Saturday, July 20, 2024

The official Financial Markets Journal of SAIFM

Economy

Bank Runs and Associated Impact

Effective liquidity management, diversified funding sources, robust crisis communication, and regulatory oversight are crucial for banks to navigate and mitigate the impact of financial crises.

Financial Services

Quantitative Tightening and Expansionary Policy Effects on the Global Banking System

Banks with fixed-rate assets face fair value losses amid quantitative tightening, necessitating proactive risk management strategies to mitigate systemic risks and maintain financial stability.

Fintech

Central bank digital currencies: What they mean for financial inclusion and private sector banks

The world’s central banks understand that the future of money is digital. As payments shift online, the use of cash declines and the fortunes of crypto assets rise and fall, central bankers realise that their ability to command the use of money in their economies could weaken and that the financial exclusion of un- and underbanked citizens could be cemented.

Instruments & Investments

Demystifying Blended Finance

By leveraging public funds to catalyze private investment, blended finance can help address funding gaps and support sustainable development goals.

International

African Growth and Opportunity Act eligibility requirements under review in three African countries

On 2 November 2021, US President Joe Biden announced that three African countries would be terminated from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) trade preference program, unless they took urgent action to meet statutory eligibility criteria by 1 January 2022.

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Markets

ZARONIA Set to Replace JIBAR in the South African Money Market

The transition to ZARONIA is a progressive step in line with international best practices, aiming to provide a more transparent, reliable, and resilient benchmark for the South African money market.

Personal Finance

Integrating Private Education into Your Financial Plan: A Strategic Investment in Your Child’s Future

In the realm of financial planning, the choices we make today lay the foundation for a secure and prosperous future.

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