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Netcare. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Netcare climbs to record high on annual results

1 hour(s) ago

Shares of private hospital group power to record high after company increases annual profit, reveals expansion plans that signal future earnings growth will remain strong

Mining

Hulamin will hold 40% stake in aluminium casthouse in BEE deal

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Hulamin will hold 40% of Isizinda Aluminium, a black economic empowerment vehicle, which is buying BHP Billiton’s Bayside aluminium casthouse in Richards Bay

Energy

Minister pushed for Kgadima at PetroSA

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: GCIS
10 hour(s) ago

Documents contradict Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson denials that she recommended Tshepo Kgadima to serve as PetroSA chair

Healthcare

Neil Diamond tickets among Bestmed ‘costs’

Medical aid fraud drives up the cost of your contributions by an estimated R2,500 a year. Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Bestmed accused the council of acting improperly to remove the trustees

Mining

Tshipi is keen to buy Billiton’s Hotazel mine

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Consolidation of these operations could make SA’s exports competitive

Business Times

Pricey cloud of smoke over BAT

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

A fine by the UK government raises further concern about the global business practices of British American Tobacco

Business Times

Mr Chairman, meet Theo Botha

Shareholder activist Theo Botha. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
1 day(s) ago

Sasol’s new chairman has had his first tense encounter with shareholder activist Theo Botha

Business Times

Government’s belt tightening hits Tsogo Sun

Tsogo Sun CEO Marcel von Aulock.   Picture: TSOGO SUN
1 day(s) ago

Tsogo Sun reports flat headline earnings a share for the interim period, spent nearly R7-billion on assets and refurbishments to bulk up for future growth

Mining

Gold Fields to pounce on stragglers

Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 day(s) ago

Gold Fields is on the hunt for mines sold by companies feeling the pain of a low gold price, and CEO Nick Holland expects to make a purchase next year

Asia-Pacific

Biggest miner defends its plan to split the company

BHP Billiton’s signboard outside Richards Bay. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

New entity — provisionally named NewCo — will be dual-listed in Sydney and London, with an additional listing in Johannesburg

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Acsion banks on small investors with listing

The listing is expected to be accompanied by the initial raising of R200m

Energy

Industry ‘must cut 10% of power usage’

Majuba power station. Picture: ESKOM
10 hour(s) ago

Eskom declares power emergency for industrial customers, requiring them to immediately reduce usage

Industrials

Sasol changes move through the ranks

Sasol CE David Constable. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
9 hour(s) ago

The full effect on jobs will be known only once the restructuring is complete in June

Retail & Consumer

SABMiller to export to Canada and enter Brazil again

Picture: THE TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

Brewer has plans to re-enter Brazilian market while also distributing own beers in Canada, adding two new markets to group’s Latin American unit

Business Times

Suddenly it’s about sharing and caring

Sipho Maseko. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
23 hour(s) ago

Telkom should not be the whipping boy of the telecoms industry, says CEO

Business Times

STOCK TALK: Bird flu boon for SA companies

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

The freeze on European Union imports is a gift for local poultry producers, writes Ann Crotty

Financial Services

Investec double-digit profit growth ‘could improve’

Investec CEO Stephen Koseff addresses investors at a briefing in Sandton on Tuesday. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 day(s) ago

The group still has a large amount of legacy debt

Opinion

COMPANY COMMENT: PPC; Nashua Mobile

Bheki Sibiya. Picture:  RUSSELL ROBERTS

PPC’s antics show up in its numbers, Reunert will not be regretting its decision to close Nashua Mobile


International companies


Asia-Pacific

Google looks to get back into China

PRIVACY ISSUES: Pedestrians walk in front of Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. The US company has started to comply with the EU’s ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
3 day(s) ago

Google is considering bringing version of Play mobile-app store to China, a tentative but important step back into a country that Google mostly exited in 2010

Americas

Mega-merger fever returns to Wall Street

Wall Street. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Low-cost financing, strong equity markets, more confidence in corporate boardrooms, increasingly competitive deal landscape is driving activity

Mark Zuckerberg. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/WIN MCNAMEE

Facebook ‘newspaper’ could spell trouble for traditional media

Algorithm means social platform can tailor news to the interests of individuals
A Woolworths Food store with restaurant

Consumer plight hits Woolworths

Retailer has been wooing its competitors’ grocery shoppers by offering broader ranges, branded goods and bulk buys

Industrials

Nampak to dispose of ‘poor performers’

Andre de Ruyter. Picture: SUPPLIED BY NAMPAK
3 day(s) ago

Packaging group selling most of its corrugated, sacks and tissue divisions in SA to Ethos Private Equity

Asia-Pacific

Heap leaching technology test shows promise

A cyanide solution percolates through a pile of gold bearing ore during 'heap leaching' at Newmont Mining's operations in Nevada, the US. Picture: BLOOMBERG/STEPHEN HILGER
3 day(s) ago

If promising tests in Chile pan out the technology will be used at the Olympic Dam mine

World

Bargains in iron ore ripe for the picking

ASSET: A clump of iron ore from a mine. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Mines face production costs that are too high for the market

World

Uber under fire after series of missteps

Travis Kalanick. Picture: BLOOMBERG/BRENT LEWIN
3 day(s) ago

CEO Kalanick took to Twitter to distance firm from the strife

Europe

RBS’s penalty highlights banks’ need to upgrade

A pedestrian passes a Royal Bank of Scotland branch in the City of London. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Built on decades of consolidation, the banks are trying to simplify incremental technology upgrades

Asia-Pacific

Heap leaching technology test shows promise

A cyanide solution percolates through a pile of gold bearing ore during 'heap leaching' at Newmont Mining's operations in Nevada, the US. Picture: BLOOMBERG/STEPHEN HILGER
3 day(s) ago

If promising tests in Chile pan out the technology will be used at the Olympic Dam mine

Financial Services

Investec double-digit profit growth ‘could improve’

Investec CEO Stephen Koseff addresses investors at a briefing in Sandton on Tuesday. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 day(s) ago

The group still has a large amount of legacy debt

Financial Services

Bus division gives HCI earnings surprise lift

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Golden Arrow Bus Services, acquired for R250m in 2004, more than doubles its contribution

Transport & Tourism

Tsogo Sun places bet on growing casinos

Tsogo Sun CEO Marcel von Aulock.   Picture: TSOGO SUN
3 day(s) ago

CEO Marcel von Aulock says casino and hotel customers were under enormous pressure

Financial Services

Bus division gives HCI earnings surprise lift

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Golden Arrow Bus Services, acquired for R250m in 2004, more than doubles its contribution

Mining

Gold price and poor weather hit Gold Fields

Miners at Gold Fields' Driefontein mine, west of Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN
4 day(s) ago

Gold producer says South Deep has come to end of underground support programme, this has disrupted production, has had knock-on effect

Retail & Consumer

Edcon aims to get more credit for customers

Picture: Robbie Tshabalala
3 day(s) ago

Move will allow retail group to grow sales in a tough cycle when rivals are curbing credit extension due to high consumer debt levels

Mining

Gemfields plans to make Faberge profitable in two years’ time

A  Faberge enamel and two colour gold egg bonbonniere. Picture: BLOOMBERG
4 day(s) ago

Although Gemfields is aiming to increase the number of Faberge stores from five to about 12 to 15 in the next few years it is not looking to grow it further

Mining

Keaton to pay dividend at end of financial year

Keaton Energy CEO Mandi Glad. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
4 day(s) ago

CEO Mandi Glad is optimistic about coal sales in SA

Opinion

COMPANY COMMENT: Telkom; Life Healthcare

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Telkom price seems to defy the odds, while Life Healthcare offers great prospects because it has more latitude to expand offshore

Industrials

Nampak to dispose of ‘poor performers’

Andre de Ruyter. Picture: SUPPLIED BY NAMPAK
3 day(s) ago

Packaging group selling most of its corrugated, sacks and tissue divisions in SA to Ethos Private Equity

Asia-Pacific

‘Massive expansions of iron ore are over,’ says BHP chief

Andrew Mackenzie. Picture: BLOOMBERG/IAN WALDIE
3 day(s) ago

In top metals consumer China, growth in its vast factory sector stalled in November

World

Twitter eases pain of sharing tweets through direct messages

A Twitter logo made from Californian vehicle licence plates is shown at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Company says users can now share tweets through direct messages, a feature aimed to make it easier to continue public conversations in private forum

Asia-Pacific

‘Massive expansions of iron ore are over,’ says BHP chief

Andrew Mackenzie. Picture: BLOOMBERG/IAN WALDIE
3 day(s) ago

In top metals consumer China, growth in its vast factory sector stalled in November

Asia-Pacific

Biggest miner defends its plan to split the company

BHP Billiton’s signboard outside Richards Bay. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

New entity — provisionally named NewCo — will be dual-listed in Sydney and London, with an additional listing in Johannesburg

Transport & Tourism

Minister intervenes in SAA debacle to ensure ‘fair process’ to resolve matter

SAA. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ALON SKUY
4 day(s) ago

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says she has intervened in impasse between chief executive of SAA Monwabisi Kalawe and board of SAA

African Business

Tiger takes another hit on Nigerian adventure

Tiger Brands CEO Peter Matlare. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 day(s) ago

Close to R1bn of R1.5bn written off as Tiger CEO Peter Matlare admits the company should have been more circumspect in its approach

Energy

PetroSA chair faces criminal charges

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: GCIS
4 day(s) ago

Former cabinet minister Zola Skweyiya is considering laying criminal charges against new PetroSA chairman Tshepo Kgadima after he failed to recover the R3m he gave to the latter

Opinion

COMPANY COMMENT: Cadiz; Pan African Resources

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Cadiz loses assets as turnaround recedes, while Pan African Resources has finally drawn a line beneath its foray into Mozambique

Opinion

Blow after blow for ArcelorMittal

Forcing a struggling behemoth to adopt pricing below import parity makes it vulnerable to imports

Property

Redefine BDL’s sights set on portfolio of 100

Redefine Properties International CEO Mike Watters. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 day(s) ago

The only other listed hotel exposure option for South African investors is Hospitality Property Fund

Industrials

ArcelorMittal slides after news of problems with restarting Newcastle blast furnace

Steel coils.  Picture: BLOOMBERG
4 day(s) ago

ArcelorMittal SA says given the timing of the problem, imports were not an option

Industrials

Austro eyes acquisitions to realise growth

Paul Mansour. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 day(s) ago

Company will look at opportunities in the power and fuel sectors in sub-Saharan Africa

Energy

SacOil aims to diversify via new projects

Thabo Kgogo. Picture: SACOIL
4 day(s) ago

The waters off Mozambique are the site of the world’s largest natural-gas discovery in a decade

Retail & Consumer

Buying patterns of fresh produce suggest ‘local is still lekker’

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 day(s) ago

Most consumers make it clear they will not pay more for a local product just because it is produced in SA, says Pick n Pay executive

Energy

SA’s firms would play role in nuclear build

POWER GENERATION: French nuclear group Areva built the two nuclear reactors in operation on the Koeberg site in the Western Cape.
5 day(s) ago

Government has already signed co-operation agreements with Russia, China, France and South Korea

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