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04 March 2021

Now what do they want?

If you've been watching government bond yields, from the US to Europe to Japan, and wondered what's going on them look no further for incisive analysis...

Murray positioned for growth

The specialist engineering and construction group says it should return to profitability in 2022 and beyond.

ARM doubles dividend after strong first half

The diversified minerals group says commodity prices are expected to remain robust, supported by economic activity in China and Covid-19 stimulus measures.

Standard Bank flags lower earnings

The banking group says its 2020 profits could halve from a year earlier due to the impact of Covid-19.

Sasfin takes cautious approach

Despite returning to profitability, the business bank and financial services group is remaining prudent by withholding an interim dividend.

Brimstone reports Covid-induced loss

The black-empowered investment group has reduced its debt after disposing of a portion of some of its holdings.




03 March 2021

Cashbuild cashes in on DIY trend

The building materials retailer has more than doubled first half profit due to favourable trading conditions and diligent execution.

Spur adds drive-thrus as sales decline

After reporting a big drop in first-half sales, the restaurant group is extending its format to cater for the new reality of Covid-19 dining.

Australia weighs on WBHO

The construction group has been negatively affected by more unidentified costs to complete a big roads project in Melbourne.

Wescoal rallies on extended bid

A consortium including RBFT Investments plans to buy up to 116-million Wescoal shares due to the prospects for the coal miner.

Caxton warns of lower earnings

The printing and publishing group says it continues to feel the ripples of the Covid-19 lockdowns.

CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT BY: Cashbuild




02 March 2021

Bidvest earnings gets hygiene boost

The industrial group says it is future-fit following a clean up of its portfolio of businesses.

Hyprop holds off on dividend for now

The property group says it will make a decision on its payout at the end of its financial year as it strengthens its balance sheet.

RCL reports sweeter results

Strong performances from Sugar and Banking have offset a weaker showing from Chicken as the good group conducts a strategic review of its portfolio.

Budget blues

Ingham Analytics have issued their latest Banking Monitor.

Sea Harvest stays afloat despite Covid-19

The seafood and fisheries group says it benefitted from an increase in in-home consumption but Aquaculture exports took a knock.

Alviva grows earnings in uncertain environment

The technology group says full-year earnings should show an improvement on last year and it is well positioned for a recovery.

CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT BY: The Bidvest Group Limited

CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT BY: RBFT Investments Proprietary Limited

CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT BY: RCL FOODS LIMITED




01 March 2021

City Lodge battles to get bums in beds

The hotel group anticipates a slow recovery in the hospitality sector but says the vaccination programme should lead to improved travel confidence.

MTN Syria placed under guardianship

The network operator denies allegations that it has breached its licence conditions and plans to appeal.

Blue Label resilient in adverse environment

The company is optimistic that network operator Cell C will be able to successfully implement a recapitalisation.

Value Group to proceed with delisting

The warehousing, distribution and logistics group says it does not make sense to remain listed as its shares barely trade.

PODCAST: Magic Markets Ep14: SA the Fiscal Cockroach

The Finance Ghost and Mohammed Nalla take their signature unconventional approach to Budget Speech 2021.

The Week Ahead

Joe Biden's stimulus bill grinds slowly through Congress.

Steinhoff reports mixed impact from Covid-19

The retail group says Pepkor Africa and Pepco continued to perform well due to the everyday value focus.




26 February 2021

AB InBev impacted by alcohol bans

The global brewing giant expects a better 2021as consumers adapt to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

Woolworths makes progress with turnaround

The retailer has grown first-half earnings, supported by strong sales at its food division.

M&A Industry winners for 2020

The 21th Ansarada DealMakers Annual Awards virtual event, held earlier this week, celebrated the achievements of the players in the South African M&A industry

Who's doing what this week in the South African M&A space?

Weekly summary of Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies

Market volatility mars Discovery’s performance

The financial services group says it was affected by a stronger rand and higher interest rates as it raised Covid-19 provisions.

JSE benefits from Covid-related volatility

The stock and bond exchange operator also attributed higher earnings to its investments in technology and skills.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Who's doing what in the African M&A space?

Weekly summary of all Merger & Acquisition activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)

Thorts - Sustainable success now demands a focus on core operations

The process of choosing assets to uncouple and sell should be based on careful analysis of two main characteristics: growth and market share.

CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT BY: NEPI ROCKCASTLE PLC




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