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A leap of faith to become relevant

Since the global financial crisis in 2008, the world has become more economically savvy and is acutely aware of the interplay between global challenges and economic performance. These challenges are discussed at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. FAnews caught up with Nicolaas Kruger, Chief Executive MMI Holdings, to gain some insight about what was discussed this year.

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Straight Talk
A sobering budget is on the cards

It is no secret that South Africa has been facing tough economic times over the past two years. A lack of confidence, rising inflation and poor growth has seen the country clutching at straws to find some measure of hope on the economic front. This will hopefully come when Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan presents the national budget on 23 February. However, if the past two budgets are anything to go by, we could be in for some unwelcome surprises.

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Featured story
Risk management, is it rolling dice with the devil?

In the political and economic times the world finds itself in, risk has become a central part of our society playing an influencing role in everything we do or hope to do. A good risk manager is worth its weight in gold to a company, and information regarding risk is very important to come by. In an effort to bring this information to the public, the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (Irmsa) recently released the third edition of its risk report.

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