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  • Global Financial Crisis Of 2008

    The dawn of the 21st century posed a collection of unique challenges to the world of finance. The dot-com crash of 2000 and the 11 September 2001 World Trade Center attacks (9/11) illustrated the fragility of the capital markets. Although the nature of each event was very different, both proved to be economic game changers. In many ways, the dot-com meltdown and 9/11 served as underpinnings for one of the…

  • COVID-19 Outbreak’s Impact On The Financial Markets

    On 7 January 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) identified the root cause of an influenza-like outbreak in the city of Wuhan, China. Referred to as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the highly contagious disease spread rapidly despite quarantines of affected cities and travel restrictions. By 10 March 2020, COVID-19 moved through more than 110 countries, resulting in approximately 113,702 confirmed cases and 4,012 fatalities. The economic fallout from COVID-19 was…

  • How Will Brexit Affect The Economy Of South Africa?

    As soon as "leave" became the outcome of the 2016 U.K. Brexit Referendum, the future of trade between South Africa (SA), the United Kingdom (U.K.) and the European Union (EU) was thrown into flux. Upon the 31 December 2020 Brexit transition deadline passing, a new set of parameters will govern the multi-faceted commercial dynamic. South Africa's Trade Relations With The U.K. And EU South Africa's trade relationship with the EU…

  • How Would A US-EU Trade War Impact The GBP And EUR?

    Over the course of U.S. President Donald Trump's first term, reducing the U.S. foreign trade deficit became a priority of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). Headed by Robert E. Lighthizer, the USTR spearheaded a campaign of commercial pressures upon numerous international trade partners during 2018 and 2019. China and the European Union (EU) were among the largest targets. Subsequently, the prolonged escalation of tariffs regularly brought the…

  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange

    Headquartered at 1 Exchange Square in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is a premier destination for individuals seeking exposure to the African continent. Whether targeting derivative, debt, or , investors frequently engage the JSE with the goal of capitalising upon the growth potential of broader Africa. Licensed and governed by the Financial Markets Act of 2012, the JSE provides an avenue by which corporations can raise operating…

  • The 10 Largest Companies In South Africa By Market Capitalisation

    Originally formed in 1887 during the first South African gold rush, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is the largest equities trading venue on the African continent. Ranked globally as a top 20 stock exchange, the JSE furnishes traders with a diverse array of equity products facing the commodity, banking and luxury goods sectors. The JSE is licensed for operation in adherence to the Financial Markets Act, No. 19 of 2012.…

  • What Is The G20?

    The Group of Twenty (G20) was founded in the late 1990s by ministers of the original G7. Formally launched in 1999, the G20 adheres to many of the tenets put forth at Bretton Woods. The annual Leaders' Summit is the culmination of each year's work.

  • World Bank Group (WBG)

    The World Bank Group (WBG) is a product of the Bretton Woods Accords ratified in 1944. With a stated mission of eradicating world poverty, the WBG issues loans, grants, and other aid to developing economies in need of financial or technological assistance.

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