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When a number of supply chain reports were released pre-COVID-19, business leaders listed risks such as data breaches, cybercrime and a global pandemic did not feature on anyone’s radar.

The social re-order brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have generated many learnings, and Absa’s digital transformation journey will create a distinct position for the bank amongst African peers.

When a crisis of the magnitude of COVID-19 strikes, it is our role as a responsible lender to put forward various immediate solutions to proactively combat the downturn it brings

Four things SMEs need to know about COVID cyber risks

Resources, especially gold, have been a stable constant during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read on for some insights from a thought-provoking webinar on digital transformation in Africa, co-hosted by Absa and the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation.

Absa has been able to move from just being compliant to becoming more effective at managing financial crime risk, writes Nic Swingler, Absa's Head of Financial Crime Compliance.

According to the African Development Bank, at the start of 2020 the African continent was forecast to deliver 3.9% economic growth

Agriculture employs close to 50% of the working labour force on the continent, and in sub-Saharan Africa, the sector contributes 23% of GDP, and there is a need to increase finance to the sector.

As one of the most liquid foreign exchange markets in the world and the gateway to the African continent, South African businesses need to understand developments in the global foreign exchange (FX) markets to plan for the future.