16 November 2018

Mediclinic falls after impairing Swiss operation

The private hospitals group says regulatory changes are significantly impacting the healthcare market in Switzerland and all operators are affected.

Investec on track for demerger

The specialist bank and asset manager says it delivered a sound performance notwithstanding a challenging operating environment.

Sappi bullish on its prospects

After reporting an improved fourth-quarter, the paper and pulp producer has predicted a strong start to 2019.

Woolworths food sales make up for weaker clothing

The retailer says after a smaller winter sales affected first-quarter sales, womenswear, in particular, showed signs of life in October.

Bitcoin Plummets Below $6,000 to Lowest Level in Over a Year

Bitcoin tumbled below $6,000 for the first time since August and reached its lowest level in over a year, breaking the recent stretch of tranquility exhibited...

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

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

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Corporate finance activity of the week

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Thorts - Foreign lenders; South African borrowers

When a foreign lender advances a loan to a South African borrower, three key sets of laws or regulations must be considered...

15 November 2018

Discovery banks on good behaviour

Through Vitality Money, customers will get interest rates in line with their financial behaviour.

Imperial Logistics prepares to go it alone

Imperial Holdings says the restructuring and separation of Imperial Logistics and Motus was “among the most complex and ambitious undertaken”.

Spar benefits from rand weakness

Positive growth in Ireland and a weaker rand helped offset continued weakness at the group’s Swiss operations.

Indluplace maintains dividend despite tough year

The REIT saw a rise in vacancies after Eskom cut back on activity in Witbank, resulting in the non-renewal of residential contracts.

Newsflash: Malusi Gigaba resigns 'for the sake of our country'

Malusi Gigaba resigned as Home Affairs minister on Tuesday afternoon. The presidency confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa had accepted the resignation.

Pierre De Vos: Regardless of the politics, Public Protector's pursuit of Gordhan is legally flawed and fails the honesty test

South Africans who pay attention (and consider facts more important than political slogans) already know that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has a limited knowledge of the...

Zapiro: Pravin Delayed

Recession Proof US Shares worth researching Part 4: Back Testing

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14 November 2018

Mobile saves Telkom as landlines ring off

The telecoms operator grew mobile customers by 50% in the six months to end-September but BCX weighed on earnings.

Offshore exposure cushions Investec Property Fund

The fund has held back on local acquisitions due to a challenging microeconomic environment that is unlikely to improve in the short term.

Bulked up Wescoal open to more deals

The coal producer says it remains strongly positioned as a consolidator in the coal sector and will continue to consider value-enhancing opportunities.

Interwaste declines after it’s told to close landfill site

The waste management company is currently the subject of a takeover bid by French group Séché Environment.

Days of Zondo: Barbara Hogan: Despite warnings, Gama was Zuma's choice for Transnet from the word go

Former President Jacob Zuma was dead-set on Siyabonga Gama getting the job of Transnet Group CEO and ignored warnings from former Public Enterprises minister, Barbara Hogan...

Professor Balthazar: What's the murky truth behind the Gordhan subpoena, Mkhwebane?

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan would surely have expected, after the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as president, that he would no longer be the subject...

Stan Lee, Marvel legend and father of superheroes, dies at 95

Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world's movie screens,...

13 November 2018

Vodacom’s BEE deal shrinks profit

The network operator faced once-off costs to facilitate the R16.4 billion sequel to YeboYethu.

Brait narrows losses on New Look recovery

A turnaround strategy helped the UK womenswear chain post a first-half profit as it regained market share and cut costs.

Torre attracts buyers as it prepares to delist

A consortium of private equity funds plans to separate Torre’s industrial and analytical services businesses if the R771m deal proceeds.

Omnia sinks after flagging a half-year loss

All three main areas of the chemical and fertilizer group’s business performed poorly in the six months to end-September.

Rebosis sags as it cuts dividend

The property fund reported a loss for the year to August following a revaluation of its properties.

The Week Ahead of 13 November 2018

#ChrisGilmour - Trump's wings clipped-to an extent.

AMABHUNGANE: Guptas 'tried to use front' to extract Sahara assets

Nearly R20-million in Gupta-linked cash appears to be in limbo and may be forfeited to the state following a failed attempt to 'purchase' two aircraft owned...

Anderson outmuscles Thiem to win ATP Finals opener

Kevin Anderson made an impressive debut at the ATP Finals on Sunday, beating Dominic Thiem 6-3, 7-6 (12/10) as Roger Federer prepared to launch his bid for...

EVITA'S FREE SPEECH: Ep. 168: Evita proves service is deliverable (Video)

ANC cadre Evita Bezuidenhout tries to expose fake news and highlight alternative facts with a weekly episode of EVITA'S FREE SPEECH.

12 November 2018

Richemont’s first-half earnings disappoint

The luxury goods group reported operating profit that missed expectations due to the cost of acquisitions and disposals.

Ailing rand aids Life Healthcare

Full-year results will be better than previously expected, helped by the weak rand and a better performance from Alliance Medical in the UK.

No dividend as Tongaat swings to a loss

While sugar prices remained under pressure over the six months to end-September, they’ve since recovered due to increased duty protection.

Tiger Brands warns of lower profit

The fast-moving consumer goods group has been hit by rising costs and the impact of last year’s listeriosis outbreak.

Morgan Stanley Sues Morgan Stanley for Wrongful Use of Name

There's only one certainty in this lawsuit: Morgan Stanley is going to win.

Google outlines steps to tackle workplace harassment

Google on Thursday outlined changes to its handling of sexual misconduct complaints, hoping to calm outrage that triggered a worldwide walkout of workers last week.

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