BRIEF-Truworths earnings for first 26 weeks of 2013 up 16-20 pct

JOHANNESBURG Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:44am EST

JOHANNESBURG Jan 18 (Reuters) - Truworths International Ltd : * Says earnings and headline earnings per share for first 26 weeks of 2013

financial year up 16-20 percent * Says group retail sales for first 26 weeks of 2013 financial year increased

by 14.8 percent to 5.5 billion rand * S.Africa's Truworths says credit environment has become more challenging with

consumer delinquency levels increasing nationally


After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.