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Tunisia: Improved Outlook Despite Terrorist Attack

Published: Mon, 04 May 15

By Sofia Tozy at Coface, the international credit insurer’s economic & research department in France   Three months after the legislative elections and against the backdrop of an economic recovery, Tunisia has gone through one of its most murderous attacks since 2002 at a museum close to parliament ...
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Sound vision and political will are essential for the transformation of Africa's cities

Published: Mon, 04 May 15

LUANDA, Angola: -/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The 2nd Urban Infrastructure Investment Forum (AUIFF) in Luanda saw a number of African ministers and leaders of cities gather to discuss a range of issues relating to the development of African cities and how to deal with rising urbanisation on the continent. Africa has ...
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Malawi takes key step to advance digital payments and drive inclusive growth

Published: Thu, 30 Apr 15

Government, private sector, mobile operators and development organizations convene to establish a plan for the future LILONGWE, Malawi: Today, Malawi took a significant step towards creating a digital payment ecosystem in order to address poverty and drive inclusive growth. An event organized by the Government ...
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Mexican Economy Facing Headwinds

Published: Wed, 29 Apr 15

By Patricia Krause and Adriana Meyer, economist at Coface, the international credit insurer Since the signature of the Pacto por Mexico in December 2012, an agreement struck by the three main political parties, the country has witnessed a variety of reforms. President Peña Nieto was efficient in securing ...
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Standard Bank Namibia and RMB Namibia jointly finance US$150 million Namibia deal

Published: Tue, 28 Apr 15

Standard Bank Namibia and RMB Namibia jointly finance US$150 million deal for Debmarine Namibia’s diamond exploration and sampling vessel In the biggest transactional deal to boost marine diamond mining in Namibia, RMB Namibia and Standard Bank Namibia partnered in a US$150 million deal (approximately N$1 ...
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10th World Economic Forum on Latin America to Discuss the Region’s Renovation Agenda

Published: Tue, 28 Apr 15

Mexico City, Mexico – The 10th World Economic Forum on Latin America will return to Mexico in Riviera Maya under the theme “Advancing through a Renovation Agenda”. More than 700 leaders from business, government, civil society and academia will participate in the meeting on 6-8 May. “Latin ...
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Interpret contracts according to words, purpose and context

Published: Tue, 28 Apr 15

    By Patrick Bracher, Director Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa       We make no apologies for repeating what we have said in previous blog posts about how contracts are interpreted. In the latest case (Cloete Murray v FirstRand Bank Limited) the court said: ...
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PPS total profits last 10 years - R21 billion. 100% allocated to members

Published: Thu, 23 Apr 15

PPS, the financial services company focused exclusively on graduate professionals, has announced that its total cumulative profit-share allocation to members* reached R21. 6 billion over the last ten years. PPS, which is the largest financial services company in South Africa that operates under a mutual model and ...
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New ASISA Product Replacement Standard

Published: Thu, 23 Apr 15

A newly published “ASISA Standard on Replacement” is currently being rolled out to the industry. The aim of the revised guidelines is to bring them in line with the Treating Customers Fairly outcomes. The introduction to the new Standard reads: The Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act and ...
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Currency Depreciation is Having Mixed Effects on Latin American Economies

Published: Wed, 22 Apr 15

By Patricia Krause at Coface, the international credit insurer  The perception among investors that the US economy will outperform other economies in the coming months has caused an appreciation of the US dollar against other currencies. In Latin America this is no different, but a second factor ...
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PwC and Strategy& map the road ahead for power sector transformation

Published: Wed, 22 Apr 15

A new report from PwC and Strategy& warns that the Power Sector is transforming fast and companies that don’t stay ahead of change are in danger. Megatrends have major implications as to how electricity is generated and distributed Profound implications for the strategies and future role of companies ...
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Can the SA economy grow at 2% this year?

Published: Wed, 22 Apr 15

Comment by Luke Doig, Senior Economist Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation While it is easy to look at global developments and blame them for our woes, the truth is that most of our current problems are all of our own making. And consequently we are condemning ourselves to an also-ran status as other emerging ...
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With Launch of ASEAN Economic Community, Region Must Make Integration a Reality

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 15

Jakarta, Indonesia: With the milestone launching of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), South-East Asian nations have the opportunity to take the region to the next level of development, though there are significant challenges ahead, the Co-Chairs of the 24th World Economic Forum on East Asia agreed in the closing ...
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Law Society launches court bid to stop ratification of 2014 SADC Protocol

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 15

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has launched an application in the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria to declare the actions of the President as well as the Minsters of Justice and International Relations and Cooperation in voting for, signing and planning to ratify the SADC Summit Protocol in 2014 as it relates ...
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Indonesia’s President Jokowi: ‘We Have to Reinvent Our Economies, Our Societies”

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 15

Jakarta, Indonesia: The growing competitiveness and volatility in the world economy, including the rise and fall of currencies and the drop in commodity prices, and the shift of the global economic centre to Asia mean that countries have to adapt. “Within this global transition, our task is clear,” Indonesian ...
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The Momentum / UNISA Household Wealth Index 4th Quarter 2014

Published: Mon, 20 Apr 15

Stagnant Wealth Accumulation in 2014 - a Cause for Concern for South Africans South African households were dealt a hefty blow in 2014 as the value of their real net wealth virtually stagnated compared to 2013. Research by Momentum/Unisa shows that South African households’ real net wealth per capita increased ...
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China: Record Fall in Property Prices Despite Monetary Easing

Published: Mon, 20 Apr 15

By Charlie Carre at Coface, the international credit insurer’s economic & research department in France Despite monetary easing, the housing market in China continued to weaken in February 2015. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) cut the prime lending rate in November 2014 (-40bps) and March 2015 ...
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ASEAN Economic Community 2015 Poised to Surpass EU in the Next Decade

Published: Mon, 20 Apr 15

Jakarta, Indonesia: In a planned economic community that will link 10 nations across South-East Asia and account for the seventh-largest economy in the world, regional leaders told participants at the 24th World Economic Forum on East Asia that the ASEAN economic community (AEC) will rival the European Union (EU) ...
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Explored: the Digital Infrastructure for the Next Billion Users in Emerging Markets

Published: Mon, 20 Apr 15

Jakarta, Indonesia: At a time when the potential of the internet for economic and social benefit seems boundless, major issues loom that could affect the ability of billions of people – 96 % of them in emerging markets – to get connected and participate fully in the digital economy. The Digital Infrastructure ...
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Decreasing trade insurance claims in Europe, rise in claims in China

Published: Mon, 20 Apr 15

The International Credit Insurance & Surety Association (ICISA) met in Athens for the ICISA Spring Meetings 2015. Members were upbeat about the current market conditions and global outlook, with a stable claims environment and growth in demand. “The ongoing softness of the markets indicates however that ...
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