08 May 2019

Politics-proofing your portfolio

Ahead of the national and provincial elections, the stock market, foreign exchange market, and bond market are relatively calm; but markets can turn in a jiffy.

Arrowhead revises distribution guidance

Arrowhead Properties says a bigger-than-expected decline in subsidiary Indluplace's dividend this year will have a relatively small impact on its own distribution.

07 May 2019

Redefine certain about uncertainty

The real estate investment trust has increased its interim distribution by 4% and expects to maintain that if operating conditions don’t change.

Arrowhead revises distribution guidance

Arrowhead Properties says a bigger-than-expected decline in subsidiary Indluplace's dividend this year will have a relatively small impact on its own distribution.

GBK devours Famous Brands’ earnings

The quick-service restaurant group will report a full-year basic loss and lower headline earnings after impairing its investment in the burger chain.

Massmart CEO quits after 20 years

The supermarket group said the timing of Guy Hayward’s departure has yet to be confirmed but he plans to leave by year-end.

The Week Ahead of 5 May 2019

By virtually any gauge, the US economy is showing good sustained growth. US nonfarm payrolls for Apr which came out last Fri 3 May easily beat...

Mid Cap Darlings – Distell Group Holdings

They have taken care of all the generations at the best times of their lives. They have brought the young ones Autumn Harvest, 4th Street, and...

Wet weather dampens Wescoal production

The coal producer says above average rainfall in Mpumalanga has affected its opencast mining operations.

06 May 2019

Brait’s New Look completes debt restructuring

A series of transactions have trimmed Brait’s equity stake in the UK fashion chain to 18.5%.<

Investec Property Fund backs Australia listing

The fund says releasing some of its shares into this month’s listing will help it diversify its portfolio.

intu flags lower income as Roberts takes over

The property group’s new CEO says retail income will be up to 6% lower this year as more companies enter CVAs and tenants hold back.

Indluplace warns of weaker dividend

Continued vacancies at its Highveld View property and challenging trading conditions have forced the real estate investment trust to lower its guidance.

BUSINESS MAVERICK: The Shoprite/Wiese deal: Is there a plan B?

It's quite a standoff. The Shoprite board has recommended that its founder and chairman Christo Wiese should be paid R3.3bn for the high-voting shares that were...

Judith February: OPINIONISTA: Ignore the polls, vote on 8 May -- and wait

What is certain is that this election will be both important and unpredictable. Much will hinge on turnout. A high turnout will favour the ANC.

Efficient benefits from end of profit-share

After exercising its option to end a profit share agreement, 100% of profits now accrue to the financial services group.

03 May 2019

Ascendis finds buyers for Biosciences businesses

A consortium of private equity groups and management will pay R480 million for the most of the businesses in the Ascendis Biosciences division.

Harmony maintains production guidance, raises costs

The gold producer says higher all-in sustaining costs for the year to June take Eskom price increases into account.

Pembury falls short as it grows enrolments

The group is reviewing its investment in retirement villages as it focuses on growing learner numbers at its schools.

BUSINESS MAVERICK: SARS pencils in an extra R10bn in tobacco excise revenue after clamping down on illicit industry

One of the most obvious pieces of low-hanging tax fruit is the illicit tobacco industry, which was a big topic at the Hefer Commission. The good...

BUSINESS MAVERICK: Trusts under BEE scrutiny in yet another dramatic policy shift

One thing certain about SA's business and economic environment is uncertainty. Targets or policies seemingly set in stone are suddenly not worth the paper they were...

MOTORING: Audi Q8: Setting a new course

The new Q8 is being billed as the harbinger of new and great things at Audi. It's meant to place a greater emphasis on sporty, aspirational...

02 May 2019

Sun International cuts Latam stake ahead of IPO

The hotels and casinos group is selling part of its interest in Sun Dreams in Chile to minority shareholder Pacifico.

Glencore lowers 2019 copper guidance

First-quarter production was affected by flooding in Australia and safety-related stoppages and smelter outages in Zambia.

CSG prepares for growth after tough year

The services company faced a number of challenges last year as it integrated security acquisitions, lost contracts and fell victim to fraud.

Astral warns of weaker earnings

The poultry producer says feed prices are up while selling prices have fallen.

BUSINESS MAVERICK: Pick n Pay's Richard Brasher is getting the job done

The surge in Pick n Pay's share price and sales suggests that the retailer is returning to its former glory days. Brasher, the Brit who was...

Brainworks returns to profit

The investment holding company reported strong growth in revenue from its hospitality and property investments after exiting financial services.

Ingenuity maintains focus on the Western Cape

The property investor says it expects to complete two new developments in Cape Town within the next six months.

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