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Stocks rally as strong rand, risk appetite lifts banks

4 Aug 2020 /  Adelaide Changole, Bloomberg   1
Foreigners remained net sellers for a third day Monday, disposing R2.95bn worth of shares.

Stocks retreat as banks fall; Shoprite soars on update

3 Aug 2020 /  Adelaide Changole, Bloomberg  
Foreigners were net sellers of South African stocks for the second day Friday.

Stocks set for best July since 2017 on mining gains

31 Jul 2020 /  Adelaide Changole, Bloomberg  
Friday’s gains lift the benchmark’s gains this week to 1%, leaving it 1.3% lower for the year.

The latest in Sasol’s asset sales, avoiding the herd when investing and the beleaguered cruise industry

30 Jul 2020 /  Simon Brown  
Alex Duys of Umthombo Wealth on the Fed keeping rates unchanged, Sasol selling assets and a look at EOH. Tlotliso Phakisi from Cannon Asset Managers on avoiding the herd when investing and V&A Waterfront CEO David Green on the cruise industry as liners remain docked.

SA stocks inch up ahead of Fed, Standard Bank rallies

29 Jul 2020 /  Adelaide Changole, Bloomberg  
Foreigners were net buyers of South African stocks Tuesday.

Standard Bank warns of up to 50% profit slump

UPDATE
29 Jul 2020 /  Emma Rumney, Reuters   3
Headline earnings per share for the period would likely be between 30% and 50%, compared to the 837.4 cents it reported in the same period last year.

Stocks drop as gold frenzy pauses, Richemont slips

28 Jul 2020 /  Adelaide Changole, Bloomberg  
Foreigners were net sellers of South African stocks for a fourth day Monday.

Stocks rise as record bullion price lifts miners

27 Jul 2020 /  Adelaide Changole, Bloomberg  
Higher platinum prices bolstering local producers.

SA stocks slump in risk-off mood; upbeat MTN surges

24 Jul 2020 /  Adelaide Changole, Bloomberg   2
MTN surged after the mobile carrier gave an upbeat assessment of first-half performance.

The latest rate cut, banking stocks and horse racing behind closed doors

24 Jul 2020 /  Simon Brown  
Mia Kruger from Kruger International on the Sasol and Spur updates. Tim Acker of Allan Gray on valuations of local banking stocks and his preferred picks. Stephen Marshall from Gold Circle talks the Durban July running Covid-style.

SA stocks lifted by miners as rates decision awaited

23 Jul 2020 /  Adelaide Changole, Bloomberg  
Banks are weaker before a central interest rates decision later Thursday.

SA corporates’ offshore forays have destroyed over R300bn in value

16 Jul 2020 /  Peter Armitage   32
Local conditions and competitive environments are simply different.

A closer look at the TFG/ Jet deal, investing in biological assets and 12J under lockdown

14 Jul 2020 /  Simon Brown  
Nesan Nair from Sasfin talks the TFG/ Jet deal and flying banking stocks. Graeme Korner from Korner Perspective on biological assets such as trees and nuts and investing in agri. Dino Zuccollo, chairman of the 12J Association of SA discusses Section 12J job creation and investing locally.

City Lodge’s disastrous BEE deal

14 Jul 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant    24
How a R485m transaction ended up costing (mostly shareholders) over R900m.

Banks mull how to avoid loan defaults when virus relief ends

UPDATE
10 Jul 2020 /     1
Some banks have offered extensions, while others like Capitec offered to refund interest accumulated during payment holidays.

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