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  • Eni, BP in talks over oil and gas assets in Algeria
    BP and Eni are in talks over the future of their oil and gas assets in Algeria as the two groups increase efforts to refocus their businesses to tackle falling margins, rising debt and climate pressures, three sources said. Europe's top energy companies are cutting back their oil and gas portfolios to keep only the assets most likely to be profitable and redeploy capital for a transition to clean energy as uncertainty mounts over future demand for fossil fuel. By Ron Bousso, Dmitry Zhdannikov & Stephen Jewkes
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    Covid-19 is giving us a new appreciation for physical shops

    The outlook for high street stores seems gloomy. Social distancing measures and lockdowns have driven people to shop online, leading to shop closures and a boom for online retailers...

    By Cathrine Jansson-Boyd 14 May 2021

    Covid-19 will bring about a retail apocalypse

    No one can truly know what the outcome of this pandemic will be, nor when the virus will pass or if it will ever be defeated. We will forever mark this moment as one of seismic significance...

    By Howard Saunders 8 Apr 2020

    #BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the bold

    The unique SA retail environment presents new and established retailers with a good opportunity for success. Let's take a closer look.

    By Nomzamo Radebe 9 Jan 2020

    #BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand

    Africa's consumer landscape is fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of a diverse base of consumers...

    By Ailsa Wingfield 6 Jan 2020

    #BizTrends2020: 3 key trends shaping Africa's property sector

    When looking at trends in Africa, it's always important not to fall into that all too common trap of seeing the continent as a homogeneous entity...

    By Gerhard Zeelie 6 Jan 2020

    6 trends shaping the shopping mall experience

    A decade ago, building a profitable mall was simple. If you got the location, size, layout, parking and access routes right, you had retailers and shoppers in the bag...

    By Theresa Terblanche 23 Oct 2019

    Green roofs improve the urban environment - so why don't all buildings have them?

    Rooftops covered with grass, vegetable gardens and lush foliage are now a common sight in many cities around the world...

    By Michael Hardman and Nick Davies 7 Oct 2019

    10 retail trends for 2019

    For the retail sector as a whole - and for physical stores in particular - 2019 will be a year of reinvention...

    By Jackie Kalis 15 Jul 2019

    The coming shopping centre ecosystem apocalypse

    The shopping centre ecosystem is facing an apocalypse. Why? Because shops are middlemen and the internet is killing middlemen...

    By Alan Knott-Craig 11 Feb 2019

    The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

    Over the last 15 years, technology has reshaped the face of global retail. With billions of people spending more time online each day, the way we buy things has evolved...

    By Sarah Quinlan 13 Jul 2018

    #SACSCCongress: The artisanal food revolution and the modern retail space

    Retail futurist Howard Saunders discusses some of the shifts in consumer mindset and retail brand innovation...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Sep 2017

    African fund eyes JSE

    JSE investors will gain access to the dollar-based returns generated by shopping centres, offices, warehouses and hotels in countries such as Morocco, Mozambique, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria when Sandile Nomvete's Delta Property Fund brings the first outright African real estate offering to the market next month.

    By Joan Muller 20 May 2014

    Hotels moving in on Africa's potential

    With limited opportunities for expansion in SA, a slew of hospitality companies are eyeing the rest of the continent, for future growth as there is an under-supply of quality hotels and upbeat economic prospects.

    By Zeenat Moorad 10 Jun 2013

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