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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.

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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.

    The SA economy is like an ocean liner

    The SA economy is like an ocean liner

    High unemployment, declining business confidence and debt are just some of the factors landing SA in rough waters. President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the country's recovery plan and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is set to delivery the mid-term budget in the coming days. Our panel of experts, Annabel Bishop, Investec Chief Economist, Chris Holdsworth, Investec Wealth & Investment Chief Investment Strategist and David Gracey, Investec Head of Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Trading, give an in-depth analysis of the recovery plan and expectations of the mid-term budget. The conversation is facilitated by journalist and anchor Cathy Mohlahlana.

    • 35 min
    The geopolitical landscape post pandemic

    The geopolitical landscape post pandemic

    The Covid-19 crisis has only heightened existing tensions between the global economic superpowers. Economist John Kay, British politician Philip Hammond, investor David Rubenstein, Investec's John Haynes and others discuss the US-China relationship, Brexit and other fault lines in geopolitics.

    • 22 min
    John Kay: How economists got the world wrong

    John Kay: How economists got the world wrong

    John Kay, former director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and a Financial Times columnist, talks to Investec Chief Economist Philip Shaw about the thinking behind “predictive” economic theories and what we can do to avoid the pitfalls.

    • 31 min
    Part 3: The changing role of business post pandemic

    Part 3: The changing role of business post pandemic

    In this third episode of our series on preparing for a post-pandemic world, we consider whether the crisis will serve as an inflection point in the way businesses perceive their role; as actors in society and inhabitants of a fragile planet.

    • 22 min
    Episode 6: The Women Behind the Mask – The humanity of technology

    Episode 6: The Women Behind the Mask – The humanity of technology

    In the latest edition of The Women Behind the Mask series, a panel, made up of some of South Africa’s leading young tech entrepreneurs, discusses the Covid-19 pandemic and how it has highlighted ways in which technology can enable business activity when traditional ways of doing things are not possible. However it has also shone a spotlight on the importance of the human interface, not just in making technologies work for businesses, but also for remaining relevant for their customers and the broader community.

    • 37 min
    Part 2: Preparing for the post-pandemic investment landscape

    Part 2: Preparing for the post-pandemic investment landscape

    It’s been described as a crisis for main street, not Wall Street. Investment legends Howard Marks, David M. Rubenstein and James Anderson share their views on whether the pandemic will change the way we invest in the future.

    • 28 min

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