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Chip and PIN technology more secure, but not completely invulnerable

The hidden fortunes of data and analytics






As technology becomes more and more pervasive, we are seeing an increased integration of mobile devices, sensors, applications and other data feeds into everyday life. With this comes an upsurge in the amount of data being collected and stored. Today’s C-level executives are facing unprecedented business demands. These range from operating in more countries, dealing with new regulations and increasing government oversight, to complex tax policies, cost reduction, increasing risks and customer centricity. This complexity is further compounded by complex systems and data management.

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Africa Focus: Mozambique discovers its way to being Africa’s power house

Increased R&D spend in the ENR sector will help drive SA’s economy











While the world may have seen tougher economic times, it can be said that the South African economy was not previously as connected and global in impact as now. The South African economy is primarily resource-driven and there is a marked impact when the energy and natural resources (ENR) sector does not perform well.

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Introduction to Zambia Banking Regulations











The Bank of Zambia has recently issued new banking regulations in the form of Statutory Instruments 32 and 35 of 2013. The regulations deal mostly with the monitoring of foreign exchange dealings i.e. inflows and outflows in Zambia by the Bank of Zambia.

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High Growth Markets magazine – Unleashing Africa’s potential

Ways private equity firms can genuinely add value











As previously highlighted, private equity returns continue to outstrip quoted shares and it is certain that operational improvement in portfolio companies is a key component of value creation. Of our sample, 63% had been involved with a private equity-backed business which was subsequently sold and, of these, 77% had been sold for a profit.

According to the survey, the most important contributors to the value uplift were operational improvements and sales growth. Leverage and growth through acquisitions were much less important; highlighting perhaps the reality of the more difficult funding climate.

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Contracting value: Shifting paradigms

Contracting value: Shifting paradigms











KPMG conducted a study which analyses the failures of the most common payment systems within healthcare globally, ranging from fee-for-service and block grants to the current attempts to pay for performance. The report explores the importance of paying for outcomes rather than activities; paying for value and not just reimbursing costs. Policy-makers across the world are rethinking payment mechanisms to instead reward value: high-quality, efficient care. ‘Value’ is a key term in the current crisis in healthcare globally, emphasizing that our problems in containing costs are just as crucial to tackle as our problems in capturing and ensuring quality.

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