NEWS ARCHIVES


10 February 2020

Pioneer doesn’t expect CMA to delay takeover

The food group says it is waiting for news from the relevant authorities and will provide more feedback this week.

Mediclinic wins case for Klerksdorp hospital group

After the Competition Tribunal upheld a recommendation that the takeover be prohibited, the matter was referred to the Competition Appeal Court.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 10 February 2020

The S&P 500 shrugged off the coronavirus scare and reached a record high last week.

Italtile weathers the tough economy

The tile manufacturer and retail has managed to grow first-half earnings but has toned down its guidance for the second six months.

EOH appoints Mthembu as new chair

The group considered a number of external candidates but Mthembu stood out due to his industry experience and knowledge of the company.

Net1 expects more losses as it reinvests

The fintech and payments group will spend some of the proceeds from the sale of its Korean business to grow its SA and European operations.




07 February 2020

AMSA slumps to a loss after toughest year

The steel producer has faced falling prices for its products, rising input costs and weak demand due to the stagnant local economy.

Gold Fields ends 2019 with a shine

The gold producer exceeded its production target while cutting costs and benefitting from a higher gold price.

Higher gold price makes up for lower production at Harmony

The gold producer will report significantly higher first-half earnings despite a dip in production due to grade issues at two of its SA mines.

Implats benefits from higher PGM prices

Its shares fell close to 10 percent at their worse despite it flagging a strong rise in first-half profit.

Ansarada DealMakers Annual Awards shortlists

A look at the shortlisted nominees for the Exxaro BEE Deal of the Year 2019

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

Weekly summary of Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies

OneLogix reports lower earnings as volumes decline

The niche logistics group has reported a big drop in cross-border volumes and expects trading conditions to remain tough.

AVI gets a lift from Simplot sale

The consumer goods group says 2020 earnings will be boosted by the sale last year of its interest in the Simplot Australia joint venture.

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

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

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts - Finding a buyer for your business

The sale of a business often presents more options than initially considered, each with a different set of outcomes as regards value, confidentiality, and structure.

Do your investments save you tax?

It is nearly the end of the 2020 tax year, and taxpayers should consider their options timeously.




06 February 2020

Steinhoff rally peters out

The embattled retailer has rallied this week following reports that private equity buyers are circling its Pepco Group subsidiary.

Ascendis on the mend

The pharmaceuticals business has reported strong international sales and an improvement at some of its SA businesses.

Sappi bogged down by weak pulp prices

A good performance at its packaging and specialities segment was not enough to make up for the unprecedented fall in DWP prices.

Rightsized for better times...

Ingham Analytics says the building and construction sector of the JSE is a shadow of what it was before the football world cup a decade ago.

Universal Partners takes Techstream stake

The investment will be the sixth since the company listed on the Alternative Exchange of the JSE in August 2016.

Do your investments save you tax?

It is nearly the end of the 2020 tax year, and taxpayers should consider their options timeously.




05 February 2020

Vodacom prepares for 5G rollout

The mobile network operator says a roaming agreement with Liquid Telecom means it can launch fifth generation wireless technology this year.

Invicta mulls rights issue

The group is evaluating and undertaking a number of strategic and operational initials including a review of its capital allocation.

Edcon offloads CNA to Astoria

A consortium majority owned by Astoria Investments plans to refocus CNA as a retailer of books, stationary and magazines.

How to avoid the Naspers / Prosus capital gains tax event this financial year

Its old news by now that Prosus shareholders have found themselves in a situation where their share issue has left them with a tax event and...

Glencore benefits from Katanga ramp-up

The commodities producer and trader grew cobalt production by 10 percent as it boosted output at the DRC mine.

City Lodge warns of lower earnings

The hotels group says trading conditions have been weak and it has also been impacted by the implementation of new accounting standards.




04 February 2020

Tongaat slumps as trading resumes

The decline in its shares will make it more expensive to use equity to pay down its massive debt pile.

Barloworld buys Mongolian Caterpillar dealer

The earthmoving equipment has bought Wagner Asia Equipment in line with its strategy to allocation capital to opportunities that complement its competencies.

How to avoid the Naspers / Prosus capital gains tax event this financial year

Its old news by now that Prosus shareholders have found themselves in a situation where their share issue has left them with a tax event and...

RBPlat settles early with Amplats

The platinum producer has paid in full for the remaining stake in BRPM that it acquired from Amplats late last year.

Merafe JV hit by load shedding

The decision by Eskom to increase load shedding in December was one of a number of factors leading to lower ferrochrome production.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 4 February 2020

Global equity markets continue to suffer from the perceived economic impact of the Corona virus

Orion Minerals encouraged by Australian drilling results

The Australian minerals explorer says the Fraser Range Belt in Australia bears similarities to the Areachap Minerals Belt in the Northern Cape.




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