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Will our energy crisis lead to a Soviet style meltdown?

When Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the world and South Africans were optimistic about South Africa’s political future. Gone were the days of a minority dominated government, as 1994 saw a government that was representative of the people. While there were fears over the political landscape of the “New South Africa”, political activities were conducted with maturity and dignity, which saw major economic growth.

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Straight Talk
Are you guilty of conflict of interest?

One of the main reasons why the Financial Services Board (FSB) wants to implement the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) is that it seeks to eliminate potential areas of conflict of interest which are present in the industry. This would improve the industry form a consumer perspective and would improve trust in the industry.

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Time to shine for developing markets as oil turns ugly

The investment industry has seen some amazing changes over the past few years. The growth in China over the past few years has given Asian growth markets major mobility. This came at a cost to developed markets who have been major casualties in this change. Many investors shied away from the US because they simply believed that the fragilities of the market had been exposed and that the market was not what it once was.

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Moving from independence to interdependence
The Insurance APPRENTICE: set to make its debut
Unlocking the POPI-code
Getting to know the building blocks as RDR takes shape
Fifty shades of grey: the truth behind life claims
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