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PPC’s earnings hit by weak trading environment

1 hour(s) ago

Cement company expects earnings for first half of 2015 to decline due to weak trading environment, one-off tax credit last financial year and increased finance costs

Telecoms & Technology

Cell C allots R2.4bn for 4G expansion

Jose dos Santos. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
9 hour(s) ago

Cell C’s clients in many areas, especially in Gauteng, complain about the network’s poor quality

Mining

Amplats warns of earnings plunge

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9 hour(s) ago

Miner warns it expects its headline earnings for the year to December to be about half those for the same period in 2013

Industrials

PPC takes first step to ending board uncertainty

Darryll Castle
9 hour(s) ago

PPC shareholders will pick six new board members from a reduced list of 10 nominees at the cement maker’s annual general meeting

Retail & Consumer

Italtile expects earnings rise on value offerings

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9 hour(s) ago

Company says system-wide turnover from continuing operations for the six months will be up 18%-20%

Business Times

Mandela clan, bribe accused to pilot airline

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1 day(s) ago

Former SA ambassador Yusuf Saloojee, allegedly bribed by MTN official in Iran, emerges as chair of SA's newest low-cost airline, Pak Africa Aviation

Business Times

So you think you can be a director?

Ketso Gordhan.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

PPC turns traditionally staid practice of electing directors into popularity contest

Business Times Feed

Whodathunk it, as Hudaco gets off lightly

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1 day(s) ago

Component distributor dodges full R1.9-billion penalty in tax dispute and will pay only R312-million after two-year fight

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Mergence plans to expand ‘impact’ investments to R2bn

Impact investing combines a social purpose, such as addressing environmental, social or governance concerns, while making competitive returns

Retail & Consumer

Fuel-hedging strategy sees AVI profit curbed

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9 hour(s) ago

AVI uses fuel oil swaps for hedging purposes, so as to manage a portion of its exposure

Business Times

No ordinary windfall for Mr Price brass

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1 day(s) ago

Two founding directors of clothing retailer agree with analysts who believe company's high share price is not sustainable

Opinion

ON THE MONEY: Problem is not the top 1% of society

Debate has nothing to do with top 1%, but rather with what, practically, would achieve outcomes we want against poverty, writes Stuart Theobald

Opinion

AB Inbev licking its lips over SABMiller

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Every set of results from SABMiller must remind shareholders just how much of an emerging-market player the group is


International companies


Gadgets & Gear

Inroads made by Apple pay propel ‘mobile wallet’ idea

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2 hour(s) ago

Apple’s payments service is making progress toward a goal that has eluded other mobile wallets: persuading people to use it

Europe

Banks expected to continue cutting jobs across the world

STRESS TESTS: A euro sign sculpture is seen in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. It is unclear whether the ECB exercise, involving a rigorous review of 131 banks’ assets and liabilities, will be sufficient to get more credit flowing into the ‘real economy’. Picture: MARTIN LEISSL/BLOOMBERG
7 hour(s) ago

Most European lenders started cutting after 2010, when euro area’s existence came into question as failing lenders and states rescuing them got caught in dangerous spiral

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Starbucks names technology fundi as operations chief

Starbucks named former Juniper Networks CEO Kevin Johnson as its next chief operating officer
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Spur bets on burgers through RocoMamas deal

Spur has strengthens position in thriving hamburger category, through its acquisition this week of RocoMamas

Business Times Feed

Reserve Bank lashes fuel 'Ponzi'

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1 day(s) ago

Banking registrar warns Carmol's auditors over 'misleading' claims

Business Times

Chinese hot for CRG's mine of broken promises

Central Rand Gold CEO Johan du Toit. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Three potential buyers are preparing to bid for South African gold company

Business Times

Biotech gems: a needle in a Heystek

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1 day(s) ago

Biotechnology sits at very edge of scientific envelope and backing this kind of research and development with your own money is not for fainthearted

Mining

Zimplats close to empowerment deal

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3 day(s) ago

Platinum miner needs Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe approval to conclude the first tranche of indigenisation transaction

Opinion

ON THE MONEY: Profit shifting is all about the people

We should aim to improve net flow into SA and not fret about outflow alone, writes Stuart Theobald

Companies

US car sales drive demand for palladium

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7 hour(s) ago

Supply shortage expected on rising vehicle sales and Russia and SA output declines, writes Laura Clarke

Business Times

Raise your drink and say cheers to a zero-waste economy

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1 day(s) ago

A toast raised with Carlsberg beer bottles may soon lack that familiar clink

Business Times

Investors give Ellies a charge with rights buy

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1 day(s) ago

Analysts believe electronics company can make way back from torrid time during which it struggled to manage cash flow

Business Times

Oupa discovers there is life after SARS

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and SARS commissioner Oupa Magashula at the media briefing prior to the budget speech on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Former SARS boss Oupa Magashula buys into company selling locally made smartphones and tablets

Telecoms & Technology

Cell C to go all out to kill Vodacom-Neotel deal

Vodacom branding on the Ponte Building in Hilbrow, Johannesburg, in 2011. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/FELIX DLANGAMANDLA
3 day(s) ago

Spectrum is a scarce resource and the industry has waited for years for a new allocation that would allow super-fast broadband development

Opinion

COMPANY COMMENT: TFG; global mining; Hyprop

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TFG deal reminds us that scale is vital, and the global mining sector is also going through a tough time

Opinion

COMPANY COMMENT: Hyprop Investments; biofuels

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Hyprop not cheap, but still has its fans, while the oil price slump means ‘green’ technologies are likely to get less attention

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