Business 22.10.2018 02:40 pm

World Economic Forum condemns ‘misuse’ of Davos brand

WEF says any use of ‘Davos’ for another event can only lead to confusion that may mislead the public.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Monday condemned the “proliferation” of the use of the “Davos” brand for events that had nothing to do with its own activities in the small Swiss mountain retreat that plays host to global political and business leaders each January.

World Economic Forum condemns ‘misuse’ of Davos brand
World Economic Forum condemns ‘misuse’ of Davos brand

World Economic Forum condemns ‘misuse’ of Davos brand

WEF says any use of ‘Davos’ for another event can only lead to confusion that may mislead the public.

DBSA awarded funding to create R2bn climate finance facility
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DBSA awarded funding to create R2bn climate finance facility

Once implemented, the deal will potentially be the first green bank concept adapted for developing countries.
Tito has a ‘six-pack’ of troubles, says DA
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Tito has a ‘six-pack’ of troubles, says DA

The opposition has again called for clarity on what the finance minister’s radical ideology might be, and they want firm action on SAA, among other things.
Should SA cut its company tax rate?
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Should SA cut its company tax rate?

Can it afford to; can it afford not to?
Tongaat Hulett to kick off R30bn Ntshongweni development
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Tongaat Hulett to kick off R30bn Ntshongweni development

Well situated in Gauteng-KZN logistics corridor.
SA has highest youth unemployment in the world
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SA has highest youth unemployment in the world

According to a book published by the Economist, the number of South African young people without jobs is shockingly high.
SA automotive sector remains successful despite difficult economic climate
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SA automotive sector remains successful despite difficult economic climate

Industry executive says the vision for the South African Automotive Master Plan 2035 is to increase local content by 60% and grow employment by 100%.
Has Sars disallowed your medical expense claim?
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Has Sars disallowed your medical expense claim?

The taxman generally allowed a medical tax credit for ‘claims not recovered from the scheme’ when individuals submitted their tax returns.
Government ready to woo potential investors for SA Investment Conference
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Government ready to woo potential investors for SA Investment Conference

The state wants to unlock investment from JSE-listed and Fortune 500 companies to grow the local economy and create jobs.
Zim Bollar: A guide to Zimbabwe’s black market
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Zim Bollar: A guide to Zimbabwe’s black market

In only two months an anonymous Twitter account about the country’s real money situation has grown to more than 21,000 followers.
Sasol benefits from higher oil prices, weaker rand
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Sasol benefits from higher oil prices, weaker rand

Sasol said it had seen higher productivity across most of our operations with an increased focus on safety, margins and cost control.
Net1 accused of overstating financial losses in Sassa fee negotiation
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Net1 accused of overstating financial losses in Sassa fee negotiation

The company’s plea for an increase to its social grant payments fee might be undermined by its profits.
PIC inquiry not just about Dan Matjila
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PIC inquiry not just about Dan Matjila

Inquiry’s terms of reference in probing governance, corruption and mismanagement at the continent’s largest money manager are far-reaching.
Sars presents its annual report to Parliament
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Sars presents its annual report to Parliament

The taxman is ‘going in the right direction’, while ‘facing choppy seas’, says acting commissioner Mark Kingon.
Mr Price group CEO to retire, company says
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Mr Price group CEO to retire, company says

Stuart Bird has taken the brand to a market capitalisation of more than R60 billion.
Changing competitiveness poses challenges for future of global economy
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Changing competitiveness poses challenges for future of global economy

Many of the factors that will have the greatest impact in driving competitiveness have never been the focus of major policy decisions in the past.
South Africans not starting to save for retirement early enough – survey
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South Africans not starting to save for retirement early enough – survey

Just 7% of respondents said they had a proper retirement plan and were executing it.
Ex-KPMG executive pleads guilty to fraud in US
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Ex-KPMG executive pleads guilty to fraud in US

The official was charged after the company improperly learned which audits government regulators planned to review.
Gigaba’s rules have really hurt my business
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Gigaba’s rules have really hurt my business

Families lose money, dream holidays turn into nightmares, tourists are going elsewhere.
Sibanye inches closer to completing R5bln acquisition of Lonmin Plc
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Sibanye inches closer to completing R5bln acquisition of Lonmin Plc

Last December, Sibanye offered R5.17 billion for Lonmin in a deal that would create the world’s second-largest platinum producer.
SA R1 trillion poorer due to the ‘Zuma years’, report finds
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SA R1 trillion poorer due to the ‘Zuma years’, report finds

SA went through a period of economic stagnation between 2010 and 2017 that an economist has called ‘lost years’.
Creditors call the shots at Steinhoff
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Creditors call the shots at Steinhoff

As management asks for an extension on the lock-up agreement.
Visa travails still ‘crippling SA tourism’, travel agencies
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Visa travails still ‘crippling SA tourism’, travel agencies

The minister of home affairs’ failure to scrap the controversial visa requirements for children is ‘ruining SA’s reputation as a tourist destination’.
SA could face another VAT increase, say experts
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SA could face another VAT increase, say experts

Shortfalls in tax revenue could lead to another VAT increase as SA battles through a technical recession.  
Pretoria High Court says banks are abusing the justice system
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Pretoria High Court says banks are abusing the justice system

Banks are clogging the system by bringing cases to the high court that properly belong in the lower courts.
Discovery Life divulges personal details of around 1,000 clients
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Discovery Life divulges personal details of around 1,000 clients

Life insurer in possible breach of FAIS code of conduct, says legal expert.

 

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