The Merchantec CEO Confidence Index recorded an 11.6% decrease in CEO confidence in Q1 of 2019 to a score of 43.3 which is below the neutral score line of 50 points. The largest contributor to this decrease in confidence was economic conditions across all sectors.
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in South Africa, in Centriq Insurance Company Limited v Oosthuizen and another, was tasked with considering the correct interpretation of an exclusion of liability clause contained in a professional indemnity insurance contract.
Today’s customers demand an always-on, immediately responsive customer experience, and banks are turning to the likes of automation, robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to respond to these demands.
Instruments & Investments
The word risk always evokes an emotion. For some it is excitement at the anticipation of an opportunity or thrill, while for others it is the fear and anxiety around losing something or possibly getting hurt.
2018 saw a major drive across government to tackling illicit finance and economic crime on the basis that “corruption and economic crime undermines our economy, damages our international reputation and communities.”
The World Federation of Exchanges (“WFE”), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, has today published its annual IOMA Derivatives Report, which shows that overall derivatives contracts traded in 2018 exceeded 30 billion for the first time since the WFE started publishing the report in 2005.
Financial freedom is typically not a short-term goal. To get there, you need commitment, dedication and a clear vision. It might seem simple, but in truth, it can be incredibly daunting – especially when volatile market conditions make headlines.