NEWS ARCHIVES


11 November 2019

Hong Kong protests curb sales at Richemont

The luxury goods group reported double-digit sales growth in a number of markets but was hindered by recent street protests in Hong Kong.

Tiger Brands may sell processed meats business

The food producer says an evaluation of its Value Added Meat Products division was delayed after the listeriosis outbreak last year.

Steinhoff looks at options for early settlement

The furniture retailer says it is considering an equity issuance as part of its overall strategy to settle litigation against it.

Aspen lines up more asset sales

The pharmaceuticals manufacturer says it may sell a commercial business in the Asia Pacific region.

Gold Fields maintains guidance despite weaker Q3

The gold producer expects production to reach the top end of its forecast as South Deep makes progress.

Wescoal flags a half-year loss

The group has been affected by a number of factors, including six weeks of downtime at its Vanggatfontein mine due to violent protests.




08 November 2019

The Foschini Group takes cautious approach

Ahead of the peak season for retailers, the group says trading conditions have continued to tighten in its biggest market.

Truworths says trading remains tough

The retail group has grown sales by 2 percent in the first four months of its financial year and expects conditions to remain challenging.

Strike weighs on Dis-Chem’s earnings

The discount pharmacy group has reported a decline in first-half earnings despite higher revenue as it rolled out more stores.

DealMakers South Africa M&A Analysis Q1-Q3 2019

Round up of South African M&A activity for the period Q1-Q3 2019 plus the M&A and GCF league tables

DealMakers AFRICA M&A Analysis Q1-Q3 2019 (excluding South Africa)

DealMakers AFRICA Q1-Q3 roundup of M&A activity on the Continent

Disposal to boost AVI earnings

The group reported a small increase in first-quarter sales and says earnings will be boosted by the disposal of its Australian joint venture.

PPC struck by Zimbabwe hyperinflation

The cement producer may report a first-half loss after it was forced to apply hyperinflationary accounting to its operations in Zimbabwe.

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)

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

This "Outperformer" in the banking sector has proven to yield the best result to date...

It has been two months since Ingham Analytics last issued a note on FirstRand.




07 November 2019

intu sinks as it mulls a rights issue

The shopping centre owner says its top priority is to fix its balance sheet as rental income comes under pressure.

South32 strikes SA coal deal

Seriti Resources will make an upfront payment of R100 million for SA Energy Coal and share its free cash flow until March 2024.

New strategic investor for Renergen

If Notable Pioneer exercises its option it will become the largest shareholder of the liquefied natural gas and helium producer.

Aveng makes progress with disposals

The engineering and construction group expects to finalise the sale of non-core businesses by next June.

This "Outperformer" in the banking sector has proven to yield the best result to date...

It has been two months since Ingham Analytics last issued a note on FirstRand.




06 November 2019

Telkom disconnected over higher charges

The telecoms group will report a significant decline in first-half earnings due to higher net finance charges and hedging costs.

MC Mining gets Generaal right

The coal producer says the Soutpansberg right supports its strategy to become the top coking coal producer in SA.

Castleview declares extra dividend

The real estate investment trust has warned of a lower full-year payout as it converts its Pier 14 office tower into apartments.

Trematon warns of lower earnings

The investment holding company says its earnings are inherently volatile and it will report a higher intrinsic net asset value.

An icon resurrected: Lucas Sithole’s highly important buffalo sculpture to go on sale

Strauss & Co will be offering Lucas Sithole's monumental bronze, Wounded Buffalo on Monday, 11 November in Johannesburg.

RAC to make mandatory offer for Astoria

RAC will offer minority shareholders R2.40 per share after its Livingston subsidiary increased its stake in the investment company above the mandatory threshold.




05 November 2019

Shoprite gets the tills ringing again

After reporting a decline in profitability last year, the retailer has posted strong first-quarter sales at its SA stores.

Rhodes to dish up stronger earnings

The food producer has benefitted from resilient local sales and a weaker rand versus its major trading currencies.

Redefine calls for political response to ignite growth

The REIT says without action, weak local property fundamentals are likely to prevail as the economy operates in a virtual vacuum.

Delta keeps powder dry as it finalises leases

The property fund is finalising bulk lease renewals with the Department of Public Works as it refinances its debt.




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