George Clooney teams up with Refinitiv to isolate Africa’s looters

The aim is to prevent dirty money associated with humans rights abuses from entering the global financial system

Morgan Stanley posts best year on record amid trading boom

Traders cashed in during the waning months of 2020, but CFO Jon Pruzan does not expect a repeat in 2021

PSG in buyback of up to 20% of its R13.6bn stock

Investment heavyweight's latest move could help tackle its undervaluation

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Hedge fund Elliott to close its office in Hong Kong

Billionaire Paul Singer to move  remaining staff  to offices in London and Tokyo

Cryptocurrencies part of financial system being built under noses of traditional firms

Industry is being automated to cut out a host of intermediaries involved in transactions

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Bank of America posts higher than expected quarterly profit

Underscoring its confidence in the US economy, the bank releases $800m set aside to cover coronavirus-driven loan losses

Goldman Sachs had record 2020 with profit doubling

Net income more than doubled to $4.51bn in the 2020 final quarter, the highest in more than a decade

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Absa and Investec are top picks to lead banking recovery

Research produced by the local arm of Bank of America identifies which of SA’s major banks may fare best when bad times become better

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Conduit Capital turnaround efforts are bearing fruit

Profitability has improved after new management took over at its insurance subsidiary in February 2020

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RMB and Investec bankers see search for yield spurring demand for SA assets

The two bankers say cheap shares will spark a rush for undervalued local assets

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Santam squeezing clients over Covid-19 settlements, says loss adjuster

Insurance Claims Africa says insurer’s offer of three-month settlement takes advantage of desperate clients

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London Stock Exchange’s $27bn takeover of Refinitiv gets EU nod

The European Commission finds a number of concerns about the deal but provides for remedies to address concerns

Natural Capital alliance targets $10bn by 2022 to invest in nature

New strategy is to allocate capital to companies that harness or preserve basic resources and the environment

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