In the news today: rand on the up, AI under the spotlight and a glance at inequality data

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Rand rises in anticipation of Ramaphosa win

The South African currency rose as much as 1.5% before dropping to 12.9949 to the dollar, the strongest since 13 September.  READ MORE

How is Trumpian policy affecting US health insurance?

Trump’s decision to stop cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments is forcing health insurers to raise premiums to make up for the loss in government subsidies.  READ MORE

Not a time to gamble

The Actuarial Society of South Africa recommends a focus on budgeting for survival in 2018.  READ MORE

AI in 2018 and beyond

Scott Zoldi, analyst at FICO, reckons “AI will only grow as we accept and incorporate these tools into our businesses.”  READ MORE

Heeding inequality data

South Africa is one of the world’s most unequal countries, with 10% of earners capturing 66% of the national income.  READ MORE