AUSTRALIA

ANZ Bank's GAYTMS

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: ANZ Bank has transformed its ATinto dazzling GAYT to spread its message of diversity and inclusion.

5 Nov 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Growthpoint distribution up 7.2% to 149c

Listed property company Growthpoint Properties on Wednesday (28 August) reported 7.2% distribution growth to 149c per share for the year to June.

By Nick Hedley 29 Aug 2013

AUSTRALIA

Australia's Rinehart warned not to 'trash' Fairfax

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: The world's richest woman was warned yesterday not to compromise troubled Fairfax Media's independence as speculation mounted that News Limited would follow its rival and announce huge job cuts.

20 Jun 2012

GERMANY

Mood of the World report shows most of world focuses on inflation

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: British consumers are facing the double whammy of still feeling the effects of recession even as rising costs fuel inflationary worries. They are not alone in the world, though, according to GfK Roper Consulting's 2011 Mood of the World Report, which is based on a global survey of more than 32 000 consumers ages 15 and older in 25 countries.

25 Aug 2011

AUSTRALIA

Property Radar

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: During a time of unprecedented economic uncertainty, compounded by rate rises from all of the major banks in Australia, the finance industry was suffering from negative consumer perceptions, particularly across the home loan category.

26 Apr 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

UNITED STATES

America still the most admired country globally

NEW YORK, US: The United States continues to lead the world in global image, according to GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications, a division of GfK Custom Research North America and Simon Anholt, the leading policy advisor.

15 Oct 2010

AUSTRALIA

Bank competition for deposits heats up in Australia

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: A recent report by independent market analyst Datamonitor has found that competition for household deposits in Australia has heated up. The global financial crisis has forced banks to strengthen their balance sheets, and retail deposits have become more attractive as other sources of funding have dried up.

16 Aug 2010

AUSTRALIA

Australian banks miffed over 'misleading' ad

SYDNEY, Australia: Major commercial banks in Australia are not happy about an advertisement that they reckon is misleading because it suggests that homeowners can save as much as A$35 000 (about R227 000) on their bond repayments by avoiding commercial banks.

15 Jun 2010

AUSTRALIA

OUTsurance in the Outback

Case study: In 2006, South Africa's leading insurance company, OUTsurance, decided to expand overseas. Australia was selected as the ideal growth market, but it wasn't until 2008 that it started to work on a launch strategy.

10 May 2010