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Public Relations

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 22- South African law enforcement agencies should investigate KPMG after the global auditor sacked its local leadership over work done for business friends of President Jacob Zuma, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Friday. KPMG is the latest international firm to become embroiled in factional battles within South Africa's...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 22- South African law enforcement agencies should investigate KPMG after the global auditor sacked its local leadership over work done for business friends of President Jacob Zuma, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Friday. KPMG is the latest international firm to become embroiled in factional battles within South Africa's...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 22- South African law enforcement agencies should investigate KPMG after the global auditor sacked its local leadership over work done for business friends of President Jacob Zuma, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Friday. KPMG is the latest international firm to become embroiled in factional battles within South Africa's...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 22- South African law enforcement agencies should investigate KPMG after the global auditor sacked its top management over work done for business friends of President Jacob Zuma, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Friday. The global auditor is the latest international firm to become embroiled in factional battles within South...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 22- A South African business lobby group suspended KPMG from membership on Friday, citing the "gravity" of its conduct over the auditor's work for business friends of President Jacob Zuma. The firm is already being investigated by the country's Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors for its work for the Gupta firms. Meanwhile South...

  • NEW YORK— After a troubled youth himself, Phillip Cohen made it a practice to hire people at his woodworking business who have also struggled with addiction and mental health issues. "I think I have saved lives," says the owner of Cohen Architectural Woodworking in St. James, Missouri— an area hit very hard by the nation's growing opioid epidemic.

  • *Broker Sasfin cites "well-publicised concerns". JOHANNESBURG, Sept 19- A South African broker and an energy investment firm fired KPMG on Tuesday, two of a number of local firms weighing whether to ditch the auditor to distance themselves from a scandal involving business friends of President Jacob Zuma. Sasfin and Hulisani, both relatively small financial...

  • *Broker Sasfin cites "well-publicized concerns". JOHANNESBURG, Sept 19- A South African broker and an energy investment firm fired KPMG on Tuesday, two of a host of local firms weighing whether to ditch the auditor to distance themselves from a scandal involving business friends of President Jacob Zuma. Sasfin and Hulisani, both relatively small financial...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 19- South African brokerage house Sasfin Holdings on Tuesday fired KPMG as its auditor, citing "well-publicised concerns" about the accounting firm struggling to keep clients after flaws in its work for friends of President Jacob Zuma. KPMG cleared out its South African leadership en masse on Friday after it found that work done for firms...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 15- Global auditor KPMG cleared out its South African leadership en masse on Friday after damning findings from an internal investigation into work done for businessmen friends of President Jacob Zuma. In particular, it acknowledged "flaws" in a report that it compiled for South Africa's tax service, which implied that former finance...

  • By Ed Cropley and Joe Brock. JOHANNESBURG, Sept 15- Global auditor KPMG cleared out its South African leadership on Friday after damning findings from an internal investigation into work done for businessmen friends of President Jacob Zuma. It became the third global firm to be damaged by work carried out for the Indian-born brothers, after public relations...

  • *KPMG worked for Gupta family, friends of president Zuma. JOHANNESBURG, Sept 15- Global auditor KPMG cleared out its South African leadership on Friday after damning findings from an internal investigation into work done for businessmen friends of President Jacob Zuma. It became the third global firm to be damaged by work carried out for the Indian-born...

  • *KPMG worked for Gupta family, friends of president Zuma. JOHANNESBURG, Sept 15- Global auditor KPMG cleared out its South African leadership on Friday after damning findings from an internal investigation into work done for the Guptas, businessmen friends of President Jacob Zuma accused of improperly influencing government contracts.

  • *UK arm of Bell Pottinger placed in administration. After working behind the scenes on some of the most defining moments in recent history, from the election of Margaret Thatcher to the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, Bell Pottinger crumpled following a scandal of its own making. Bell Pottinger, which is based in London, has lost customers, partners and...

  • LONDON, Sept 12- Bell Pottinger's British arm collapsed on Tuesday after the global public relations agency ran a racially-charged political campaign in South Africa that prompted a client exodus. After working behind the scenes on some of the most defining moments in recent history, from the election of Margaret Thatcher to the death of Russian spy...

  • LONDON, Sept 12- Bell Pottinger's British arm collapsed on Tuesday after the global public relations agency ran a racially-charged political campaign in South Africa that prompted a client exodus. Having lost customers, partners and its second-biggest shareholder in recent weeks, the company was put into administration by accountants BDO, entering a form...

  • Bell Pottinger, until recently one of the world's largest PR agencies, put itself up for sale after running a racially charged campaign in South Africa which has led to it being shunned by its peers. Bell Pottinger's Asian arm announced on Friday it would separate from the London parent and rename itself as Klareco Communications. On Tuesday, Britain's Public...

  • LONDON, Sept 8- The Asian arm of PR agency Bell Pottinger has rebranded itself as Klareco Communications and plans to separate from the scandal-hit British parent which it expects will go into administration next week. Until recently one of the world's biggest PR firms, Bell Pottinger has put itself up for sale after losing clients for running a racially...

  • LONDON, Sept 6- Britain's Bell Pottinger has put itself up for sale after it lost clients for running a racially charged campaign in South Africa, potentially bringing down the curtain on one of the world's leading public relations agencies. After working behind the scenes on events ranging from the election of Margaret Thatcher to the death of Russian spy...

  • LONDON, Sept 6- British PR agency Bell Pottinger said on Wednesday it was exploring a potential sale after it lost business for running a racially charged campaign in South Africa, leaving its future increasingly uncertain. Bell Pottinger said it had hired accountancy firm BDO "to look at all options for the business including a possible sale" as the tarnished...