Lidia Kelly

Lidia Kelly works from Melbourne, ex-Warsaw, Moscow . Journalist, occasionally with @Reuters Lidia Kelly has over 2015 followers on Twitter.

Brics to launch development bank at Russian summit

Leaders of the Brics emerging economies are to launch a development bank at a summit in the remote Russian city of Ufa this this week.

Putin gives central bank of Russia free reign

Russian President Vladimir Putin backs the central bank's move to hike interest rates amidst warnings that it will send the country into a recession.

Russia urges West to stop far-right’s rise to power in Ukraine

A senior Russian official appealed to the West after a far-right leader said he planned to run for president in Ukraine.

Snowden’s hopes of leaving Moscow airport dashed

Former US NSA contractor Edward Snowden has failed to secure permission from Russia to leave Sheremetyevo airport.

Snowden to seek temporary asylum in Russia

Former intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden will seek temporary political asylum in Russia, according to human rights groups that met him.

Russia steadfast on Snowden’s expulsion

The US has pressed Russia to do everything in its power to expel Edward Snowden before he gets the chance to take an expected flight to Cuba.

Sodomy ‘sparked murder’ of Terre’Blanche

Rumours surrounding the death of Eugene Terre'Blanche continued to swirl on Sunday as a media report said sodomy "sparked the murder".

Poland mourns president, elite killed in crash

Poles were in deep mourning on Sunday after President Lech Kaczynski and many of the country's ruling elite were killed in a plane crash.

Polish president among 96 killed in plane crash

Poland's President Lech Kaczynski, its central bank head and the country's military chief were among 96 people killed when their plane crashed.

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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