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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

SOUTH AFRICA

Book on Steinhoff's demise shows danger of 'big men' business leaders

The collapse of Steinhoff International, the multi-billion dollar global business group, has been rightly described as the biggest corporate scandal in South African history...

By Mills Soko 16 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Steinhoff investors ask to join Dutch lawsuit

The Dutch Investors Association (VEB) says it has been approached by many South African-registered Steinhoff shareholders interested in participating in its class action against Steinhoff...

By Ann Crotty 12 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Going the Reit route could help Attacq

Attacq, which owns the Waterfall development precinct, anchored by the 131,000m2 Mall of Africa near Midrand, last week reported foreign exchange and impairment losses of R280m on its European and African interests...

By Joan Muller 26 Sep 2017

GERMANY

Adidas sees steep costs from strong dollar next year

FRANKFURT - German sportswear and equipment giant Adidas expects costs to increase sharply next year as a result of the strong dollar, its chief financial officer said in a newspaper interview on Thursday.

28 Dec 2015

FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015

GERMANY

German TV says no sign Varoufakis middle-finger video is fake

BERLIN, GERMANY: A video showing Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis making the middle-finger gesture to Germany does not appear to be fake, a German talk show said this week (Video)...

18 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

GERMANY

Google sees Amazon as its biggest competition

BERLIN, GERMANY: Google boss Eric Schmidt said his company's biggest competition as a search engine came from e-commerce company Amazon, and not from other search engines.

14 Oct 2014

GERMANY

German book publishers 'not scared' of Amazon

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Germany's book publishers are ready to face down competition from online retailer Amazon as the retailer is probed by the European Union of its tax deals, pricing disputes and market dominance.

8 Oct 2014

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