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18
OCT
2am

Mantashe unveils SA's energy blueprint

The government has unveiled its new long-term energy master plan, an overarching blueprint for South Africa's future electricity generation... Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe states that the approval of the Integrated Resource Plan has brought much-needed certainty to a critical area of the economy. Business Day TV unpacked what has been tabled with Energy Expert Ted Blom.
17
OCT
2am

Growthpoint sets its sights on Capital & Regional

Growthpoint has made its bid for a majority stake in Capital & Regional. The groups set to pay 33 pence per share to acquire just over 30% of the British shopping centre owner. Growthpoint will also subscribe to buy 311 million new Capital & Regional shares, and this will push its holding up to just over 51%. Joining Business Day TV to talks about the details of the deal is Group CEO of Growthpoint, Norbert Sasse.
17
OCT
2am

How is the international investor community perceiving South Africa?

The annual meetings of the boards of Governors of the World Bank and IMF is underway in Washington where industry leaders are discussing issues of global concern. Uncertainty has been a major theme with regards to Brexit and the US China trade war and while a Brexit deal was struck today, hopes are still high for a truce to be reached in the trade war. The IMF has in the meantime made a fifth consecutive cut to its 2019 growth outlook citing the curbing impact of trade tensions on growth. Kevin Lings, Chief Economist at Stanlib is at the annual meetings in Washington and spoke to Business Day TV about where South Africa fits within this global context...
16
OCT
2am

The evolution of the global retail industry

Retail sales rose just over 1% year-on-year in August and is down nearly 1% on a month-on-month basis. The largest annual growth rates were recorded for sales in household furniture, appliances and equipment.

The release of the data coincides with the 23rd South African Council of Shopping Centre's Annual Congress where its been suggested that shopping malls are falling out of favour as online shopping gains momentum.

Retail Futurist, Doug Stephens attended the event and spoke on 're-engineering Retail', he joined Business Day TV on the line for more...
16
OCT
2am

RBPlat inks R2.1bn gold streaming deal with Triple Flag

Delivering gold will strengthen Royal Bafokeng Platinum's balance sheet and free up cash. The miner will deliver 70% of its gold production to US investment firm Triple Flag, in a deal worth R2.1 billion. This will be enough to settle its debt with Amplats.

Company's CFO, Hanré Rossouw joins Business Day TV on the line for greater perspective on just how much this added liquidity means for the business moving forward.
16
OCT
2am

Brexit, trade spat fuel global slowdown fears

Geopolitical issues like the trade war and Brexit continue to spur global growth fears, and while we have had optimism filter through from both fronts over the past few days, with somewhat of a positive rhetoric on the trade truce and the possibility of the Brexit deal being reached pretty soon, investors are still on edge.

Head of G10 strategy at Standard Bank, Steven Barrow talks to Business Day TV about current status of things...
16
OCT
2am

Medium-term budget preview

We're two weeks away from the presentation of the medium-term budget policy statement - and it's sure to be closely watched by South Africans, investors and ratings agencies.

Joining Business Day TV to discuss some of the expectations for that all in important announcement is Reezwana Sumad, Research Analyst at Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking.
15
OCT
2am

Battered EOH determined to cut debt

Technology group, EOH's annual loss has widened as it makes progress on cleaning up the business from a governance and structural perspective. The forensic report by ENS Africa which previously flagged suspicious transactions of R1.2 billion at the company has been modified to R935 million.

And EOH has blacklisted and suspended payments to 50 implicated enterprise development partners - adding that that its focus will now be on reducing debt and improving governance.

Company's CEO, Stephen van Coller joined Business Day TV to discuss the full-year numbers and how the company is positioning itself for future growth.
14
OCT
2am

Why Long4Life withheld its interim dividend

A tough trading environment has been weighing on Long4Life over the past six months. It has reported a 9% earnings drop. But despite, expecting to experience similar challenges in the full year - it says it is eyeing increased market share and earnings growth. Business Day TV touched base with the CEO, Brian Joffe and asked him to talk us through the groups latest numbers...
14
OCT
2am

Grade 9 exit plan: a good idea for the SA's economy?

Since Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced plans to introduce grade nine as one of the formal school exiting points - the idea has been bandied about and while it looks like it may present private education players with a business opportunity, the Minister has argued that it will assist with reducing failure and dropout rates but some are concerned about it exacerbating the skills deficit challenge and unemployment rate. Business Day TV discusses the different views and what it may mean for an economy with an unemployment rate of 29% with Maryana Iskander, CEO of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, Mary Metcalfe, Education Expert who is also former Gauteng MEC for Education AND on the line, Belinda Bozzoli, DA Shadow Minister of Higher Education.
14
OCT
2am

Adapt IT plans to reduce debt levels

Software company, Adapt IT is targeting reduced debt - that's with after its net gearing ratio having hit 65%. As a result it's witheld its final dividend and joining Business Day TV with some insight on the company's plans going forward is CEO, Sbu Shabalala.

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