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HSBC scandal 'unsavoury' reminder of past

Apr 01 2015 10:15

Switzerland's bank regulator says that while the scandal surrounding HSBC's private Swiss bank is "unsavoury", the lender has been working hard to clean itself up.


Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland bags R28.2m in 2014

Apr 01 2015 07:30

Gold Fields, which is set to start biennial wage talks with workers next month, gave its directors and top executives a 21% pay increase in 2014.


Yoox agrees to buy Richemont's Net-a-Porter

Mar 31 2015 19:21

Italian online fashion retailer Yoox has agreed to buy Net-a-Porter, its upmarket rival, in an all-share deal that creates an industry leader in the booming online luxury market.


Courts to decide on mines ownership compliance

Mar 31 2015 14:51

Mines minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says there has been 'no consensus' with industry over a mandated target of 26% black ownership.

Financial Services

UK pub group snaps up beer business

Mar 31 2015 13:15

British pubs and brewery group Marston's says it has agreed to buy the beer division of Thwaites for £25m.

Financial Services

Standard Bank's Zim unit stays profitable

Mar 31 2015 13:03

In an environment of bank closures and a liquidity crunch, Standard Bank's Zimbabwean unit has reported 13.11% profit growth for the year to end-December 2014.


UK coal imports jump ahead of carbon tax

Mar 31 2015 20:31

Britain's coal imports should soar for the first quarter of 2015 as utilities hoard ahead of a tax rise to entice them away from coal-fired power generation.

Financial Services

Top five insurers earn R28.4bn in 2014

Mar 31 2015 12:43

SA's top five long-term insurance companies recorded total earnings of R28.4bn last year, according to the latest PwC Insurance Industry Analysis survey.

Financial Services

Complaints against UK banks dip 7%

Mar 30 2015 15:15

Complaints against Britain's banks have fallen in the second half of last year as fewer people lodged objections about insurance protection mis-selling.


Ramatlhodi to lift lid on mining compliance

Mar 30 2015 13:45

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi will present the government's assessment of mining industry compliance, including black ownership targets.

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Rivals to focus on organic firms after Kraft deal

Mar 30 2015 12:09

The macaroni and ketchup merger of Kraft Foods and HJ Heinz may prove a boon to the far smaller natural and organic food companies that have seized market share.


Total sells Nigerian oil field stake

Mar 30 2015 11:30

French oil giant Total says it has sold its stake in a Nigerian oil field to a local company for $569m.

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