Team CN&CO is passionate about financial services (among other things) and we love reading about what’s happening in various quarters of the industry. We canvassed our team for their favourite fin-blogs of the past week. Here’s what they shared: 

Gianluca’s pick
Tencent’s new $3.5M fund to help SME sell on WeChat
South Africa represents the maiden voyage of the WeChat mobile wallet beyond China.

Gabbi’s pick
Education fund opens on the JSE
I had never been very investment savvy. That all changed when we started working with the Purple Group. Now every opportunity I get to tell young people to start investing as early on in life as possible, I seize it. Reading this article was a breath of fresh air – seeing school pupils already interested and involved with the JSE. Definitely something amazing.

Kurt’s pick:
I get investing, but what stocks should I buy?
It’s easy: Pick a brand you love, decide how much you want to spend (from as little as R5), click “buy” and VOILA, you are now a shareholder…

Colin’s pick:
ETF Tuesdays
Every Tuesday, EasyEquities publishes a comprehensive breakdown of a single JSE exchange traded fund (ETF) on its blog. The info is compiled by Intellidex and provides investors with indepth info on each fund. ETFs make great tax-free investments, which is why I find ETF Tuesdays really exciting.

Josie’s pick:
South Africa’s Gordhan charms on roadshow but investors still wary
While the SA Finance Minister won applause for an impromptu roadshow in London, many global investors remain sceptical about investing in the country.

Carel’s pick:
The Gauteng Women in Insurance Facebook page
Tuesday was International Women’s Day, and the Gauteng Women in Insurance organisation dedicated the whole week to celebrating women in insurance in Gauteng. There are some great tributes and articles on their Facebook page.

Rob’s pick:
What a downgrade will mean for you, me and South Africa
With the recent budget speech still fresh in some people’s minds, what does a downgrade of the country’s credit status entail and what are the potential repercussions?

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