09 November 2018

A2X gains scale as Standard Bank and AVI list

When the two companies start trading on the exchange, it will have 13 listings with a combined market cap of more than R520 billion.

TFG credits diversification for resilient performance

The retailer has expanded its operations in the UK and Australia and has also seen a good take-up of online sales.

Discovery launches bookbuild to fund bank stake

The Competition Tribunal approved the transfer of FirstRand’s stake in the Discovery card joint venture to Discovery Bank on Wednesday.

Stefanutti supported by mining work

With limited public-sector infrastructure work available, the construction group has done well from increased mining sector work.

DealMakers M&A Results Q1-Q3 2018

A look at state of the M&A industry in South Africa and a glimpse at which advisory firms are leading the league tables...

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

Weekly summary of M&A activity by South African companies...

The importance of intra-African investment

#PressRelease: Businessman and director at Intercontinental Trust Mauritius, Ben Lim – also known as York Shin Lim Voon Kee – delivered a presentation at the GIB...

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

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

Corporate finance activity of the week

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

Thorts - African mergers still face regulatory hurdles

Africa is home to a number of established and well-resourced competition authorities with jurisdiction to review proposed mergers and acquisitions...

08 November 2018

Finbond loses business due to SASSA switchover

The mutual bank says the new Post Office card doesn’t allow for debits or stop orders, limiting its ability to lend to grant recipients.

Sandown takes action to narrow discount

The investment group is changing direction after it came under pressure from shareholders to narrow its discount to NAV.

Etion sells shares to support digital thrust

The digital technology group has sold a 12.4% stake to Douglas Investments as it raises capital to expand its digital security businesses.

MC Mining eyes expansion with new Uitkomst loan

The coal producer has secured a R20 million facility from Absa which may be used for potential expansion opportunities at Uitkomst.

Bill Gates Aims to Save $233 Billion by Reinventing the Toilet

Bill Gates thinks toilets are a serious business, and he's betting big that a reinvention of this most essential of conveniences can save a half million...

Susan Booysen: The coming suspension of electoral disbelief

Election Day in South Africa is barely six months away, to be 'held next year, before May of 2019'... Usually, this run-up period, with its built-in...

Ivo Vegter: Trade in rhino and tiger products might well save the species

China has declared it will permit limited trade in rhino and tiger products from farmed animals, for use in research or traditional Chinese medicine. Opponents of...

Recession Proof US Shares worth researching Part 3

Third article in the series on investing in Recession Proof US Shares.

07 November 2018

Group Five’s Ghanaian headache just got worse

The engineering and construction group says there’s been yet another delay to completing the Kpone power plant, this time due to contaminated fuel.

Moab acquisition boosts Harmony

The gold producer reported a sharp rise in first-quarter production from a year earlier, helped by its Moab Khotsong and Hidden Valley mines.

Pan African set to meet 2019 guidance

The gold producer is ceasing high-cost production as it focuses on new projects including the Elikhulu tailings retreatment plant and Royal Sheba at Barberton.

AYO to miss forecasts on contract delay

The technology holding company will report higher earnings for the year but will miss its pre-listing forecasts.

Xi pledges to ‘step up’ opening China’s markets as criticism grows

President Xi Jinping vowed Monday to open access to China's economy, while delivering a veiled rebuke to the Trump administration, as he kicked off an import...

Most Britons back staying in EU: poll

Britons would vote to remain in the European Union by a 54-46 percent margin in a second referendum, a survey purporting to be the biggest of...

ANALYSIS: ANC NEC's major indecision and authority problem

On Saturday the ANC's national executive committee met, and once again was confronted with a number of issues that threaten the balance of power in the...

Letter from America: The mid-term elections and the battle for the soul of the US

Tuesday's mid-term elections in the US are being described as the most critical American poll in decades. There are already signs that the voter turn-out may...

06 November 2018

AngloGold plans more streamlining

The gold producer says costs are trending towards the lower end of guidance and production towards the upper end.

Capco confirms interest in Earls Court

The central London property owner says it will evaluate the terms of any proposed offer against the merits of a demerger and other options.

Redefine takes cover from domestic headwinds

The real estate investment trust says its geographical diversity should provide cover against a tepid local economy.

Massmart rings up higher sales

The wholesaler and retail says sales have mostly improved since mid-year but new accounting standards will distort its results.

Adapt IT boosts mobile capabilities in R80m deal

The ICT group says the R80 million purchase of Conor will strengthen its telecommunications division.

The Week Ahead of 6 November 2018

The US mid-term elections could have far-reaching ramifications for President Trump’s actions over the next two years and could also have an impact on the US...

Wayne Duvenage: Tax non-compliance and e-toll revolt is government-induced

Far too often government has displayed a flippant or nonchalant attitude towards the need for sound and rational policy-making, believing that citizens must simply accept and...

Evita's Free Speech: Ep. 167: Evita proves that Albert Einstein lives next door (Video)

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

05 November 2018

Another day, another small cap delisting

The waste management company says Séché’ Environment’s R1.20 per share offer represents a materialise opportunity for shareholders to realise value.

Value Capital ploughs more into investments

The “engaged shareholder” lifted its stake in Altron above 20% last week and has also been buying more shares in other key investments.

New orders support Aveng’s recovery plan

McConnell Dowell has won a number of contracts in Australia and the Far East and says there’s further potential.

Tshilidzi Marwala: Are South African markets efficient?

When it was reported that the Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene had asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to release him, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) All Share...

ANALYSIS: After a week of horror, Gigaba needs to rope-a-dope for survival

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba's horror week just got even worse on Thursday: his bid to overturn a finding that he had lied under oath ended...

MOTORING: Peugeot 208 GT Line AT: Sometimes, good enough just isn't enough

There's no shortage of small hatchbacks in South Africa -- including the best-selling Volkswagen Polo. With new-generation versions of the Polo and its much-fancied Ford Fiesta...

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