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#NAMPO2017: Appropriate financing needed to unlock agriculture's potential

“Innovation, technology, and economies of scale are critical in today's farming environment to ensure sustainability and competitiveness. These new challenges and complexities highlight the need for appropriate financial support..."

16 May 2017

Ombud recovered R187.7m in long-term insurance complaints in 2016

Ron McLaren, long-term insurance ombudsman, highlights some of the challenges and concerns of the industry, ahead of the release of his office's 2016 annual report...

15 May 2017

Treasury tweaks insurance bill

The Treasury has agreed to changes to the insurance bill in a bid to accelerate the transformation of the industry...

11 May 2017

South Africans present new method for financial markets at international conference

Two South African academics have pioneered a new numerical method that could help ensure greater efficiency and accuracy when pricing financial derivative instruments in markets worldwide...

9 May 2017

More PPPs needed to get agriculture back on its feet

While there are some PPPs in the agriculture sector, such as the Strategic Water Partners Network, it is not nearly enough to stimulate the type of growth that is required to see the industry back on its feet...

8 May 2017

Insurance, innovation and IoT

In 2016, economic growth in South Africa was virtually non-existent, making it a tough year for the short-term insurance industry...

By Neil Pather 2 May 2017

Building on success: The 2017 FIA Awards survey is underway

The 2016-17 Global Competitiveness Report ranks South Africa 11th out of 138 countries for our financial market development...

Issued by Financial Intermediaries Association 26 Apr 2017

Royal London invests in SA insurtech to cover diabetics

UK insurer, Royal London, will be adopting a South African designed insurtech platform to extend cover to clients living with diabetes...

26 Apr 2017

Insuring infrastructure projects from concept to completion

Infrastructure projects are complex, often large and long-term undertaking, and the inherent risk can have far-reaching consequences for every stakeholder throughout their lifecycle...

26 Apr 2017

Art in transit. Ensure it's insured

If you own an Irma Stern, there is no doubt that you forked out a great deal of money. So the last thing you want is for it to be damaged in transit...

25 Apr 2017

Munich Re sees Asia driving growth for insurers

FRANKFURT - Growth in Asian emerging economies will boost global insurance markets into next year...

24 Apr 2017

MediFin launches affordable travel insurance products

After noticing an increase in foreigners visiting South Africa, MediFin, a leader in cosmetic medical finance, has launched its very own online travel insurance products, MediFin Travel Insurance...

Issued by Medifin Financial Services 24 Apr 2017

FSB fines Assupol for contravention of insurance act

The Financial Services Board (FSB) has fined insurers Assupol R500,000 for breaches of the Long-Term Insurance Act: Policyholder Protection Rules...

21 Apr 2017

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International

Twitter shares rise on word of Biz Stone's return

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares gained Tuesday on word that co-founder Biz Stone was returning to the social network after six years away.

18 May 2017

Hammerson, 'a solid bet for future returns'

Hammerson, which is the largest property stock on the JSE, is considered by analysts as one of the most undervalued stocks with significant upside potential.

28 Apr 2017

McDonald's reports higher earnings on strong US, China

NEW YORK, United States - McDonald's reported higher first-quarter earnings Tuesday on better performance in key regions, including the United States and China.

28 Apr 2017

Thomson Reuters, Oxford Business Group sign distribution agreement

Thomson Reuters and Oxford Business Group (OBG) have signed a distribution agreement, whereby users of Thomson Reuters financial platform, Eikon, can now access Oxford Business Group's full range of research on emerging economies.

28 Apr 2017

UK advertising passes £21bn in 2016

Following a record Q4 of advertising activity, the UK enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of market growth, as adspend grew 3.7% to reach £21.4bn. The Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report, a measure of advertising activity in the UK, has just published the full year figures for 2016.

26 Apr 2017

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