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SOUTH AFRICA

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014

SINGAPORE

Bitcoin exchange CEO found dead in Singapore

SINGAPORE: The 28-year-old American boss of a Bitcoin exchange has been found dead at the base of a Singapore apartment block, police and reports said on Thursday (6 March), in the latest misfortune linked with the troubled virtual currency.

7 Mar 2014

SINGAPORE

Online banking on the rise in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE: comScore, Inc has released the latest results from a study of Internet usage in Southeast Asia. The report found that an increasing number of consumers across the region turned to online banking throughout 2010.

9 Mar 2011

UNITED STATES

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011

INDIA

Surge in traffic to Indian business, finance sites

MUMBAI, INDIA: In India, traffic to business and finance web sites surged 45% in past year as banking sites see strong growth as more Indians turn to the web for their personal financial needs.

23 Aug 2010