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South Africa's Woolworths sees annual profit slump on challenging conditions

08h37 South African department store chain Woolworths Holdings Ltd warned on Thursday that annual profit would fall by up to 20 percent, hurt by "extremely" challenging trading conditions in its home market and Australia.. . .  Full story

South African Markets - Factors to watch on July 19

08h08 following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect South African markets on Thursday.. . .  Full story

South Africa's Woolworths expects annual profit to slump

10h32 South African department store chain Woolworths Holdings Ltd warned on Thursday that annual profit would fall by up to 20 percent, hurt by "extremely" challenging trading conditions in its home market and Australia.. . .  Full story

Shoprite annual sales growth slowed by Angola

18/07 Africa's biggest supermarket chain Shoprite Holdings said on Wednesday annual turnover increased by 3.3 percent, missing analyst estimates, as problems stemming from currency devaluation in Angola weighed on group performance,. . .  Full story

Trillion dollar wipeout: world stocks' worst first half since 2010

29/06 If last year's financial markets boom was down to a 'Goldilocks' global economy, 2018 has so far been all about the bears, with the worst start to a year for world stocks since 2010.. . .  Full story

Tullow Oil to shoulder Kosmos' $65 mln burden over Ghana rig dispute

18/07 Britain's Tullow Oil has to cover nearly $65 million of costs linked to a cancelled rig contract in Ghana after losing a dispute with partner Kosmos Energy, the companies said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

Volvo shifts production to avoid tariffs, chases record sales

11h27 Volvo Cars <IPO-VOLVO.ST> is juggling production of its top-selling SUV to avoid U.S. import tariffs, Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson told Reuters on Thursday, as the Swedish carmaker set its sights on a fifth straight year. . .  Full story

Aspen - change to the board

18/07 Shareholders are referred to the announcement of 23 May 2018 wherein it was confirmed that Ms Linda de Beer had been appointed to the Aspen Board of Directors (˘the Board÷) as. . .  Full story

Billionaire James Packer quits 22 boards, deepens corporate withdrawal

04h03 Billionaire James Packer has resigned 22 Australian company directorships in the last few weeks and no longer holds any board seat in his home country, corporate records show, signalling his almost full retreat from public. . .  Full story

Oil prices fall on record U.S. output, stock build

12h53 Oil prices fell on Thursday after official data showed an unexpected rise in U.S. crude stockpiles, U.S. output hit a record high and major oil exporters increased production.. . .  Full story

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South African Markets - Factors to watch on July 18

18/07 following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect South African markets on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

South Africa's rand retreats as bears await rate decision; stocks up

17/07 South Africa's rand weakened on Tuesday, giving way to a recovering dollar and the return of bearish positioning ahead of consumer inflation and retail data that precede a central bank decision on lending rates.. . .  Full story

Trillion dollar wipeout: world stocks' worst first half since 2010

29/06 If last year's financial markets boom was down to a 'Goldilocks' global economy, 2018 has so far been all about the bears, with the worst start to a year for world stocks since 2010.. . .  Full story

Brazil M&A seen slowing in run-up to presidential election

18/07 Bankers and lawyers expect the pipeline of big deals in Brazil to shrink in coming months as financial and strategic acquirers avoid taking risks due to market volatility during a presidential campaign and doubts about. . .  Full story

Oil rises on bullish demand signals, even as U.S. stockpiles grow

18/07 Oil prices rose on Wednesday after U.S. government data indicated bullish demand for gasoline and distillates, which overshadowed a surprise build in U.S. crude inventories and U.S. crude oil production hitting 11 million bpd for. . .  Full story

Shoprite annual sales growth slowed by Angola

18/07 Africa's biggest supermarket chain Shoprite Holdings said on Wednesday annual turnover increased by 3.3 percent, missing analyst estimates, as problems stemming from currency devaluation in Angola weighed on group performance,. . .  Full story

World stocks climb to month peak, U.S. dollar hits three-week high

18/07 Stocks on major world markets climbed to a one-month high on Wednesday after a raft of strong corporate earnings, while the U.S. dollar hit a three-week high against major currencies.. . .  Full story

World stock markets edge higher as U.S.-China trade tariffs kick in

06/07 World stock markets rose and the euro climbed to a three-week peak on Friday as the threat of tariffs by the United States and China on billions of dollars of trade became a reality,. . .  Full story

Offshore investors net sellers of South African stocks, bonds

18/06 Offshore investors sold a net 4.7 billion rand ($350 million) of South African stocks last week and 1.8 billion rand in bonds, data from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange showed on Monday. STOCKS. . .  Full story

Grit - LSE listing intention

17/07 Grit Real Estate Income Group Ltd. (˘Grit÷ or ˘the company÷ or together with its subsidiaries ˘the Group÷), a leading pan-African income real estate company focused on real estate investment assets in. . .  Full story

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Trillion dollar wipeout: world stocks' worst first half since 2010

29/06 If last year's financial markets boom was down to a 'Goldilocks' global economy, 2018 has so far been all about the bears, with the worst start to a year for world stocks since 2010.. . .  Full story

Naspers final results March 2018

22/06 Revenue for the year increased by 9% to USD6.7 billion (2017: USD6.1 billion). Operating loss lowered by 45% to USD198 million (2017: USD360 million). Profit attributable to equity holders of the. . .  Full story

GRAPHIC-Trillion dollar wipeout: world stocks' worst first half since 2010

02/07 If last year's financial markets boom was down to a 'Goldilocks' global economy, 2018 has so far been all about the bears, with the worst start to a year for world stocks since 2010.. . .  Full story

Old Mutual - managed separation update

20/04 Old Mutual plcĂs 2017 Annual Results announcement of 15th March 2018 included information of the further steps required to effect its strategy of managed separation. Old Mutual plc has published a. . .  Full story

Steinhoff interim results March 2018

29/06 Revenue for the interim period lowered 6% to EUR9.345 billion (2017: EUR9.896 billion), gross profit fell 10% to EUR3.646 million (2017: EUR4.067), operating loss jumped to EUR381 million (2017: loss of. . .  Full story

Steinhoff takes $12 billion writedown after accounting scandal

29/06 South African retailer Steinhoff said it has booked $12 billion in charges related to accounting irregularities discovered last year, as it reported a widened half-year loss.. . .  Full story

Investors pull money out of all but U.S. stocks, tech an "oasis"

22/06 The United States was the only global region to enjoy investment inflows this week, with $5.1 billion pumped into U.S. stock funds while the same amount flooded out of emerging markets, Bank of America. . .  Full story

POLL-U.S. bond market recession gauge nearer to red signal

29/06 An inversion in U.S. Treasury yields, a solid and reliable predictor of past recessions, is at most two years away and perhaps only a year off, according to bond market experts polled by Reuters. . .  Full story

World stock markets edge higher as U.S.-China trade tariffs kick in

06/07 World stock markets rose and the euro climbed to a three-week peak on Friday as the threat of tariffs by the United States and China on billions of dollars of trade became a reality,. . .  Full story

Linde, Praxair in talks to sell assets to consortium of Messer, CVC

12/07 Germany's Linde and U.S. group Praxair are in advanced talks to sell assets to a consortium of German gases firm Messer Group GmbH and funds advised by CVC to gain regulatory approval for their planned. . .  Full story

S.Africa's Sasol senior employees want to strike over black employees' scheme - union

03/07 South Africa's trade union Solidarity has been given a mandate by senior members to strike at energy giant Sasol over its plan to launch a share ownership scheme exclusively to black staff, a union. . .  Full story

South Africa's Wiese cuts Shoprite stake after Steinhoff hit

27/06 South African tycoon Christo Wiese sold part of his stake in grocer Shoprite on Wednesday, raising 3.6 billion rand ($264 million) and shoring up his finances, which were dented by his exposure to scandal-hit. . .  Full story

old Mutual - suspension of trading

25/06 Old Mutual plc shares were this morning suspended from the UK Official List and from trading on the London Stock ExchangeĂs main market for listed securities, and from the Johannesburg Stock. . .  Full story

Offshore investors net sellers of South African stocks, bonds

11/06 Offshore investors sold a net 927 million rand ($71 million) of South African stocks last week and 15.8 billion rand in bonds, data from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange showed on Monday. STOCKS. . .  Full story

Linde, Praxair eye merger close this year after European sale

05/07 German industrial gases company Linde and peer Praxis are hoping to seal their merger this year, after agreeing to sell Praxair's European gases business to Japanese rival Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp.. . .  Full story

Vodacom final results March 2018

14/05 Revenue for the year increased to R86.4 billion (2017: R81.3 billion), operating profit rose to R24.3 billion (2017: R21.8 billion), profit attributable to equity shareholders climbed to R15.3 billion (2017: R13.4. . .  Full story

Wescoal final results March 2018

26/06 Revenue for the year shot up to R3.5 billion (R2.1 billion) whilst operating profit multiplied to R344.4 million (R122.7 million). Profit attributable to owners jumped to R201.1 million (R30.2 million). Furthermore,. . .  Full story

Brait final results March 2018

19/06 Loss for the year narrowed to EUR667 million (EUR1.0 billion). Furthermore, headline loss per share improved to EUR141cps (EUR212cps). Ordinary dividend policy The Group's policy is to consider annually an ordinary bonus share. . .  Full story

Investor exodus from EM and European stocks faster than 2016-BAML

06/07 Investors have pulled money out of emerging markets and European equities faster than in 2016 over the last two months, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) strategists said on Friday, as fears about the. . .  Full story

South Africans paying too much for private healthcare - watchdog

05/07 South Africans are paying too much for private healthcare, the country's antitrust watchdog said on Thursday, adding patients are sometimes prescribed treatments they don't need by an industry with limited competition.. . .  Full story

Old Mutual - fractional entitlements

26/06 Old Mutual shareholders are referred to the circular published by Old Mutual plc (˘Old Mutual÷) on 20 April 2018 (the ˘Circular÷) and the announcement published by Old Mutual on the same. . .  Full story

Idemitsu founding family to accept Showa Shell merger - Nikkei

27/06 Idemitsu's founding family will drop its opposition to plans for a merger of Idemitsu Kosan and Showa Shell Sekiyu, paving the way for the Japanese oil firms to combine, the Nikkei reported.. . .  Full story

MMI - internal group restructure

03/07 Shareholders are referred to the announcement released by Rand Merchant Investment Holdings Ltd. (˘RMI÷) on the Stock Exchange News Service, simultaneously with this announcement. In accordance with section 122(3)(b) of the. . .  Full story

Barclays Africa returns to its South African roots with Absa rebranding

11/07 Barclays Africa changed its name back to Absa on Wednesday, in a rebranding aimed at underlining its South African roots as Britain's Barclays gradually retreats from the continent.. . .  Full story

South African rand firmer in scramble ahead of rates decision, stocks sag

16/07 South Africa's rand rallied to a new one-month high on Monday, maintaining a surprise run fuelled by an uncertain dollar trajectory and a tidy return for investors looking for high yields outside developed markets.. . .  Full story

In "world of two halves" funds buy US stocks, exit Europe-BAML

15/06 Global investors pulled more cash out of European and emerging markets in the past week, opting instead for U.S. stocks, as robust economic growth encouraged a sixth straight week of inflows, Bank of America Merrill. . .  Full story

Sandown final results March 2018

26/06 These results for the year ended 31 March 2018 reflect the first set of financial results of the Group following the restructure implemented in October 2017, details of which were set. . .  Full story

South Africa's rand firms as U.S. jobs data hits dollar

06/07 South Africa's rand firmed on Friday after U.S. employment data disappointed dollar bulls, while stocks took a hit from fears about the beginning of a U.S.-China trade war.. . .  Full story

Mediclinic - tax treatment of dividend

21/06 Shareholders on the South African register of the Company are referred to MediclinicĂs announcement of the results for the year ended 31 March 2018 and proposed dividend announcement released on the. . .  Full story

BP bets on electric car switch with Britain's Chargemaster

28/06 BP is buying Britain's top electric vehicle charging firm Chargemaster and will initially roll out its ultra-fast chargers across its filling station network in the UK before turning its attention to China's rapidly growing market.. . .  Full story