What it costs to make a drug

It’s tempting to view Big Pharma as Dr Evil in the medical value chain, but the resources that are ploughed into developing ‘blockbuster medicines’, without ...

Top 20 most valuable football brands

Real Madrid overtakes Barcelona as the most powerful football club brand — but Manchester United’s commercial ability in converting its success into lucrative ...

Ripping people off is not in our DNA, says Aspen

In an interview with the Financial Mail, founder Stephen Saad says Aspen Pharmacare has been the victim of a 'perfect storm' that has led to his company being ...

Flex your ads

SA’s health and fitness industry is now worth over R1bn annually, and the TLC agency says brands in the active lifestyle space are failing to capitalise on the ...

ANALYSIS: Gigaba’s plan too timid to reignite growth

Gigaba’s plan to fix the economy amounts to damage control and is far too timid to reignite growth. Unless he can win the trust of business, SA will continue ...

ANALYSIS: Zwane’s mining charter lunacy

The arbitrary and prescriptive new mining charter is unlikely to pass legal muster, so minerals minister Mosebenzi Zwane may be compelled to re-open ...

What price an ad?

Economic recession and the march of technology mean clients want to see more bang for their buck. This may be straining their relationships with ad agencies, ...

Notes of caution for ad industry

This year is shaping up to be another tough one for the advertising industry, writes global agency holding company WPP

Investors looking for bargains should look at Zimbabwe’s bull run

Zimbabwe’s stock exchange may be experiencing the beginning of a bull run. But in an environment of cash shortages, holders of stock don’t want to sell

Mining’s future is bleak without properly funded exploration

Without properly funded exploration, the long-term future of the industry in SA will be nonexistent. The problems lie not with the mineral resources, but with ...

Knysna fires highlight usefulness of drones

The machines are already proving handy in many fields, though there are air-safety concerns and lawmakers have not caught up

Has the DA averted a political derailment?

While Maimane talks of Mandela and reconciliation, Zille stays on as Western Cape premier, apologises ‘unreservedly’ for colonialism tweets and says she wants ...

ESKOM DEAL: Fuelling the fire

Recent e-mails shine new light on Eskom’s R660m ‘prepayment’ to Gupta-owned Tegeta. It now appears that the energy utility’s top brass was warned that the deal ...

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The death of Stuttafords

Financial Mail looks at the unnecessary death of SA’s last department store. Its demise could have been avoided had it not been for the apparent bad blood ...

STUTTAFORDS: The unnecessary death of SA’s last department store

Grand old Stuttafords, once the Harrods of SA, will be shutting up shop on August 1, representing perhaps SA’s largest corporate failure in recent years

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