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Harnessing smart mobile security to drive innovation in financial services

South African consumers are becoming increasingly dependent on their mobile devices for daily banking activities. As such, there is pressure on financial service providers to adapt quickly to a mobile-first environment. Looming large among the challenges that these providers will face in transitioning to mobile is the issue of security, particularly given the growing sophistication of phishing attacks and fraud. But investing in a mobile security solution need not be a grudge purchase. The right security architecture can also be a powerful enabler – an important step towards differentiating your financial service brand.

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First Responsible and Conflict-Free Artisanal Gold Supply Chain Operational in Eastern Congo

First Responsible and Conflict-Free Artisanal Gold Supply Chain Operational in Eastern Congo

Partnership Africa Canada (PACweb.org) today announced the Just Gold project has successfully implemented a system to trace legal and conflict-free artisanal gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Investing in energy projects in Africa: the deal makers are gathering at African Utility Week

7000+ energy and water experts to meet in Cape Town

Six months of Trump, de-risking renewable energy investments and country project pipelines are just some of the key sessions during the upcoming African Power Finance & Investment Forum that is part of the African Utility Week conference and expo at the CTICC in Cape Town from 16-18 May.

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Developing World’s Share of Global Investment to Triple by 2030, Says New World Bank Report

Seventeen years from now, half the global stock of capital, totaling $158 trillion (in 2010 dollars), will reside in the developing world, compared to less than one-third today, with countries in East Asia and Latin America accounting for the largest shares of this stock, says the latest edition of the World Bank’s Global Development Horizons (GDH) report, which explores patterns of investment, saving and capital flows as they are likely to evolve over the next two decades.

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Developing countries to dominate global saving and investment, but the poor will not necessarily share the benefits, says report

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Developing world’s share of global investment to triple by 2030
  • China, India will be developing world’s largest investors
  • Boost to education needed so poor can improve their well-being

Global Development Horizons 2013: Capital For the Future from WB_Research

In less than a generation, global saving and investment will be dominated by the developing world, says the just-released Global Development Horizons (GDH) report.

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Unreliable Power Supply Creates Huge Demand for Non-renewable Inverters, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Cost competitiveness vital to expand in developing markets

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Africa can adhere to responsible, AMV-compliant mining practices

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Key players in the mining sector attending an industry partnership meetingfor Mining and Metals session organized by the World Economic Forum and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have underscored that the window of opportunity provided by rising commodity prices must correspond to a rise in revenues for African governments by equal measure. Held on 8 May, the session was aimed at examining how the Africa Mining Vision and its goal of facilitating transparent, equitable and optimal exploitation of mineral resources to underpin broad-based sustainable growth and socio-economic developmentcan be translated into national mining visions, developed from a fully transparent and inclusive process

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Branding Africa and debunking the myths about its potential

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Africa cannot continue to be marketed as a country, when it is a continent of 54 countries, which, by 2040 will have the largest workforce in the world. The statement was made by the Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Mr. Carlos Lopes at the World Economic Forum on Africa this week during a session aptly titled:Myth Busting; investing in Africa.

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“Currently Africa represents only 3% of global electrical consumption, but by 2020 electrical consumption in Africa will have increased by 60%.”

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IFC Support for Country Bird’s Expansion Encourages Agribusiness, Employment in Southern Africa

About IFC

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. In FY12, our investments reached an all-time high of more than $20 billion, leveraging the power of the private sector to create jobs, spark innovation, and tackle the world’s most pressing development challenges. For more information, visit http://www.ifc.org.

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