NEWS ARCHIVES


15 January 2018

Viceroy signals interest of activist short sellers in SA stocks

Aspen and property companies in the Resilient group have been rumoured to be possible targets of Viceroy.

Regulator makes headway in KPMG probe

Coca-Cola South Africa has joined the list of companies distancing themselves from the auditing firm.

SARS Wars: KPMG ‘rogue unit’ independent inquiry grinds to a halt

Two months after the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors announced the establishment of an independent commission of inquiry,...

Finger lickin’ Bitcoin

Investors are still divided over what lies ahead for cryptocurrencies but they are increasingly being accepted as a payment mechanism.

Andrew Ihsaan Gasnolar: ‘Day Zero’ catastrophe creeps ever closer in Cape Town as DA’s internal dysfunction deepens

Factionalism is embedded in the DA as it is embedded in South Africa's politics. However, the trouble with the current internal political squabble around mayor Patricia...

Pierre de Vos: A few tips for parliamentarians on developing rules for impeachment of a sitting president

The rules committee of the NA faces an extremely difficult task to determine exactly what types of conduct by the President would warrant impeachment. A related...




12 January 2018

Property not so Resilient as Viceroy report looms

The real estate investment trust’s shares pared their losses after it released a positive trading update.

Richmond benefits from luxury Christmas shopping

The luxury goods group reported strong sales of watches and jewellery, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.

ANC's 106th: After the NEC meeting, lips zipped on Zuma’s fate

Despite the hype, and as promised, President Jacob Zuma's recall wasn't discussed at the first meeting of the ANC's newly-elected national executive committee in East London,...

ANC's 106th: Ramaphosa's speech – low bar, high expectations

When South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa stands up to give his first January 8th Statement as leader of the ANC, he will face a set...

Capital raise dents Atlantic Leaf’s earnings

The UK property investor says the funds have been invested for future growth.

Op-Ed: It's time to repackage the South African solution

To mobilise the country behind a common agenda, South African youth need to get a clear message that they should aspire to being owners and controllers...




11 January 2018

Naspers gobbling up food delivery market

The Internet and entertainment giant is said to be scaling up its stake in the India’s biggest online food ordering and delivery service.

Tharisa starts 2018 on front foot

The group has kept its full-year guidance unchanged despite a stronger than expected first quarter.

Miners near silicosis settlement

The Occupational Lung Disease Working Group has already provided for a R5 billion payout, which will go into a trust.

ANC's 106th: Ramaphosa's push for unity continues

ANC leaders made much of unity at the party's first-of-their-kind birthday celebrations on Monday, ahead of a meeting by the newly-elected national executive committee where the...

Removing Zuma? Crucially important, but not easy, or simple

The moment it was announced that the then-ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa had won the race to be the new leader, it was obvious that pressure...

Op-Ed: Can Eskom avoid a financial death spiral?

The challenges Eskom is facing around governance, corruption and state capture are common cause, but it is unfortunately crowding out an even more serious structural problem,...

Judith February: On freedom, fact and falsehood

If there is hope for our future, it is in continuing to seek the truth where falsehood abounds - and to speak that truth to power.




10 January 2018

Aspen falls on Viceroy report speculation

The pharmaceuticals company says it’s had no contact with Viceroy Research, whose report exposed some of Steinhoff’s financial shenanigans.

Trump gives tobacco industry more cash to burn

British American Tobacco plans to use tax savings to invest more in Next Generation Products.

US: The 'Very Stable Genius' of Donald Trump

Happy New Year as J. BROOKS SPECTOR is already wide-eyed at the events in the Trump universe and as he searches for suitable literary guidance to...

Jubilee raises £4.5 million as projects gather pace

The surface materials and tailings group says the entry of institutional investors has the potential to be followed by others.




09 January 2018

Weaker rand pushes JSE above 60 000

The rand came under pressure ahead of ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa’s January 8 statement last night and analysts expect it to end 2018 weaker.

Brait falls as credit insurers get tough on New Look

UK newspapers reported that credit insurers have stopped selling insolvency protection to the retailer’s suppliers.

Schroder pairs retail with leisure for 2018

The European property investor has taken on leisure specialist Urban Planet as an anchor tenant.

The week ahead

Global equity markets, as anticipated, began the year on a positive note. This is sometimes referred to as “The January Effect”, as the start of the...




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