Maria Ramos emerges as best-value SA bank CEO

2016-05-17 09:22

Barclays Africa chief executive officer Maria Ramos has generated more profit for every unit of pay last year than her South African peers.

Absa: We remain strong, despite Fitch downgrade

2016-03-06 13:46

Fitch has downgraded Barclays Africa Group by one notch, bringing it into line with other major South African banks.

Barclays Africa shares plummet as UK bank prepares exit

2016-02-29 12:15

Barclays Africa has dropped the most in seven weeks on speculation the lender’s UK parent plans to sell it’s 62.3% stake as part of a plan to exit operations on the continent.

Barclays Africa evaluating options as UK bank prepares exit

2016-02-29 08:17

While Barclays CEO Jes Staley prepares to announce the fate of the lender’s African business, Barclays Africa has said that its board is evaluating its strategic options.

Treasury investigates 'report' claiming Manuel, Ramos were apartheid agents

2015-08-21 17:00

The National Treasury is investigating the origins of a document that purports to be an intelligence report on how top Treasury officials were apartheid agents.

Barclays Africa applies for Nigerian licence

2015-03-03 08:57

Barclays Africa has applied for a licence to operate in Nigeria and says it is keen to take over operations in Egypt and Zimbabwe that still belong to its parent firm.

CEOs in on Ice Bucket Challenge

2014-09-02 17:31

Business leaders are also taking the Ice Bucket Challenge with Woolworths CEO Ian Moir nominating bosses Maria Ramos and Doug Murray.

Ramos' pay packet drops to R17m

2013-04-02 17:30

Absa CEO Maria Ramos' pay fell 19% to R16.7m compared to the previous year, as she decided to forfeit her bonus due to "disappointing" 2012 results.

Wendy Lucas-Bull to chair Absa

2012-11-06 11:05

Following a nine-month search, Absa has appointed Wendy Lucas-Bull as its new non-executive chairperson.

Bank chiefs have worst reputation

2012-07-09 11:54

Absa CEO Maria Ramos and Nedbank CEO Mike Brown have the worst reputations among the leaders of the JSE's top 10 companies, according to a survey.


ANC Women's League attacks Public Protector

2016-04-13 09:18

In its continued defence of President Jacob Zuma, the ANC Women's League has taken aim at his detractors - specifically Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Cutting 100-yr ties with Africa best for shareholders - Barclays CEO

2016-03-01 12:05

Cutting its controlling shares in Barclays Africa “was a very difficult decision to make”, says Barclays Group CEO Jes Staley.

Ramos defends 'deeply rooted' Barclays Africa

2016-02-29 09:39

By linking 12 banks together across the continent, Barclays Africa put the future of the bank “firmly in our own hands”, says CEO Maria Ramos ahead of a UK exit.

Leaders react to Zuma's efforts to woo CEOs

2016-02-10 07:11

President Jacob Zuma has sought to repair relations with business leaders, pledging to work closely with companies that he described as the “backbone” of the economy.

Barclays Africa earnings up 10%

2015-03-03 14:25

Barclays Africa has reported higher profits as it applied for a Nigerian banking licence and wants to take over the Egypt and Zimbabwe units still ran by its parent company.

Capital flight dwarfs corruption - SACP

2014-10-29 19:57

Capital flight is a bigger impediment to radical economic transformation than corruption, says SA Communist Party deputy general secretary Jeremy Cronin.

Top businesswomen honoured

2013-08-23 17:15

The winners of the 34th Businesswoman of the Year awards of the Businesswomen's Association of South Africa are great examples to follow.

Absa CEO to forgo bonus

2013-02-13 09:29

Absa Group CEO Maria Ramos will not receive a bonus this year as a result of the bank's poor performance, a report says.

Dividend soothes Absa shareholders

2012-07-29 14:39

Amid the myriad of bad news, Absa shareholders can find comfort in the healthy dividend the bank has declared.

Absa unveils changes to exco

2012-01-27 16:40

Absa Group has revamped its executive committee as some senior executives are due to leave.

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