NEWS ARCHIVES


05 June 2020

FirstRand prepares for rising impairments

The banking group says full-year earnings will decline as it accounts for an expected increase in credit impairments.

Tongaat and Barloworld still at odd over starch deal

The two companies have been unable to agree on an arbitrator to decide whether a material adverse change has occurred due to Covid-19.

Oceana defers dividend despite steady earnings catch

The fishing group reported a rise in operating profit as steady demand for products like Lucky Star canned fish made up for weakness in the US.

Tower brings in more rent

The property fund has granted tenants most affected by Covid-19 concessions and has deferred some rentals for up to a year.

Who's doing what this week in the South African M&A space?

Weekly summary of Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies

Who's doing what in the African M&A space?

Weekly summary of all Merger & Acquisition activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

Weekly summary of corporate finance activity by South African exchange listed companies

Coronavirus (COVID-19) | considerations for closing commercial transactions during lockdown

The uncertainty and practical challenges for parties to commercial transactions during the lockdown period necessitates careful consideration of the effects of COVID-19 on their transaction agreements

CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT BY: STELLAR CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED

CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT BY: Oceana Group Limited




04 June 2020

Henry sends a message

Sasol is up around 35% in a month. Is this the beginning of a major recovery?

WBHO attracts interest Down Under

The construction and infrastructure group will report a full-year loss as its Probuild business in Australia attracts a possible offer.

Santam raises provisions for Covid-19 claims

The insurer says business interruption as a result of the national lockdown is not covered under insurance protection against infectious diseases.

Amplats recloses processing plant

The platinum producer says the temporary closure to fix a leak is unrelated to recent repair work at its ACP Phase B unit.

Grit revises guidance due to Covid-19

The pan-African real estate company says it has been supported by the structure of its leases, blue-chip tenants and a diversified portfolio.

CEO to stay on at SA Corporate

The real estate investment trust says Rory Mackey has been made permanent again.




03 June 2020

Mediclinic’s loss doubles due to writedowns

The private hospital group says a high degree of uncertainty remains regarding the progression of the Covid-19 pandemic and its full impact.

Covid-19 wipes out Imperial’s restructuring gains

The logistics group says it will report a decline in full-year earnings due to the impact of Covid-19 and further rationalisation costs

South African banks’ balance sheets surge

The question is can South African banks weather liquidity challenges? What about future loan losses?

Comair descends into an annual loss

The airline operator, currently in business rescue, has not earned any revenue since mid-March when flights were cancelled.

intu expects big drop in rent collection

The beleaguered shopping centre owner says it is likely to collect a third less rent than last year as some tenants remain shuttered.




02 June 2020

CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT BY: Sirius real estate

Bidvest's businesses on review due to virus

The group says it may retrench some employees as it right-sizes its operations to keep them competitive in a changing environment.

Standard Bank warns of Covid-19 impact

The bank says credit impairments may exceed those recorded during the global financial crisis.

Covid-19 puts paid to Sasfin’s deal with Arise

The niche bank and financial group says shareholders should still exercise caution due to the potential disposal of its stake in Efficient Group.

Capco grows its West End presence

The London real estate investor has bought a significant stake in Shaftesbury, which owns property near its Covent Garden estate.

Sirius declares dividend despite Covid-19

The German-focused real estate group has grown its rent roll by more than 5 percent for a sixth consecutive year.

Capital Appreciation grows dividend after strong year

The FinTech business says its business continued to operate throughout the lockdown, buoyed by growing demand for new technologies.

CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT BY: SASFIN HOLDINGS LIMITED

CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT BY: Capital Appreciation Limited




01 June 2020

Nampak toasts the reopening of bottle stores

The packaging group says it has been impacted by weak demand that has been aggravated by the Covid-19 lockdown.

Capitec flags rare earnings decline

Separately, a deal was announced that will see EasyEquities launch investing services on the new Capitec mobile banking app.

Raubex hopeful about new road projects

The construction and road-building group wants to participate in some of the projects aimed stimulating the economy post Covid-19.

Quilter wraps up odd-lot offer

The wealth manager has cut its shareholder base by close to half in a move that will reduce its administrative costs.

Reinet’s value declines on BAT and Covid-19 volatility

The investment group says the decrease in its net asset value from January to March topped one billion euros.

Global tourism gradually starts picking up again after forced hibernatio

Let's see what Chris Gilmour has to say about the week ahead.

Tsogo Sun hit as virus leaves beds empty

The hotel operator has appealed for the government to continue opening the economy as quickly as possible.




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