Over the past few years, investors have proved that regardless of the economic soundness of a particular nation, political stability is now a crucial determinant of sentiment and, consequently, capital flows to that country
Richard Rattue, CEO of CompliServeSA The financial services industry was once again the least trusted sector in the annual Edelman Trust Barometer, which has been...
Having evolved over the years, a platform economy is a new breed of digitally-driven, disruptive business models. The most distinctive characteristic of this new model is the ability to expand into new markets by simply making their platform available in those new territories.
Instruments & Investments
The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is requesting feedback on a proposed framework to help measure leverage used by investment funds which in some circumstances could pose financial stability risks.
Large-in-Scale, dark volumes increase as buy-side firms focus on delivering best execution post-MiFID II
Liquidnet report reveals how MiFID II has impacted trading behavior in Europe to date and reviews the potential for further change given the rise in periodic auctions and SI volumes, contrary to the regulatory intention of increasing liquidity on lit markets.
Financial markets may appear daunting currently with so much economic and political uncertainty. However, it is important to try and ignore short-term distractions and focus on the long-term trends that matter. Short term distractions are unlikely to have any major impact on markets over the longer term.
According to the South African Reserve Bank (1) business confidence, as reflected in the RMB/BER business confidence index, decreased to 38 points in Q3. Growth in fixed capital formation is expected to remain weak and together with household consumption expenditure contracting by 1.3% in Q2, declining for the first time in two years, consumers are under financial strain.