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    By Imara Investing in Africa
    Coffee contributes to 6% of GDP, 44% of exports and 40% of employment, but experts say the coffee beans in Ethiopia have not reached their full potential yet. The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX), launched in 2008, transformed the way most Ethiopia coffee is traded. This has been to the detriment of the specialty sector as all coffee from an area is interchangeable, making it impossible to identify unique varieties.
    April 20, 2014 Read More
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    By Martin Le Roux, Managing Executive, Centriq Insurance
    Some of the issues surrounding the FSB’s initial proposals with regards to cell captive insurance that would require deeper thought going forward include restricting cell captive ownership to the binder holder only. Bona fide affinity scheme type cell owners may not necessarily want to enter the arena of providing full administrative/binder type facilities, and may rather wish to outsource those types of functions to specialist providers
    April 19, 2014 Read More
  • Research
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    Daily economic reports tend to paint a bleak picture, with a very critical brush. Data releases have shown, however, that the world is generally emerging from recession. Imara have been recommending investors to stay with, what they call, ‘funny money’. In this recent report, “Stocks ‘n Strategy”, Imara provide readers with a reminder of just how […]
    April 17, 2014 Read More
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    By Johann Els and Jurie Swart, Old Mutual Investment Group
    The National Development Plan (NDP) is an effective plan and its fixed investment target of 30% by 2030 is an ambitious one, however it will be challenging to meet. This is according to Old Mutual Investment Group’s Senior Economist, Johann Els and Head of Infrastructure, Jurie Swart, presenting at its Q2 Media Briefing, who believe that to effect the investment roll-out, it is vital to build capacity.
    April 17, 2014 Read More
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  • Time for Change
    By Graham Anderson, Principal Officer of Profmed
    Graham Anderson, Principal Officer of Profmed, the medical scheme designed exclusively for graduate professionals, commends the Department of Health for these efforts saying poor lifestyle choices have increased the prevalence of lifestyle diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
    April 17, 2014 Read More
  • Luggage
    By COVER Publications
    Criminals tend to follow opportunities in terms of people and places and in some cases this does not only occur with house burglaries but when people are on their holiday. The SAIA is actively involved on various levels with stakeholders in the law enforcement community through the South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB) to address crime related activity affecting the Short-term Insurance industry.
    April 17, 2014 Read More
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    By COVER Publications
    A new specialised Underwriting Management Agency (UMA), Commuter and General Underwriting Managers Pty Limited (Commuter & General) has been formed by Derek Vermeulen, who has been providing insurance options to the taxi industry for 29 years. Additional benefits for taxi drivers and in particular their passengers will form part of the unique offerings that Commuter & General aims to deliver.
    April 15, 2014 Read More
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Short-term
Cogs
By COVER Publications
Pre-owned vehicles can not only be more affordable, but may also offer better value for money. But does your client know all the risks? Wesbank gives a check list of what your client needs to know.
April 14, 2014 Read More
Financial Planning
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By Andrew Edwards
Liberty offers healthcare insurance products advice
April 16, 2014 Read More
Investment
Time to invest
By Imara Investing in Africa
The world’s two largest cement makers, France’s Lafarge and Switzerland’s Holcim, have announced their intention to combine the two companies to form Lafarge-Holcim, a global company with European roots and a stock market value of around USD 55bn.
April 14, 2014 Read More
Risk Management
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By COVER Publications
Mobile Point of Sales devices carry fraud massive risk for banks, retailers and customers as they are so easy to hack.
April 4, 2014 Read More
Africa
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By Imara Investing in Africa
The Ethiopian government needs to promote and improve yields and route to market of the specialty sector in the short to near term, and the ECX will have to improve traceability of the crop over that duration.
April 20, 2014 Read More
Associations
Luggage
By COVER Publications
The South African Short-Term Insurance Association (SAIA) has called on holiday makers to be on the look out over the Easter holidays when people tend to let their guard down.
April 17, 2014 Read More