NEWS ARCHIVES


01 December 2020

Standard Bank says dividend remains uncertain

After holding back on an interim payout, the bank says a final dividend will depend on a host of factors including regulatory guidance.

Magic Markets Ep3: Touch my junk (bonds)

In the third episode of Magic Markets, we ask you to touch our junk. Well, our junk bonds.

BHP scopes up

ESG, short for environmental, social, governance may seem touchy-feely say Ingham Analytics but fund managers and even private investors are taking it seriously.

Invicta recovers following clean up

The investment holding and management company has sold businesses to strengthen its balance sheet while keeping a lid on costs.

Barloworld in a loss over Covid

The industrial group says it managed to maintain a strong balance sheet and cash balance, positioning it for the long-term.

The Week Ahead

Britain's forecast GDP contraction the worst in 300 years.

Vukile expects a better second half

The property fund has held back on an interim dividend and says its full-year distribution will be based on a 75 percent payout ratio.

Tharisa overcomes Covid challenges

The platinum and chrome producer has benefitted from an improved operational performance and higher PGM prices.

Aveng makes some progress despite Covid-19

The engineering and infrastructure group says it is focused on restructuring its balance sheet and reducing debt

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30 November 2020

EasyEquities propels Purple to profit

The online share trading and investment platform has scaled up significantly and entered new partnerships over the past year.

Resilient Bidvest says it is future fit

The industrial group says revenue and trading profit are in line with last year despite the impact of Covid-19 on growth and confidence.

Barloworld swings to a loss due to pandemic

The industrial group has faced a number of additional expenses and write-downs.

L2D warns of lower dividend

The property group says trading at its shopping centres has recovered but vacancies are also on the rise.

Delta sinks on results delay

Its shares slumped after it postponed the release of its interim results while it figures out the impact of fraud on its accounts.

Raubex seals Beitbridge contract

The public-private partnership includes a major upgrade of roads at the busiest inland border post in the country.




27 November 2020

Mr Price powers up with acquisition

The value retailer is also adding baby, school uniform and gifting lines to its offering.

Quantum sells more eggs during lockdown bake off

The poultry group says egg prices were supported by the lockdown but have since dipped following the easing of restrictions.

Kaap Agri brings back dividend

The group says footfall has returned to its retail fuel outlets and revenue has recovered - but not quite to pre-Covid-19 levels.

Nampak prepares investors for a loss

The packaging group has been impacted by Covid-19, impairments and volatile currencies.

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

Weekly summary of Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies

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

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

Murray and Roberts boosts its book

The engineering and construction group says new project awards are only likely to contribute to its second-half performance.

Stefanutti focused on restructuring

The beleaguered construction group is reducing loss-making projects so it can return to profitability.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts - A BEE deal pandemic?

A key area of concern for companies where BEE deals are currently underwater is that their BEE status may be impacted.

Thorts - Unintended tax consequences for some non-residents after lockdown

Some non-residents who were unable to leave the country after March 2020 could become tax resident as a result of the lockdown rules

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26 November 2020

Lewis benefits from post lockdown demand

The furniture and appliances retailer reported pent up demand as its stores reopened after the toughest lockdown restrictions were eased.

Adcorp rallies as it returns to a profit

The recruitment and training company slashed costs to deal with the fallout from Covid-19.

A blemished trading jewel?

Gold shares have weakened from August highs but is it time to revisit?

Arrowhead revises dividend policy

The real estate investment trust will no longer pay out 100 percent of distributable earnings to shareholders.

Consolidated Infrastructure suspends trading

The infrastructure group says the move is aimed at protecting investors with limited information about its predicament.

Perigeum Capital wins prestigious Private Equity Africa Award

The private equity awards showcase firms that go the extra mile to build the industry in Africa.

Etion in talks to unlock value for shareholders

The digital technology investment company is in a stronger position after repositioning and restructuring its operations.

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25 November 2020

Sasol disposals gain pace

The energy and chemicals group is selling non-core assets as it refocuses its operations and reduces debt.

Omnia delivers on turnaround plan

The chemicals, fertiliser and explosives group has reduced debt and reorganised its business following an 18-month restructuring.

Coronation expects net outflows to continue

The fund manager says net client outflows should be expected in periods when economic conditions are tough and investor sentiment is negative.

Transaction Capital record derailed by Covid-19

After growing core HEPS by 23 percent for five years, its track record was broken by lockdown disruptions.<

Reunert sticks to final dividend

The electrical engineering, electronics and ICT group says its operations have shown an improvement following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Tharisa flags quadrupling in profit

The platinum and chrome producer grew production as prices of platinum group metals rallied.

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