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Financial Services

Stanlib eyes a bigger share of Africa spoils

Stanlib CEO Seelan Gobalsamy.
4 day(s) ago

Next step is to build Stanlib into the "asset manager of choice in Africa", says new chief executive Seelan Gobalsamy

Retail & Consumer

New broom at Pick n Pay brushes up results

Richard Brasher. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
4 day(s) ago

British former head of Tesco who was parachuted in last year to lead Pick n Pay’s turnaround admits that the retailer was not even in the race for space until recently

African Business

Private-equity investors look deeper into Africa

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

South Africa providing much less fertile ground for entry investments as investors turn to African expansion for good returns

Telecoms & Technology

Heartbleed cracks vital encryptions

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Security professionals show bug can be exploited to allow hackers to make off with one of the most sought-after prizes: the private keys relied on to decrypt sensitive information

Financial Services

Sasfin baits its banking hook

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

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

Labour

Amplats, Impala up their offers to striking miners

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

Platinum miners increase pay offer to striking workers in bid to end a strike now in record-breaking 13th week

Financial Services

Investors shrug off banks’ fines

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 day(s) ago

Share prices of the four major banks surge after Reserve Bank fines them for not complying with money-laundering rules

Retail & Consumer

JSE puts uncle in the furniture business on the spot

Joshua Doore, part of the JD Group. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

JD Group will have to explain to the JSE why it broke the exchange’s listings rules by ditching a number of independent directors

Telecoms & Technology

Sponsorship of cycle club puts spoke in MTN's wheels

4 day(s) ago

MTN to extend tender awarded to company to manage call centres after the cellular giant picks up potential conflict of interest involving SA boss and company executive

Asia-Pacific

Bitcoin ATM skirts bank crackdown

The first bitcoin ATM in the US in the House Rayburn Building on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

BTC China installs China’s first bitcoin ATM, launches an online app enabling individuals to buy and sell bitcoins using cellphones

African Business

Private-equity investors look deeper into Africa

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

South Africa providing much less fertile ground for entry investments as investors turn to African expansion for good returns

Business

Branson snaps up Mont Rochelle

MOUNTAIN SPLENDOUR: Located atop a hill in the Klein Dassenberg range, Mont Rochelle is a favourite destination for the fabulously wealthy.   Picture: KATY CHANCE
4 day(s) ago

Flamboyant British billionaire’s luxury hospitality property portfolio agrees to buy Franschhoek wine farm for undisclosed amount

Business

HCI not rattled by latest move from SABMiller

HCI executive chairman Johnny Copelyn.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 day(s) ago

Executive chairman heading off to Spain on holiday and will on his return attend to the implications of SABMiller’s announcement that it was reviewing strategic options for its 39.6% stake in Tsogo Sun

Financial Services

Ubank stops lending to mineworkers

Ubank CEO Luthando Vutula.  Picture: SOWETAN
4 day(s) ago

Ubank reeling from effects of 13-week strike in the platinum-mining sector

Asia-Pacific

Chinese curbs harm Remy

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

China clampdown on extravagant entertaining in drive against corruption cutting deeply into sales of brandy, says French drinks group Remy Cointreau

Opinion

THIS IS THE BUSINESS: Cuban medicine not a tonic for SA

Cuba, at first blush, would seem to be an unlikely venue to which one would voluntarily go to learn how to practise modern medicine

Opinion

SIGNPOST: Taking social media beyond the message

A challenger has dominant social media groups in its sights, exploring and exploiting the big players’ gaps

Opinion

Shake-up for an infallible brand

HUMBLE: Newly elected Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, greets the faithful from the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica after being elected by the conclave of cardinals at the Vatican on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS

Pope Francis has apparently created considerable resentment among ‘conservative’ Catholics

Opinion

Set-top box debate full of absurdity

Communications Minister Yunis Carrim. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has done the right thing when it comes to South Africa’s new broadcasting policy

Opinion

THE BIG READ: Shattering the FDI myth

Graphic: RUBY-GAY

Foreign cash can be a boon or a bane — depending on how it's managed

Retail & Consumer

Steinhoff has long wanted to shift its listing

Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 day(s) ago

Analysts say European listing was highly complex, with company having had to weigh up exchange-control requirements and tax regulations

Trade & Industry

Chicken imports row rages on

IN A FLAP: New anti-dumping duties could further increase the price of chicken.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES
4 day(s) ago

Government expected to take a decision on anti-dumping duties on frozen bone-in chicken portions from certain European countries

Retail & Consumer

Lewis scores as rivals languish in the comfort zone

Lewis Group CEO Johan Enslin. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 day(s) ago

Business model differs in that it is more conservative, decentralised and ensures close relationships between store managers and the communities they serve

Americas

‘We will pay you to resign’

4 day(s) ago

Amazon has taken the unusual step of offering people who have worked in its warehouse for less than a year $2,000 to walk out the door

Europe

Talking turkey to Russians

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Americans have the Easter bunny. Now Vadim Vaneev wants to introduce Russia to the Easter turkey

Americas

Maybach making a comeback

MONEY TO BURN: Jay-Z destroys a Maybach in the music video ‘Otis’, which also features Kanye West.  Picture: YOUTUBE
4 day(s) ago

Maybach to be showcased at the auto shows in Guangzhou and Los Angeles in November

Retail & Consumer

Lewis scores as rivals languish in the comfort zone

Lewis Group CEO Johan Enslin. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 day(s) ago

Business model differs in that it is more conservative, decentralised and ensures close relationships between store managers and the communities they serve

LOVING IT: BBC World News presenter Lerato Mbele.  Picture: BBC WORLD NEWS

FAME & FORTUNE: TV queen gives money advice

BBC World News presenter Lerato Mbele speaks to Loni Prinsloo about financial security and her dream job

Personal Finance

MY BRILLIANT CAREER: In the business of original ideas

GO TEAM: Adelle Wapnick's leadership style is that of leader-as-coach.  Picture: KATHERINE MUICK-MERE
4 day(s) ago

Adelle Wapnick, CEO of Lowe & Partners South Africa, tells Margaret Harris that visiting her sister at the dynamic agency where she worked introduced her to the world of advertising

Business Times

CORRUPTION WATCH: Parliament has leeway on Nkandla

 Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

What powers does the ad hoc committee appointed to consider the public protector’s Nkandla report have, a reader asks

Asia-Pacific

STRANGE BUT TRUE: Cheating civil servants told to pray

4 day(s) ago

Indonesian governor orders all civil servants in a central province to attend mass prayer sessions and religious sermons in a bid to stop adultery

Business Times

HOW TO: Express yourself more assertively

4 day(s) ago

Assertiveness is the ability to express yourself in a straight-forward manner without harming others

 
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