NEWS ARCHIVES


25 April 2018

Minas-Rio continues to hinder Anglo

The suspension of operations at the Brazilian iron ore mine will cost Anglo $300-$400 million in earnings this year.

PSG firing on (almost) all cylinders

The group has reported strong results from most of its investments apart from food group Zeder and BEE-investment firm Dipeo.

Standard Bank lukewarm on earnings growth

The bank says asset growth has been slow in South Africa and at its operations across the rest of the continent.

Cartrack builds annuity streams through subscriber growth

The telematics group believes it can continue growing subscribers and revenue growth in the double digits for the foreseeable future.

The paranoid, persecutory delusions of Survé's toady

Adri Senekal de Wet, the "executive editor" of Business Report, continues to defend her lord and master, Iqbal Survé, and his experiments in corporate finance. In...

Op-Ed: North West uprising and restoring democratic values and practices

The way the Ramaphosa-led government addresses the current uprising in North West goes to the core of restoring democracy, legality and regularisation of state actions, after...




24 April 2018

Glencore considers options for Kamoto debt

State-owned Gécamines is going to court to have the DRC’s Kamoto Copper Company dissolved after it failed to shore up its capital.

ATON lays out case for Murray takeover

The German family-owned business says the two companies complement each other and it has no plan to delist M&R.

Weak environment leads to lower Octodec distribution

The real estate investment trust says there’s been pressure on rental income during the let-up phase of some new developments.

Tower lifts for residential in Cape Quarter

The property fund believes that current demand trends for property mean that a residential development offers the best way to realise value.

Trematon to focus on consolidation

The investment group has reported an interim headline loss as it invests in expansion of its schools division.

2018 in context

The danger is that both traders and investors make a decision to either buy the dip, or sell their holdings, and then the very next day...

The week ahead

At its annual spring meeting in Washington last week, the IMF affirmed its positive sentiment toward strong and sustained synchronized global economic growth. Notwithstanding this optimism...

MEDIA: Sekunjalo claims again that it is a victim of a disinformation campaign

Sekunjalo Investment Holdings, which owns Independent Newspapers, released a statement on Sunday claiming that it was a victim of a disinformation campaign.




23 April 2018

Steinhoff claims “good progress”

Although the retailer says things are moving forward, PwC only expects its investigation to be substantially completed by the end of December.

Final countdown as Old Mutual sets listing date

If approved, shareholders will receive three Old Mutual Ltd shares and one Quilter share for every three Plc shares.

Murray continues to fend off ATON bid

The Public Investment Corporation has already said it won’t submit its 20.1% stake in the construction and engineering group to the offer.

Purple Group turns the corner

The financial services group says recent improvements will provide a base for returning to dividend payments.

Omnia winds up $100 million Oro deal

Omnia says the purchase of Oro Agri will accelerate its growth into key agriculture markets.

POLITICS: Ramaphosa's first 100 days: 'From the Politics of the Panga to the Politics of the Scalpel'

As we reflect on the progress made over the past 100 days, the evidence indicates that the ANC is changing for the better.

Zapiro: Zapiro: Hot Seat




20 April 2018

Pick n Pay reaps benefits of cost cuts

The retailer says the full impact of structural changes implemented last year is still to come.

US earnings season should give some direction

For the last few weeks markets have been somewhat sideways and directionless. Over and above, volumes traded in SA have been really low.

Clicks expands store footprint faster than expected

The health and beauty chain expects to open 40 new stores this year, well ahead of target.

Sport in an INCEtant!

The last seven days in the sporting World proved to be highly significant for some, as trophies were lifted and medals awarded...

Pioneer benefits as maize hedge wears off

The branded food producer expects to report a strong rise in first-half profit as higher volumes offset price deflation.

South32 lifts 2018 targets

The diversified miner has benefited from strong commodity prices and market demand for commodities including manganese and aluminium.

Acquisitive PSG Konsult prepares for growth

The financial advisory group says clients are more optimistic following the political change in the country.

South Africa, a country of coalitions?

South Africa's electoral system is built around the concept of power-sharing - it's just that the ANC has commanded a sufficient majority in every general election...




19 April 2018

Hammerson scraps £3.4 billion bid for intu

The UK property group says the heightened risks associated with buying intu outweigh the expected long-term results.

Mediclinic nurses Al Noor back to health

The private hospitals group says its Middle East division is entering a growth phase thanks to a significant improvement in Abu Dhabi.

Imperial’s Lamberti bows out after discrimination row

The group says Lamberti resigned in the interests of the group and its stakeholders who may be prejudiced by the negative publicity.

Massmart reports soggy start to 2018

The retailer is hopeful that sales improve as the year progresses due to the stronger rand, low inflation and lower interest rates.

Rebosis sinks as Mazwai quits

The property fund says deputy chairman Sisa Ngebulana will replace Andile Mazwai as CEO until a suitable replacement has been found.

Pallinghurst nets A$83 million from Jupiter IPO

The group will become a minority shareholder in Jupiter as it focuses its attention on its coloured gemstones business.

Ivo Vegter: Claims that a sugar tax works wither under scrutiny

South Africa instituted a 20% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in April 2018. A recent study in Philadelphia claims that such a tax reduces the likelihood of...




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