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FSB holds meeting of the RCG for Sub-Saharan Africa

19 February 2017

On 16-17 February 2017, the Central Bank of Lesotho hosted the 11th meeting of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Regional Consultative Group (RCG) for Sub-Saharan Africa in Maseru, Lesotho. At the meeting, members of the FSB RCG were provided with an update on the FSB’s workplan and priorities, to pursue the full, timely and consistent implementation of post-crisis financial reforms, evaluate whether reforms have had their intended effects, and address new vulnerabilities in the financial system.  Continue reading…

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Tony de Bree
Tony de Bree

Internet and high-tech startups are failing for the same reasons for 25 years

06 February 2017

While doing research and interviewing founders, co-founders and investors in Internet, high-tech and non-high tech start-ups and scale-ups for my new book in Dutch (see here) on start-ups and scale-ups, I realized that there were a lot of similarities between the first and the second Internet-bubble we seem to be experiencing now. One of the most interesting things is that start-ups and scale-ups seem to be ‘crashing’ for the same reasons for the last 25 years! From 1997 to 2001, I was working for ABN Amro Corporate IT Strategy and we were designing the new Internet-strategy for the Group. At the same time, all requests for funding (corporate venturing) and financing of Internet and other high tech ventures came to the Head Office to be reviewed. So we spoke with many large and small customers globally about their business plans and strategies. Continue reading…

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Risk managers have vital role in creating positive culture

11 February 2017

by Georgina Oakes

The right corporate culture not only creates a better risk environment, it has clear financial benefits. Georgina Oakes, research and development manager at Airmic, explains that the risk manager should be at the heart of change. Corporate culture may be a hard-to-define concept but its tangible benefits are increasingly being recognised by business leaders, regulators and investors. An EY survey of FTSE 350 board directors found that 92% of respondents believe that investing in culture has improved their financial performance. Continue reading…

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Mark Dunn
Mark Dunn

Report shows recent ‘dramatic’ sanctions changes

16 December 2016

Sanctions around the world have changed significantly in the last few months, according to a new report by LexisNexis Business Insight Solutions. The report looks at how sanctions have changed in eight countries: the US, UK, Russia, Iran, Myanmar, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The report goes onto look at the steps companies can consider to mitigate the risks of breaching sanctions.

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