NEWS ARCHIVES


23 September 2019

Investec hit by Brexit uncertainty

Uncertainty around Brexit and global trade wars have impacted investment banking fees and trading income at its UK Specialist Banking business.

Burger King crowns a better year for Grand Parade

The burger chain has turned a profit, while the group cut its losses by liquidating some loss-making investments.

Gemfields delivers a varied performance

The coloured gemstones miner is still intent on a London listing by the end of the year so it can reach a wider pool of international...

Stenprop on track with its strategic plan

The industrial property owner wants three-fifths of its portfolio to consist of multi-let industrial properties by the end of March.

PPC’s new CEO ready for work

Roland van Wijnen takes over next month after receiving a permit to work in SA.




20 September 2019

Blue Label hit by Cell C impairment

Trading losses and impairments at the mobile network operator are largely to blame for an expected loss at Blue Label.

Mr Price puts a tag on non-compliance case

The retailer launched an internal investigation following allegations of non-compliance with its code of conduct by two managers and a supplier.

Altron to appeal Tshwane contract loss

The Gauteng High Court set the contract aside in July due to tender irregularities.

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

Weekly summary of M&A activity by South African companies

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

Weekly summary of all M&A activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)

Caxton holds up in tough media environment

The printing and publishing group says it has shown some resilience by posting a relatively small decline in headline earnings.

Heriot targets at least 6% dividend growth

The real estate investment trust grew its 2019 distribution by over 10 percent on a comparable basis.

Texton endures toughest year ever

The real estate investment trust has trimmed its dividend by 20 percent due to tough conditions in SA and the UK.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts - Impact Investment in Africa: What it is and what it isn’t

Impact investing carefully selects and manages investments that generate positive impact to the environment and society with a focus on being able to quantify these effects




19 September 2019

EOH prepares investors for a hefty loss

The company only expects to see the benefits of key strategic initiatives next year.

Afrimat’s first-half profit may double

The group’s Demaneng mine has benefitted from a strong rise in iron ore prices this year.

Pan African pays out after pivotal year

The group has resumed dividend payments and says it is in a good position to benefit from the current gold price environment.

RDI sells German centre as it cuts retail exposure

The real estate investment trust will use the proceeds from the sale to reduce debt as it focuses on more lucrative sectors.

Gemfields to report lower profit

The coloured gemstone group says revenue from its ruby mine in Mozambique declined in the first half of its financial year.




18 September 2019

Blue Label responds to JSE ultimatum

The JSE has warned the group that it will suspend its shares or even remove them if its results are not out this month.

Comair takes off on SAA settlement

The airline has reported a sharp rise in earnings due to its settlement with SAA over anti-competitive behaviour.

Sasfin trims dividend despite earnings bounce

The niche banking group says it has decided to retain more capital than previously, resulting in a reduced payout.

Exxaro takes control of wind farm JV

The coal and heavy minerals producer is buying out its joint venture partner in Cennergi.

Jubilee makes good progress with Kabwe

The tailings processor says the project has received keen interest from other miners who want to process their metal at its refinery.

Gamsberg project weighs on ELB Group

The capital equipment and services group says it continues to pursue identified opportunities after taking a knock on the zinc project.




17 September 2019

Sasol rebounds on soaring oil price

Sasol has benefitted from a sharp rise in the price of oil following weekend attacks on facilities in Saudi Arabia.

Hospitals deal rescues Afrox

The gases group says it will continue to focus on specific growth opportunities as the local economy remains under pressure.

Alviva overcomes despondency with bigger dividend

The ICT group says it remains cautiously optimistic despite being surrounded by despondency due to the weak trading environment.

OUTVest has launched an endowment product offering great after-tax returns of almost 7% for cash investments.

An endowment is a structure that uses an existing accessed tax loss, in this case from OUTsurance Life, to offer excellent after-tax returns to investors.

It All Starts with Data, Your Data

Data is the fuel driving the future world, so its hardly surprising that technologies like machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, facial and voice recognition, wearables and...

The Week ahead 16 September 2019

The oil price is likely to spike in the wake of drone attacks on Saudi oil installations

Rhodes benefits from rising exports

The food producer is selling more higher-margin products globally and has been assisted by a weaker rand.

Quantum hit by falling egg prices

The poultry and feeds group will report lower full-year earnings as egg prices continue to decline.

KayDav chips away at costs in tough economy

The group says low business confidence levels and consumer caution will continue to constrain growth.




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