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SEP
7am

The Week in Perspective

The third quarter of 2022 draws to a close with monetary and military hawks prevailing, and financial markets nursing some of the worst setbacks in decades.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to host a Kremlin ceremony later today annexing about 15% of Ukraine, after what Ukraine and Western countries said were sham votes staged at gunpoint in Russian-occupied areas of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia.
Washington and the European Union are set to impose additional sanctions on Russia over the annexation plan.
In markets, the U.S. dollar is finishing the quarter with its reign unchallenged, even as a hot German inflation print has investors betting the European Central Bank will get more aggressive, Britain intervenes to shore up gilts and the pound and China girds for a heavier yuan defence.
The rand slipping past R18 to the dollar not even among the worst.
Later in the day, we will be told how much Japan spent last week defending the yen , and gauge how many rounds of ammunition it has left, given only $135.5 billion of its $1.3 trillion in reserves are held in the form of deposits.
That comes on the heels of hot weekly U.S. unemployment claims data which confirmed the Fed will stay on its aggressive monetary policy tightening path.


To put the week into perspective Michael Avery is joined by Warwick Lucas, Head ofGalileo Securities; Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist at Alexforbes & Raymond Parsons, Professor: School of Business and Governance at NWU
30
SEP
7am

Capitec’s digital push works in its favour

Capitec’s digital strategy has started paying off as the lender delivered a 17% rise in headline earnings per share and further hiked its dividend by a similar margin to R14. Business Day TV caught up with the company’s CEO, Gerrie Fourie for a look at its interim results.
29
SEP
10am

Private Equity in the doldrums

Despite attractively priced assets, the lure of remaining listed declining and a swift bounce back from Covid, Private Equity suffered its annus horribilus last year.
Private equity investments totalled R14.9 billion in 2021, a marginal increase from R14.5 billion in 2020.
But the number of deals was still the lowest since 2011, and the value is less than half of what the local industry attracted at its peak in 2018.
Fund raising remains tough for South African private equity GPs as evidenced by the latest SAVCA survey which shows that Funds Under Management increased by 5.6% to R206.2bn down from a 5.8% increase in 2020.

Michael Avery is joined by Langa Madonko, Investment Principal at Summit Africa and SAVCA Board Member
Siya Nhlumayo, Partner at Vuna Partners and Phathutshedzo Mabogo, Acting Chief Investment Officer of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund
28
SEP
1pm

Ascendis Narrows Losses

Ascendis Health has managed to narrow its normalized operating loss for the full year. That's as the group is still recovering from mounting debt of almost R8 billion and facing the strong possibility of entering into business rescue. Group acting CEO, Carl Neethling joined Business Day TV to discuss the group’s full year performance, strategy and debt reduction plans.​
28
SEP
1pm

Growth fears weigh on investors as central banks hike rates

The fight to tame inflation has come at a cost, with the IMF saying that the uncoordinated hiking cycles, risks tipping the world economy into recession. Business Day Tv caught up with Old Mutual Wealth’s Izak Odendaal and he shared his take on the global hiking spree.
28
SEP
1pm

Ethos posts upbeat earnings

Ethos Capital says its portfolio has recovered. The private equity group has stated that most of its investees have returned to profit levels in excess of their pre-Covid-19 levels and this has helped the group report a 27% increase in its annual basic net asset value per share. But Ethos has highlighted Virgin Active as a standout underperformer with the health club chain still not at pre-pandemic levels due to slow membership recovery in the wake of lockdowns restrictions. To unpack this Business Day TV spoke to Peter Hayward-Butt, CEO of Ethos.
27
SEP
1pm

South Africa sheds 119k jobs in the second quarter

Total employment in South Africa has decreased. During the second quarter 119 000 jobs were shed, reflecting a 1.2% drop on a quarterly basis - this was mainly due to a decrease in jobs in construction as well as community and business services. Business Day TV unpacked the print with Chief Economist at Econometrix
27
SEP
12pm

Remgro delivers robust recovery

Coming off a Covid-19 led low base and boosted by the recovery in earnings for most of the group's underlying investee companies. Remgro has managed to deliver a robust recovery, with most financial metrics ahead of pre-pandemic levels.
Business Day TV unpacked the performance in greater detail with company's CEO, Jannie Durand.
27
SEP
8am

Conversational AI

Today on Business Watch, we conclude our AI series where we’ve been featuring some of the most remarkable talent in the fields of machine learning, data analytics, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and programming in the country.
We’ve spoken to pioneers in health tech, fin tech. Coders building the future of chat commerce and virtual agents raising our competitiveness when it comes to business process outsourcing.
We’ve spoken to some of the country’s leading academic thinkers on the bug existential and philosophical questions around the ethics and future of a world where, increasingly, machines will displace the monotonous and mundane, and what this means for a country with record high unemployment.
And we’ve shone a spotlight on using this technology for societal good.

Michael Avery is joined by Johan Steyn, Founder of AIforBusiness.net.
Kelly Hoffman, CEO & Founder of Vocalysd.ai & AssetNinja and Shawn Winterburn, CEO and Co-founder of OQLIS….
26
SEP
1pm

Global bond markets crash

Global bond markets have taken strain, hitting lows last seen in 1949. Business Day TV discussed the factors driving these markets lower is James Turp from Absa Asset Management.
26
SEP
1pm

Is the government on a search for a new Eskom board?

Following weeks of back to back power cuts, Eskom’s leaderships ability to run the state owned entity has been questioned. This comes after the Sunday Times reported that the presidency has met with the department of public enterprises about shaking up the leadership. Business Day TV caught up with Business Unity South Africa’s CEO, Cas Coovadia and he shared his sentiments on this.

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