Richard Carter

News editor for @afp in Japan. Former Europe/Africa desk chief. Ex Berlin, Brussels, Paris.

Hindsight is 2020 for Japan

Tokyo has a history of cancelled Olympics – but a different type of war caused it to cancel in 1940

A tropical subject: Could typhoons hit Rugby World Cup?

Here are some of the key questions as one of the world's natural disaster hotspots prepares to host one of the world's biggest sporting events

Stormy G20 looms as Trump bashes China on trade

The long-running trade war between the world's top two economies looked poised to dominate the agenda of the group of 20 summit

Crisis-hit Nissan issues fresh profit warning

The firm downgraded its projection for net profit in the fiscal year to March 2019 from 410-billion yen to 319-billion yen

Trump ‘walks’ as North Korea talks end abruptly without deal

The much-anticipated second meeting between the two leaders was supposed to build on their historic first summit in Singapore

Kim arrives in Hanoi for nuclear summit with Trump

The normally sleepy Vietnamese border station of Dong Dang spruced itself up for Kim's arrival after the leader's 4 000km odyssey through China

Ghosn re-arrested over fresh allegations

The case of the once-revered tycoon has gripped Japan and the business world since he was arrested as he stepped off his private jet

IOC weighs boxing Olympic KO

The IOC has been losing patience with boxing since a judging scandal at the Rio Games in 2016

Nissan crisis deepens as ‘charges loom’ over Ghosn case

Nissan's board will decide on Thursday whether to remove the 64-year-old tycoon as chairman

History and handshakes: Five key takeaways from the Korea summit

​It was more than a decade since the last inter-Korean summit and Friday's meeting in the Demilitarised Zone did not disappoint

New Greece prime minister still unknown as bankruptcy looms

As their country's debt crisis situation worsens, Greek politicians have remained deadlocked around who to appoint as their new prime minister.

Greece moots unity government after referendum drama

The main opposition in Greece has called for early elections as PM Pandreou scurries to form a unity government after narrowly escaping a recall.

Press Releases

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

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

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