Zuma errors push SA to fix policy, says Standard Bank

2016-02-10 09:31

Banks says President Jacob Zuma’s policy missteps may be the catalyst that pushes the government to implement reforms needed to avert a credit rating downgrade to junk.

Standard Bank warns of upcoming downtime

2016-02-03 11:16

Necessary system changes have prompted Standard Bank to schedule downtime for certain banking activities and transactions on Sunday, February 7.

Bank CEO: SA must reject racism and promote transformation

2016-01-13 13:11

After Standard Bank economist Chris Hart was suspended over an alleged racist tweet, his CEO says the bank "does not tolerate racism in any form, no matter how casual or trivial".

Fire Chris Hart or face boycott, ANCYL warns Standard Bank

2016-01-07 14:26

The ANC Youth League says it will call for a national boycott of Standard Bank if the bank does not fire economist Chris Hart.

Fitch downgrades 4 South African banks

2015-12-13 12:19

Fitch rating agency has downgraded four of South Africa's big banks, while one bank was upgraded, in the wake of cutting the country's national debt to one notch above junk status.

Standard Bank joins Chinese bank to boost SA power generation

2015-12-06 11:57

Standard Bank will assist the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China to raise R10bn to support the development of SA's power generation infrastructure.

Online crooks rob man of his first pay cheque in years

2015-11-05 09:13

The good news is that Standard Bank paid back the money after a victim was defrauded of his first salary in a year-and-a-half by online scammers.

Standard Bank opens office in Ethiopia

2015-10-30 17:18

Standard Bank has opened an office in Ethiopia to gain a foothold in one of Africa's fastest growing economies, where foreign lenders are not allowed to own banks.

Risk of junk rating will heighten at end of 2016 - economist

2015-10-22 15:31

The risk of South Africa plunging into the non-investment grade of "junk" will only materialise at the end of 2016, says a Standard Bank economist.

Saving is a matter of discipline

2015-10-15 09:00

Consumers are aware they have to save and they want to save, but it’s difficult, especially for lower- to middle-income consumers.


SA's private sector activity still negative - PMI

2016-02-03 12:03

Activity in SA’s private sector has remained in decline at the start of 2016, a survey shows.

ICBC Standard Bank appoints new Chief China Economist

2016-01-27 18:07

ICBC Standard Bank has announced the appointment of Jinny Yan as its Chief China Economist.

What Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala told his staff

2016-01-13 12:54

Let this be a moment for South Africans to find each other again and to re-dedicate ourselves to building a non-racial and democratic SA, Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala told staff in an internal memo.

Standard Bank pays out R1bn in reward points

2015-12-18 15:19

More and more consumers are opting to switch their benefit points from reward programmes for petrol, according to Standard Bank.

Banks fall to new low on Nene axe shock

2015-12-10 16:14

The six-member banking index has plummeted by the most since the 2008 global financial crisis after President Jacob Zuma fired Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Nigeria's tighter business controls a 'new normal'

2015-11-20 06:30

Various SA companies like Telkom, Standard Bank, MTN and Tiger Brands, have learnt expensive lessons in Nigeria. However tighter regulations could be good for business.

Backlash after bank exec urges saving by spending less on books

2015-11-05 09:00

Authors and organisations have hit out at Standard Bank's head of financial solutions after he said people could save money by spending less on books.

Standard Bank disputes Nigerian regulator’s fine

2015-10-30 16:00

Standard Bank, which operates Stanbic IBTC in Nigeria, says a regulator has exceeded its powers after it ruled that the bank made misstatements in its accounts and recommended a fine.

Prepare for growth adjustments - economist

2015-10-20 13:52

National Treasury will likely lower its growth forecasts on the back of lower commodity prices, says an economist at Standard Bank’s SBG Securities.

SHARE WATCH: Value for patient investors

2015-10-10 10:00

Overberg Asset Management analyst Kirk Swart looks at shares that offer value for the patient investor in this week's five shares to watch.

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