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Prosus: R350bn spent, for no profit

Naspers has invested a colossal R350bn in its e-commerce businesses this past decade. But profit remains elusive

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Barloworld’s phenomenal run

Barloworld has had a phenomenal run over the past year, gaining 101%. The FM spoke to CEO Dominic Sewela

Investec’s inflection point

The bank is SA’s best performer over the past year — but without a boom in the UK or SA, it’s hard to see this run continuing

Cybercrime: the dark side of Black Friday

Humans are still the weakest link for criminals lurking in cyberspace — but those doing the selling have a responsibility too

How Malema handed power to the DA

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ROB ROSE: Heineken heeds the lesson of SABMiller

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2021 Financial Mail AdFocus award winners

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WATCH | Social grants: the new frontier for digital profiteers?

The FM and Open Secrets on November 25 hosted an online discussion on the dangers of the ‘digital welfare state’

EDITORIAL: With cops in chaos, it’s time to axe Cele

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Tongaat’s nasty rights offer surprise seems a lose-lose deal for shareholders. Unless you’re in it for the very long haul

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MARKET WRAP: JSE tumbles as global markets reel over new Covid-19 variant

Andrew Linder

The UK put SA back on the red list on Thursday, restricting travel between the two countries, while the EU also aims to halt air travel from the region.

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JSE slides nearly 2% as new Covid-19 variant attacks global markets

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However, big industrial shares in particular such as Prosus held up on the day, as did gold shares, which also benefited from its safe-haven status

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Travel industry dismayed as travel bans mount

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Tourists have been forced to cancel bookings overnight, sending the hospitality industry back to the brink of collapse and hotel stocks plunging

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The tourism sector has lost an estimated 500,000 jobs as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic

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