NEWS ARCHIVES


23 January 2020

Shoprite keeps the tills ringing

The supermarket group has reported strong first-half sales despite the impact of load shedding and currency depreciation in some markets.

Naspers sells Prosus shares worth R24 billion

Naspers says increasing the Prosus free float will allow more investors to get exposure to the largest European consumer internet stock by value.

Ingham Analytics issues a note on Prosus entitled “Hunger Games”

Ingham Analytics has issued a fascinating insight into Prosus.

BAT recovery boosts Reinet

The net asset value of the Reinet Fund has been supported by an improvement in its holding in British American Tobacco.

Equites lines up more logistics tenants

The real estate investment trust is developing a number of properties in SA and the UK for blue chip tenants.

The “fund”amentals of Section 12J investing

Over the past 5 years, Section 12J funds have become increasingly popular tax shielding mechanisms for taxpayers.

Europa Metals to stop drilling while it regroups

For the time being, the metals exploration company says it sees limited additional incremental value from continued drilling.




22 January 2020

Brait prices rights issue at deep discount

The investment group plans to use the proceeds to reduce debt as it prepares to realise value from its portfolio of investments.

BHP maintains production targets despite bushfires

The diversified miner says first-half output at its energy coal operation was impacted by the fires as well as a focus on higher quality products.

Capitalising on capital gains tax with Section 12J

If you are dealing with an astute financial advisor, it is very likely that steps are or have been taken to diversify your investment portfolio offshore.

Comair announces revamped board

A number of new directors have boarded the airline after it was accused of poor governance due to the independence of some previous members.

Renergen raises cash as gas project progresses

The emerging helium producer will use the cash to fund the additional stake in Tetra4, the holder of the production rights.

Redefine sells stake in European portfolio

The real estate investment trust says the deal fits its strategy of enhancing its Polish logistics portfolio while improving its loan-to-value.

Sephaku cements rights issue

The cement producer says net proceeds from the rights issue will be used to ensure compliance with debt covenants imposed by its lenders.




21 January 2020

Sirius shareholders urged to back Anglo bid

The fertiliser development company says given its current cash constraints it was left with no alternative but to recommend the offer.

The A to Z of Section 12J investments

With over R8 billion invested into Section 12J investments, taxpayers with an income tax or capital gains tax liability should take notice of this investment before...

intu confirms cash call to sort out debt

The shopping centre owner has been affected by a number of retailers entering company voluntary arrangements due to the weak retail environment

Merafe negotiates job cuts at loss-making smelter

The Rustenburg smelter has suffered material financial losses despite investment aimed at making the operation more competitive.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 20 January 2020

The South African economic outlook remains extremely poor

Equites to develop new Pepkor hub

The logistics-focused property fund is building a new KwaZulu-Natal warehouse for the retail giant.




20 January 2020

Record Black Friday sales for TFG

The retailer says its SA and Australian operations held up well, while UK sales continued to be impacted by Brexit uncertainty.

Mr Price disappoints with sales growth

Following strong November sales thanks to Black Friday, December sales were affected by load shedding and bad weather.

Richemont grows sales despite Hong Kong protests

Stronger sales in Europe, the US, China and Korea more than compensated from a marked contraction in Hong Kong.

Ingham Analytics issues a note on Sasol. The note is titled “Here’s why Sasol is likely to bump along at decade lows”.

Ingham Analytics say Sasol has a new CEO and the interim results to be released on his watch on or around 24 February will be weak.

Life Healthcare CEO quits for Australia

Chief financial officer Pieter van der Westhuizen has been made acting CEO while the private hospital group searches for a successor.

Your family’s road travel security secured

We live in an uncertain world and face many perils every time we climb into a vehicle to travel.

Gemfields aims for Valentine’s listing

The coloured gemstones group says its shares will start trading on 14 February as it strives to grow its investor base.

Delta sells Grit shares to cut debt

The property fund used the proceeds from the transaction to settle debt facilities with Investec Bank.




17 January 2020

Sibanye-Stillwater curbs Marikana job losses

The gold and platinum producer has found job opportunities for some workers at other operations.

ISA slumps on Check Point demotion

The IT security specialist has been demoted from the highest to the lowest reseller ranking in a move that will reduce group turnover.

Vivo caught up in Moroccan fuel probe

Competition authorities are reviewing the Moroccan fuel retailing industry, including Vivo as a Shell licensee in that country.

Ingham Analytics issues a note on Sasol. The note is titled “Here’s why Sasol is likely to bump along at decade lows”.

Ingham Analytics say Sasol has a new CEO and the interim results to be released on his watch on or around 24 February will be weak.

Ansarada DealMakers Annual Awards shortlists

The release of the shortlist of nominees for the subjective awards - Deals of the Year and Individual DealMaker of the Year 2019

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

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

Your family’s road travel security secured

We live in an uncertain world and face many perils every time we climb into a vehicle to travel.

South32 reduces coal production ahead of SAEC sale

The diversified miner expects the sale of SA Energy Coal to close in the second half of the calendar year.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts - Key considerations in the assessment of project bankability in Africa

Social, economic, financial, technical, environmental and administrative factors should be considered by Public Private Partnerships to ensure the bankability of infrastructure projects




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