Who says Valentine's Day is dead? Who says romance is dead? St. Valentine's Day is losing favour with couples as consumers plan to spend less this year and reject the holiday.
| By: Luke Graham, News Assistant
UPDATE 1-South Africa's Woolworths to conserve cash as growth slows JOHANNESBURG, Feb 11- South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd will aim to conserve cash as growth slows in its home market, Chief Executive Ian Moir said on Thursday. Woolworths, which sells upmarket food and clothing, warned rising interest rates in South Africa would further pressure consumers in Africa's most advanced economy, where it makes nearly...
INTERVIEW-Portugal finance minister wary of yield rise, promises budget rigour LISBON, Feb 10- Portugal's new Socialist government will be rigorous in controlling the budget to ensure financing for the economy, aware of recent jumps in bond yields, Finance Minister Mario Centeno said on Wednesday. Portugal's 10- year bond yields hit their highest since October 2014 on Tuesday although they retreated slightly on Wednesday to around 3.52...
| By: Axel Bugge and Sergio Goncalves
Do European banks have a safety net? CNBC takes a look at what measures the euro zone has in place to stop banking systems in its 19 member countries going to the wall.
| By: Katy Barnato
Imperva tackles internal threats to maintain sales momentum JERUSALEM, Feb 9- Cybersecurity firm Imperva sees its sales growth slowing to around 30 percent this year and will aim to tap a growing market for threats originating inside big companies. While it last week forecast a more modest 30 percent growth this year, CEO Anthony Bettencourt believes that could prove conservative, especially since Imperva initially...
| By: Steven Scheer
Women leaders deliver boost to profitability Time to focus on women in leadership. A recent study found increasing the number of women in top management positions notably boosts profitability.
Source: Financial Times
| By: Emily Cadman
BOJ members feared triggering 'rates war' Policymakers at the Bank of Japan tussled over the decision to adopt negative interest rates, according to the official summary released Monday.
| By: Leslie Shaffer