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Behind the biggest business stories of the week - taking you inside key events, the movements at the top and their effects at the bottom.

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Keywords: BDSpotlight, industry, markets, South Africa, news and views, money, success, entrepreneur, corporation, podcast

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Behind the biggest business stories of the week - taking you inside key events, the movements at the top and their effects at the bottom.

A Tiso Blackstar Group Production.

Keywords: BDSpotlight, industry, markets, South Africa, news and views, money, success, entrepreneur, corporation, podcast

    ANC unity looms larger than global summits for Ramaphosa

    ANC unity looms larger than global summits for Ramaphosa

    In this edition of Business Day Spotlight, we round up the week’s top business and economics news from international summits to the ruling party’s meeting over the weekend and interest rate cuts.

    Our host Mudiwa ‘MobbJustice’ Gavaza is joined by François Conradie, a senior political economist with NKC African Economics to explore local and international economic developments affecting SA.

    The discussion looks at SA’s participation in global economic gatherings – the UK Africa Investment in London and the World Economics Forum in Davos, Switzerland which took place this week. President Ramaphosa was noticeably absent from these events despite his investment drive, choosing to send a delegation in his place. It is definitely good for SA to have a presence there but he says it was probably more important for him to tend to issues at home like the ANC’s National Executive Committee lekgotla. Conradie says the ANC was likely making an effort to present a united front with this past weekend’s meeting and remarks from the President.

    The discussion shifts to news from earlier in the week that the International Monetary Fund has revised its growth forecast for SA down from 0.9% to 0.8% for the year, together with the SA Reserve bank’s decision to cut interest rates.

    Listen in to hear the full discussion and thoughts around these and other questions.

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    • 18 min.
    Naked AI-based insurer expands coverage

    Naked AI-based insurer expands coverage

    In this edition of Business Day Spotlight, we look how how a new player in the insurance industry is attempting to reduce the cost and waiting times for insurance in SA through technology.

    Our host Mudiwa Gavaza joins Ernest North, co-founder at Naked, the artificial intelligence based insurance platform at their offices in Parktown, Johannesburg.

    In an insurance market dominated by large players like Hollard, Outsurance, Liberty and Old Mutual amongst others, Naked, has now entered the home cover market with its building and contents products as it continues its efforts to disrupt the traditional business model.

    The discussion also explores trends that will likely shape insurance over the next decade, economics pressures currently facing consumers, the role of technology in changing how businesses work and the advantages of using AI to detect fraud.

    Listen in to hear the full discussion and thoughts around these and other questions.

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    • 28 min.
    SA is suffering from low consumer confidence levels

    SA is suffering from low consumer confidence levels

    In our first edition of Business Day Spotlight for 2020, we are exploring the mood and pressures currently being faced by consumers in SA.

    Our host Mudiwa ‘MobbJustice’ Gavaza is joined by Siphamandla Mkhwanazi, senior economist at FNB to discuss the results of their Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) done in collaboration with Bureau for Economic Research.

    In the first part of the discussion, Mkhwanazi explains that for the third quarter of 2019, their research found that consumers are generally pessimistic about the current state of the economy.

    The second part of the discussion looks at what the year ahead has for SA consumers. Mkhwanazi says the upcoming budget from treasury will likely set the pace for how local and international investors view SA.

    Listen in to hear the full discussion and thoughts around these and other questions.

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    • 20 min.
    It's a wrap - SA's economic outlook bleak at the end of 2019

    It's a wrap - SA's economic outlook bleak at the end of 2019

    In this edition of Business Day Spotlight, we take a look in the rear-view mirror at the year gone by in SA’s economy together with an outlook for the year ahead.

    Our host Mudiwa “MobbJustice” Gavaza is joined by Ndumiso Hadebe, an economist and director for Pax Africana Holdings for our last show for the year.

    In the first part of the discussion, we look back at the year’s major economic events. Hadebe gives a brief account of GDP growth for each quarter, looking at the factors that defined each period.

    The second part of the show explores what the year to come may have in store in terms of the US-China trade war, the annual national budget and a possible ratings decision by Moody’s.

    Listen in to hear the full discussion and thoughts around these and other questions.

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    • 19 min.
    Phillip Morris is admittedly disrupting its own business model

    Phillip Morris is admittedly disrupting its own business model

    In this edition of Business Day Spotlight, our focus is on the tobacco industry’s effort to shift consumers to healthier and less risky products outside of traditional cigarettes.

    Our host Mudiwa “MobbJustice” Gavaza is joined by Neetesh Ramjee, director of external affairs at tobacco company Philip Morris SA.

    In this discussion Ramjee explains Philip Morris’s decision to shift its business model away from selling traditional cigarette products to less risky alternative products like electronic cigarettes, which the company says are much safer, though not 100% risk-free. He also details the challenges faced by the company is in trying to get this done.

    Listen in to hear the full discussion and thoughts around these and other questions.

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    • 19 min.
    Service providers could face prosecution if they do not drop data prices

    Service providers could face prosecution if they do not drop data prices

    Mobile operators have been behaving uncompetitively by charging too much for internet connectivity and could face prosecution if they do not drop prices, the Competition Commission said on Monday. 

    The commission's final data services market inquiry report has found that current prices exclude many poor and disadvantaged people from participating in the digital economy. It also said operators charge more for data services in SA than they do in other markets where they operate, and they had to commit to cutting prices. 

    • 7 min.

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