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'Recovery lending' helps disaster-stricken farmers get back on track

Accessing credit has long been a major hurdle for small-scale farmers in Africa, who produce some 70 percent of the continent's food...

By Robert Kibet 3 days ago

Thinking like an economist can make your next trip abroad cheaper

Agreeing to use your home currency in a foreign land can significantly inflate the cost of every purchase. Thinking a bit more like an economist can help you avoid this mistake, and save a lot of money...

By Jay L. Zagorsky 4 Aug 2017

Predator alert! Credible science is being gobbled up, warn academics

Predatory publishing - in which bogus journals publish academic research for a fee - threatens to undermine science in South Africa...

By Dave Chambers 4 Aug 2017

Absa to ease terms to boost mortgages

Absa is loosening the credit taps in its mortgage business, hoping to grow its share of new home loans now that Barclays is no longer dictating its credit criteria and risk appetite...

By Hanna Ziady 4 Aug 2017

Financial sector staff slow to pay student loans

An estimated 17,000 employees at one financial services firm owe the National Students Financial Aids Scheme (NSFAS) more than R500m...

By Michelle Gumede 3 Aug 2017

The convergence of credit card and cash in Africa

According to a recent study conducted by Mastercard, over 50% of the South African population still transact using cash on a daily basis...

By Simeon Tassev 1 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Making your mark in financial services

Certain stereotypes associated with the financial services industry remain true - it's still male dominated, men earn more than their female counterparts and women aren't adequately represented in senior leadership positions...

By Rene Miles 31 Jul 2017

How to make it in private equity

The private equity industry is continuously expanding, and the diversity of insights and skills needed offers a wider range of career opportunities...

28 Jul 2017

Market conduct and treating the customer right

Market conduct regulations are coming to a place near you soon. Do you know how the changes could impact your advisory business?

By Richard Rattue 25 Jul 2017

StokvelEx encourages stokvels to develop a realistic savings plan this National Savings Month

In recognition of National Savings Month this July, StokvelEx, a brainchild of Seven Colors Communications, offers handy tips on and how stokvel groups can save money and invest it in viable investment entities...

Issued by Seven Colors Communications 24 Jul 2017

Two questions you must answer before you start social trading

A merger is going on between the world of social networks and the world of financial investments as a new vehicle for accessing the market emerges - social trading...

Issued by Monetary Library 21 Jul 2017

South African executives asked for input into new business models research

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants is inviting business leaders, finance executives and academics across the region to share their thoughts and give feedback as part of its project to clarify the concept of business models...

Issued by CIMA 20 Jul 2017

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Australia to regulate virtual currency exchanges like Bitcoin

SYDNEY - Australia is set to regulate virtual currency exchanges such as Bitcoin and strengthen the powers of its financial intelligence agency Austrac as it cracks down on money laundering and terrorism financing.

1 day ago

Capital & Regional's UK malls put on star performance

Capital & Regional, the retail fund listed in the UK and SA, grew its interim dividend 6.8% in the six months to June, thanks to a strong performance from its shopping centres.

By Alistair Anderson 14 Aug 2017

Olymp Trade: an easy way to earn money on financial markets for beginners and professionals

Every year there are more and more ways to earn money online. But, despite this diversity, the majority of people still cannot start earning income on the internet. Why? The fact is that almost all ways to make money on the internet require significant personal investments: spending on advertising, or buying goods, if with internet stores, etc.

Issued by Monetary Library 11 Aug 2017

Russian sought in bitcoin laundering held in Greece

THESSALONIKI - Greek police said they had arrested a 38-year-old Russian sought by US authorities for allegedly helping criminals launder billions of dollars using bitcoin.

27 Jul 2017

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