Tom Barfield

Reporter @AFP covering the German economy and the European Central Bank.

German prosecutors charge ex-VW boss with fraud

Prosecutors in Brunswick, in northern Germany, said they had charged former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn and four other managers

Parents can inherit dead daughter’s Facebook account — German court

Judges at the Federal Constitutional Court found that the daughter's Facebook was part of her legacy and should be passed on to the mother

Police stumped by motives of Germany van attacker

Police have appealed to the public for information about the attack, setting up a website where people can upload photos or videos.

Global markets jittery as Trump fears persist

Worries over Trump's stalled economic agenda and upcoming high-stakes Washington fights had hurt global stocks on Friday

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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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