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BlueTel - update

20/07 Blue Label notes the recent share price movements and the queries received from investors regarding Brett and Mark Levys Contract For Difference (CFD) exposure in relation to their interest in Blue Label. Their exposure stems from transactions done and announced on SENS, on 29 August, 3 S  Full story

Naspers - annual report no change statement AGM

20/07 Shareholders are advised that the companys integrated annual report (including the notice and proxy of the annual general meeting) and the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2018 will be posted on the companys website www.naspers.com today 20 July 2018. There are no mo  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

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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

BlueTel - update

20/07 Blue Label notes the recent share price movements and the queries received from investors regarding Brett and Mark Levys Contract For Difference (CFD) exposure in relation to their interest in Blue Label. Their exposure stems from transactions done and announced on SENS, on 29 August, 3 S  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

 

SA Business

Sabvest interim results June 2018

20/07 Gross income from operations and investemnts more tha doubled to R227.2 million (R83.5 million). Net income for the period attributable to equity shareholders also shot up t R160.0 million (R54.3 million).. . .  Full story

Global interim results May 2018

17/07 Revenue for the interim period decreased to R93.3 million (2017: R102.1 million). Income from operations fell to R12.1 million (2017: R20.4 million). Total profit attributable to equity holders of the parent. . .  Full story
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SA Company

South African rand recovers from hawkish cenbank comments, stocks rise

20/07 South Africa's rand rose more than 1 percent on Friday as short sellers bought back into the currency at cheaper levels after hawkish comments from the central bank caused a sharp decline in the. . .  Full story

South African retailer Truworths flags dip in annual profit

20/07 South Africa's Truworths International expects full-year profit to fall by as much 3 percent, the fashion retailer said on Friday, as retail sales declined.. . .  Full story

South Africa's rand retreats after lending rate unchanged, stocks steady

19/07 South Africa's rand weakened on Thursday after the central bank kept lending rates unchanged but warned that risks to inflation were rising and the outlook for economic growth had worsened, extending a selloff from earlier. . .  Full story
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G20 calls for greater dialogue on trade tensions -draft

19h22 Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's largest economies meeting in Argentina said heightened trade and geopolitical tensions risk derailing global growth and called for greater dialogue, according to a draft communique.  Full story

Mexico, Canada optimistic about NAFTA despite G20 trade tensions

19h09 The finance ministers for Mexico and Canada on Sunday said they were optimistic about NAFTA talks with the United States, even as trade tensions spurred by U.S. tariffs dominated the G20 meeting of world economic leaders in Argentina.  Full story

Italy's Carige says must lift capital quickly or seek merger

19h06 Troubled Italian lender Banca Carige said on Sunday the European Central Bank had given it until the end of the year to meet a minimum capital threshold unless it embarked a merger.  Full story
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Europe

VW to temporarily park cars due to new emissions testing bottlenecks

14h15 Volkswagen is renting parking spaces from August to stockpile vehicles which cannot be sold due to bottlenecks caused by new engine emissions tests, a spokeswoman said on Sunday.. . .  Full story

Myanmar's Rohingya panel head refutes criticism by outgoing secretary

08h51 The chairman of an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis has rebutted criticism by the body's former secretary, saying the panel is effective and the government has acted. . .  Full story

Britain's IWG gives three suitors more time to make takeover offers

21/07 London-listed serviced office provider IWG has given three of its four suitors more time to make firm offers or walk away from bids for the company, the firm said on Saturday.. . .  Full story
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US

German industry groups warn U.S. on tariffs before Trump-Juncker meeting

10h04 German industry groups warned on Sunday, before European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meets U.S. President Donald Trump this week, that tariffs the United States has imposed or is threatening to introduce risk harming America itself.. . .  Full story

Mexico's outgoing and incoming ministers meet ahead of key trade talks

21/07 Members of Mexico's incoming and outgoing presidential administrations gathered on Saturday to begin collaborating before a series of key meetings on trade, the foreign ministry said in a statement.. . .  Full story

France's Le Maire says no U.S. trade talks with metals tariffs in place

21/07 French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday the European Union could not consider negotiating a free trade agreement with the United States without Washington first withdrawing its tariffs on steel and aluminum.. . .  Full story
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Asia

China's Xi offers fresh $295 mln grant to Sri Lanka in push for dominance

11h45 Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered Sri Lanka a fresh grant of 2 billion yuan ($295 million), as Beijing tries to expand its influence in the tiny island country off India's southern tip.. . .  Full story

Dubai recipe for economic success looks stale as markets slump

10h00 In Dubai's posh Jumeirah Beach Residence district, luxury apartment rents are down about 15 percent from a year ago - a sign, some fear, that the wealthy emirate's recipe for economic success is getting. . .  Full story

Egypt hikes gas prices by up to 75 pct in IMF-backed austerity plan

21/07 Egypt said on Saturday it was raising the price of natural gas for home and commercial use by up to 75 percent, the latest move in an IMF-backed austerity programme that has left many. . .  Full story
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Forex

EU's Moscovici says trade differences persist after G20 talks

17h59 European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Sunday that differences of position on trade tensions remained after talks among G20 finance ministers in Argentina but the meeting was not tense.. . .  Full story

MOSCOVICI SAYS THAT EU WILL NATURALLY RESPOND TO ALL ACTIONS OF A PROTECTIONSIT NATURE IN FULL RESPECT OF WTO RULES

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EU'S MOSCOVICI SAYS THAT IMPACT OF PROTECTIONISM ON ECONOMY HAS BEEN LIMITED SO FAR, COULD ESCALATE

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Africa

Ethiopian Airlines says it is in talks for stake in Eritrean Airlines

19/07 Ethiopian Airlines is in talks to take a stake in Eritrean Airlines and a study will be conducted to determine the size of the acquisition, the Ethiopian carrier's chief executive said in an interview. . .  Full story

Nigeria's Senate to investigate "anomalies" in renewal of oil leases

18/07 Nigeria's upper house of parliament will investigate anomalies in the renewal of oil leases by the ministry of petroleum, it said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

Kenya to launch Nairobi financial centre later this year-finmin

18/07 Kenya will launch its international financial centre in the capital Nairobi later this year to attract large foreign financial firms and boost capital flows, its finance minister said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
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