What to expect from the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Mark Appleton, Strategist at Ashburton Investments (the asset management arm of FirstRand).

Appleton gave a preview of what to expect from the upcoming annual meeting of the World Economic in Davos, Switzerland.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

The ‘fourth industrial revolution’ is the theme. How can we become more productive?

Mark Appleton, Strategist at Ashburton Investments

The sacking of Nene shocked foreign investors who voted with their wallets.

Mark Appleton, Strategist at Ashburton Investments

The US is raising interest rates and capital is flowing out of emerging markets.

Mark Appleton, Strategist at Ashburton Investments

Pravin Gordhan has his work cut out for him.

Mark Appleton, Strategist at Ashburton Investments

Davos has relevance in terms of the people you meet and do deals with.

Mark Appleton, Strategist at Ashburton Investments

South Africa is incredibly cheap at the moment.

Mark Appleton, Strategist at Ashburton Investments

The value of the rand is affected by foreigners’ perception of our country.

Mark Appleton, Strategist at Ashburton Investments

It’s 50% more expensive at Davos this year because of the rand. I’ll certainly come back thinner!

Bruce Whitfield, The Money Show

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