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  • Money management company Sygnia debuts on the JSE
  • Today saw the listing of money management company Sygnia Ltd. The company's been around for 12 years and decided to list earlier this year. Sygnia joins the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in a year that's seen many new listings so far. Let's take a closer look… Sygnia shares were in demand Sygnia [JSE:SYG] joined the ranks of the JSE today, reports Fin24. Its share price soared by... ››› more
  • [14 October 2015]
  • What lies ahead for ‘Megabrew'?
  • Yesterday saw the board at SABMiller finally happy with an offer from Belgium brewer Anheuser Busch InBev. If it goes through, further to the necessary regulatory approval, the deal will be the biggest to happen in the UK. So what could stand in the way of the deal to form this ‘Megabrew'? And will shareholders be happy further down the line? Let's take a closer look… Many hurdl... ››› more
  • [14 October 2015]
  • Mediclinic International joins forces with Al Noor Hospitals Group
  • Last week, Mediclinic International released a cautionary announcement about the possible combination of it with Al Noor Hospitals Group. Today, Mediclinic confirmed that it would be joining forces with Al Noor. Let's take a closer look at the deal… Mediclinic shareholders will become the majority shareholders in Al Noor This morning Mediclinic [JSE:MDC], one of the largest health... ››› more
  • [14 October 2015]
  • SABMiller shares soar as the brewer accepts AB InBev's latest offer,
  • After a number of failed offers, Anheuser-Busch InBev has made a successful bid for SABMiller. Shares in SABMiller have soared on the news. Let's take a closer look at the new deal… AB InBev’s new offer is worth £44 a share AB InBev is buying SABMiller [JSE:SAB] for around £68 billion (R1.4 trillion), reports IOL. The resulting company will produce around a third of the world... ››› more
  • [13 October 2015]
  • Time is ticking for AB InBev to make a formal offer for SABMiller
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev have until Wednesday to make a formal bid for SABMiller. The Belgium brewer has already made three informal bids for SABMiller, but with no success. The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has also waded in saying it backs the SABMiller board rejection of the latest offer. But rumour has it that a higher bid could be on the table soon. Let's take a closer look at what... ››› more
  • [12 October 2015]
  • Profit watch: A new listing is hitting the JSE on 14 October
  • For the July issue of the South African Investor, I took a deeper look into the JSE's Kudu Horn. If you don't know what that is, I'll give you a brief update. It's simple: Every time there's a new listing on the JSE, the Kudu Horn is blown. There have been over 80 listings on the JSE over the past 10 years. And while some Initial Public Offerings (IPOS) have helped investors make a fortune... ››› more
  • [12 October 2015]
  • AB InBev appeals to SABMiller shareholders
  • After SABMiller rejected Anheuser-Busch InBev's third informal offer, the Belgium brewer is now appealing directly to SABMiller's shareholders. AB InBev has criticised SABMiller's rejection of the offer and is trying to show SABMiller shareholders there is great value in the deal for them. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… AB InBev wants shareholders to push SABMiller’s ... ››› more
  • [09 October 2015]
  • If you serious about investing in an IPO, here's what you need to know
  • Whenever a company announces it's listing on the JSE, there's always a bit of excitement that surrounds the opportunity. It sounds simple enough to make money off an Initial Public Offering (IPO) doesn't it? You just stick your cash into a “potentially” good company and hope other investors do the same. If the hype surrounding a new issue pushes the price up quickly, you can sell on ... ››› more
  • [08 October 2015]
  • SABMiller snubs AB InBev for a third time
  • Yesterday afternoon, SABMiller announced that it was rejecting the third informal bid made by Anheuser-Busch InBev. So what's going on? Let's take a closer look… SABMiller’s board believes the latest offer still falls short SABMiller [JSE:SAB] rejected AB InBev’s latest offer of £42.15 a share, reports Fin24. The board says the offer “still very substantially undervalues”... ››› more
  • [08 October 2015]
  • AB InBev makes its third offer for SABMiller
  • Earlier today, it emerged that Anheuser-Busch InBev had upped its bid to buy SABMiller. If the buyout is successful, it would result in the merge of the world's two largest brewers. Let's take a closer look at the new offer… AB InBev offer SABMiller R868 a share AB InBev has raised its offer to buy SABMiller [JSE:SAB] following two previous failed bids, reports Fin24. The new cash... ››› more
  • [07 October 2015]
  • Shares in Aquarius Platinum soar nearly 40% as Sibanye Gold plans buyout
  • Earlier this morning, Aquarius Platinum shares shot higher after Sibanye Gold made an offer for all the shares in the company. Shares in Sibanye also rose on the news. This comes less than a month after Sibanye bought Anglo American Platinum's Rustenburg platinum operations. Let's take a closer look at the deal between Aquarius and Sibanye… Sibanye’s offer for Aquarius amounts to R... ››› more
  • [06 October 2015]
  • Never be afraid of falling stock prices… exploit them instead
  • Kevin Wides is the South African Investor's newest contributor. As a successful hedge fund manager, he focuses on global macroeconomics where he identifies key trends in the financial markets. Through his career, Kevin speculated on just about everything that has a price or is listed on an exchange, from bonds to currencies. And he's made a tremendous amount of money doing this. But the... ››› more
  • [05 October 2015]
  • Shares in Datatec plummet as a weak rand hits earnings
  • This morning, Datatec released a trading statement regarding the release of its interim results, which are due out on 21 October. The company warned that its earnings for the six months to the end of August will be 25% less than for the same period last year. Datatec's shares plunged on the news. Let's take a closer look at what's causing Datatec's earnings to come under so much pressure... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • Why cheaper banking is paying off for Capitec
  • Yesterday, Capitec Bank Holdings released its unaudited results for the six months to the end of August. The bank, which boosts the lowest customer fees and charges, is gaining traction in South Africa's consumer banking sector. Capitec's results show it's attracting new customers and its earnings are reflecting this rise. Let's take a closer look… Capitec grows earnings 25% Ca... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • Shares in Glencore plummet over 25% as worries grow over commodities prices
  • Yesterday, shareholders in Glencore watched in amazement as shares plunged over 25% in London and Johannesburg. The fall continued this morning in Hong Kong, where shares shed over 27%. So what's going on with Glencore? Let's take a closer look… Shares in Glencore bounced higher following yesterday’s fall This morning, shares in Glencore [JSE:GLN] climbed back over 5% in ear... ››› more
  • [29 September 2015]

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