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The inescapable truths investors face now

28 May 2020  / Keith Wade
Covid-19 reality: What the combination of higher savings rates and lower capital investment means for global growth.

SA plans R357bn infrastructure fund, ANC says

27 May 2020  / Antony Sguazzin and Paul Vecchiatto, Bloomberg
Focusing on ‘network industries’ such as rail and ports, energy, broadband connectivity, water, sanitation and human settlements.

Woolworths scraps dividend, reviews Australasian real estate assets

27 May 2020  / Aby Jose Koilparambil, Emma Rumney, Reuters
As Covid-19 pandemic impact weighs.

Cash isn't what it used to be

27 May 2020  / Patrick Cairns
If SA can't get its budget deficit under control, how do investors preserve their capital?

Sasol says fuel stations not up for sale

27 May 2020  / Suren Naidoo
Central Energy Fund denounces reports of it wanting to buy Sasol’s stations.

BRPs: SAA will not resume flights in June

27 May 2020  / Tebogo Tshwane
The airline's BRPs say a statement released by the airline suggesting otherwise was not vetted.

Rand falls as Sino-US friction dents risk appetite

27 May 2020  / Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Reuters
In line with its emerging market peers.

Tobacco court case only likely to be heard in two weeks' time

27 May 2020  / Ciaran Ryan
In prison, cigarettes have always been currency. Now the whole country knows what it’s like.

Aspects related to the shock resignation of Steinhoff’s Sonn

27 May 2020  / Barbara Curson
Specifically those around non-disclosure of inside information under European law.

Lockdown causes 'total devastation' to tourism & hospitality

27 May 2020  / Tebogo Tshwane
Most industries will return to work in June, but this sector, which employs over 700 000 people directly and twice that amount indirectly, sees no end in sight.

RCL minority shareholders say no to executive largesse

27 May 2020  / Ann Crotty
Leaving it to Remgro to bail them out.

Will a rand- and dollar-denominated ETF have the same returns?

27 May 2020  / Trevor Lee
The simple answer is yes, but a number of other factors will affect returns....

Coronation Fund Managers sees profits up 8%

26 May 2020  / Moneyweb
Despite Covid-19 uncertainty, the company has chosen to give shareholders an interim dividend up 8% on the prior period: CEO Anton Pillay.

Famous Brands holds on to dividends

27 May 2020  / Melitta Ngalonku
Deeming it prudent to preserve balance sheet flexibility.

Western Cape’s Covid-19 testing backlog hits 18 000, warns Winde

26 May 2020  / Suren Naidoo
Calls on the president and health minister to urgently address the national backlog in testing.

Rand climbs to 8-week high vs dollar

UPDATE
26 May 2020  / Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Reuters
Optimism around a global recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic boosts riskier assets.

Renewable electricity suppliers gaining ground

26 May 2020  / Adriaan Kruger
Generating capacity of independent producers is just about equal to that of an Eskom power station.

Absa says coronavirus crisis had substantial impact in April

UPDATE
26 May 2020  / Emma Rumney, Reuters
Bad debts doubled in first four months.

Pandemic delivers R943m revenue blow to Netcare

UPDATE
26 May 2020  / Suren Naidoo
Costs for PPE escalate to R850m as group bolsters its supply ahead of virus peak.

What options are available for ethical investing?

26 May 2020  / Elke Brink
Shariah-compliant funds and ESG investment products are among the choices available to you....

South Africa energy fund looks to buy Sasol assets to end losses

26 May 2020  / Paul Burkhardt, Bloomberg 
Although it remains unclear how the CEF will fund any deals.

Distell pleased with alcohol sales being allowed, but raises concerns too

26 May 2020  / Suren Naidoo
Wants clarity on trading restrictions in Level 3.

Covid-19 to dent M&R earnings 'more than 20%'

26 May 2020  / Roy Cokayne
Group reports further growth in order book to R51.5bn at end-March.

Africa to see a rapid increase in cryptocurrency adoption

25 May 2020  / Nompu Siziba
People will use [Bitcoin] if it's easier, cheaper, faster and more secure than existing systems, reckons Marius Reitz, Africa GM of Luno.

SAA BRPs granted leave to appeal retrenchment ruling

25 May 2020  / Tebogo Tshwane
After arguing that the ruling would have a detrimental impact not just on SAA but rescue proceedings as a whole.

Business stands behind government efforts to ease restrictions 

25 May 2020  / Tebogo Tshwane
Organised business says economic recovery will require innovation and swift action.

At last, sanity in state’s lockdown plan

25 May 2020  / Hilton Tarrant
Was Patel’s laughing stock of a clothing list the proverbial last straw?

SA to move to Level 3 lockdown

25 May 2020  / Tebogo Tshwane
But Covid-19 hotspots could see tighter restrictions if the spread of the virus can't be contained.

Zooming in and zoning out on corporate SA

25 May 2020  / Ann Crotty
Among other things, the week that was brought about another previously unheard of accounting metric – ‘Ebitdar’.

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  This is really great info. Thank you so much!...  

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  If tourism employs 700K people directly and twice as much indirectly, that's 2,1m people. Throw in their dependents and that's about 10m people impacted. I seem to recall Pravin in convulsions over 5000 jobs at SAA, but maybe that's only because it's an SOE. Hence no bailouts for touris...  

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