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17
JAN
12am

SA's jobs bloodbath

South Africa's been rocked by news of mass retrenchments this week. With Telkom being the latest company to announce jobs cuts, after Massmart said its planning on shutting down 34 stores and as Sibanye Stillwater concludes its restructuring process. Joining Business Day TV on the line with his perspective on the current state of the labour market is labour cosultant, Tony Healy.
15
JAN
1am

Top Stocks for 2020

We might have entered a new decade but listed companies locally, are still being haunted by ghosts of past: tepid growth, policy uncertainty and Eskom blackouts. Despite these tough conditions though there still seems to be some bright spots in the local market.

You just have to know where to look - joining Business Day TV in studio with his three stock picks for 2020 is the Chief Executive of Canon Asset Managers Adrian Saville.
15
JAN
1am

Retail sales growth higher than consensus

Analyst expectations of a 0.7% rise in retail sales during Black Friday month has been sharply outpaced. The November print came in at 2.6% year-on-year from 0.4% in October.

While this is a marked improvement, it is well below the 4.5% average annualised growth rate recorded during the November seasonal sales over the last four years.

Reezwana Sumad from Nedbank CIB joins Business Day TV to unpack this latest print...Retail sales growth higher than consensus
15
JAN
1am

NECSA's remaining board members resign

The State Nuclear Energy Corporation is without a board yet again. The remaining four members of the board resigned today citing a dysfunctional relationship with Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe. Back in 2018, then Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe fired the entire Necsa board. The High Court later found the axing to have been unlawful. What is going on Necsa and why the strained relationship between the board and minister?

Kelvin Kemm who served as Necsa Chair under the tenure of Jeff Radebe joined Business Day TV with an insider's perspective.
14
JAN
1am

Woolworths CEO Ian Moir to depart in February

Roy Bagattini is set to take over the reins at Woolworths come next month, replacing Ian Moir who's been at the helm since 2010. The announcement comes just months after the retailer sent Moir to Austrailia to oversee the turnaround at its department store chain David Jones - where it's seen a number of write downs, costing the company billions of rands. So what does the change in leadership spell for the company moving forward? Alec Abraham from Sasfin Securities talks to Business Day TV about the company's future.
14
JAN
1am

Vodacom reportedly in talks to acquire Cell C subscribers

The telecos sector may be in for a shake-up. Mobile giant, Vodacom is said to be in talks with struggling Cell C to acquire its contract customers. The move could see Vodacom gaining over a million subscribers. While Vodacom has declined to comment on the news, Telecoms Analyst Dobek Pater from Africa Analysis joins Business Day TV on the line to discuss the merits of this deal and how it could change the game for the mobile market.
13
JAN
1am

It's darker days at Eskom

ANC Treasurer general, Paul Mashatile is calling for the ailing power utility to be moved from Public Enterprises to the Energy Department to deal with its challenges. This in the wake of Jabu Mabuza having resigned as Chair of the Eskom board, this brings to seven the amount of chairspersons the state-owned entity has had over the last 12-years along with 12 CEOs over that period. Business Day TV caught up with Energy Analyst, Chris Yelland to talk about the state of the utility.
13
JAN
1am

Why that rand could be facing a bumpy year

The local unit is set for another bumpy year as investors struggle to assess the effect of a weak domestic economy and geopolitical risks. But some analysts say the rand could strengthen as much as 4.4% against the dollar this year - that's only if the government makes progress in stabilising its finances and turning around Eskom. Joining Business Day TV with his perspective is Lukman Otunuga from FXTM.
10
JAN
1am

Game over for SA without big reforms - Mboweni

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has warned that the government's failure to ramp up structural reforms will result in the country losing its last-remaining investment-grade credit rating… Moody's is the only agency not already holding SA at junk but did lower the country's outlook to negative last year. Business Day TV caught up with Econometrix Chief Economist, Azar Jammine.
12
DEC
2019

ECB holds rates as Lagarde takes the wheel

The European Central Bank has stood pat on rates and stuck to its bond-buying programme at the first monetary policy meeting under its new president Christine Lagarde. Joining us on the line now with his perspective on the decision is Claus Vistesen from Pantheon Macroeconomics.
12
DEC
2019

Mines renew urgent calls for independent power in SA

Mining production has fallen nearly 3% in October marking the third consecutive month of declines. The sector was also the biggest drag on the economy in the third quarter and Eskom's load shedding only exacerbates the situation. Miners were forced to cut production due to power cuts this week and are now calling on government to grant them permission to set up independent power sources. James Wellsted from Sibanye-Stillwater spoke to Business Day TV about the situation.
11
DEC
2019

Inflation at a near nine year low

South Africa's inflation rate has hit a near nine year low, coming in at 3.6% in November. It marks the third consecutive month that inflation has eased - with the major driver behind the decline: lower transport costs. And joining Business Day TV to interrogate Wednesday’s print a bit further, is Reezwana Sumad, from Nedbank CIB.

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