IAEA launches CONNECT website to promote safe and secure nuclear use

Understanding the cyber risk






Cyber security is an important concern for every organization. Daily occurrences demonstrate the risk posed by cyber attackers—from individual, opportunistic hackers, to professional and organized groups of cyber criminals with strategies for systematically stealing intellectual property and disrupting business. The management of any organization faces the task of ensuring that its organization understands the risks […]

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Five Most Common Cyber Security Mistakes; which are you guilty of?






To many, cyber security is a bit of a mystery. This lack of understanding has created many misconceptions among management about how to approach cyber security. From our years of experience, we have seen the following five cyber security mistakes repeated over and over – often with drastic results. 1. Mistake: “We have to achieve […]

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Nigeria and India: Leveraging on the Economies






A prominent common theme that India and Nigeria share is the theme of demographics. Nigeria’s population is only about one seventh of India’s – it stands at 178 million to India’s 1.28 billion – but that figure still means that Nigeria has the seventh largest population in the world. It is by some distance the […]

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Utilising Good Cyber Security Practices






The threats from cyber adversaries are continuing to grow in scale and sophistication. Public and private organisations in various sectors worldwide now openly acknowledge that cyber attacks are one of the most prevalent and high impact risks they face. Dealing with the cyber threat is a complex challenge. Much of the current focus is on […]

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South Africa: Payment Journey and Key Trends






South Africa is steadily moving towards a less cash depend society. This is demonstrated by comparing transaction volumes for different payment methods from 2009 to 2013. What is clear to tell is that electronic payment transaction volumes (e.g. cards, credit transfers and direct debits) continue to increase year-on-year. Card payments specifically increased the most with a […]

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LNG industry venturing into new territory

Global Market Update: Oil & Gas – July 2015






“Fundamentally, there’s little to suggest the market is due for an upside correction anytime soon. Oil supply remains plentiful and the constant threat of more barrels entering the market (from Iran) is placing a virtual cap on prices. Adding to this bearish sentiment is the emerging technical downtrend which could engender further selling pressures – […]

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Social media: Evolving the client-wealth manager relationship






Social media refers to non-linear online communications that are created, published and widely distributed by individuals, companies and other groups. With little or no cost of entry, social media users create messages, share ideas and information, network with others, foster relationships, build reputation, and exchange user-generated content through social channels. In general, social media refers […]

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Amendments to IFRS for Small and Medium-sized Entities (SMEs)






The IASB has issued amendments to the IFRS for Small and Medium-sized Entities (IFRS for SMEs), after completing its first comprehensive review of the standard. The objective of the review was to consider implementation experience and developments in full IFRS since IFRS for SMEs was issued in 2009 and make amendments to the standard, if […]

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What Are the Ease of Doing Business in Zambia?






Lusaka is Zambia’s heartland and capital city. It’s the country’s chief administrative centre and major financials, transportation and manufacturing hub. Lusaka is one of the fastest growing cities in the SADAC region with a population that stands at 1 461 000, according to the Southern African Cities Network. Watch the episode and explore more on […]

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Zambia’s Presence on the Auditing and Accountancy Landscape






Below is an excerpt of an interview held with KPMG Zambia’s Senior Partner and CEO, Jason Kazilimani: Traditionally, KPMG has focused on financial services clients, however, here in Zambia our clients hail from all sectors of the economy (including agriculture, mining, manufacturing, government, NGOs). The difficulties they face from a business perspective can be equally varied, […]

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Facebook and online shopping? But why not internet banking

Nigeria: Payment Journey and Key Trends






In 2007, Nigeria commenced the reform of its payment industry to strengthen this critical element of the fi nancial services industry by launching the Payments Systems Vision (PSV) 2020. This was driven by the vision to ensure Nigeria becomes one of the top twenty economies by 2020. Since then various components of this strategy have […]

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IAEA launches CONNECT website to promote safe and secure nuclear use

Kenya Leading the World on Mobile Money Transfer






Kenya currently tops the world in mobile money transfers with Safaricom being the most preferred platform. In the period between January and June 2014, mobile money subscribers increased from 25.5 million to 26 million. Also, over 6,600 agents have opened shop since January 2014, raising the number of agents in the country to 120,781. Mobile […]

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