So you think you can invest? Register now for the 2012 JSE/Liberty Investment Challenge

Manage a R1 million portfolio and win great prizes It’s that time of year again. Registrations for the 2012 edition of the JSE/Liberty Investment Challenge,...

Nigerian Finance Minister up for World Bank top post

Pretoria - Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is to run for the position of the next World Bank chief, it emerged on Friday. Finance Minister...

A concerted effort is needed to unleash Africa’s potential

Potential investors and donors should be linked to African communities as the development of the grassroots sector has been left for too long in...

Nigeria: In Lagos, Good-Living Is No Longer a ‘Matter of Cash’

Nigerians love cash and they want to show it when they have got it. To the average Nigerian, good living is a matter of...

SA deficit narrows in the fourth quarter

Pretoria - South Africa's current account deficit narrowed to 3.6% of GDP in the fourth quarter of 2011, said the Reserve Bank. "Relative to the...

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By: Thandisizwe Mgudlwa - AfricanBrains The life insurance market in South Africa entered a new era this week as a player has arrived on the financial...

Nigeria: CBN Withdraws N150 Billion From Circulation

In continuation of its restrictive monetary policy stance, the Central Bank Nigeria (CBN) at the weekend withdrew a total of N150.1 billion from circulation,...

Middle East: How banks can grasp a $350 billion opportunity

The question of how to serve micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in emerging markets is not new – so why are we writing...

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF and China – Does Zimbabwe Really ‘Yearn for the Yuan?’

Reserve Bank Governor Gideon Gono's proposal in November to peg a new Zimbabwean dollar to the Chinese yuan made a splash of headlines. The Asia...

Tanzania: Mobile Financial Services Users Up

Zanzibar — MAINTAINING trust, security and low cost in mobile financial services (MFS) could be some of the challenges in developing the services in...

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