16 April 2020

Banks tumble as conditions deteriorate

Lower interest rates and the impact of Covid-19 and recent ratings downgrades are expected to weigh on earnings this year.

AngloGold Ashanti restarts most operations

The Mponeng gold mine in SA is the only one of its 14 operations where production remains suspended.

Net1 cancels Bank Frick option

The fintech group wants to maintain liquidity in the current uncertain environment and focus on opportunities closer to home.

CMH’s profit growth stalls

The automotive group says full-year earnings will be as much as 15 percent down on last year.

Datatec still mulling Brazil listing for Logicalis

The ICT group is determining the impact of market volatility on the timing of the potential flotation.

Schroder protected by diverse portfolio

The real estate investment trust has collected most of its rent for April but says it may postpone further dividends due to market uncertainty.

RMH to unlock billions through FirstRand unbundling

The investment holding company says shareholders will benefit by holding shares in the banking group directly.


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15 April 2020

Capitec toes the SARB’s dividend line

The bank had planned a final payout but decided to heed the guidance of the Prudential Authority to hold back on dividends.

Remgro moving ahead with RMH unbundling

The transaction will reduce the entry points to FirstRand and will result in Remgro shareholders holding a direct stake in the banking group.

Earnings, Earnings, Earnings - What will you pay for them now?

How far will earnings fall because of COVID-19? And, what would the market be prepared to pay for those earnings?

Sirius collects most of its rent despite Covid-19

The German-focused real estate group says it is reviewing requests for deferred rent payments from a small number of tenants.

PSG Konsult raises dividend after tough year

Wealth management and insurance made up for a weak performance from asset management as market volatility took its toll.

RMH to unlock billions through FirstRand unbundling

The investment holding company says shareholders will benefit by holding shares in the banking group directly.

Momentum Metropolitan buys Alex Forbes’ Namibian business

Alexander Forbes is exiting insurance so it can focus on its employee benefits operations and free up statutory capital.

14 April 2020

Standard Bank to proceed with dividend payment

The bank joins Absa and Nedbank in making their final dividend payment for 2019 but may hold back on any distributions this year.

Mondi pulls dividend due to Covid-19 uncertainty

The group says it will consider an additional interim dividend for 2019 when it has a clearer view of the impact of the coronavirus.

Quilter going ahead with AGM despite hurdles

The wealth manager has been unable to post its annual report and the notice of its annual meeting to all shareholders due to Covid-19.

Afrimat gets boost from iron ore production

The group will post a solid rise in full-year earnings thanks to its Industrial Minerals business and the Demaneng iron ore mine.

Zeder primes investors for higher earnings

The food and agriculture investment holding company says most of its businesses reported improved performances.

The Week Ahead

The coronavirus curves appear to be flattening.

Safari’s tenants withhold rent due to lockdown

The shopping centre owner says five large national retailers are among those who have not paid rent this month.

10 April 2020


09 April 2020

Ascendis steps into the Covid-19 breach

A large number of its drugs, supplements and medical devices are in demand to help treat patients with the coronavirus.

Sasol cuts output as motorists stay home

The group is suspending production at its Natref refinery and reducing output at Secunda as fewer motorists fill up due to the lockdown.

Ingham Analytics issues an Equity Insight entitled “The volatility of low volatility”

On 24 March we observed that the intensity and speed with which the equities meltdown has unfolded has shocked even the most bearish of traders and...

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)

Naspers and Prosus have the resources to endure Covid-19

The global consumer internet groups have cash on hand and measures are in place to protect employees and support key partners affected by the virus.

Tiger Brands mulls an interim dividend

The food producer says a payout will depend on circumstances, as it pledges to keep prices on hold for the duration of the lockdown.

Grenada strikes a chord with SA investors seeking secondary citizenship

Citizenship by investment in 120 days and visa-free travel to 143 countries...

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts - Could ACFTA reverse the decline of Africa’s most industrialised economy?

There is significant anticipation around the potential economic windfall of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement and SA could be a recipient of the broader benefits

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