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Bond yields, interest rates and fiscal stimulus

Bond yields, interest rates and fiscal stimulus

Over the past months yields on bonds have risen significantly. This is not only true for U.S. bond yields, but for most other government bonds too. In this edition of Your Monthly Wau! we look at the implications of rising bond yields, interest rates, growth dynamics...

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Provisional tax hacked!

Provisional tax hacked!

It is February 2021. All accountants and tax practitioners are running around like headless chickens. All stressed and busy with tax season. What does this mean? Do you need to file a tax return that you are not aware of? Should you also be stressed? This can be...

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Embracing newfound and improved technology

Embracing newfound and improved technology

When asking yourself what is new to the world, the first topic that comes to mind is COVID19. Yes… COVID19 thus far has shown no remorse in its ability to cause havoc and disruption throughout every industry. For businesses this has caused a significant change in the...

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Thoughts on outsourcing

Thoughts on outsourcing

Bill is studying computer science at university. Bill has a brilliant idea for a revolutionary personal computer that will change the way people work and play. Bill drops out and starts his own business with his buddy Paul. The idea works, orders stream in and Bill...

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Riding the Blue Wave

Riding the Blue Wave

This month sees the inauguration of Joe Biden as US President. The Biden administration was not only successful in winning the presidency but managed to achieve a “Blue Sweep”, where the Democrats now have control of both the US Senate and House of Representatives....

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Performance Management in the New Work Environment

Performance Management in the New Work Environment

And then everything changed overnight……. This sounds like the beginning of a movie or novel, but it is the reality of the global working community. No one has been left untouched by the pandemic. The effects, positive and negative, will be seen and felt for years to...

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FX Risk Management in a Time of Crisis – Update

FX Risk Management in a Time of Crisis – Update

In April last year we published a special report on managing foreign exchange risk through the significant uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the ratings downgrade. It is now time to look back over what has transpired in the past nine months and...

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Light at the End of Tunnel

Light at the End of Tunnel

As the year draws to a close, we look at some key themes in financial markets for 2021. Despite the recent surge of new COVID-19 cases globally, we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. A factor that is key for a recovery in 2021 is a widely...

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Will the Euro Outshine the Dollar?

Will the Euro Outshine the Dollar?

Markets have celebrated the success of several vaccine trials which will hopefully pave the way for normalcy to return to the world in 2021. Around the world, equity markets have rallied on the good news. This past week brought some further good news on the pandemic...

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Will Joe Trump Donald?

Will Joe Trump Donald?

The US presidential election, which is around the corner, has left many investors on the edge of their seat. Investors are eager to determine the effects on the markets of a Trump versus Biden victory. In this edition of Your Monthly Wau! we look at this in some...

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