Giving super computer power to ordinary entrepreneurs

2015-03-17 21:05

Big data, analytics and sophisticated computer modelling are the way of the future and one company is now making it affordable for small businesses to use.

SA must stop blaming external factors - economist

2015-03-12 15:42

SA cannot blame its "dismal" GDP growth only on weak external demand, warns Goolam Ballim, chief economist of Standard Bank.

Bank warns customers over systems shut down

2015-03-11 14:10

Standard Bank has warned its customers that there will be limited banking access this Sunday, including internet and mobile banking, as part of a system upgrade process.

Collaboration and innovation driving growth

2015-03-04 12:15

A new TV series aims to highlight the dynamic symbiosis between big business customers and small business suppliers.

Budget fears for small business

2015-02-25 19:14

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s budget speech could have done more to give hope to entrepreneurs in South Africa, says a Standard Bank expert.

Load shedding forces SA to cut reliance on Eskom

2015-02-11 09:49

With power outages now a daily reality and expected to last for the next three years, business and individuals are taking matters into their own hands.

Sasha Naryshkine analyses today’s markets: Standard Bank, Sasol and Anchor Capital

2015-02-03 15:30

Sasha Naryshkine speaks to Alec Hogg on CNBC Africa’s Power Lunch today, and about Standard Bank’s London operation seeming to have been a festering sore.

Finding treasure in the trash

2014-12-30 12:45

Enterprising firm Earth Priobiotic takes abundant free waste and turns it into a lucrative business that’s not just profitable but is also saving the planet.

Open innovation to boost business banking

2014-12-04 11:46

Open innovation and collaboration are increasingly becoming less of a differentiator and more of a ticket to the game, says an innovation expert.

Standard Bank sued over platinum price fixing

2014-11-27 15:40

Four companies sued in the US over claims that they conspired for eight years to manipulate prices for the precious metals platinum and palladium.


Staff training builds skills, loyalty and profits in small businesses

2015-03-16 17:41

In many small businesses, training is regarded as a luxury; something that cannot fit into the average day, says Ethel Nyembe, head of small enterprise at Standard Bank.

Five reasons why the rand is weak

2015-03-12 13:42

The rand is an emerging market and commodities currency and its depreciation by more than 25% should be seen against that backdrop, says an economist.

Standard Bank earmarks billions for Africa growth

2015-03-05 16:45

Standard Bank will spend the bulk of the sale proceeds of its global markets unit to fund its SA business and to invest in fast-growing areas in Africa.

Facebook king of SA youth tech drive - survey

2015-03-03 12:08

Facebook is the king of the South African youth tech movement, marking the era of the social networking revolution, a survey has found.

Major SA bank implicated in rigging probe

2015-02-24 20:15

The US justice department and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission are investigating at least 10 major banks for possible rigging of precious-metals markets.

SA institutions eroded under Zuma - economist

2015-02-10 21:15

SA's institutional fabric is being unwound under President Jacob Zuma and policy is losing its coherence, says Standard Bank Group chief economist Goolam Ballim.

Standard Bank takes $75m knock on London unit sale

2015-02-02 10:59

Standard Bank says it has sold a stake of its London business at $75m less than what had been previously agreed, sending its shares lower.

Standard Bank signs multi-billion rand loan

2014-12-10 18:29

Standard Bank has signed a R8.6bn loan facility in London and more than 20 banks have taken part in the transaction.

A century's old bank for a century's old law firm

2014-12-02 09:43

ADVERTORIAL: With over 147 years in the legal profession, Garlicke & Bousfield has built a solid reputation as one of the leading law firms in KwaZulu-Natal.

Not so common tips to help you save

2014-11-17 12:26

When it comes to saving, consumers may not be inspired to save as much as they aspire to spend, especially over the festive season, a banking expert says.

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