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Unexpected global skill shortages threaten corporate growth, innovation

NEW YORK, US: A survey of senior executives and talent managers shows future leadership and research & development are hardest hit.

3 Jan 2011 12:12

Getting the banking model right

It's two steps forward and one step back in the process of getting the business model right for cellphone banking.

By Larry Claasen 28 Dec 2010 11:01

The Banker names Standard Bank best in Africa

The Banker, a global banking and finance industry journal, has named Standard Bank 2010's Best Bank in Africa and best bank in South Africa, Lesotho, Malawi, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

8 Dec 2010 09:28

GM restructures African business, seeking growth

General Motors (GM) has announced a new strategy for African business, which it hopes will allow GM to capitalise on the growing opportunities around the continent.

By Michael Bratt 23 Nov 2010 12:36

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 06:22

RwandAir acquires second Boeing 737-500

RwandAir recently acquired its second Boeing 737-500 at a ceremony held at Kigali International Airport. The two-class configuration aircraft has 12 business class and 90 economy class seats.

30 Aug 2010 10:27

African investment in Princess Crossing Mall

The fully tenanted Princess Crossing Mall, situated in Ondekkers Road, Roodepoort, has been sold for close to R300 million to a West African investor - via a private property fund based in the Western Cape.

20 Aug 2010 08:39

Worldwide web... it's a woman's world

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc yesterday, 29 July 2010, released a global report on women's online usage titled, Women on the Web: How Women are Shaping the Internet, which provides an in-depth analysis of the female Internet user, highlighting key trends by Internet activity, worldwide region and digital channel.

29 Jul 2010 10:46

Game still in the pink of health

Game Stores has come a long way since it opened its first store in Durban in 1970 in cramped premises in the city's CBD, ringing up sales of R78 000 in its first month of trading. Its founders believed that shopping had become a tedious and boring pastime. They wanted to create a fun shopping environment and so conceptualised retailing as a game. The signature bright pink prevails to this day.

19 Jul 2010 08:43

Star QT clothing line extends footprint to Uganda

Star QT, a South Africa-based clothing line and fashion label is set to be launched in Kampala this August to increase the popularity of the brand and its products in Uganda.

By Walter Wafula 30 Jun 2010 10:53

SAITEX business briefing conference

SAITEX (The Southern African International Trade Exhibition) is offering a half-day workshop that is a business briefing for suppliers of goods and services looking to enter the southern and eastern African markets, as well as interested investors for these markets. The briefing takes place on 27 July 2010 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.

30 Jun 2010 09:26

Uganda's coffee factory first

Uganda has launched a coffee roasting and packaging company, described as the first of its kind in Africa. President Yoweri Museveni launched the Good African Coffee factory on Friday, 17 July 2009.

20 Jul 2009 16:05

Uchumi hunts for loyal customers

Uchumi, a Kampala supermarket, has unveiled the first retail shopping club in a bid to attract and retain its customers. The supermarket launched the U-Club, a customer loyalty initiative, which comes with a U-Club Card.

By Walter Wafula 23 Sep 2008 10:46

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