As inflation continues to surprise, central banks around the world are well aware that their efforts to rein in inflation will have a negative impact on their economies. It is a risk that they are willing to take for the sake of price stability and to prevent deep economic damage caused by high levels of inflation over a prolonged period of time.
Many South Africans’ financial positions have changed over the past two years. The unstable times mixed with volatile markets has shown a shift in investor behaviour and financial advisors are best positioned to assist in rebalancing portfolios.
The focus of this note is an attempt to answer the question: What are the potential benefits and risks of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for countries in Africa?
Instruments & Investments
In recent months, the markets have seen a sell-off which has resulted in declines in the level of various stock exchanges worldwide. History has shown that these are often followed by a strong recovery.
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.
A new discussion paper has been published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as part of the ongoing reform of the UK listing regime. This new paper follows the earlier consultation on Primary Market Effectiveness and the Hill UK Listing review.
If you’re under 40, chances are that your eyes glaze over when someone mentions the word ‘retirement’. What is sorely needed, is a change in mindset around what can be an extremely rewarding and satisfying time in one’s life – with the right planning in place.