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13
NOV
1am

Peregrine's earnings fall as JSE activity declines

A decline in activity on the JSE has weighed on Peregrine's interim performance. With its advisory division - Java Capital reporting a 45% decline in attributable earnings amid reduced deal flow in the general corporate finance space and in equity capital markets. And this further contributed to a near 40% slump in headline earnings per share to just over 77 cents. Business Day TV spoke to the group's CEO, Robert Katz for more insight.
13
NOV
1am

Retail sales tick up 0.2% year-on-year in September

Consumers appear to have tightened their purse strings, retail sales came in flat in September, up a tepid 0.2% year-on-year and up 0.5% month-on-month. General dealers which account for half of the overall sales fell 0.7% while retailers in textiles, clothing footwear and leather goods grew 3%. What does the depressed retail sales print suggest about consumers ahead of the silly season and in particular, Black Firday. Elize Kruger, Senior Economist at NKC African Economics spoke to Business Day TV about the latest print.
13
NOV
1am

Spar posts profit jump despite tough operating environment

Spar's annual profit has nearly doubled - the retailer which operates in Southern Africa, Ireland and Switzerland saw an 8% rise in turnover growth in Southern Africa largely boosted by liquor sales which grew 18% while weakness in the rand worked in the group's favour in Ireland. The retailer is eyeing further growth opportunities in the European market and Business Day TV spoke to the company's CEO, Graham O'Connor for more insight.
12
NOV
7am

Why Telkom is switching its focus to mobile

Telkom has released its interim results showing a near 36% plunge in interim profit due to a steep rise in finance costs mainly related to spend on the group's mobile business. The company's CEO, Sipho Maseko spoke to Business Day TV about the group's strategy moving forward.
12
NOV
1am

Rand heads into quieter period, what's next?

Well, bearish bets on the rand have subsided despite the country teetering on the brink of junk status with Moody's having changed the rating outlook from stable to negative. And we've had some analysts suggest that we are heading into a quieter period for the rand - at least relative to the huge risk period that we have just come through but there are some key themes and events that can impact this year, before attention shifts back to Moody's in early 2020… Global Markets Strategist at RMB, John Cairns talks to Business Day TV for more detail.
11
NOV
1am

Aspen agrees to sell Japanese unit

Aspen has agreed to sell its Japanese business to a division of Norvatis in a bid to reduce its debt levels. The company's debt has been whittled down to nearly R40 billion from over R53 billion while the sale to Norvatis which is still subject to approval comes at a price tag of close to R7 billion. Company's CEO, Stpehen Saad joins us to discuss what this deal means for the company's commitment to having debt levels reduced from the 2020 financial year.
11
NOV
1am

Is Transet on the right track?

Transnet believes it’s on the right track. The state owned rail and ports utility says that it's addressed some of the concerns which were recently raised by Moody's. The ratings agency lowered its outlook for the company to negative citing worries about expenditure plans and the impact this would have on the group's balance sheet. But Transnet says the release of its interim results show that it's tackled the issues. Business Day TV spoke to acting chief financial officer Mark Gregg-Macdonald for more detail.
11
NOV
1am

How Vodacom is adapting to the current trading environment

Vodacom has bounced back from the once-off hit related to its BEE transaction largely supported by the group's international portfolio where revenue grew nearly 16% offsetting a decline in revenue generated from its domestic market. The group plans to expand M-Pesa internationally along with its Financial Services and Digital Lifestyle businesses in South Africa with the expectation that it will increasingly contribute to revenue growth. In the meantime, profit has jumped by 19%. Company's CEO, Shameel Joosub spoke to Business Day TV about the numbers.
07
NOV
1am

Richard Branson on global investment shifts

Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic hosted an event under the banner 'Business is an adventure' in partnership with Investec today - and, looking at the shifts we're seeing globally on the political and economic fronts, I caught up with Richard and started off by asking him how he's navigating the turbulent adventure Brexit has taken his airline on, where Virgin Atlantic like so many others have been hit for one, by the drop in the pound... here's that conversation...
07
NOV
1am

Dis-Chem outlines expansion strategy

Dis-Chem's reported a 39% plunge in half-year earnings, partly due to strike-related costs. The pharmacy group says this is the last set of results that will be impacted by the industrial action, and that it is now focused on gaining market share. CFO Rui Morais spoke to Business Day TV about Dis-Chem's expansion strategy, as well as the capital commitments the group has made regarding that.

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