NEWS ARCHIVES


20 March 2020

Capitec moves to calm investors

The mass market bank and lender has defended the resilience of its business model following a sell-off of its shares this week.

Sasfin ready to deal with Covid-19 fallout

The bank says it is taking steps to protect stakeholders and has appropriate capital, liquidity and funding buffers in place.

Amplats counts the cost of plant repairs

The group is reviewing its capex plans for the year due to the expense of fixing the converter plant at its Waterval smelter.

EOH cuts losses as restructuring progresses

The technology group is halfway through a two-year turnaround as it cuts costs, sells non-performing businesses and reduces debt.

Rain buoys ARC

The investment group has grown its intrinsic value during a turbulent period thanks to an increase in the value of the data network operator.

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

Thorts - Creating a Cannabusiness in South Africa

Businesses should be well aware of the risks involved, the regulatory requirements and licences necessary, before entering into the Cannabis market




19 March 2020

Metair prepared for Covid-19

The manufacturer has benefited from new vehicle launches but says it is already seeing declines in new vehicle sales and exports due to the pandemic.

Libstar dishes up higher earnings

The branded food producer and distributor has benefited from improving profit margins and a lower interest bill.

OPEC – minus 1

Sasol is under considerable pressure, with massive loss of value for shareholders. Ingham Analytics issues a timely Macro Insight on the oil market.

Balwin says residential demand remains strong

The residential property developer says it is keeping a close watch on the Covid-19 virus despite strong demand for its lifestyle apartments.

PPC sees signs of stabilising volumes

The cement producer says year-to-date sales are down in SA but most of its international operations have continued to grow revenue.

TeleMasters flags higher earnings

The telecommunications solutions company credits a debt recovery for the improvement.

Unicorn warns of steeper losses

The mining services group is no longer selling its Nkomati Anthracite and Benison Coal operations but has earmarked others for disposal.




18 March 2020

Sasol mulls cash call to deal with fallout

The oil and chemicals group has outlined a package of measures aimed at resetting its balance sheet so it can endure a low oil price.

Remgro calls for coordinated Covid-19 action

The company has reported a small rise in first-half earnings but the outlook is uncertain due to the impact of Covid-19.

Sun International shuts Latam operations

The hotel and casino group says the authorities have closed its operations and there is no certainty on when they will be allowed to reopen.

Vodacom prepares for more home workers

The network is ensuring that it has enough network capacity to enable people and businesses to seamlessly work from home.

Sibanye steps in with Marikana processing

The platinum producer will process most of the metal it used to deliver to Amplats using spare capacity at its Markina operations.

Anglo wraps up Sirius acquisition

The diversified mining company says the polyhalite project supports its ongoing transition to supplying essential metals and minerals to meet evolving needs.




17 March 2020

Shopping mall owners warn about Covid-19 fallout

Restricted trading in several European countries will place pressure on tenants and rentals as governments try to contain the coronavirus.

Old Mutual warns of growing risks

The insurance giant says it is likely to miss its targets this year due to market disruptions and weaker growth.

Ninety One lists in volatile market

Investec decided against a global offer of its shares due to current market volatility.

Ingham Analytics issues an Equity and Credit Markets Insight note. The note is titled “In the darkness of tumult a possible chink of light”.

Ingham Analytics say that such is the immediacy and savagery of the international equities sell-off that even if you wanted to liquidate to cash in an...

Omnia hit by cyberattack

The group says its production facilities and operations were unaffected after it restricted access to its IT infrastructure.

Bell Equipment warns of earnings slump

The group blames weaker demand, particularly in its home market, and a rising interest bill due to higher inventory levels.

Taste liquidates Domino’s after failing to find a buyer

The investment group says a deal could not be concluded on acceptable terms and further financial support was not forthcoming.




16 March 2020

Peregrine rallies on private equity offer

Capitalworks is offering shareholders R21 per share to take the company private, with the option of retaining unlisted stock.

Telkom hit by retrenchment costs

The first phase of a restructuring process will result in costs of about R1.5 billion, which will affect earnings this year.

AfroCentric boosted by acquisitions

The Medscheme owner says its growing trading businesses contributed to a strong rise in first-half operating profit.

MC Mining’s losses widen on weaker coal prices

The coal producer says it has made good progress with the Makhado coal project as it targets the premium hard coking coal market.

Indluplace reduces vacancies in tough environment

The real estate investment trust says occupancy numbers are satisfactory but it is unable to push through big rent increases due to the weak economy.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 16 March 2020

Expect another volatile week on global financial markets




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