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M-Pesa mobile phones are transforming the lives of East Africans

People in Kenya used to keep their savings under the mattress, or buried in a hole in the ground. Now, with the M-Pesa mobile phone device, 14 million bank accounts have been opened. It's a revolution that has empowered tens of millions of people in some of the poorest communities in the world to start businesses and gain financial security

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Being cool on when to buy or sell shares beats gut instincts

One of the most famous maxims of the investment guru Warren Buffett is "to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy when others are fearful" – in other words, buy low, sell high and don't follow the crowd. The reason it works for him is that most investors don't follow his words of wisdom.