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25
JUN
2am

Etion blames weak SA economy for poor performance

JSE-listed technology group Etion has slipped into the red. The company has reported an annual headline loss per share of 0.56 cents and has blamed the weak South African economy for the poor performance.

Business Day TV sat down with Etion's CEO Teddy Daka to discuss the numbers in more detail.
25
JUN
2am

What to do about SA's unemployment crisis

Non-agricultural employment in South Africa improved by 0.8% year-on-year in the first quarter, with employers adding 76,000 staff to their payrolls.Sanlib's chief economist Kevin Lings however has noted that this improvement is modest relative to the growth in SA's labour force, which increased by roughly 600, 000 people over the past year. So with a growing work force and a lack of substantial job gains in an economy where growth is stagnant and companies are focussed on cost containment measures, how do we address SA's unemployment crisis? Business Day TV posed this to a panel of experts which included Econometrix chief economist Azar Jammine; Businesss Leadership SA COO Busi Mavuso and National Spokesperson of Numsa Phakamile Hlubi-Majola for their perspectives on the situation.
24
JUN
2am

Acquisitions boost Invicta's full-year profit

Industrial equipment distributor Invicta has weathered what it calls "one of the toughest years on record". The company has reported a 5% increase in revenue driven by acquisitions but gross margins came under pressure as overhead costs increased.

Business Day TV sat down with the company's CEO Arnold Goldstone to discuss the detail behind the numbers.
24
JUN
2am

Astral makes temporary costly plan to secure water

Poultry producer Astral Foods, which said in May that water-supply issues at its Standerton facility had already cost it at least R85m, says it has agreed to an "emergency" but costly arrangement with the local municipality that will allow it to operate as normal.

Andy Crocker, MD of the company's Commercial Division spoke to Business Day TV about what the plan entails.
21
JUN
3am

Afrimat Construction Index shows marginal annual improvement

Afrimat's Construction Index (ACI) for the first-quarter reflects the same disappointing trend evident in overall economic activity.

However, Economist Dr Roelof Botha, who compiles the index on behalf of Afrimat, says it's encouraging to note that the first-quarter ACI had improved on a year-on-year basis, which was better than the zero real growth recorded for the economy as a whole since the first quarter of last year.

Business Day TV caught up with Dr Roelof Botha to dig into the detail of the index.
21
JUN
3am

Capital raising in Africa dips due to fewer domestic listings

Capital raised by African issuers declined by 28% year-on-year to $341m in the first-half of 2019. The decline is attributed to the 80% drop in domestic capital raising in Africa - standing at only $85m from four Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). This is according to Baker McKenzie’s latest Cross-Border IPO Index.

Business Day TV sat down with Baker McKenzie's head of capital markets Wildu Du Plesis to find out if this trend is likely to continue.
20
JUN
3am

Peregrine writes down investment in Java Capital as deals dry up

Peregrine Holdings has written down the value of its investment in Java Capital by R100m as the corporate advisory house grapples with a slowdown in deal-flows in SA.

Java Capital’s attributable earnings in the year to end-March fell 60% to R15m because of “significantly reduced deal-flow in both the general corporate finance arena as well as in equity capital markets during the year”, Peregrine said.
The group bought 50% of Java Capital in 2014 for R205m.

Peregrine said on Thursday it made a profit of R523m in the year to end-March, a 24% decrease from the previous year.

Total revenue from continuing operations fell 10% to R1.6bn, even though assets under management grew by a fifth to R124bn.

Ongoing segmental headline earnings per share declined 7% to 152.9c “due to the significant drop in performance fees earned in Stenham and Peregrine Capital as well as earnings from Java Capital”.

Business Day TV spoke to Peregrine CEO Robert Katz about the group's annual financial results.
19
JUN
2am

Why Litecoin is the hottest cryptocurrency at the moment

While up until recently the buzz has been all about Bitcoin there's now a new kid on the block.

Litecoin is up about 340% so far this year which gives it a market value of about $8.3bn. The digital currency has grown at a rate which is more than double the pace of Bitcoin in 2019 and is not the seventh-largest digital asset.

Business Day TV caught up with eToro senior market analyst Mati Greenspan to find out about Litecoin's meteoric rise and whether the momentum can be sustained.
19
JUN
2am

Inflation accelerates slightly in May

Inflation accelerated slightly to 4.5% in May.

Measured by the annual change in the consumer price index (CPI), inflation accelerated from April’s 4.4% — but remained at the midpoint of the Reserve Bank’s 3%-6% target band.

While petrol prices continued to rise in May by 54c/l, subdued food price growth and underlying inflation countered this.

Business Day TV spoke to Executive Chief Economist at Alexander Forbes Isaah Mhlanga to find out if the latest inflation print would be enough to convince the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates at its next MPC meeting.
19
JUN
2am

What to expect from #SONA2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his state of the nation address (Sona) on Thursday against a downbeat economic backdrop where business, market participants and ratings agencies will be tuned in for details about the head of state's plan for Eskom and SAA.

To preview what Ramaphosa is likely to present to the nation, Business Day TV spoke to political analyst Ralph Mathekga and Business Leadership SA COO Busi Mavuso.
18
JUN
2am

Alexander Forbes annual earnings edge lower

Financial Services Group, Alexander Forbes' annual earnings edged 1% lower as the company's savings and retirement divisions missed expectations and while the group addresses this short coming, its forging ahead with plans to exit its insurance business as part of its revised turnaround strategy. Alexander Forbes CEO Dawie de Villiers joined Business Day TV to discuss the group's latest financial results and whether the print has indicated that the group's turnaround strategy needs some tweaking.Click here to edit this text.
18
JUN
2am

Multichoice swings to loss in first set of full-year results

Following its unbundling from Naspers, Multichoice has released its maiden results reporting a headline loss due to foreign exchange losses, as well as the firm's decision in March to give additional equity to black investors at no cost.

Revenue ticked up 6% as subscribers numbers grew 12%.

Multichoice CEO Calvo Mawela spoke to Business Day TV about what the numbers suggest about where the company is headed.
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