02 August 2018

ArcelorMittal SA back in the black

The steel producer benefited from better global steel prices and higher volumes even with local consumption at a nine-year low.

Anglo completes Eskom exit

The global resources group has sold the last of its thermal coal assets tied to Eskom to a group led by Seriti Resources.

Shareholder activism in SA - a shuffle rather than a shift

The growing trend of asset managers voting against executive remuneration policies at JSE-listed companies is a small step, not a giant leap, in the use of...

Locals loot Gemfields’ emeralds

It’s the second time in as many months that the group’s Web Gemstone Mining business has been overrun by a mob.

Sirius lines up more acquisitions

The German real estate investor says it continues to have significant financial resources to make more acquisitions.

Ivo Vegter: Tobacco Bill unjustified by government's own impact assessment

An impact assessment for the new Tobacco Bill fails to justify many of its provisions, such as the regulation of 'electronic delivery systems' and plain packaging...

Facebook uncovers political influence campaign ahead of midterms

Facebook said Tuesday it shut down more than 30 fake pages and accounts involved in what appeared to be a "coordinated" effort to stoke hot-button social...

Iron Mountain Incorporated an income share with potential for price gain as well

Iron Mountain a REIT which has a 6.7% dividend growing at 4% p/a and a share price upside potential of 23%

01 August 2018

End of an era as Venter bows out

The former Altron CEO and chairman is retiring as a non-executive director at the end of the month 53 years after founding the business.

Gold Fields winds up Asanko deal

CEO Nick Holland says the deal bolsters Gold Fields' presence in Ghana, adding a “great camp with long-life, low-cost production”.

Howden Africa looks for opportunities offshore

The air and gas-handling equipment supplier doesn’t expect any improvement in capital project spend in South Africa in the short term.

Trade Talks: Trump goes domestic while world traders go global - and ignores history

It is time to get serious about what works and what doesn't in international economic relations - and to understand what works, and what does not....

Newsflash: Vodacom coughs up over R1-million for violation of O’Sullivan’s privacy

Vodacom has coughed up R1.2-million in an out-of-court settlement for handing over forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan personal information to jailed former underworld boss Radovan Krejcir's legal...

Zipho Majova: From degree to internship to unemployment - the life of a black graduate

Black graduates are faced with the bitter choice of either working for free, for the bare minimum, or not working at all.

31 July 2018

Massmart’s sales turn the corner

The mass retailer and wholesaler still expects earnings for the half year to end June to be down on last year.

Spur people recover their taste for life

The restaurant group says a shift in its promotional strategy has improved margins at its Spur restaurants, at the expense of short-term sales.

Hulamin takes stock of Trump's tariffs

The aluminium products producer says new US tariffs have been net positive for the pricing of its general rolled products.

Imperial juggles roles after CEO takes medical leave

The industrial group remains on track to unbundle its automotive division Motus by the end of the year.

Ellies back from the brink

The consumer and commercial electronics group says its 2018 results present a solid base from which to grow.

Zimbabwe Elections: Mugabe supports MDC - sort of - as propped up ex-dictator elbows his way into historic polling day

On the eve of Zimbabwe's first elections without him, former president Robert Mugabe sprung a surprise press conference declaring he'd not vote Zanu-PF. On the other...

Sport in an INCEtant - 31 July 2018

Sunday afternoon saw the World’s best drivers do battle at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Mercedes Benz driver, Lewis Hamilton, qualified on pole position...

30 July 2018

BHP shareholders to reap dividend on US sale

The net returns of the sale of the group’s onshore US shale assets are expected to be returned to shareholders.

Lonmin's cash improves ahead of takeover

A rise in third-quarter sales and a higher price for PGMs left the platinum producer with more cash on its balance sheet.

Adcorp falls on NUMSA's court victory

The ruling questions the role of labour brokers once the workers they have placed become permanent employees.

Ellies bounces on improved earnings forecast

The electronics group has revised an earlier update as it returns to profitability.

Facebook shares sink on perfect storm of bad news

It has turned into a brutal reality check for Facebook.

BRICS SUMMIT: Leaders back off strong condemnation of rising protectionism

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ensures the language is toned down.

ANALYSIS: Ramaphosa rakes in the big investments - but SA's political economy and public finances are in deep trouble

There are big numbers, and there are small numbers. And then there's context, although with the 2019 elections steadily approaching, politicians may well just do a...

27 July 2018

BAT smoking after Reynolds deal

Reynolds contributed approximately 40% to the tobacco giant’s revenue and profit from operations, partially offset by a forex headwind.

AB InBev suffers US hangover

A fall in US volumes resulted in the global brewer missing sales forecasts, while SA volumes were also down.

intu sags as property revaluation obliterates earnings

The shopping centre owner says CEO David Fischel will step down once his successor has been found despite Hammerson deal not progressing.

Ecobank recovery lifts Nedbank

Although the group’s managed operations have performed in line with expectations, its earnings will get a kicker from Ecobank’s turnaround.

BRICS Forum: SA plans to sue US over import tariffs on cars

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says import tariffs breach South Africa's African Growth and Opportunity Act rights.

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

Naspers’ online payment subsidiary PayU, has acquired Israeli financial technology platform Zooz for an undisclosed sum. Zooz connects merchants to multiple banks to accept a variety...

Corporate finance activity of the week

The company’s two long-standing passive offshore shareholders intend to offer their ‘N’ ordinary shares through a bookbuild placement. ..

Zapiro: Self-correction Election

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