US paves way to get 'lab meat' on plates

2018-11-17 15:17

US authorities have agreed on how to regulate food products cultured from animal cells - paving the way to get so-called 'lab meat' on American plates.

MTN Rwanda looking at share sale, network upgrades

2018-11-17 14:26

MTN’s Rwanda unit is looking at the possibility of a share sale on the country’s stock exchange and is raising funds for planned network upgrades.

Nintendo bets new hex-nut Pokémon will boost Switch sales

2018-11-16 14:12

Nintendo is gambling that it can sell millions of Switch consoles this holiday season by introducing a new Pokémon game that interacts with the free-to-play mobile hit Pokémon Go.

Apple's outlook dims as suppliers worldwide sound the alarm

2018-11-15 15:27

The bad news keeps piling up for Apple ahead of the crucial holiday season.

Discovery to give better banking rates to smartest clients

2018-11-15 10:13

Discovery’s new banking unit will reward customers for their 'good' behaviour, applying a similar strategy to that used by its health-insurance operation.

App-driven Bank Zero sets its sights on (almost) anyone with a smartphone

2018-11-14 12:43

Business customers and individuals with access to a smartphone will be equally important to the app-driven Bank Zero Mutual Bank, which is set to launch next year.

Postbank: State bank in the making singles out customers at the bottom of the pyramid

2018-11-14 12:41

With double the required amount of capital in hand, Postbank says it’s ready to be a fully fledged bank, able to offer loans to a largely ignored market segment.

Facebook says any return to China would preserve free expression

2018-11-14 11:24

Facebook says if it ever returns to China, the company will do it in a way that preserves rights to free expression and privacy - issues that make such a move almost impossible today.

Discovery’s new bank signals shift as new entrants plan launches over the next six months

2018-11-14 06:55

Discovery Bank’s launch signals a stampede of new banks into the market. Fin24 profiled these five emerging banks. What does it mean for you?

MTN CEO shrugs off Nigeria dispute, lays out banking plans

2018-11-13 14:49

Is MTN on the verge of being chased out of its biggest market? Not a bit of it, according to Chief Executive Officer Rob Shuter.


Tencent culls WeChat accounts in China's latest content clean-up

2018-11-17 14:34

Tencent plans to rein in content on WeChat by culling the number of public accounts on the platform, responding to the latest in a series of Chinese government clean-ups.

Bitcoin bulls wonder where's the bottom after volatility returns

2018-11-17 13:54

Bitcoin advocates are asking how low will we go from here as the world’s largest cryptocurrency continued to slump following its biggest one-day loss in eight months.

Philip Morris opens first Africa store to stoke demand for alternative cigarettes

2018-11-16 11:07

Philip Morris will open a flagship store in Johannesburg as it tries to stoke demand in Africa for its alternative cigarette known as iQOS, which heats rather than burns tobacco.

The Foschini Group to take on Amazon with bold new e-commerce plan

2018-11-15 14:28

The Foschini Group has unveiled plans to reposition its e-commerce platform into a diverse marketplace, covering everything from food to pets, decor and even drones.

Facebook launches new career tools for SA youth, entrepreneurs

2018-11-14 16:38

Facebook has unveiled new tools and resources to help youth, professionals and entrepreneurs in South Africa access career opportunities, the social networking site announced on Wednesday.

African Bank bets on 'near-free' family banking

2018-11-14 12:42

African Bank believes it will be able to compete with the Big Five banks once its MyWORLD cheque account is launched to consumers early next year.

Fast, cheap and tech-focused: TymeDigital to target banking’s 'underserved'

2018-11-14 12:41

TymeDigital is holding its cards close to its chest following the August announcement that Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Capital (ARC) would become its 100% owner.

Tencent traders who got it right prep for wildest day since 2015

2018-11-14 09:55

For clues on what Tencent’s shares will do on Thursday, look to the traders who got it spot-on in August.

Apple suppliers tumble on new signs of weak iPhone demand

2018-11-13 14:53

Major suppliers to Apple’s iPhone have fallen as investors fretted that one of the most important product lines in the technology sector was seeing weak demand.

Airbnb ends forced arbitration for discrimination and harassment

2018-11-13 13:41

Airbnb, following Google, Facebook and Uber, says it would not force employees who filed sexual harassment claims to settle those cases in private arbitration.

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