05 September 2018

MTN Nigeria hit with $2 billion tax bill

As it prepares for a Lagos listing, the mobile network operators problems in Nigeria are mounting by the billions.

Discovery on track for bank launch

The group says while buying FirstRand’s stake in Discovery Card had delayed the process, the bank should start operating by the end of the year.

Aussie rules for WHBO

The engineering and construction group is making a larger share of its revenue in Australia as the local market stagnates.

Rand shaves R1 billion from Aspen’s revenue

Shares in the pharmaceuticals group fell sharply after it said the firmer rand earlier this year impacted revenue and earnings.

Sibanye to slash debt pile

The miner will use some of the proceeds of its streaming agreement with Wheaton Precious Metals to buy back its bonds.

China’s Xi offers $60 bn Africa aid, says ‘no strings attached’

President Xi Jinping told African leaders Monday that China's investments on the continent have "no political strings attached", pledging $60 billion in new development financing, even...

Understanding how capitalism really works

You have to give it to Karl Marx. Whatever your own ideological pre-disposition, there is no denying that when he set out to analyse capitalism, he...

EVITA'S FREE SPEECH: Ep. 158: Evita’s live-changing experience (Video)

Evita Bezuidenhout celebrates 20 years of her Darling venue Evita se Perron with a weekly episode of 'Evita's Free Speech'. Here's the Episode 158.

04 September 2018

Bidvest blames policy uncertainty for weak economy

The industrial conglomerate says growth is likely to remain lacklustre until policy and political certainty emerges after next year’s election.

Sun International deals a stronger hand

The hotels and casino group has realigned its business and is close to exiting Nigeria.

Acquisitions boost Stadio’s earnings

The group has warned that costs in the second half of the year are likely to be higher as it prepares for next year’s intake.

TFG may write off House of Fraser bad debt

The retail group says the write-off is unlikely to be material and most of House of Frasers stores are likely to continue trading.

Why Tencent's regulatory hurdles matter

Essentially, there is nothing else like it. It has no competition in its market and even if it did, it already dwarfs its potential competitors anyway....

The Trust Economy: Corporate Reporting's New Frontier

The scene was brimming with smiles and protruding chests, as the figurative confetti of integrating reporting grandeur showered down on Nedbank Group Ltd...

The Week Ahead of 4 September 2018

#ChrisGilmour - The ZAR is one of the world’s worst performing currencies year to date. Having dropped by 15.8% so far this year, it is in...

Sport in an INCEtant - 4 September 2018

Both tempers and temperatures were soaring over the past week at the US Open, make sure you don’t miss a moment of sporting action in the...

03 September 2018

Special div as Old Mutual winds up separation

The financial services giant has excess capital available over and above its solvency requirements.

Lost confidence hobbles Steinhoff’s sales

The retailer says it had to work harder to convince customers to buy big-ticket items with long lead times or multi-year guarantees.

Hyprop holds back on Hystead listing

The real estate investment trust says it will continue to hold the South-Easter Europe property group in an unlisted format.

Slimmed down Grindrod grows earnings

The group says it’s well positioned to drive the strategies of its remaining Freight Services and Financial Services businesses.

Trump says EU bid to end auto tariffs ‘not good enough’: report

President Donald Trump on Thursday reportedly rejected as "not good enough" a European Union proposal scrapping tariffs on automobiles, a move which threatens to amplify a...

OP-ED: A properly implemented NHI can help bridge divides in a fractured country

What is the NHI and what does it have in common with land expropriation? Both have the potential to build social solidarity across race, gender and...

Marius Oosthuizen: SA and UK can find a new rhythm in economic relations

South Africa, with access to diverse raw materials, a young workforce and proximity to future African consumers estimated to number 2.5 billion by 2050, is well...

31 August 2018

MTN sags as Nigeria turns the screws

The network operator has been ordered to return $8.1 billion to Nigeria while the banks who facilitated the transactions have been fined.

Mr Price navigates stagnant economy

The retailer says it’s confident its low-price business model is well positioned under constrained economic conditions.

Grindrod Shipping steers choppy waters

The recently-listed shipping group has doubled its losses, weighed down by challenging markets and the cost of its separation.

Santam benefits from calm after the storm

The absence of big catastrophic events and lower claims have resulted in a big improvement in Santam’s underwriting margin.

A successful retirement needs more than just money

When planning for retirement be careful to not put all the emphasis on the financial side. Equally important are the emotional and psychological aspects of this...

Power Plans: Draft energy IRP welcomed, but some doubts remain

The new energy roadmap moves away from the politically-mired, hugely expensive nuclear expansion project but questions arise over coal and a move to renewable energy.

Adam Habib: The Political Mob, the State and Accountability

While we are trying to undo the damage under the Zuma administration, let us not allow a second element - the belief that the state and...

Zapiro: Mendi Bell

30 August 2018

Steinhoff rally provides little relief for investors

Shares in the retailer shot up despite former CFO Ben la Grange telling Parliament that shareholders were unlikely to recover their investments.

Weak economy concerns Growthpoint

The REIT has cautioned investors to expect a smaller increase in its distribution next year due to the poor state of the economy.

Murray benefits from upturn in commodities

The group’s Underground Mining was the standout performer last year as its order book jumped by 26% to R22.1 billion.

Rand’s rebound the right remedy for Adcock Ingram

The stronger rand earlier this year has contributed to a strong rise in full-year earnings from the drugmaker.

Toyota pours $500 mn into driverless car tieup with Uber

Toyota will pump about $500 million into Uber as part of a deal to work together on mass-producing self-driving vehicles, the Japanese car giant said on...

Ramaphosa’s land reform policy gets backing from British PM Theresa May

The UK supports President Cyril Ramaphosa's approach to land reform and believes it could potentially unlock further investment opportunities in Africa.

Illinois Tool Works another Dividend Aristocrat that is currently undervalued

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) an undervalued Dividend Aristocrat that is worth researching for the long-term Dividend Growth portfolio

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