Shifting gear: SA’s electric vehicle transition

Two in three cars sold globally will be electric by 2035, says the International Energy Agency. And in Europe - South Africa's largest automobile export market, one in four cars sold are already EVs. SA is way behind this adoption curve, but it's quickly picked up pace in the last…
4 Jun 31 min

Macro Monday Ep30: All about the election

In this week's episode, Investec Wealth & Investment Chief Investment Strategist Chris Holdsworth discusses post-elections in SA, the latest development on growth and inflation in the US and what it means for interest rates as well as inflation and unemployment in Europe and outlook for interest rates.
3 Jun 6 min

NOW ep74: In turbulent times, not all bonds are equal

Not all bonds are equal in a geopolitical storm. Chief Investment Officer for Investec Bank Switzerland Annelise Peers and Investec Wealth & Investment Fixed Income Analyst Awongiwe Booi discuss the role of bonds in times of uncertainty. Listen to the latest episode of the No Ordinary Wednesday podcast. Podcast key…
28 May 26 min

Everything Counts | Ep 1 : What does financial wellness mean to you?

Everything Counts is a new bi-weekly podcast series that focuses on money and financial wellness. Hosted by 702's Motheo Khoaripe, each episode tackles various aspects of personal finance, including saving, spending, investing, pitfalls to avoid and tricks to succeed. The podcast aims to provide valuable information and expert guidance to…
28 May 25 min

The Current Ep 7 | SA's solar awakening

This year, South Africa is set to become the tenth-largest solar market in the world. In 2023 R17.5 Billion rands of solar panels were imported into this country. In the latest episode of The Current podcast series, we’re talking all things solar PV – from market dynamics to how much…
21 May 31 min

In conversation | Navigating uncertainty in Cape Town

In this episode, journalist Ferial Haffajee hosts a discussion with Cumesh Moodliar, Fumani Mthembi, Ravi Naidoo, Reyburn Hendricks, and Wrenelle Stander. They explore the challenges and opportunities facing Cape Town and South Africa as they navigate uncertainty and work toward sustainable economic growth. The conversation delves into various topics, including…
21 May 29 min

Macro Monday Ep28: When bad news is good news for markets

The rand has been a leading beneficiary of a weaker US dollar, as expectations of a rate cut this year grow. In this week's episode, Investec Wealth & Investment Chief Investment Strategist Chris Holdsworth discusses global inflation, mixed data coming out of China and why the rand has been strengthening…
20 May 8 min

NOW ep73: Global elections – an investor perspective

With over 60 countries going to the polls in 2024, including South Africa, financial markets are keeping a close eye on developments worldwide. What does a historic year of global elections mean to investors? Investec Wealth & Investment Chief Investment Strategist Chris Holdsworth shares his insights on what election outcomes…
14 May 18 min

Macro Monday Ep27: Global growth is rebounding

In this week’s episode, Chief Investment Strategist Chris Holdsworth discusses latest PMI data and what it means for global growth, the FED decision and a surprising decline in a key leading indicator for the Chinese economy.
13 May 8 min

Reimagine Mental Health S2 ep6: Finding hope

In this episode we meet the man behind the title, Cumesh Moodliar, the CEO of Investec Bank. We delve into the importance of cultivating a positive mental outlook to effectively navigate the emotional impact of everyday life challenges. We also look at the role that corporates plays in fostering hope…
9 May 19 min

The Current Ep 6 | The next generation of clean energy tech

Wind and solar are the predominant renewable energy sources being brought online now, but what about other clean energy technologies in the future of SA's energy mix? In episode 6 of the Current, we delve into geothermal, battery advancements, innovations in nuclear, biomass, smart grids and more. If you want…
7 May 32 min

Macro Monday Ep26: Good news on the SOE front

In this week’s episode, Chief Investment Strategist Chris Holdsworth takes a look at SA's state-owned enterprises and in particular at the positive trends in electricity availability, as well as in ports and rail. He also looks at the recent rand strength, US interest rates, US jobs and earnings.
6 May 6 min

NOW ep72: Bridging the gap - SA’s healthcare conundrum

South Africa’s ailing healthcare system has significant implications for the population and the economy. What needs to be done to change the course of healthcare in SA? In the latest episode of the No Ordinary Wednesday podcast, Health Activist Dr Aslam Dasoo and Investec Healthcare Equity Analyst Letlotlo Lenake discuss…
30 Apr 30 min

Macro Monday Ep25: US GDP not bad as it looks

This week, Investec Wealth & Investment Chief Investment Strategist Chris Holdsworth discusses the latest US GDP print and core PCE inflation. And in South Africa, the latest on election polls.
29 Apr 6 min

The Current ep 5 | The future of fossil fuels

In episode 5 of The Current, we examine fossil fuels- mankind's centuries-old mixed blessing. We discuss the numerous applications of oil and gas and just how quickly we can phase them out, whilst sticking to a 'just energy transition'. Listen to Iman Rappetti, and Investec's Callum Macpherson, Campbell Parry, Melanie…
23 Apr 30 min

Macro Monday Ep24: US interest rates outlook

This week, Investec Wealth & Investment Chief Investment Strategist Chris Holdsworth looks at the latest US economic data, outlook for interest rates in the US, what is happening to global markets and CPI in SA.
22 Apr 5 min
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