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Impact investing in financial services

April 26, 2019

Last week FNB announced that it was transforming from being just a bank into a “diversified financial services company”. This did not come as surprise. It follows Discovery’s move into banking....

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The Myth of Corporate Cash Hoarding

September 18, 2017

Is corporate South Africa hoarding cash? The answer, according to new research by Intellidex, is “no”.

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What is ‘inclusive growth’?

May 15, 2017

There is no doubt that economic growth is needed to reduce poverty. Those countries that have done it on a large scale have also had rapid GDP growth rates.

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STUART THEOBALD: Plenty of competition issues in foreign exchange market

February 27, 2017

The Competition Commission should not stop at the prosecution of bank traders who manipulated the rand exchange rate. It should undertake a full investigation into the competitiveness of foreign...

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Cost of entry level housing is bad for transformation

May 26, 2014

The trend in lending patterns in the banking industry is damaging the transformation of the SA economy, particularly when it comes to home ownership. Since 2008, when banks were hit by a wave of bad...

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