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SA gets R200m to host climate talks

BRICS bank: all eyes turn to Durban

The world will be watching closely to see whether the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa can conclude negotiations for setting up a BRICS development bank when they meet in Durban in less than two weeks' time.
BRICS development bank one step closer

BRICS bank ‘focus of upcoming summit’

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa aim to conclude the setting up of a BRICS-led development bank at the BRICS summit taking place in Durban in March, says South African Deputy International Relations Minister Marius Fransman.
FNB named world's most innovative bank

FNB named world’s most innovative bank

South Africa's First National Bank was named the world's most innovative bank of the year at the 2012 BAI-Finacle Global Banking Innovation Awards. FNB was recognised not only for its innovations, but also for the innovative culture it fosters among its employees.

Brics development bank underway?

While the idea for a Brics development bank could hold great benefits for Africa, it must be driven by more than just political will, said expert panellists at a debate hosted by research and strategy consultants Frontier Advisory.
Brics a boost to Brand South Africa

The BRICS Development Bank – How will it support African business and regional integration?

brics researchRoundtable discussion held at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Sandton, on Tuesday, 25th September 2012.

Taking into account the rather unsatisfying track record of the Bretton Woods Institutions to address the needs of developing countries, and the institutions’ inability to find appropriate and effective solutions to the global financial crisis, the concept of a BRICS Development Bank – the proposal which was made at the 4th BRICS Leaders Summit in New Delhi in March 2012 – presents the opportunity for emerging economies to reshape the global financial architecture and to contribute to the reform of these institutions.

Although the concept of a BRICS Development Bank is still being studied by a working group of the BRICS Finance Ministers, there are expectations, that the formation of such a bank could assist the African continent to realise much needed infrastructure projects and unlock the continent’s economic potential.

Discussion document [PDF 200Kb]

BRICS development bank one step closer

BRICS bank ‘to boost South Africa’

The development bank planned by members of the BRICS group of influential emerging economies could help South Africa finance its state-led infrastructure drive, says Business Unity SA CEO Nomaxabiso Majokweni.
BRICS development bank one step closer

BRICS development bank one step closer

The BRICS grouping of influential emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - have taken another step towards establishing a development bank that could one day rival the World Bank.
Springboks tighten grip on Tri-Nations

Corporate Identity

Welcome to the brand guideline manual for Brand South Africa Our purpose is to create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa, both...
Absa's eco-friendly office tower

Absa’s eco-friendly office tower

The Absa Campus, located in downtown Johannesburg and home to the bank's headquarters, consumes at least 12MW of electricity a day - but hardly any of this is drawn from South Africa's national grid.
Standard buys into Russian bank

Bank warns on card ‘skimming’

Customers must be careful when using their bank cards to prevent being defrauded by "skimmers", Standard Bank has warned, adding that customers should keep their cards in sight and report lost and stolen cards immediately.

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