NEWS ARCHIVES


30 October 2020

Nedbank says loan demand is recovering

The bank is still guiding for full-year earnings to be more than 20 percent down from last year.

Bulk commodities save Afrimat

A firmer iron ore price offset reduced demand for its industrial minerals and construction materials.

Sibanye-Stillwater pledges superior returns for shareholders

The precious metals group has used its strong cash flow to reduce debt as it benefits from rising commodity prices.

AB InBev says cheers to dividend due to Covid-19

The brewer is sticking to its commitment to pay down debt, which has been impacted by the pandemic.

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)

AH-Vest dishes up a maiden dividend

Despite significant Covid-19 disruptions to its supply chain, the food group grew full-year earnings by more than a third.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

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29 October 2020

Mboweni grapples with fiscal decline

Failure to address the deterioration in the fiscal position could lead to a sovereign debt default, eroding gains made since 1994.

WBHO to report a loss as Probuild sale proceeds

The construction and engineering group has been hampered by Covid-19 and loss-making projects in Australia.

Ant’s away

Ant and Tencent's WeChat Pay are formidable competitors. Ingham Analytics believe that Tencent has been positively affected by the Ant buzz.

MTN Nigeria reports strong subscriber growth

The network operator says operating conditions remain challenging despite the relaxation of lockdown restrictions.

Kibo secures third UK site

The energy group plans to list its UK subsidiary this year as it builds a portfolio of flexible power projects across the UK.

A2X: 37 listings and over R200m of available savings in just three years

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Etion may dispose of underlying businesses

Shares in the digital technology group rallied after it said it planned to unlock value for investors.




28 October 2020

Santova buoyed by global expansion

The trade solutions and logistics group grew first-half earnings despite losses in its home market.

Value Group motors its way through Covid-19

The logistics group has increased its interim dividend after growing its customer base and cutting costs.

DRDGOLD plans interim dividend

Barring any unforeseen events, the gold producer plans to pay an interim payout as it benefits from rising production and a higher gold price.

Stadio moves ahead with single brand strategy

The higher education group has merged four of its brands into a single multiversity in a move that will result in efficiencies.

Will Big Tech stocks sink under a tsunami of new regulation?

Since the start of the 21st century, the tech sector has been responsible for much of the growth in stock valuations. As a result, we now...

The Finance Challenge for SMEs in South Africa

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are frequently referred to as the backbone of the South African economy, accounting for around 91% of formal business entities and...

RH Bophelo flags strong first-half performance

The healthcare investment group will report a big increase in earnings and an improvement in its net asset value.




27 October 2020

Famous Brands hopeful for a better second half

Although Black Friday and the December holidays are historically the peak trading period for the industry, consumer spending remains unpredictable.

Diversification pays off for Adapt IT

Four of its six divisions grew earnings over the past year despite the constraints of Covid-19.

Sink or swim?

Ingham Analytics gives a precursor to what they think Tito Mboweni will have to say and give a backdrop to the data.

More Consolidated Infrastructure directors quit

The pan-African infrastructure group is in the midst of a debt restructuring that is critical to its sustainability and ability to trade.

Astral refines earnings forecast

The poultry producer will report a decline in full-year earnings as a result of ongoing water supply costs, land shedding and Covid-19.

Astoria still reinventing itself

After buying CNA in April, the group is busy acquiring a portfolio of assets from RAC Investments.

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26 October 2020

TFG hit by second wave

The retail group says it will post an interim headline loss but is well positioned for any economic recovery.

Massmart counts the cost of Covid-19

The retailer and wholesaler lost billions of rand in sales due to restrictions during the lockdown.

NEPI Rockcastle impacted by new Covid lockdowns

The shopping centre owner says the restrictions have been imposed for an initial two weeks when the situation will be reassessed.

The Week Ahead

Initial jobless claims in the US fell more than expected last week.

Cover pushes Finbond into a loss

The mutual bank and microlender says increased business activity is needed to support an economic recovery.

Merafe reports dwindling ferrochrome production

The Glencore Merafe Chrome Venture reopened three of its smelters last month following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Stenprop on track with portfolio conversion

The group says demand for its multi-let industrial properties continues as it reduces vacancies.




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