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BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy
BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...

By Jessica Tennant 23 hours ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Equities acquires Coventry property
Equities acquires Coventry property

Equites Property Fund, the high-end industrial property owner, has strengthened its UK portfolio with a deal worth nearly R700m...

By Alistair Anderson 19 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Going the Reit route could help Attacq
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

SOUTH AFRICA

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UK-focused property stocks looking attractive

Though the share prices of some UK-focused property stocks have recovered somewhat in recent months, most are still down 10-20% over 12 months as uncertainty lingers about how Brexit will play out...

28 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

Can online take-away businesses deliver for investors?
Can online take-away businesses deliver for investors?

A queasy mix of excitement, hope and cash has for some years now been mixing together in the food delivery sector and that rarely proves to be a recipe for success...

By Kevin Murphy 23 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Capital & Regional's UK malls put on star performance
Capital & Regional's UK malls put on star performance

Capital & Regional, the retail fund listed in the UK and SA, grew its interim dividend 6.8% in the six months to June, thanks to a strong performance from its shopping centres...

By Alistair Anderson 14 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Hammerson, 'a solid bet for future returns'

Hammerson, which is the largest property stock on the JSE, is considered by analysts as one of the most undervalued stocks with significant upside potential...

28 Apr 2017

GLOBAL

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Thomson Reuters, Oxford Business Group sign distribution agreement

Users of Thomson Reuters financial platform, Eikon, can now access Oxford Business Group's full range of research on emerging economies...

28 Apr 2017

GLOBAL

UK Advertising Expenditure 2016
UK advertising passes £21bn in 2016

UK has a seventh consecutive year of market growth, as adspend grew 3.7% to reach £21.4bn...

26 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Tesco dives into red on accounting scandal

LONDON - Supermarket giant Tesco revealed on Wednesday that it fell into an annual net loss of 40 million due to a costly accounting scandal at Britain's biggest retailer...

13 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Colin McQueen
Brexit: what does it mean for investors?

The Brits are going the polls to decide whether to leave or remain in the EU. Whatever the outcome, how will this affect markets?...

By Colin McQueen 23 Jun 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

deVere urges UK investors to look at global markets
deVere urges UK investors to look at global markets

Following the Conservative Party's effective majority during the recent elections in the United Kingdom, investors should now start to think more globally...

15 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

UK-based Tradehold growing foothold in Africa
UK-based Tradehold growing foothold in Africa

UK-based property and financial services group Tradehold said on Monday that work had started on its R480-million regional shopping centre, located in the harbour town of Walvis Bay, Namibia...

24 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

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

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

5 Mar 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Jimmy Choo in London IPO for Asia growth
Jimmy Choo in London IPO for Asia growth

LONDON, UK: Shoemaker to the stars Jimmy Choo unveiled plans for a London stock market listing valuing it at up to £800m. The money will be used to fund expansion in Asia.

25 Sep 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Phones 4 U collapses in UK putting jobs on the line
Phones 4 U collapses in UK putting jobs on the line

LONDON, UK: British mobile phone retailer Phones 4U has collapsed into administration, putting more than 5,500 jobs at risk, the group said.

16 Sep 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

UK bosses earn 143 times more than workers
UK bosses earn 143 times more than workers

LONDON, UK: The heads of Britain's largest companies earned 143 times more than their average employee last year, a study has revealed, exposing the growing pay gap between bosses and workers.

19 Aug 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

YouTube resists WIN's music streaming ultimatum
YouTube resists WIN's music streaming ultimatum

LONDON, UK: The independent music trade organisation said YouTube had refused to withdraw threats over the company's plans to launch a music streaming service, despite 24 hours of negotiations.

26 May 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Murdoch targets creation of pan-European pay TV company
Murdoch targets creation of pan-European pay TV company

LONDON, UK: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch launched an ambitious bid to create a pan-European television company to tackle fierce competition, rapid sector consolidation, and aggressive bidding wars for live football rights.

13 May 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Vodafone expands European empire with Ono takeover
Vodafone expands European empire with Ono takeover

LONDON, UK: Vodafone has agreed to buy Spanish cable firm Ono as the British mobile phone company stepped up its expansion in Europe using the proceeds from the sale of its US joint venture stake.

18 Mar 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Candy Crush empire worth up to US$7.6bn?
Candy Crush empire worth up to US$7.6bn?

LONDON, UK: King Digital Entertainment, the British developer behind the wildly-addictive mobile game Candy Crush, said that it could be valued at up to US$7.6bn in its eagerly-awaited upcoming flotation.

13 Mar 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Vodafone India buys spectrum licences for £1.9bn
Vodafone India buys spectrum licences for £1.9bn

LONDON, UK: Vodafone's Indian division has bought spectrum licences for £1.9bn tapping deeper into emerging markets amid tough trade in Europe.

17 Feb 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Dry weather in Brazil drives up coffee price
Dry weather in Brazil drives up coffee price

LONDON, UK: The price of coffee rose to the highest levels for months on Tuesday, 4 February 2014, because of exceptionally dry weather in Brazil which could crimp harvests in the country, the world's biggest producer and exporter.

5 Feb 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Further IT glitch hits UK bank customers
Further IT glitch hits UK bank customers

LONDON, UK: Britain's Lloyds banking group apologised on Sunday, 26 January, after many of its debit card customers were left unable to access their money following a server glitch.

27 Jan 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Tesco reports falling sales over key Christmas period
Tesco reports falling sales over key Christmas period

LONDON, UK: Tesco said that group sales dripped by 3.2% during the all-important Christmas trading period, dealing a fresh blow to Britain's biggest retailer.

10 Jan 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Technology companies call on US to reform surveillance laws
Technology companies call on US to reform surveillance laws

LONDON, UK: At least eight leading US-based technology companies have called on Washington to overhaul its surveillance laws following revelations of online eavesdropping by fugitive US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

10 Dec 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

RBS admits to decades of under-investment
RBS admits to decades of under-investment

LONDON, UK: The head of Royal Bank of Scotland admitted on Tuesday (3 December) that it had failed to invest in its information technology systems for decades, after a glitch left customers of the state-rescued bank unable to access cash for three hours.

4 Dec 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Vodafone's after tax earnings of £17.95bn
Vodafone's after tax earnings of £17.95bn

LONDON - British mobile phone giant Vodafone said Tuesday that it surged back into first-half profit on a huge taxation credit, and pledged to invest after the sale of its US division.

13 Nov 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Vodafone now owns Kabel Deutschland
Vodafone now owns Kabel Deutschland

LONDON, UK: British mobile phone company Vodafone said Monday, 14 October, that the group has now completed its €7.7bn purchase of Kabel Deutschland.

15 Oct 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Eight arrested over e-theft from Barclays in London
Eight arrested over e-theft from Barclays in London

LONDON, UK: British police said they have arrested eight men after a gang stole £1.3m from Barclays bank by taking control of a branch computer system.

23 Sep 2013

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