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South Africa at the forefront of Integrated Reporting

Strate has joined a number of international organisations, as well as four other prominent South African companies, to develop a technical framework for Integrated Reporting by 2013. It is one of over 80 organisations that are involved in the pilot phase of the …

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Advances in the LEI code

A number of advances have been made with Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) since September that will change the way companies do business in the near future …

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Principles to further reduce counterparty risk in Close-Out Netting agreements under way

From 1 to 5 October, the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (Unidroit) met to consider draft Principles on Close-Out Netting, a tool that South African institutions use to reduce exposures to the insolvency of a counterparty …

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Financial market experts: Crisis is not over

On October 2nd 2012, the financial industry gathered at a conference hosted at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) to hear from influential leaders as to whether the financial market could be sitting on the cusp of another crisis. In response, they believe the crisis is not yet over …

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Companies need to ready themselves for LEI’s March 2013 deadline

The Financial Stability Board wants a universal Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI) system to start operating by the end of 2012, and on a self-standing basis by March 2013. The LEI is designed to create and apply a single universal standard identifier to any organisation or firm involved in a financial transaction internationally …

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