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China won 2020, is the country an emerging investment risk?

10 Feb 2021 /  Simon Brown  
Mia Kruger of Kruger International talks company results as more positive updates hit the JSE. PSG's Schalk Louw on the Naspers/Prosus value unlock, has it worked? Izak Odendaal of Old Mutual Wealth on markets being predictably unpredictable.

Naspers looking at easing dominance on JSE

27 Jan 2021 /  Loni Prinsloo and Adelaide Changole, Bloomberg   3
An issue that is hampering efforts to narrow a valuation gap between the group and its stake in Chinese internet giant Tencent.

Tencent’s new listing and Reddit takes on Wall Street

27 Jan 2021 /  Simon Brown  
Viv Govender of Rand Swiss looks ahead to Tesla results and the impact of Reddit Wall Street bets. Henry Biddlecombe of Anchor Capital talks Tencent's $60bn listing of its TikTok competitor. Luno's Marius Reitz on potential crypto regulation and could Facebook launch Libra this year?

R1.2bn Tourism Equity Fund launched to bolster transformation

27 Jan 2021 /  Suren Naidoo   41
New funding source for black-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs in an industry hard-hit by Covid-19.

Rand climbs 1%, stocks retreat from record highs

26 Jan 2021 /  Mfuneko Toyana and Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
Naspers down 4.96% while Prosus falls 5.21%.

Market Watcher

25 Jan 2021 /  Nompu Siziba   2
Gary Booysen – Portfolio manager, Rand Swiss on tech stocks rising, Naspers/Tencent driving the JSE record high, rand weakness, Woolies' and Old Mutual's trading updates, and African Bank CEO's resignation.

A week of lazy ‘strategising’ and sad realities

25 Jan 2021 /  Ann Crotty   1
Share buybacks, retail sales figures, Massmart’s latest move, Gold Fields nabs a winner, and reminders of the ravages of the pandemic.

Tencent seeks $6bn loan after deals – sources

22 Jan 2021 /  Jacqueline Poh and Apple Lam, Bloomberg  
It would mark a flurry of potential debt financings by tech giants.

A reprieve for the world’s thought followers (that would be us)

18 Jan 2021 /  Ann Crotty   5
Davos delayed – plus a look at trust among citizens and between China and the US, with a word or two about M&R and WBHO as well as Cartrack, Truworths, RCL and Remgro.

US decides against investing ban on Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu

14 Jan 2021 /  Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg  
Hasty measures have at times sown confusion in markets and prompted price swings.

SA stocks extend record

7 Jan 2021 /  John Viljoen, Bloomberg  
As stimulus hopes boost miners.

Alibaba, Tencent shares drop

7 Jan 2021 /  Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg  
As US weighs investment ban.

Stocks to watch in 2021

1 Jan 2021 /  Siboniso Nxumalo   13
A look at how prominent SA counters are positioned going forward.

Some sumptuous corporate gift-giving to round off the year

28 Dec 2020 /  Ann Crotty   2
Pre-Christmas asset sales and festive season allocation of share awards, with a lesson in hubris thrown in for good measure.

High-flying execs redefine the notion of ‘essential worker’

21 Dec 2020 /  Ann Crotty  
Ordinary employees and shareholders will not emerge from this year as well as the corporate elite will.

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