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Allianz Life Study Sheds Light on “One-Size-Fits-All” Retirement Planning Problem for BIPOC Communities

The Marshall News Messenger 20 Sep 2021
Fewer BIPOC respondents are getting professional help with their finances than white Americans (38% Black/African American; 44% Hispanic; 36% Asian/Asian American; versus 46% white), which indicates there is still ample opportunity for financial professionals to assist BIPOC clients.
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NBE’s intermediary directive thrives

Capital Ethiopia 20 Sep 2021
MANSA is a single source of the primary data required for Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Know Your Customer (KYC) checks on African entities, including financial institutions, corporates and SMEs, in accordance with best practices.
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Orange picks Ericsson to ramp up mobile payments

Gulf Daily News 20 Sep 2021
Orange Middle East and Africa has selected Ericsson as a strategic partner for its pan-African Orange Money service, tapping Ericsson’s Wallet Platform to accelerate financial inclusion for its customers across fourteen African countries ... The offering provides financial ...
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2021 African Business Leadership Awards |20 September 2021

Nation 20 Sep 2021
The governor of the Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS), Caroline Abel, is one of the winners of the 2021 African Business Leadership Awards, presented by the UK-based African Leadership Magazine ... In presenting Ms Abel with the commendation award, the African Leadership Magazine said.
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The African Qualifiers for Rugby World Cup 2023 will be played in France in July 2022

Business Ghana 20 Sep 2021
Between June 5 and July 26, 2021, Rugby Africa was able to conclude 23 international rugby matches in 5 different African countries ... “We are delighted to welcome the eight best African teams for this qualification tournament, with a double objective ... African rugby is determined to move forward.".
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Bank earnings have recovered – the focus now is on digital as customer trends shift

Independent online (SA) 20 Sep 2021
The key driver of earnings growth in 2021 was sharply lower credit impairment charges across most lending portfolios and customer segments after credit conditions recovered in the first half of 2021, and following considerable provisioning in the 2020 financial year.
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S.Africa's Rand Merchant to sell stake in insurers, plans rights issue

Reuters 20 Sep 2021
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 20 (Reuters) - South African financial services holding company Rand Merchant Investment (RMIJ.J) said on Monday it would unbundle its stake in two major local insurers and carry out a rights issue to narrow a discount between its share price and its book value.
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BoG pledges heightened financial sector vigilance under AfCFTA

Ghana Web 20 Sep 2021
With financial systems across the continent set for increased integration under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), domestic industry watchdog the Bank of Ghana will heighten its monitoring of developments in the trade area and put measures in place to ensure local financial institutions are insulated from external shocks.
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Bank of Ghana pledges heightened financial sector vigilance under AfCFTA

Ghana Web 20 Sep 2021
With financial systems across the continent set for increased integration under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), domestic industry watchdog the Bank of Ghana will heighten its monitoring of developments in the trade area and put measures in place to ensure local financial institutions are insulated from external shocks.
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ECOWAS to reinforce sub-regional democracy amid resurgence of coups

The Point 20 Sep 2021
to impose sanctions, in accordance with extant ECOWAS Protocols, of travel bans on the members of the CNRD and their family members and of freeze of their financial assets;. to call on the African Union, the European Union, the United Nations, and other multilateral and bilateral partners to support the implementation of these sanctions;.
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Diversity and teamwork gives Metropolitan Retail its Get Up and Go

Independent online (SA) 20 Sep 2021
There followed a variety of similar roles in different insurance companies, including companies like African Life, Ithala, Avbob and Absa Financial Services, progressing to senior and executive roles over the years ... On the other hand, we saw a huge increase in death claims, up 78 percent compared with the 2020 financial year.
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Green Door initiative keeps GBV survivors out of harm’s way

Independent online (SA) 20 Sep 2021
... that face numerous South African women and children ... In the first quarter of the 2021/2022 financial year the South African Police Service (SAPS) reported that at least 476 cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) were reported in Gauteng, yet only 31 perpetrators were convicted.
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Remarks and Q&A by USG Patten, UNGA 76 Side Event on WPS, 20 September 2021, Permanent Mission of Australia, New York

Reliefweb 20 Sep 2021
This should entail the provision of both political and financial support to women’s organizations, as well as to regional networks like FemWise and the African Women Leaders Network, who could play a pivotal role in ensuring that solutions are co-created with survivors of ...
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Woman had miscarriage at 6 weeks, group helped her with fear of it happening again

Finger Lakes Times 20 Sep 2021
It's primary goal is to help reduce the infant mortality and morbidity rate for African American babies in the city, the project coordinator, Tahira Khalid, said. "We have found that it is not just the financial issue that causes babies to die or be born ill," said Khalid, who also serves as the program's social worker ... ____. .
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CAROL MAZAKA: Financial education key to creating more generational wealth

Business Day 19 Sep 2021
Nurturing wealth building for these South Africans needs to be a focus for the financial sector in SA ... Young working South Africans also often support families or have other dependents ... We believe access to high-quality and free financial education can help South Africans familiar with these circumstances be empowered to say.
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