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Emma Rumney

Goldman Sachs hires Barclays' executive to S.Africa unit

6:49am EDT

JOHANNESBURG Goldman Sachs Group has hired Simon Denny, head of Banking Africa at Barclays Plc, to run investment banking at its South African unit, the U.S. banking giant told Reuters on Monday.

Exclusive-Investors launch fresh attempt to exit S.African bottle maker Consol - sources

Sep 17 2021

JOHANNESBURG A consortium led by South African investment company Brait Plc has revived plans to exit glass bottle maker Consol Glass, two sources said, possibly via an initial public offering (IPO) three years after a previous failed attempt.

Standard Bank plans to open virtual 'mall' to boost revenue

Aug 20 2021

JOHANNESBURG Africa's largest bank by assets will within years transform into a marketplace where clients can also access rivals' products and a variety of services beyond just banking, it said on Friday, targeting substantial growth in profitability and revenues by 2025.

UPDATE 1-Standard Bank plans to open virtual 'mall' to boost revenue

Aug 20 2021

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 20 Africa's largest bank by assets will within years transform into a marketplace where clients can also access rivals' products and a variety of services beyond just banking, it said on Friday, targeting substantial growth in profitability and revenues by 2025.

World leaders out of excuses on climate change, Thunberg, youth activists say

Aug 19 2021

JOHANNESBURG The world's children cannot afford more empty promises at this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), youth activists including Greta Thunberg said, after a U.N. report found virtually no child will escape the impact of global warming.

Fast fashion spurs bleach-like pollution of Africa's rivers - report

Aug 17 2021

JOHANNESBURG Global fast fashion brands are helping drive pollution that has dyed African rivers blue or turned their waters as alkaline as bleach, according to a report published on Tuesday.

Who are you? African firms eye trade boost from global business card

Aug 10 2021

LONDON His company may have been operating for 61 years, but that counts for nothing when Second Muguyo, finance manager at Zimbabwean copper and silver goods manufacturer Copperwares, tries to access overseas credit.

Companies should put climate cash towards saving forests - paper

Jul 22 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Companies looking to offset their climate-warming emissions can have a bigger impact backing governments' initiatives to halt forest destruction rather than planting new trees, an environmental group said on Thursday.

Companies should put climate cash towards saving forests - paper

Jul 22 2021

LONDON, July 22 Companies looking to offset their climate-warming emissions can have a bigger impact backing governments' initiatives to halt forest destruction rather than planting new trees, an environmental group said on Thursday.

Analysis: Mozambique's gas ambitions rest on distant hope of peace

Jul 22 2021

JOHANNESBURG The future of Mozambique's gas ambitions hinges on its ability to end a deadly insurgency linked to Islamic State, but if peace is the answer the southern African country and French energy giant TotalEnergies may have a problem.

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