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SOUTH AFRICA

Digital finance 'vital for Africa'

The prevalence of cash in sub-Saharan African economies continues to fuel financial exclusion, preventing small businesses from accessing credit and driving inefficiencies at government level, says Daniel Monehin, MasterCard's division president for sub-Saharan Africa...

3 Oct 2016

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

HUNGARY

Internet tax sparks anti-Orban activists protest in Hungary

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: When Balazs Gulyas set up a Facebook page about a new Internet tax he had no idea he would soon be organising one of Hungary's biggest demos in years.

7 Nov 2014

FRANCE

French retailer Auchan posts profit rise

PARIS, FRANCE: French retailer Auchan last week reported an almost 34% rise in first-half net profits, mainly flattered by one-off gains and continued growth in Asia and central and eastern Europe.

2 Sep 2013

UNITED STATES

Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.

27 Oct 2010

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