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Italtile declares special dividend thanks to excess cash

Italtile has weathered a tough retail environment and deliver another consecutive year of growth, with trading profit coming in 18% higher - boosting net cash on its books - and seeing the group declare an additional dividend of 50 cents per share. Joining Business Day TV for some detail on the numbers is CEO, Jan Potgieter.
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Rating Ramaphosa's measures on unemployment, growth

South Africa's expanded definition of unemployment sits at a record high of 38.5% and is the biggest risk facing the country at the moment says President Ramaphosa as he faced questions in parliament around tackling that crisis level and boosting growth, highlighting that interventions are in place, with the next investment conference coming up in November. Treasury has in the meantime instructed government departments to draft plans to cut their budgets over the next three years. Lumkile Mondi, Senior Lecturer at Wits University joins us on the line with his reading of how the Ramaphosa administration is dealing with these achilles heels. ​
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AUG
2am

Asset sales allow Exxaro to declare special dividend

Diversified miner, Exxaro reported a 42% jump in interim headline earnings per share and this despite coal and other commodity pricing declining sharply over the period - majority of its coal operations still reporting profitability but bulk of the lifting coming in from the miner's equity investments and asset sales. Company's CEO, Mxolisi Mgojo talks to Business Day TV about the company's numbers and what it suggests for future growth.
21
AUG
2am

Inflation eases to 4% in July

Inflation has cooled to 4% in July, this being below the midpoint of the Sarb's target range of between 3 to 6%. Joining Business Day TV to discuss whether the latest print puts pressure on the Sarb to cut rates yet again, as the global easing cycle continues to gain momentum is Lukman Otunuga from FXTM.
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Inflation falls below market expectations in July

Despite the implementation of Eskom's Nersa approved average price increase of 15.63% for municipalities, inflation continued to drop to 4% in July. Business Day TV sat down with Senior Economist at NKC African Economics Elize Kruger to talk about the print in greater detail and what it potentially means as far as the MPC's next move is concerned
21
AUG
2am

Sasol tanks as Lake Charles woes pile up amid market backlash

Integrated energy and chemicals company, Sasol stands accused of having shared price-sensitive information with certain investors relating to cost overruns and startup delays at its Lake Charles chemical plant in the US - a claim which the company denies. Patrice Rassou, Head of Equities at Sanlam Investment Management talks to Business Day TV to share his views on Lake Charles saga and what it means for the company moving forward.
20
AUG
2am

Carbon tax batters Harmony Gold

Harmony Gold's investment in Moab Khotsong and Hidden Valley is paying off. Strong contributions from these mines along with lower impairments have resulted in a narrower annual loss with the Carbon Tax stealing some of that shine.Revenue however jumped by 32% and headline earnings grew 19%. The miner is looking to acquire new assets in a bid to bolster growth and replenish depleting reserves. Business Day TV caught up with Harmony's CEO, Peter Steenkamp to talk about their opportunities and numbers and what it suggests for the earnings trajectory going forward.
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2am

Shoprite weathers a testing year

Retailer, Shoprite's local supermarket division performed well during its full-year but not enough to offset losses in its rest-of-Africa operations. The group reported a near 20% fall in basic headline earnings per share as its international supermarkets division reported a trading loss of R265 million. The group has warned that a return to profitability in that segment will likely be hampered by challenging trading conditions and as such will consider closing unprofitable stores to cut costs. Group CEO, Pieter Engelbrecht joined Business Day TV to give some perspective on the numbers and ultimately, the retailer's Africa story. ​
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AUG
2am

NHI not a deathblow to medical aid schemes - Discovery

Financial services group, Discovery's valuation has fallen partially due to concerns around the impact of the NHI Bill on private healthcare providers - and while the company supports the bill and doesn't believe that it means the death its industry, it does warn that the restrictions it places on medical aid schemes will be counter productive to the aims of the bill. The company will be making submissions on a wide range of issues raised in the bill. Business Day TV caught up with Jonathan Broomberg the CEO of Discovery Health to talk about how the health care provider has been digesting this new piece of legislation.
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2am

Soft commodity returns hit biggest losing streak in 2-years

A gauge of soft commodity returns just capped its longest run of weekly losses in over two years, last week. That's as signs of ample supply of coffee and sugar collide with demand concerns. Joining Business Day TV on the line with his perspective is Senior commodity analyst at Rabobank, Carlos Mera.
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Ramaphosa signs controversial debt-relief bill into law

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the controversial debt-relief bill. The legislation provides for the extinguishing of the debt of heavily indebted consumers who earn a gross monthly income of no more than R7500, have unsecured debt amounting to 50 thousand rand and who have been found to be critically indebted. Treasury has estimated that the debt-relief proposals could result in as much as 20 billion rand being written off. CEO of African Bank Basani Maluleke sat down with Business Day TV to look at the implications of this
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Acquisitions boost ARB Holdings' annual revenue

New acquisitions have helped ARB holdings boost its annual revenue by 4.5% to R2.7 billion. But headline earnings per share fell by 18.8% as the company beared the brunt of a slowing economy. ARB CEO, Billy Neasham talks to Business Day TV about their latest results.

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