SA’s cities making ease of doing business better, but still need to improve

A World Bank Group report on doing business in SA, judged against five criteria, is a tale of cities moving forward, but not always in sync

JSE seeks comment as ‘scandals and innuendo’ prompt review of listing rules

In a new consultation paper the JSE suggests lifting racial and gender diversity on boards and doubling the notice period before new stocks start trading

How Jack Ma opens the door for entrepreneurs in China

His vision changed China. As Ma makes plans to leave Alibaba, his legacy will be an enduring one, write Lulu Yilun Chen and David Ramli

Financial sector still locks out black asset managers

The latest survey shows ‘the sector is not supporting SA’s developmental agenda’

Treasury withdraws proposals on collective investment schemes until 2019

Industry has protested strongly about some of the proposals for such schemes, and has commissioned an independent actuarial study

Treasury compromises on its tax plans for venture capital companies

The industry had expressed strong opposition to the proposals, saying that it would kill off the use of the tax incentive provided in the Income Tax Act

2018’s great crypto-crash is one for the record books

Virtual currencies are plumbing new depths, comparable to the bursting dotcom bubble in 2000

Business rescue practitioner wants to be front of the queue when rescues fail

Ludwig Diener has taken his case to the Constitutional Court, with the support of the Turnaround Management Association Southern Africa

Regulated online contracts would create exports to fill R50bn hole

‘SA citizens and the state are unable to participate in upside revenue streams from their content, data and copyrighted works,’ says expert

Motoring bosses deny new automotive policy is a done deal

BMW SA MD Tim Abbott says the industry needs clear guidelines on the government’s automotive ‘masterplan’

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Businesses would be wise not to offend the black middle class

The consequences can be dire for a family-owned business when a significant shareholder and family member ‘goes rogue’

Banks continue lending to farmers despite threats

Basa wants to ensure any change to the constitution does not make investors, or potential investors, ‘jittery’, as banks hold more than R1-trillion in property ...

Better times ahead, says Kenya Airways

Election uncertainty hurt passenger numbers in the second half of 2017

Which came first — the chicken or Trump’s tariffs?

SA and the US have been facing off over poultry imports for years, but the US is using withdrawal from the African Growth and Opportunity Act as a way to keep ...

Organised business in SA is happy with consultation on land-reform process

Echoing Theresa May's sentiment, Business Unity SA says it will help unlock investment potential for the country

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