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Acting competition commissioner Tembinkosi Bonakele. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Unilever raid ‘part of collusion probe’

1 day(s) ago

Competition Commission says it is too early to say what documents and electronic data were seized

Telecoms & Technology

$130m for cell towers in Africa

CONNECTED: A cellphone tower in Johannesburg. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

IHS Holding raises further $130m which will be used to accelerate its plans for expansion into new and existing markets

Land & Agriculture

Poultry producers poised for a rebound

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Lower maize prices, trade relief could help it emerge from woes this year, writes Nick Hedley

Retail & Consumer

Weak sales growth likely in Clicks’ interims

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Curbing of credit and a moderation in income growth are worsening downtrend in consumer activity

Mining

A BHP Billiton spin-off may not be the best bet for shareholders

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

Analysts say global miner could do better with outright sale of assets it no longer wants, which could include SA operations

Financial Services

Net1 on the ropes over R10bn deal

Net1 UEPS chairman and CEO Serge Belamant.  Picture: ROBERT BOTHA
3 day(s) ago

Constitutional Court delivers potentially fatal blow to Net1’s R10bn contract to handle social grant payments to about 21.6-million beneficiaries

Retail & Consumer

Politics and Pattison do not make a perfect mix

WALKING AWAY: Grant Pattison, Massmart CEO, had to adjust to cultural differences following the Walmart merger. Picture: SIMON MATHEBULA
2 day(s) ago

Young dealmaker embarks on a search for some new excitement, writes Chris Barron

Retail & Consumer

JSE puts the ‘uncle in the furniture business’ on the spot

Joshua Doore, part of the JD Group. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

JD Group will have to explain to the JSE why it broke the exchange’s listings rules by ditching a number of independent directors

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Pick n Pay’s loyalty mobile app ‘a hit with customers’

Supermarket chain says that 115,000 customers have to date downloaded its Smart Shopper loyalty app

Mining

RBPlat ahead of schedule on new mine

Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Though the company’s operations are close to Rustenburg, it has not been affected by the platinum strike by 70,000 mine workers

Financial Services

Santam seeking to unwind international division

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CHARLES GALLO
1 day(s) ago

International diversification strategy will now focus on partnering with parent company Sanlam’s emerging markets division

Opinion

COMPANY COMMENT: Quality Beverages; SABMiller

QB may be better off jiving in the clover while SABMiller’s admission that it is reviewing strategic options for its shareholding in Tsogo Sun will have turned a few heads

Opinion

IN THE MARKETS: Cutifani being diplomatic about Rustenburg mines

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani is clutching at straws with his comments on operations in Rustenburg


International companies


Americas

Netflix price hikes seen boosting global expansion

Netflix DVD return mailers in a mail box in Encinitas, California. Picture: REUTERS
19 hour(s) ago

Planned price hikes will allow company to up spending on original content and attract more customers globally, say analysts

Europe

Pfizer may launch new offer for AstraZeneca

1 day(s) ago

A deal could make sense for the US pharmaceuticals giant as it seeks to build up its cancer franchise

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Holcim-Lafarge remnants to tempt buyers

Assets up for grabs represent about $1bn of profits the firms may sell, writes Tara Lachapelle
Richard Brasher. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

New broom at Pick n Pay brushes up results

British former head of Tesco who was parachuted in last year to lead Pick n Pay’s turnaround admits that the retailer was not even in the race for space until recently

Business

HCI not rattled by latest move from SABMiller

HCI executive chairman Johnny Copelyn.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 day(s) ago

Executive chairman heading off to Spain on holiday and will on his return attend to the implications of SABMiller’s announcement that it was reviewing strategic options for its 39.6% stake in Tsogo Sun

Financial Services

Stanlib eyes a bigger share of Africa spoils

Stanlib CEO Seelan Gobalsamy.
2 day(s) ago

Next step is to build Stanlib into the "asset manager of choice in Africa", says new chief executive Seelan Gobalsamy

Opinion

COMPANY COMMENT: Reunert; SA companies in Australia

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Reunert’s decision to exit retail cellphone market may be sign that the main casualties termination rate cuts will be the industry’s middlemen

Opinion

COMPANY COMMENT: Redefine Properties; Namec

Redefine Properties International CEO Mike Watters. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Redefine merger talk recalls bidding war, while the National Association of Manufacturers in Electronic Components is set to manufacture digital television decoders at Dube TradePort

Financial Services

Ubank stops lending to mineworkers

Ubank CEO Luthando Vutula.  Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Ubank reeling from effects of 13-week strike in the platinum-mining sector

Retail & Consumer

Pick n Pay’s turnaround paying off

Richard Brasher. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
7 day(s) ago

Full-year profit increase of 25% shows some evidence of turnaround

Land & Agriculture

Tribunal confirms commission’s ruling on Oceana-Foodcorp deal

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

Fishing company Oceana and Foodcorp ordered to sell Foodcorp’s fishing rights along with Glenryck brand, as condition for approval of transaction

Property

Randburg mall revamp ‘a success’

Laurence Rapp, CEO of Vukile Property Fund. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
6 day(s) ago

Vukile spends R207m on upgrading mall, increasing footfall 20% in last quarter of last year

African Business

Standard’s Africa index declines on Zimbabwe stocks

A Zimbabwe Stock Exchange official walks past an electronic display screen at the close of trading in Harare on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

Zimbabwean stocks have been Africa’s worst performers, falling for a sixth day to the lowest since January last year

Financial Services

Ashburton goes off the beaten track

Ashburton CEO Boshoff Grobler. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 day(s) ago

Stephen Cranston looks at the business of Ashburton, which has just moved into its new Sandton premises

World

Zinc, lead producers ‘remain profitable’

7 day(s) ago

Zinc and lead producers making enough money to invest in new output, according consultancy

Healthcare

Debt terms for Litha Healthcare revised

7 day(s) ago

Group announces debt restructuring deal following negotiations with FirstRand Bank

Telecoms & Technology

Datacentrix pleased with ‘robust position, sound balance sheet’

7 day(s) ago

Technology company achieves ‘healthy revenue growth’ of 19% in challenging environment, and reports final dividend of 20.49c per share

Retail & Consumer

SABMiller shares down on release of financial results

SABMiller CEO Alan Clark
7 day(s) ago

Global brewer says it has continued to deliver top-line growth despite a slowdown in net producer revenue growth and a number of headwinds

Media & Advertising

JSE clears Blackstar of alleged insider trading

Times Media Group CEO Andrew Bonamour.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
7 day(s) ago

Blackstar cleared by JSE after accusations it was involved in insider trading

Asia-Pacific

Deutsche Bank top in South Korea after breweries deal

Deutsche Bank. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

Deal puts the firm on course for a record advisory year in the country

Retail & Consumer

Steinhoff has long wanted to shift its listing

Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 day(s) ago

Analysts say European listing was highly complex, with company having had to weigh up exchange-control requirements and tax regulations

Retail & Consumer

Lewis scores as rivals languish in the comfort zone

Lewis Group CEO Johan Enslin. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 day(s) ago

Business model differs in that it is more conservative, decentralised and ensures close relationships between store managers and the communities they serve

Telecoms & Technology

Sponsorship of cycle club puts spoke in MTN's wheels

3 day(s) ago

MTN to extend tender awarded to company to manage call centres after the cellular giant picks up potential conflict of interest involving SA boss and company executive

Financial Services

Sasfin baits its banking hook

Sasfin CEO Roland Sassoon. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 day(s) ago

Sasfin Holdings CEO aims to lure more high-income clients with a new suite of products

Mining

BHP Billiton stats give share price a boost

BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie.  Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

Miner achieves record iron ore and metallurgical coal production

Financial Services

Can FirstRand’s cautious approach keep it ahead of its peers?

FirstRand group CEO Sizwe Nxasana. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 day(s) ago

Dominance of franchises such as RMB, FNB stand it in good stead, but question is whether lead is sustainable, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Asia-Pacific

Japan rules on Mt Gox bitcoin exchange failure

6 day(s) ago

Failed Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox placed in administration by Japanese court

Financial Services

Fines put spotlight on whether banks prioritise certain rules over others

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 day(s) ago

Big four hit with R125m in penalties over controls related to money laundering

Mining

Aquarius Platinum shares rise 40% in a week

Aquarius Platinum CEO Jean Nel
7 day(s) ago

Investors pile into Aquarius Platinum shares, driving the stock up nearly 40%

Financial Services

Banks’ pullback on unsecured lending may hurt SA

7 day(s) ago

Consumption could drop as banks pull back on unsecured lending, says head of Boston Consulting Group’s financial institutions practice

Companies

PSG sets aside Curro rights issue funds

Piet Mouton, CEO of PSG. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 day(s) ago

Education group to take lion’s share of R500m for investments

Mining

Firms take on Goliath over rights at Wit Nigel

6 day(s) ago

Covenant Mining and White Water Gold serve papers on Goliath Gold, claiming ownership of its Wit Nigel prospecting right

Media & Advertising

Blackstar plans to increase TMG stake to 34.9%

Times Media Group CEO Andrew Bonamour.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 day(s) ago

Blackstar looking to raise stake in Times Media Group to 34.9% over the medium term

Transport & Tourism

SABMiller could let HCI gain control of Tsogo

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

Global brewing giant could offer Hosken Consolidated Investments a chance to take outright control of gaming and leisure group Tsogo Sun

Opinion

ON THE MONEY: Investor diversity on the JSE would aid capital raising for risky ventures

Treasury thinks private investors will make bad decisions if they invested without an asset manager

Opinion

COMPANY COMMENT: Coal of Africa; SA platinum industry

Coal of Africa CEO David Brown. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA

Investec gives CoAL a qualified backing, while SA’s platinum industry has fundamental issues to deal with beyond the three-month strike at mines around Rustenburg

 
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