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Long-term debt in Africa

Long-term debt in Africa

Financial sector assets in Africa are heavily concentrated in banking, according to the latest research by the Africa Long-term Finance Initiative (LT [...]
Insurance has key role to play in financing Africa’s power

Insurance has key role to play in financing Africa’s power

In November 2017, the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) and the KfW Development Bank jointly launched the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF [...]
Sustainability at core of next business revolution

Sustainability at core of next business revolution

The next industrial revolution is just beginning. A new economy is emerging, driven by profound changes in technology and the increasing pressures ass [...]
Businesses must put ESG at the heart of their strategy and culture

Businesses must put ESG at the heart of their strategy and culture

In November this year, leaders from around the world gathered in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Conference to explore ways that governments, the pr [...]
Digital solutions assist in recalibrating insurance risk

Digital solutions assist in recalibrating insurance risk

Global insurers and reinsurers are leveraging technology to get closer to data, gain new insights into risk and recalibrate their traditional take on [...]
Risks are on the rise, warns Munich Re

Risks are on the rise, warns Munich Re

The latest IPCC Assessment Report, released this August, shows that anthropogenic climate change is contributing to weather and climate extremes aroun [...]
The human side of disaster

The human side of disaster

The human side of the Covid-19 disaster is on open display as countries assess the impact of the pandemic on the lives and livelihoods of their citize [...]
Why currency risk matters (to everyone)

Why currency risk matters (to everyone)

The fascinating thing about the currency market is that it is an expression of the monetary system itself.  Whereas other asset classes like bonds, eq [...]
The hour of climate risk has come: And what it means for investors

The hour of climate risk has come: And what it means for investors

The last few weeks have seen several record setting climate related events causing damage and suffering across the globe. From unprecedent and repeate [...]
The real impact of the crisis on SA’s economy

The real impact of the crisis on SA’s economy

As calm steadily returns after the recent social unrest, analysts are hard at work tallying the cost of the looting and disruption to economic activit [...]
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