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eBay-PayPal breakup set for July

NEW YORK - US online giant eBay said its board approved the planned spinoff of its PayPal online payments unit, which will trade as an independent company 20 July...

30 Jun 2015 12:10

Global report identifies significant mobile money trends

Global trade body Mobile Ecosystem Forum has released its annual Global Mobile Money report in association with Wirecard and authored by Tim Green from Mobile Money Revolution...

17 Jun 2015 11:30

Youth accounts for nearly two-thirds of Africa's consumer spending

Half of all Africans are under the age of 20, with those aged 16 to 34 accounting for 65% of the entire continent's trillion-dollar consumer spending and with this being the fastest growing continent with smartphone use, advertisers are obsessed by how best to reach them...

16 Jun 2015 12:00

Retail sector gets shopped

Executives in the retail industry must be thinking "this all looks horribly familiar" as they contemplate the just-released draft terms of reference for the Competition Commission's inquiry into their industry...

15 Jun 2015 07:15

Alexander Forbes retail card lifts profit

After trading lower for most of Monday, the market gave financial group Alexander Forbes' share price the thumbs up on its first results since relisting, as the group lifted operating profit by 10% in the year to end-March...

By Maarten Mittner 10 Jun 2015 08:45

CRM software CEO wins inaugural FNB Business Innovation Award

Bruce Morgan, CEO of GreatSoft CRM, is the overall winner of the inaugural FNB Business Innovation Award 2015...

8 Jun 2015 11:43

Fuel hikes add to consumer debt - slowing economic engine

It is anticipated that yesterday's fuel price increase, the increase in electricity tariffs and a probable rate hike by the Reserve Bank later in the year will slow down the economic engine for South Africa...

4 Jun 2015 10:29

Small traders need access to debit order systems to reduce cash risk

Banks should do more to bring small traders into the banking net so that they can take advantage of systems such as debit orders and electronic funds transfer mechanisms to settle accounts rather than relying on cash payments...

2 Jun 2015 10:24

Balancing the budget between household credit vs mortgage

The value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector was marginally lower at the end of April 2015 compared with end-March, with year-on-year growth slowing to 3.3% from 3.6% in March...

1 Jun 2015 11:57

The evolution of e-commerce in South Africa

It is the age of direct communication and instant gratification. This is why online stores have become an integral part of the world's culture; everything we want is just a click away...

Issued by Just Perfect 25 May 2015 13:38

Stable interest rate provides affirmation for aspirant homebuyers

With rising inflation a growing concern, the decision by the Monetary Policy Committee to keep the repo rate steady was positive news, although it is likely that the increasing fuel price and proposed further hike in electricity tariffs may bring pressure to bear on the MPC's future stance...

By Andrew Golding 22 May 2015 15:37

Repo rate to remain unchanged at 5.75%

The repo rate is to remain unchanged at 5.75% per annum, the Reserve Bank said on Thursday, 21 May 2015...

22 May 2015 15:28

Finalists for FNB Business Innovation Awards 2015

FNB Business has announced the entrepreneurs that have been shortlisted for the FNB Business Innovation Awards 2015, organised in partnership with Endeavor South Africa...

19 May 2015 14:01

SA banks' online services are improving

According to Columinate's fourth annual Internet Banking SITEisfaction survey, banks have succeeded in providing a better online experience than ever before...

13 May 2015 11:09

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