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Virgin Atlantic narrows 2013 annual loss

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Privately-owned British airline Virgin Atlantic says its annual loss narrowed by 50% in 2013, on track to return to profitability by the end of this year.


MTN reports scant subscriber growth

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MTN has reported slower growth in subscriber numbers for the first quarter after it disconnected nearly a million unprofitable users, sending its shares lower.


Novartis sees net profit jump

Apr 24 2014 11:39

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis has posted a jump in first-quarter net profit, driven largely by the sale of a blood transfusion diagnostics unit.


AstraZeneca profits dive

Apr 24 2014 11:30

British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a halving of net profits in the first quarter, following the loss of exclusivity for key drugs.


Fewer strikes 'if more women in mining'

Apr 24 2014 11:54

More women in the mining industry would mean fewer strikes, because they would firstly think of having a salary to provide for their children, says an expert.


Ups and downs in Anglo output

Apr 24 2014 10:43

Anglo American has posted an increase in its copper and iron ore production in the first quarter of 2014, but its platinum output slumped.


Premier Foods feels the pinch

Apr 24 2014 09:55

Premier Foods, the British maker of Mr Kipling cakes and Bisto gravy, says a tough grocery market and the timing of Easter hit sales in its first quarter.


Apple expands buybacks

Apr 24 2014 09:52

Apple has approved another $30bn in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorised a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split.


Facebook profits nearly triple, mobile soars

Apr 24 2014 09:48

Facebook profits have nearly tripled in the first quarter on a 72% surge in revenues, helped by gains in mobile users and mobile advertising.


Plan to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors

Apr 24 2014 09:42

The US Food and Drug Administration has proposed rules that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18.

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SA wool prices increase

Apr 24 2014 09:28

South African wool prices have continued to rise at this week's national sale, says Cape Wools.


Ericsson posts strong quarterly profit

Apr 23 2014 17:49

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson announced a sharp rise in its first quarter net profit despite falling sales.

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