Business

Employment growth slows in 1Q21

Employment growth slows in 1Q21

Employment in the formal non-agricultural sectors of the economy, as shown by the Quarterly Employment Survey, has declined by 0.1% q/q – a drop of 9 000 jobs between 4Q20 and 1Q21 (a fall of 6 000 jobs when comparing to the revised 4Q20 estimate). Compared to the start of 2020, employment losses still amount […]

THE PEOPLE WHO ARE MY EVERYTHING

THE PEOPLE WHO ARE MY EVERYTHING

Those around us can make our lives enriched and better when they influence us positively. Our people are our everything – they nudge us in the right direction, give us advice, show us a different perspective and lift our spirits when we don’t have the energy to pick ourselves up.   The Metropolitan #MyPeople.MyEverything campaign encourages […]

Five tips for the youth to start building a secure financial future

Five tips for the youth to start building a secure financial future

 South Africa is fortunate to have a youthful population where young people (aged 18–34) are estimated to account for roughly a third of the country’s population. “With time on their side, young people have the opportunity to start building good money management principles from as early as possible. This in turn can set them up for a […]

May trade surplus R54.6 billion

May trade surplus R54.6 billion

The trade surplus for May came in at R54.6 billion, wider than the R51.2 billion surplus recorded in April. This was the widest monthly trade surplus since January 2010.  Year-to-date (January to May), the cumulative trade surplus measured R202.6 billion compared to just R10.6 billion in the corresponding period last year. The sustained trade balance […]

Start your financial savings journey with these 5 tips

Start your financial savings journey with these 5 tips

For many people, the idea of saving is something that they fear they can’t achieve especially during these trying times. Financial challenges such as loss or reduction in income and rising cost of living inhibit our ability to save.  However, small, gradual changes in how you manage your day to day money matters and how […]

Momentum Digital Series Media Advisory Statement

Momentum Digital Series Media Advisory Statement

Momentum is shooting the #AdviceForSuccess digital series with public figures that will share how they overcame fears and insecurities in their professions, putting into motion an unstoppable momentum to success. The series forms part of the Momentum #ForcesOfMomentum campaign that highlights the power of advice and how it can propel one’s success. During the session, […]

Money market funds and savings accounts, the key differences

Money market funds and savings accounts, the key differences

Investing in the stock market has played a key role in helping investors diversify their portfolios. Money Market funds and savings account are instruments used by investors and savers, looking to grow wealth in a risk averse manner. Nicholas Riemer, Head of Investment Education at FNB Wealth and Investments, “In times of economic downturn and […]

How to invest and take care of your well-being as a mother

How to invest and take care of your well-being as a mother

We live in a world where many women always ensure that their family, careers and friends are well taken care of, without even taking the time or moment to breath. Women continuously go out of their way and pour so much of themselves into everything around them that they often ignore themselves. Aneesa Razack, CEO […]

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