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Short term Insurance – The answer to what you have but cannot afford to lose

The frightening statistic we get from the latest WOW report on the short-term insurance industry is that about 70% of vehicles on the South African roads are uninsured. The issue...

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Banking sector in Egypt: An important cog in the wheel of economic development

Banks have always had the privilege of some kind of special status in economies. They are the custodians of citizens’ savings and funds, so they are highly regulated and supervised....

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The South African Banking Industry report

Would you like to know more about South Africa’s banking industry? Purchase the full report here. If you found the infographic below useful, then please feel free to download it and use it as you see fit.

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Nationalising the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)

There is much speculation on the ANC nationalising the SARB and the consequent impact on the banking sector. Although the central banks of the US, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Japan, Switzerland and Turkey have private shareholders, this is unusual and South Africa remains the only central bank in Africa with private shareholders.

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The Banking Sector in Zimbabwe

The report on the Zimbabwean banking industry covers the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and deposit-taking institutions such as commercial banks, co-operatives, microfinance institutions (MFIs) and building societies. In 2016 the financial services sector contributed about 7% to GDP and total banking sector assets grew by 9.6% from US$10.26bn in September 2017 to US$11.25bn at the end of 2017.

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Implications of the Financial Intelligence Centre Guidance Note 7 Published on October 2nd 2017

In the fight against money laundering and terrorist funding, the intention of the FIC’s recently released Guidance Note 7 is to support accountable institutions and supervisory bodies in the implementation of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (Act No. 38 of 2001) (the FIC Act).

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Namibian Stock Exchange Dwarfs Nigeria’s

We have recently included the market capitalisation of the 19 African stock exchanges under the Exchanges menu and it is interesting that while the Nigerian economy is 37 times larger than Namibia’s the Windhoek exchange has twice the market cap of that of Lagos. The country menu will shortly include African country peer analysis under the ‘Africa Inc’ brand. The Moroccan numbers are interesting coming in third in exchange market cap and fifth on GDP as its economy is largely agricultural based although government industrial policies have attracted Peugeot/Citroen and Renault to invest in manufacturing plants there.