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Business Times

THE BIG DEAL: Woolies ready to rule the south

Woolworths CEO Ian Moir. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 day(s) ago

David Jones will make or break Woolworths executives and determine the group’s place in retail history, writes Adele Shevel

Business Times

Strikes are not the only disincentive

automotive factory manufacturing XXX
5 day(s) ago

Not every car manufacturer will pull its operation out of the country every time Numsa goes on strike

Business Times

HCI’s exec enrichment defended

Tsogo Sun CEO Marcel von Aulock
5 day(s) ago

Move ‘will benefit shareholders’

Business Times

Brics nations form their own mini IMF

President Jacob Zuma, left, and his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff during a Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in Brazil on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
5 day(s) ago

Formation of the New Development Bank by Brics countries will help these nations pursue their ambitions

Business Times

Waterberg Coal still in the black, CEO says

Stephen Miller, executive director at Waterberg Coal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Conflicting reports, steep plunge in share price and an ominous silence from owners of BEE shares raise serious questions about the future of the Waterberg Coal Company

Business Times

Corporate lethargy is the new malaise

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

A deep concern underlies the current state of corporate lethargy — the suspicion that the West has simply run out of productivity-improving inventiveness, writes Jeremy Warner

Business Times

Moir sees no change in DNA as businesses are spliced

Woolworths CEO Ian Moir. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 day(s) ago

Woolworths CEO Ian Moir believes seamless integration of David Jones, Woolworths and Country Road can be achieved

Business Times

Row accentuates how shareholder activism cuts both ways on the floor

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Long-running brouhaha at JSE-listed flooring company highlights the double-edged sword of shareholder activism

Business Times

A nudge before a season of hikes

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
5 day(s) ago

Reserve Bank has taken the bold step of nudging interest rates higher despite stagnating economic growth, affirming its inflation-fighting credentials as price pressures intensify

Business Times

Heads or tails, SA gold coins are still worldwide winners

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

South African gold coins are still proving popular with foreign investors sales last year 30% higher than in 2012

Business Times

Big business does the dirty on smaller rivals

Numsa members strike. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 day(s) ago

The boss of smaller employers’ body says labour barriers are stifling small business, writes Chris Barron

Business Times

Wonga under NCR's whip

5 day(s) ago

Online micro-lender SA has a month to shape up or face the music

Business Times

Banting diet fad is keeping the tills ringing

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Retailers tapping into high-fat food phenomenon as Tim Noakes diet hype grows, and restaurants serving pizzas, stodgy pastas and crusty sandwiches adapt

Business Times

Disappointing Alexander Forbes returns to JSE

Alexander Forbes. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

Alexander Forbes will relist on the JSE on Thursday, seven years after being bought out during the private-equity rush of 2007

Business Times

Typewriter nostalgia is no cure for espionage

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Typewriters are no more spy proof than toasting forks or cut-throat razors or spats but they’re packed with nostalgia

Opinion & Analysis

STOCK TALK: FSB has its own back with new rules

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Financial Services Board executives realise that if a scandal hits they will be in the frontline when it comes to taking blame, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times

FSB happy to take flak over new regulations

5 day(s) ago

Deputy executive for capital markets at the Financial Services Board is happy to take the heat for clamping down on trade in unlisted shares

Business Times

BEE TRADING: MTN Zakhele keeps eye on rules

MTN Zakhele empowerment scheme chairman Thulani Gcabashe.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 day(s) ago

MTN Zakhele is one of only two empowerment schemes that do not use the over-the-counter trading platform provided by Equity Express

Business Times

Not even Ken can save Barbie now

5 day(s) ago

Barbie sales fell 15% worldwide in the past quarter as demand for the doll continues to plummet

Opinion

THE CHATTER: New Brics bank needs to be more than simply anti-West

Delegates from the Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA (Brics) group of countries engage in discussions at a summit in Brazil on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS

The danger for the Brics development bank is that it could be used merely as a vehicle to gain global influence, writes Chris Hart

Opinion

Meeting workers' ire in workplace and outside

UP IN ARMS: Amcu members listen to leader Joseph Mathunjwa at Wonderkop Stadium in Marikana, near Rustenburg earlier this month. Workers’ show of force signalled their intention to continue striking. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

The South African environment has provided fertile ground for unions to blur the boundaries between workplace issues and social injustices, write Jana Marais and Albert Wocke

Opinion

Small firms may not be SA's saviours

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen: Re-examine the belief that a million start-ups will create jobs and assets

Opinion

In defence of the Gautrain

ICON: The Gautrain, symbol of SA’s modern infrastructure, is attractive to foreign executives and expatriate South Africans. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Gautrain operators have been accused of milking the taxpayer for what is effectively a subsidy for elite commuters and a plan to extend the service has been slammed as a waste, writes Errol Braithwaite

Opinion

THE LAST WORD: He who pays the expert calls the tune

There’s nothing like a company crash to reveal just how empty words like ‘independent’ and ‘expert’ can actually be

Opinion

Communication a huge issue for ANC

South Africans can only hope that the decision to split the department of communications isn’t going to detract from other crucial projects

Opinion

SIGN POST: A generation of IT girls on the rise

A new initiative aims to take digital education deep into communities that are not usually exposed to it

Business Times

CORRUPTION WATCH: What happens when Thuli leaves in 2016?

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 day(s) ago

Corruption Watch experts help those facing ethical dilemmas and who suspect corruption resolve their issues

Business Times

STRANGE BUT TRUE... Greeks 'blame' foreigners for economic tragedy

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Most Greeks think their economic crisis over the past four years was ‘premeditated’ by foreign centres of influence, according to a university survey report

Business Times

Collector's cup runneth over

5 day(s) ago

Chinese collector who bought an ancient Chinese ceramic cup at auction gets a surprise bonus nearly 422 million American Express points

Business Times

@*!# me, the crisis has me cussing

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

The use of profanities by company bosses peaked after the start of the recession, new research reveals

Business Times

HOW TO... Learn from your job interview failures

5 day(s) ago

You read a ton of articles giving you sound career advice, you wrote the perfect covering letter to go with your killer CV and answered all the questions during your interview like a pro but did not get the job

Business Times

MY BRILLIANT CAREER: Working on textbook solutions

ADAPTABLE: Christina Watson holds an MBA as well as a degree in languages, history and education.
5 day(s) ago

When Christina Watson, CEO of educational publisher Via Afrika Publishers, was presented with an opportunity to join the world of educational publishing, she jumped

Business Times

Downed Malaysian airliner hits markets

5 day(s) ago

South African share prices end slightly lower on Friday as tension in the Middle East and Ukraine undermines demand for risky assets

Business Times

French watchdog could slash fees

5 day(s) ago

People in a wide range of occupations in France, from notaries and lawyers to chemists and taxi drivers, may have to cut their fees 20% under leaked proposals by the country's financial watchdog

Business Times

FAME & FORTUNE: Getting ready for his close-up

5 day(s) ago

SA’s Craig Greer is taking on Hollywood, having landed a film role. Brendan Peacock asked him about his fresh start and its impact on his financial affairs

 
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