19 February 2020

Coronavirus fails to derail Kumba dividend

The group will pay out 92 percent of headline earnings to shareholders after rising iron ore prices boosted earnings.

BHP cautious about coronavirus

The mining group says unless the virus is contained by the end of March it could affect global commodities demand.

Write-downs push Glencore into a loss

The commodities producer and trader impaired some of its assets following a decline in commodity prices.

Pan African delivers on strategy despite obstacles

The gold producer says its Evander project achieved on all development milestones, on schedule and budget.

KAP Industrial pummelled by polymers

The diversified industrial group will assess its polymers unit for a possible impairment due to a cyclical downturn.

WBHO flags higher earnings despite Australian losses

The construction and engineering group says first-half earnings per share are likely to triple.

18 February 2020

Amplats CEO to step down after record year

The group has reported record earnings and declared a special dividend helped by buoyant metals prices in a fatality-free year.

AB InBev goes broader with new BEE scheme

The holding company for the new black economic empowerment scheme will list on the JSE so black investors can trade in its shares.

Discovery hindered by UK life business

The financial services group will report a decline in first-half earnings due to a hit at VitalityLife and increased investment spend.

Bidcorp to report slowing growth

The global food services group says first-half earnings reflect the challenging environment in many of its operational geographies.

African Rainbow to present a mixed bag

The diversified mining group says higher earnings from PGM metals and iron ore were offset by weaker results from manganese, nickel and coal.

Mpact to report a loss after impairing mills

The paper and plastics packaging group raised the impairments due to a weak trading environment and weakness in its share price.

Merafe prepares investors for a loss

The group blames weaker chrome prices and an impairment it raised after its shares traded at a discount to NAV.

17 February 2020

Sibanye continues its heady rise

After a difficult first half, the gold and platinum producer has reported a strong turnaround for its second six months.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 17 February 2020

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq keep on hitting record highs.

AECI flags a rise in profit

After a weaker first-half, the group will report a rise in full-year earnings as the benefits of strategic realignment projects start to emerge.

Resilient holds up as Edcon scales back

The real estate investment trust says distributable income was impacted by its renegotiated rental agreement with the retail group.

Adapt IT warns of earnings decline

The IT solutions group has been affected by a difficult trading environment, rising finance costs and new accounting standards.

Gemfields returns to the LSE

The precious stones miner and marketer has listed on the Alternative Investment Market as it tries to lure more investors.

Blue Label pockets cash for disposals

The prepaid airtime and services group is selling some smaller investments to reduce debt and strengthen its balance sheet.

14 February 2020

Tongaat plans starch sale

The agricultural processing group is disposing of some assets as it tries to get its debt under control.

Comair hits turbulence as costs rise

Recent headwinds include rising operational costs, the grounding of its Boeing MAX 8 aircraft and the SAA business rescue.

South32 reports lower earnings as prices decline

The diversified mining group says its operating profit remained strong and it has paid a special dividend due to its robust financial position.

Italtile grows earnings in challenging environment

The tile manufacturer and retailer has continued to open new stores and is piloting a new lighting division.

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Mpact reaches settlement with CompCom

The packaging group maintains that the relationships with the companies it acquired stakes in were above board.

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Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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13 February 2020

Harmony buys AngloGold’s last SA mine

Separately, AngloGold Ashanti said a non-cash impairment charge following the sale of Mponeng would result in flat to lower full-year earnings.

Gold Fields back in the money

Given its healthy position, the gold producer says it has decided to go ahead with the construction of its Salares Norte project in Chile.

DRDGOLD declares dividend as profit jumps

The gold mine tailings retreatment specialist benefitted from a 26 percent rise in the gold price as it increased production by a third.

Pioneer takeover gets Commission approval

The Commission has attached a number of conditions including job retention, investment and an empowerment deal worth at least R1.6 billion.

Tiger Brands still under pressure

The food group says it has made good progress with the disposal of its processed meats business as it prepares investors for lower earnings.

Barloworld monitoring coronavirus

Amid already weak macroeconomic and trading conditions, the group says there is concern over its negative impact on growth and commodity prices.

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