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007 carmaker Aston Martin drives into £4.3bn London listing

Aston Martin has priced its initial public offering at £19 per share in the middle of its stated range

Global markets plunge as Greece shuts banks

Markets across the world tumble as Greece orders its banks to shut for a week and imposes capital controls after its citizens emptied ATMs.

Standard Chartered takes a knock in market value

Standard Chartered's market value has slumped almost a quarter after US regulators alleged it hid $250-billion in transactions with Iran.

BP posts annual loss on oil-spill disaster

BP on Tuesday posted its first annual loss in almost two decades as a result of last year's devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Goldman Sachs faces UK probe as net widens

UK launched a probe into US bank Goldman Sachs on Tuesday linked to US fraud charges that the Wall Street giant misled investors.

BA, Iberia sign merger deal to create global giant

BA and Spanish flag carrier Iberia on Thursday announced a merger deal to create one of the world's biggest airlines.

World stock markets slump on European debt fears

Global equities tumbled on Friday as investors ran for cover on fears that soaring European state debt could damage a fragile economic recovery.

Kraft swallows Cadbury in multibillion-dollar takeover

Cadbury, a monument to the British chocolate bar, fell on Tuesday to US giant Kraft by accepting an offer worth £11,5-billion.

BA wins court battle to stop Christmas strikes

British Airways won a high court battle on Thursday to prevent cabin crew staging a 12-day walkout.

Shell reports 62% profit slump and cloudy outlook

Royal Dutch Shell revealed a 62% net profit slump in the third quarter on Thursday, blaming weak oil prices.

Oil price vaults past $126

The price of New York crude oil soared above $126 per barrel on Friday, lifted by speculative demand amid concerns about tight global energy supplies, analysts said. New York's main oil futures contract, light sweet crude for June delivery, spiked as high as $126,20 in London trading hours.

World stock markets slide on US recession worries

A global equities sell-off gathered speed on Friday as nervous investors were hit by growing United States recession fears, a plunging dollar and record oil prices, dealers said. European markets fell after sharp losses earlier in Asia and overnight on Wall Street following more bad news on the US subprime home-loan crisis.

Troubled energy giant BP rocked by profits slump

British energy giant BP, reeling from fatal safety errors and a boardroom scandal, said on Tuesday that third-quarter profits slumped owing to lower output, weak United States gas prices and refinery outages. Net profit on a replacement-cost basis plunged 44,5% from a year earlier to $3,87-billion in the three months to September.

UK bank Northern Rock faces break-up talk

Troubled British bank Northern Rock faced break-up rumours on Sunday as it sought to reassure panicking customers and investors following an emergency bail-out by the Bank of England. Worried customers besieged Northern Rock on Friday and Saturday to withdraw their savings -- despite assurances that it would not fall victim to the global credit squeeze.

Carroll’s appointment to Anglo ‘encouraging’

The appointment of Cynthia Carroll as chief executive of Anglo American marks a step in the right direction for equality in Britain's boardrooms as women struggle to break through the glass ceiling, analysts said. The global mining giant, which is registered in Britain but operates mainly in South Africa, announced last week that 49-year-old Carroll would replace Tony Trahar on March 1 2007.

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Hopefield: Brutal police vs brutalised citizens

The small town’s residents, who say they’ve been terrorised by rogue police officers for years, were unsurprised when Reginald Linnerd was found beaten to death in a holding cell

Western Cape warned not to be complacent about flat-lining Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases

Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

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Associate general accountant reveals why she chose to work in the public sector ­– and stayed

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Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

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