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Sasfin - change in auditor

19/06 Sasfin is currently jointly audited by: *Grant Thornton Johannesburg Partnership (˘Grant Thornton÷) with S Kock being the designated partner; and *KPMG Inc. (˘KPMG÷) with H Berrange being the designated partner. Shareholders are advised that further to a tender process PricewaterhouseCo  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 issue or cash dividend alternative election of 1% to 2.5% of  Full story

Please ignore story inadvertently issued on PZ Cussons

14/06 Please ignore item that was inadvertently published on PZ Cussons. For correct coverage, click STORY_NUMBER: L4N1TF4AE STORY_DATE: 14/06/2018 STORY_TIME: 1227 GMT  Full story

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South African rand falls as Eskom begins power outages

14/06 South Africa's rand was weaker on Thursday after disappointing mining data and as struggling state power firm Eskom started controlled electricity outages because of a wage dispute with labour unions.  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 Week ended Week ended Year-to-date Year-to-date 15/0  Full story

Union cleared to strike over black employees' scheme at S.Africa's Sasol

14/06 South African government mediators on Thursday cleared the Solidarity trade union to strike in a dispute with energy giant Sasol over its plan to launch a share ownership scheme exclusively to black staff.  Full story

 

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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

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

PPC final results March 2018

18/06 Revenue for the year went up 7% to R10.3 billion (R9.6 billion) whilst operating profit declined by 7% to R956 million (R1.0 billion). Profit attributable to shareholders of PPC shot up. . .  Full story
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Starbucks closing cafes; CEO calls performance 'not acceptable'

01h22 Starbucks Corp forecast on Tuesday slower sales growth than Wall Street expected this quarter and plans to close about 150 U.S. cafes next fiscal year to boost performance, sending its shares down 2 percent after hours.  Full story

FedEx orders Boeing freighters for $6.6 bln

01h11 FedEx Express, a unit of package delivery company FedEx Corp, has ordered 24 medium and large freighters from Boeing Co, the world's biggest planemaker said on Tuesday, as e-commerce demand boosts air freight business.  Full story

Labour could order biggest shakeup of Bank of England remit in decades

01h07 Britain's opposition Labour Party is considering asking the Bank of England to target productivity to help boost the economy if it wins power, in what would be the most radical change to the central bank's remit in over two decades.  Full story
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Europe

Oil slips on U.S.-China trade dispute, OPEC supply outlook

19/06 Oil fell on Tuesday ahead of a possible increase in OPEC crude supply, and as an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China unleashed sharp selloffs in many global markets.. . .  Full story

Labour could order biggest shake up of Bank of England remit in two decades

19/06 Britain's opposition Labour Party is considering asking the Bank of England to target productivity to help boost the economy if it wins power, in what would be the most radical change to the central. . .  Full story

Merkel, Macron back euro zone budget in "new chapter" for bloc

19/06 The leaders of Germany and France agreed on Tuesday to create a budget for the euro zone and hailed a "new chapter" for the currency union, but they left the details to be worked. . .  Full story
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US

Venezuela Constituent Assembly nominates Calixto Ortega as new cenbank chief

01h02 Venezuela's all-powerful Constituent Assembly on Tuesday nominated Calixto Ortega, who has worked as Finance Vice President for Venezuelan-owned refiner Citgo, to run the country's central bank.. . .  Full story

FedEx profit tops Wall St estimates amid trade war worries

00h54 FedEx Corp reported fourth-quarter profit that beat Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, as revenues and operating margins increased in each of the company's operating units.. . .  Full story

Goldman Sachs to invest $500 mln in women-run companies

00h52 Goldman Sachs Group Inc will pump $500 million into companies led, founded or owned by women, as it steps up efforts to close the gender investing gap, the Wall Street bank said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
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Asia

Japan's business mood mixed, underlines fragile recovery-Reuters Tankan

01h00 Japanese manufacturers' confidence improved for a second straight month in June but the service sector's mood slumped from May's record high level, a Reuters poll found, suggesting some fragility in the outlook after a first-quarter. . .  Full story

Forking out: Egyptians angered by new austerity after Eid feast

19/06 Many Egyptians hoped to ignore their economic hardship as they celebrated the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Instead, they were told they will have to tighten their belts even more.. . .  Full story

Indian govt open to consider RBI demand for more powers - finmin

19/06 Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday the Indian government was open to discussing a central bank demand for greater powers to regulate state banks, though he did not believe this was needed.. . .  Full story
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Forex

Argentine bonds rebound after touching lowest level of Macri's term

00h34 Argentine bonds touched their lowest levels of market-friendly President Mauricio Macri's term on Tuesday, adding to weeks of losses during a run on the peso currency, but rebounded in a volatile trading session.. . .  Full story

Election, NAFTA risks, put investors in Mexico 'on tenterhooks'

19/06 Investors who have been holding their ground in Mexico could lose their nerve if leftists take control of the country's Congress in next month's election or U.S. President Donald Trump ditches talks to overhaul the. . .  Full story

Trade fears hit stocks, commodities as investors eye safety

19/06 Global stock markets fell with U.S. bond yields and agricultural commodities on Tuesday, while the dollar rose and investors flocked to safety in the face of a rapidly escalating U.S.-China trade conflict.. . .  Full story
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Africa

Ethiopia appoints new central bank governor

18/06 Ethiopia appointed a new central bank governor on Monday, state-affiliated media said, in a move that follows major economic reforms.. . .  Full story

Kenya's Safaricom opposes planned tax increase on mobile cash transfers

18/06 Kenya's biggest mobile phone operator Safaricom is opposed to a proposed tax rise on mobile phone based cash transfers that its chief finance officer said on Monday would discourage the drive towards modern payments systems.. . .  Full story

Nigeria's Buhari will sign off 2018 budget on Tuesday, minister says

15/06 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the government's long-delayed budget into law on Tuesday, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said on Friday.. . .  Full story
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