01 May 2018

‘Avengers’ assemble at top of the box office

It was a record-breaking weekend for the North American box office as "Avengers: Infinity War" steamrolled the competition with heroic takings of $250 million, industry estimates...

The week ahead

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets this week in the US but no change to US interest rates seems likely. Expect another three rate hikes...

30 April 2018

Wiese wants his money back

The former Steinhoff chairman is claiming R59 billion from the retailer due to transactions entered into in 2015 and 2016.

Aveng asks shareholders for leap of faith

The embattled construction group is proposing a R1.8 billion rights offer - more than four times its current market value.

Tongaat topples on bleak update

World sugar prices have been under pressure and importers have been taking advantage of a lack of duty protection in SA.

Choppies turns a big profit in South Africa

The retailer’s operations in the North West turned profitable, with a surge in earnings.

27 April 2018

SPECIAL REPORT: Government surveillance of social media is rife. Guess who’s selling your data?

If you are tweeting or posting about a "security threat", law enforcement can fish you out of the ocean of the world's 2.6-billion social media users....

Saul Musker: View from Afar: South African politics has lost its centre of gravity

Two months have passed since former President Jacob Zuma announced his resignation. In the moment that he stepped away from the podium, South Africa's political landscape...

PARLIAMENT: South Africans' personal information still not properly protected

As was revealed by the recent data breach at Facebook, we live in a world where the protection of private information is ever more important. But...

26 April 2018

Challenging market shatters Consol listing

The glass manufacturer says it’s decided to cancel IPO as it wouldn’t achieve its valuation objectives in the current environment.

South Deep continues to weigh on Gold Fields

The gold producer has cut production targets for its South African mine due to labour and equipment issues.

Jilted intu concedes as Hammerson calls it off

intu says it will withdraw its recommendation of the transaction and will release Hammerson from all its obligations pertaining to the acquisition.

RDI continues to hone its portfolio

The real estate investment trust says it’s seeing an increased opportunity for real estate owners to become high-quality service providers.

Zapiro: Amakhosi Supporters Club

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...

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