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SOUTH AFRICA

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014

MALAYSIA

Loss of MH370 has huge impact on Malaysia Airlines profits

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Flight MH370's disappearance had a "dramatic impact" on Malaysia Airlines (MAS) earnings in the first quarter, forcing it to a bigger loss for the quarter amid calls for a shake-up of the struggling carrier.

16 May 2014

MALAYSIA

Malaysia Airlines in the red again

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Struggling flag carrier Malaysia Airlines said on Tuesday (20 August) it has recorded a second consecutive quarterly loss after failing to overcome drag from earlier borrowings.

22 Aug 2013

SINGAPORE

Online banking on the rise in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE: comScore, Inc has released the latest results from a study of Internet usage in Southeast Asia. The report found that an increasing number of consumers across the region turned to online banking throughout 2010.

9 Mar 2011

UNITED STATES

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011

CHINA

HSBC extends commitment to Asian rugby

HONG KONG, CHINA: HSBC and Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) has announced the continuation of their partnership in support of the HSBC Asian 5 Nations (HSBC A5N), reputedly Asia's premier fifteen-aside rugby competition.

20 Jan 2011