In the news today: Gordhan and his shining armour, SA insurers downgraded, and agreement at the UN Climate talks

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Markets react to Gordhan

Reappointed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan moved swiftly to calm markets on Monday, saying sticking to spending targets was “sacrosanct”.   READ MORE

Sim cities that will cripple insurers

King Price takes a look at five video game cities that would challenge any insurer to provide affordable premiums.   READ MORE

SA insurers downgraded

A recent review by Fitch of South African insurance companies resulted in the downgrade of the Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings of Guardrisk International Limited PCC (Guardrisk PCC) to ‘BBB’ from ‘BBB+’, and RMB Financial Services Limited, RMB Structured Insurance Limited and RMB Structured Insurance Limited PCC (collectively RMBSI) to ‘BBB-‘ from ‘BBB’. the outlooks are stable.   READ MORE

Hollard leverages retailers and telcos in Africa

Frans Prinsloo, MD of Hollard International, who oversees the Africa and Asia side of the business, says the insurer is following many of its retail partners as they expand into other African markets.  READ MORE

Heated debate

A deal struck at the UN Climate talks on 12 December shows an international shift in priorities: to hold global warming to between 1.5°C and 2°C, the long-term goal of the agreement, carbon-dioxide emissions must peak before 2030, and decline altogether soon after 2050.  READ MORE