GLOBAL MARKETS: Shoppers play ball

US retail sales increased in May and sales for April were revised higher, suggesting a pick-up in consumer spending

GLOBAL MARKETS: SA loses top gold position to Ghana

SA’s gold industry has suffered yet another humiliation: losing its status as continental leader to Ghana

GLOBAL MARKETS: Walmart by degrees

Walmart plans to attract high school students by offering them a low-cost path to a college degree

GLOBAL MARKETS: May makes new Brexit moves

British Prime Minister Theresa May has carried out 'scenario planning' for a second Brexit vote in case parliament forces her to call one

GLOBAL MARKETS: Uber planning IPO in April

Uber Technologies was said last week to be planning to kick off its IPO in April, putting it close on the heels of smaller rival Lyft

GLOBAL MARKETS: US authority scrutinises pricing at exchanges

US Securities & Exchange Commission investigates whether the multitiered pricing system used by stock exchanges favours large brokers at the expense of small ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Thyssenkrupp determined to split, despite uncertainty

Steel-to-submarines group will continue with its breakup plans even if it fails to win regulatory approval for a separate joint venture with Tata Steel

GLOBAL MARKETS: Former Enron boss released

Jeffrey Skilling, the former boss of Enron Corp who was sentenced to 24 years in prison for his conviction on charges stemming from the company’s collapse, has ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: BB&T to buy SunTrust

A more permissive regulatory environment has culminated in the biggest bank merger since the 2007-2009 financial crisis

GLOBAL MARKETS: Juul sales rocket to $1bn

Marlboro maker Altria Group says e-cigarette maker Juul Labs posted more than $1bn in revenue in 2018

GLOBAL MARKETS: Starbucks tops forecasts

Starbucks exceeded Wall Street forecasts for quarterly sales last Thursday, led by the popularity of its holiday-themed drinks in the US

GLOBAL MARKETS: JPMorgan boss to get $31m

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is receiving a 5% raise, bringing his total 2018 remuneration to $31m

GLOBAL MARKETS: Goldman Sachs eyes cash management

The global investment banking powerhouse aims to start the service in the first half of 2020

GLOBAL MARKETS: Washing machine makers fined for price-rigging

Whirlpool, Electrolux, Indesit, Candy Hoover and Eberhardt Frères fined for agreeing price increases on washing machines, fridges or ovens

GLOBAL MARKETS: Deutsche Bank offices raided

Investigators are looking into activities of two Deutsche Bank employees alleged to have helped clients set up offshore firms to launder money

GLOBAL MARKETS: Tesla cuts China car prices

The shift in strategy will result in it taking more of a hit from tariffs linked to a trade war between China and the US