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SA gets interest rate cut

The South African Reserve Bank has cut the lending rate to a two-year low of 6.5 percent.

Firms slow to adopt FinTech - survey

Despite expected growth in the use of financial technologies such as blockchain, many American firms say they don't expect it to disrupt their business models, while those who do are slow to respond

Discovery performance boosts RMI figures

Specialist financial services investment holding company Rand Merchant Investment Holding (RMI) said it was boosted by Discovery's strong performance in its annual results presentation

Business confidence up

SA's business confidence is at a three-year high on the back of the Ramaphosa presidency.

SA banks see low earnings

According to a new EY report, low GDP growth has had a large impact on SA banks' earnings.

Japan opens up to FinTech revolution

The Government of Japan has launched a series of events across Europe to inform and promote active discussions around the future opportunities in Japan's lucrative and intelligent market

SAICA tightens controls after Trillian-repayment

SAICA and its Thuthuka Bursary Fund have enhanced their donor vetting process "to avert any possible recurrence" of the situation where the fund had to return money to a company that is linked to the notorious Gupta-family.

EU banking authority sets out FinTech regulation roadmap

European Banking Authority Head Andrea Enria said his organization would look into the services provided by FinTech firms, "with a view to ensuring that similar services are regulated in a consistent way across the EU"

Awesome! Nkonki partners with CFO SA and CFO Awards 2018

Nkonki will be the sponsor of the Young CFO of the Year Award at the 2018 CFO Awards. The fast-growing black-owned firm will also partner with CFO South Africa throughout 2018 to help CFOs and finance professionals boost their knowledge, network and career.

VIP registration for CFO Day open

A pre-selected group of South Africa's leading finance executives have received their VIP invite for CFO Day, the essential learning and networking event for top CFOs and FDs. Only 140 registrations will be accepted for the event on 17 July 2018 at Marble, Johannesburg.

Eskom secures R20 billion loan

SA's power utility Eskom has entered into a short-loan agreement with seven lenders, valued at R20 billion.

Sasol earnings exceed expectations

Sasol's headline earnings per share showed a 17% increase in the six months to end-December 2017, above market guidance on the back of a higher oil price

Discovery posts strong results

The Group invested 8% of earnings in new initiatives, including in Discovery Bank, Umbrella Funds, Vitality Invest, and Discovery Insure Commercial Insurance

Call for visible leadership at landmark CFO/CHRO event

Business leaders were equally inspired and challenged during the first ever combined executive summit for CFOs and CHROs in the beautifully decorated Summer Place in Hyde Park, Johannesburg. Larger-than-life Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka took the stage to call for visible leadership, followed by a panel discussion with equally dazzling Aarti Takoordeen (JSE Limited) and Sean Doherty (Standard Bank).

EOH signs up for Finance Indaba 2018

Listed in 1998, EOH attributes its 45% compounded annual growth to a culture of remaining prudent, and not just meeting, but exceeding, customer expectations

Ayanda Mafuleka new CFO of AEMFC

Ayanda Mafuleka was recently appointed as CFO of African Exploration, Mining and Finance Corporation (AEMFC).