Team CN&CO love financial services (among other things) and we enjoy reading about what’s happening in various quarters of the industry. Here are our favourite fin-blog picks of the week:

Gianluca’s pick:

Rand is now the world’s most political currency
Move over Mexico. With the US election campaign over, South Africa’s rand has replaced the peso as the currency poised for the biggest politically driven price swings.

Kurt’s pick:

Rand falls most in five years
“South Africa’s rand slumped the most five years…”

Rob’s pick:

History tells us what may happen next with Brexit and Trump
It seems we’re entering another of those stupid seasons humans impose on themselves at fairly regular intervals. I am sketching out here opinions based on information, they may prove right, or may prove wrong, and they’re intended just to challenge and be part of a wider dialogue.

Neo’s pick:

South Africans know what happens when you replace an intellectual, elite president with a populist one
Trumps wins! Is America doomed to repeat history?

Colin’s pick:

Modi’s master plan to make India a fintech superpower
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has been putting measures in place since 2014 to sort out his country’s local economy. The removal of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes from the economy earlier this week was simply his latest move.

 Gabbi’s pick:

Top500 research reveals who are the movers and shakers for 2016
“What is happening in the economy, who are the export giants – and where they are exporting to…?”