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Retail & Consumer

Walmart’s bet on Massmart misses the spot

POWER CENTRES: Massmart CEO Grant Pattison delivers the company’s annual results in Johannesburg on Thursday. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
5 day(s) ago

R16.5bn deal has failed to generate returns expected or necessary to justify steep R148/share that Walmart forked out

Retail & Consumer

Massmart CEO to ride off into the sunset

Massmart CEO Grant Pattison. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
5 day(s) ago

Grant Pattison says he wants a fresh challenge in an entirely new industry

National

Finally, SA rogue banker gets jail

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Senior banker at Nedbank’s Imperial Bank sentenced to 19 years in jail

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths’ top-secret mission down under

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

Woolworths adopted code names to keep David Jones deal from prying eyes, writes Adele Shevel

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths’ Moir is a continental commuter

5 day(s) ago

There is something intrinsically street smart about Woolworths boss Ian Moir

Retail & Consumer

SAB stalwart on how Miller got its froth back

Norman Adami, chairman of SAB. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI
5 day(s) ago

Norman Adami, retiring after 35 years with SAB, looks back on his career at the brewer

National

State pension fund wracked with internal backbiting

John Oliphant. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 day(s) ago

R1.3-trillion Government Employees Pension Fund appears to be wracked with internal backbiting

Companies

Sol Kerzner quits, but you haven’t heard the last of him

Sol Kerzner. Picture: THE TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Sol Kerzner is not retiring, even though the 78-year-old hotel magnate has sold out of the group that made him a global powerhouse

African Business

Private equity helps drive African growth

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Private equity has enabled businesses in Africa to grow by servicing rapidly gentrifying populations

African Business

A better bet than listed companies

5 day(s) ago

Study on private equity investor sentiment in Africa was released at conference in Lagos, Nigeria

National

PIC boss fails to show his mettle

PIC CEO Elias Masilela. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
5 day(s) ago

Elias Masilela makes unconvincing bid to disown cartel proposal, writes Chris Barron

National

How important is politics at the PIC?

5 day(s) ago

Public Investment Corporation under scrutiny over whether it makes investment decisions based on commercial principles or politics

Industrials

Strategy shift planned at Murray & Roberts

Murray & Roberts CEO Henry Laas. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 day(s) ago

Murray & Roberts says it might be time for it to cut its exposure to civil construction work

Mining

Junior miners struggle to unlock Barberton’s promise

Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

Junior mining companies dig for gold in ‘the valleys and hills’ of the Barberton area

Europe

Profit-taking prods Greek yields higher

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Greel bond yields rise as investors book profits on rally that preceded Greece’s return to debt markets

Telecoms & Technology

Will Telkom's turnaround work?

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
5 day(s) ago

It seems Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko has let slip its turnaround strategy — but the big question is whether it can work

Retail & Consumer

Cotton On leads the way in Australian retail clothing invasion

5 day(s) ago

Australian retailers have expanded at a voracious rate in SA, and top of the list is Cotton On

Economy

Fair hearing when SARS turns deaf ear

Bernard Ngoepe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
5 day(s) ago

Brendan Peacock speaks to the new tax ombudsman, retired Judge Bernard Ngoepe, about the role his office will play

Financial Services

Sasfin Bank on the prowl for wealthy individuals to boost profile

Sasfin CEO Roland Sassoon. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 day(s) ago

Roland Sassoon, Sasfin Holdings CEO, aims to lure more high-income clients with a new suite of products

Telecoms & Technology

Samsung takes the lead in SA

A man reacts while trying out his new Samsung Galaxy S5 in Jakarta, Indonesia, this week. Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

Samsung Electronics releases its new flagship Galaxy S5 device in stores across South Africa

Management

SA’s corporate governance trails world rivals

5 day(s) ago

Extent to which SA lags behind world peers when it comes to corporate stakeholder rights highlighted by European Commission

Europe

‘Free Scotland’ plan worries Scotch sellers

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Scotch whisky makers have expressed concern for the first time about the effects of Scottish independence

Opinion

Raising barriers to investment

A lack of foreign direct investment is obviously a drag on Zimbabwe. Now the Zuma crowd are following suit

Opinion

BAT’s risky strategy of smoke and mirrors

What has BAT done since it emerged that it might be involved in money laundering and corporate espionage?

Opinion

SIGNPOST: Networks dawdle on the data front

Data consumption is one area in which buyers of smartphones go large

Opinion

The most for the many from telecommunications

Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Are we ready for the scale and speed of the changes sweeping towards the telecoms industry?

Opinion

Nigeria’s new GDP status is only on paper

A security officer checks a man outside the Nigerian Stock Exchange in Lagos. Picture: REUTERS

Nigeria is now Africa’s biggest economy following the rebasing of its GDP, but does this actually mean anything?

Opinion

Innovation in smartphones favours function over form

Is there a new feature you’ve seen in the past year that has really wowed you into wanting a new phone?

Opinion

BULL’S EYE: Sometimes it’s best to do nothing

Four days removed from the clamour of news feeds, market tickers and analyst updates, and what do we see?

Opinion

The road beyond crony capitalism

SA business people who engage publicly with government unlikely to meet same fate as Russian or Chinese oligarchs

Europe

Size counts when you buy online

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Research by Credit Suisse finds that 40% of online clothing purchases are returned, often because of size

World

Survey paints gloomy picture of auditing

5 day(s) ago

Public company and bank audits are persistently flawed, a group of international regulators has found

Mining

The mining headache no one is prepared to treat

Mintails' gold plant and water tanks for treatment in Krugersdorp. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
5 day(s) ago

SA faces major problems in closing down exhausted mines, writes Loni Prinsloo

Europe

Empty garage auctioned in UK for nearly R10m

5 day(s) ago

Disused garage with cracks in the walls and debris on the floor has become the most expensive to sell in Britain

Retail & Consumer

Goldman Sachs upgrades Truworths

5 day(s) ago

Could retail stocks be finding their way back onto the buyers’ list of investment banks?

Economy

SA has little to fear as Nigeria shuffles statistics

Economist Iraj Abedian. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 day(s) ago

Heated debate about whether Nigeria will usurp South Africa’s prominent role in the global arena

Business Times

CORRUPTION WATCH: Officials invoke imaginary 'rule'

5 day(s) ago

When is it legitimate for a public body to invoke the sub judice rule in refusing access to information?

Europe

French can clock off for real after work

5 day(s) ago

Some French workers can now be grateful for the right to ignore bosses’ e-mails after work

Business Times

Naspers tumbles on valuation worries

5 day(s) ago

South African stocks fall more than 1% on Friday, led by e-commerce and media group Naspers

Americas

Bank robber dots i’s and crosses t’s

5 day(s) ago

In Colorado, the hunt is on for a culprit known as the ‘Good Grammar Bandit'

Business

JSE proposes raft of changes to AGM requirements

Shareholder activist Theo Botha. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
5 day(s) ago

Annual general meetings of listed companies are set for a shake-up

Setlogane Manchidi, head of corporate social investment at Investec in SA

MY BRILLIANT CAREER: A love for giving people a leg up

Margaret Harris speaks to Setlogane Manchidi, the head of corporate social investment at Investec in SA

Opinion

TAX TALK: SARS conjures rabbit out of hat

There are two major vulnerabilities in South Africa’s tax system

Personal Finance

His own take on motivating waiters

Heart 104.9 FM radio host Aden Thomas
5 day(s) ago

Heart 104.9 FM breakfast-show host Aden Thomas speaks to Jana Marais about tipping and bank managers

 
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