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Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

Litigation funding set to increase as asset class becomes mainstream

Litigation funding is becoming a mainstream asset class with the market set to double in the next five years, predicts Dilip N Massand of Legal Ventures...

22 Mar 2019

AUSTRALIA

The different types of forex trading styles

Forex traders make use of different trading techniques and strategies to determine the best time to sell or buy currencies...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 17 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

IAPF acquires Melbourne industrial property

JSE-listed Investec Australia Property Fund (IAPF) announced recently its acquisition of an industrial property in Dandenong South, Melbourne for AU$19,450,000...

9 Apr 2018

AUSTRALIA

Australian media firms fail in Rebel Wilson bid

Six Australian media companies seeking to join the battle against a record Aus$4.5 million (US$3.5 million) defamation payout to Hollywood star Rebel Wilson had their case knocked back on Thursday...

22 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Redefine lifts Melbourne investments

Redefine Properties has acquired a second development site for student accommodation in Melbourne, Australia, expanding into this highly competitive property sector...

By Alistair Anderson 5 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Investec builds stake in Sydney

Investec Australia Property Fund (IAPF) has bought its first office property in Sydney as part of a major capital roll-out to grow its portfolio and attract investors...

By Alistair Anderson 26 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014

AUSTRALIA

General Motors to close Australian plants by 2017

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Car company General Motors said it will close its Holden plants in Australia by 2017, prompting Toyota to review its operations and unions to warn that the local car industry was 'finished'.

12 Dec 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Spur's earnings up 22.4% to 156.64c

Spur Corporation has reported a 22.4% rise in diluted headline earnings per share to 156.64c, up from 127.95c a year ago, for the year to June‚

13 Sep 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Woolworths to open 18 new Country Road‚ Trenery stores

Woolworths will open 18 new Country Road and Trenery stores in South Africa over the next three years‚ the retailer said on 29 August 2013.

By Zeenat Moorad 30 Aug 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Growthpoint distribution up 7.2% to 149c

Listed property company Growthpoint Properties on Wednesday (28 August) reported 7.2% distribution growth to 149c per share for the year to June.

By Nick Hedley 29 Aug 2013

AUSTRALIA

Billabong posts mammoth AU$859.5m loss

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Embattled Australian surfwear brand Billabong reported a huge Aus$859.5m (US$771.7m) net annual loss on Tuesday, 27 August, triple the firm's market value and far worse than analysts forecasts.

28 Aug 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Transnet on the hunt for foreign contracts

Transnet Engineering (TE), a unit of the state-owned freight and logistics company, is exploring new narrow-gauge markets in Latin America, South-east Asia and Australia in a bid to meet its growth targets, according to strategy and marketing general manager Thoba Majoka.

By Nicky Smith 6 May 2013

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