Q&A: MasterCard South Africa

Mark Elliot, Division President: "Done right, mobile money can bring the banked world to the unbanked in ways that are useful in their daily lives."

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Former world heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko delivers knock-out tips to business.

Brazil – Take only photos, leave only footprints

Brazil has an enormous potential market to be developed in terms of tourism. Our economy has gained strength again due to all the changes that are happening.

Financial sector braces for strong headwinds

Senior bank executives and regulators gathering in Davos this week are still grappling with the fallout of the global financial crisis, almost a decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

Autonomous drive shifts into gear

The number of people sharing the planet continues to climb toward 9.7 billion by 2050, according to projections by the United Nations. Guaranteeing universal access to basic needs is the only means to prevent human conflict and environmental disaster.

Pearls of investing cultured away from vampire squid

The caricature 'vampire squid' financial conspiracy that ensnares us all and bought about the Great Recession badly tarnished the reputation of bankers, venture capitalists, hedge funds and asset managers.

Blockchain set to revolutionize retail

For traditional retailers facing increased competition from e-commerce, digital technology offers the opportunity to fight back by giving customers unique personalized experiences that they cannot find online.

Q&A: Omega

Stephen Urquhart, Former President: We have been at nearly every Olympics. It really is part of our DNA."

CNH Industrial trailblazes in innovation

While the high performance road vehicles of global brands such as Nissan, Renault and Toyota may be the most visible face of the fuels revolution, it is in the world of agricultural and industrial equipment that change is taking place at the fastest rate.

Taking the lead in blockchain

Financial institutions in Dubai are among the first banks in the world to explore the potential of blockchain to improve the security and efficiency of their services.

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