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David Dolan

David Dolan

    SA spaza shops struggle under large retailers
    SA spaza shops struggle under large retailers
    In this corner of Soweto, the biggest building used to be the Catholic church. Now it's been overshadowed by a shopping centre and business has...
    Government's dithering strike response spooks investors
    Government's dithering strike response spooks investors
    Critics say the government's response to the strikes has been slow and ineffective, exposing the ANC and President Jacob Zuma as ill-equipped to...
    Africa: The place to be for booming private equity
    Africa: The place to be for booming private equity
    Africa is the next big thing, just ask Bob Geldof and other private equity bankers.
    MTN shares slide amid bribery scandal
    MTN shares slide amid bribery scandal
    Shares in MTN Group slid on Friday after rival Turkcell filed a $4.2 billion suit against the South African mobile operator, alleging it bribed...
    Absa falls in line with Barclays structure
    Absa falls in line with Barclays structure
    Absa Group, the South African bank majority owned by British lender Barclays, said it would merge its business and retail banking units and has...
    Standard Bank profit drops on weak demand
    Standard Bank profit drops on weak demand
    Standard Bank, Africa's biggest bank, reported its third straight decline in annual profit on slack demand for loans and said it would continue to...
    Absa tops consensus as bad debts fall
    Absa tops consensus as bad debts fall
    Absa, the South African bank majority owned by Barclays, surpassed market expectations with a slight upturn in full-year earnings on Tuesday,...
    FirstRand full-year profit rises
    FirstRand full-year profit rises
    South African bank FirstRand posted a 34% rise in full-year profit, helped by a recovery in bad debts and investment banking, and said it could...
    HSBC in talks for 70% of Nedbank
    HSBC in talks for 70% of Nedbank
    HSBC is in talks to buy up to 70% of South Africa's Nedbank, in a potential $6,8-billion deal that would give Europe's biggest lender a broader...
    Dubai debt delays revive fear of financial crisis
    Dubai debt delays revive fear of financial crisis
    Investors recoiled from risky assets on Friday and dumped shares in Asian banks and builders, fearing a Dubai debt default could reignite the...
    Man knifes shoppers in Tokyo, at least four dead
    Man knifes shoppers in Tokyo, at least four dead
    A man drove a truck into a crowd of pedestrians in a popular Tokyo shopping district and then went on a stabbing rampage on Sunday, killing at...
    Citigroup up in Tokyo debut after CEO quits
    Citigroup up in Tokyo debut after CEO quits
    Shares of Citigroup rose 5% in their debut on the Tokyo bourse on Monday, a day after the United States bank's head resigned to take responsibility...