FirstRand CEO on why it expects earnings to slow & covid-19

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COVID-19: BUSINESS/PARTNERS to administer Rupert family’s R1bn fund for small businesses

On Monday South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that the Rupert and Oppenheimer families had each contributed R1 billion ($56mn)...

COVID-19: SA’s Treasury reveals new tax relief measures

Statement by National Treasury The Minister of Finance has announced the following exceptional...

COVID-19: Lagos, FCT & Ogun State to go into lockdown

READ: COVID-19: Rwanda on lockdown READ: Nationwide lockdown announced in South Africa...

FirstRand is faring better than rivals Standard Bank and Nedbank. The big-four bank reported a 5 per cent rise in normalised half-year profits, lifting its shares even as it warned the impact of a rapidly deteriorating economy in South Africa was becoming evident across its customer base. In this CNBC Africa special Kopano Gumbi spoke to FirstRand CEO Alan Pullinger about beating the odds….

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Moody’s downgrades SA to junk

The action will result in South Africa's expulsion from the World Government Bond Index (WGBI), as a consequence those funds tracking this index as a benchmark will become forced sellers.

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How Coronavirus Quarantines Lead To A Drop In Air Pollution

As coronavirus quickly spreads around the world, the virus is forcing people to stay put. People aren’t driving or flying, leading to a massive reduction in air pollution, most notably in China, but also in Italy, the U.S. and other hard-hit areas

How The U.S. Fell Dangerously Behind In Coronavirus Testing

The deadly coronavirus pandemic has stopped the world in its tracks, and exposed a weak spot in the United States’ preparedness for a public health emergency. Experts say aggressive diagnostic testing is essential in order to learn where and how an

Abdul Samad Rabiu’s BUA Group pledges N1bn to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria

Entrepreneur Abdul Samad Rabiu's BUA Group has joined corporates and business leaders from Africa in donating money to fight the COVID-19 pandemic....

Tony Elumelu’s United Bank For Africa donates $14mn to COVID-19 relief across Africa, this is how it will be used…

Entrepreneur Tony Elumelu's UBA has joined corporates and business leaders from Africa in donating money to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is...
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