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Trans Hex interim results September 2018

13/12 Sales revenue increased to R136.2 million (2017: R40.1 million), gross loss came in at R37.1 million (2017: profit of R9 million), mining loss widened to R37.3 million (2017: loss of R25.7 million), loss attributable to owners of the parent from continuing operations jumped to R35.4 million  Full story

Naspers - listing of MultiChoice

17/09 Naspers announced its intention to list its Video Entertainment business separately on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and simultaneously to unbundle the shares in this business to its shareholders. The new company will be named MultiChoice Group Ltd. ("MultiChoice Group") and will inc  Full story

Spanish stocks - Factors to watch on Friday

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Fiat Chrysler may review $5.7 bln plan if Italy taxes diesel, petrol cars

13/12 Fiat Chrysler (FCA) could review its 5 billion euro ($5.7 billion) Italian investment plan, which includes a shift to cleaner engines, if Rome raises taxes on petrol and diesel cars.  Full story

Transnet shuts main iron ore export rail link after accident

30/11 South Africa's main iron ore export railway line has closed and force majeure letters sent to customers after a truck severely damaged a railway bridge on Wednesday, state-owned freight group Transnet said.  Full story

Naspers - listing of MultiChoice

17/09 Naspers announced its intention to list its Video Entertainment business separately on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and simultaneously to unbundle the shares in this business to its shareholders. The new company will be named MultiChoice Group Ltd. ("MultiChoice Group") and will inc  Full story

 

SA Business

South Africa's AMCU union to remain on strike at Sibanye-Stillwater

12h28 The president of South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said on Friday that the union's Sibanye-Stillwater members remain on strike, disputing the miner's argument the action is now. . .  Full story

Chinese battery firm halts purchases of cobalt from Glencore - sources

12h14 Chinese battery firm GEM has stopped buying cobalt from Glencore as the price of the battery material crashed below that agreed in a three-year deal between the two companies, sources close. . .  Full story

South Africa's Aspen strikes distribution deal with U.S. drugmaker Mylan

12h10 Aspen Pharmacare has struck a deal with U.S. generics maker Mylan to distribute a portfolio of prescription and over-the-counter drugs in Australia and New Zealand.. . .  Full story
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SA Company

Invicta Holdings Appoints Ernst & Young As External Auditors

12h57 Invicta Holdings Ltd:. . .  Full story

Aspen Pharmacare drops on debt worries and revenue forecast

11h57 Shares in Aspen Pharmacare fell more than 8 percent on Friday, a day after the South African drugmaker said it had negotiated a temporary relaxation of its lending agreements and forecast little growth in full-year. . .  Full story

Aspen Pharmacare shares slump after revenue forecast disappoints

10h26 Shares in South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare fell more than 8 percent in early Friday trade a day after it forecast full-year revenue growth of between 1 percent and 4 percent in commercial pharmaceuticals.. . .  Full story
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Gold wilts on dollar strength; set for weekly decline

13h01 Gold eased for the second straight session to hit a one-week low on Friday as the dollar rose, putting the metal on track to post its biggest weekly fall in five ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate decision next week.  Full story

China says to halt additional tariffs on U.S.-made cars from Jan 1

12h58 China will suspend additional tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts for three months starting Jan. 1, 2019, the country's finance ministry said on Friday, following a truce in a trade war between the world's two largest economies.  Full story

LVMH splashes out on luxury hotels with $3.2 bln Belmond deal

12h56 Luxury goods maker LVMH has agreed to buy Belmond, the owner of hotels including Venice's landmark Cipriani, for $3.2 billion including debt to increase its presence in upmarket hospitality.  Full story
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Europe

European shares sink as China data derails hopes of Santa rally

12h46 European shares were sharply lower for a second day on Friday as weak Chinese data renewed worries about the health of the world's second-largest economy and potential damage from Washington's protracted trade spat with Beijing.. . .  Full story

France plans Renault CEO hunt as board frays over Ghosn -sources

12h43 The French government is seeking candidates to replace Renault's embattled boss Carlos Ghosn, sources told Reuters, as board members began to voice doubts about keeping him in office following his indictment in Japan for suspected. . .  Full story

Euro zone businesses end 2018 on a sour note -PMIs

12h42 Euro zone businesses ended the year in a gloomy mood, expanding their operations at the slowest pace in over four years as new order growth all but dried up, hurt by trade tensions and. . .  Full story
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US

Hospital beds firm LINET may agree stake sale in first half of 2019 - founder

12h07 European hospital and nursing bed maker LINET Group is in talks with three or four bidders over the potential sale of a stake and could wrap up a deal in the first half of. . .  Full story

Oil falls on China economic data, output cuts support

11h50 Oil prices slipped on Friday after China reported slower economic growth, pointing to lower fuel demand in the world's biggest oil importer, although market sentiment was supported by supply cuts agreed last week by. . .  Full story

S.Korea's Moon urges "restrained" language in forced labour row with Japan

11h19 South Korea's President Moon Jae-in told Japanese lawmakers on Friday "cautious, restrained" language is needed when discussing wartime forced labour to avoid "inciting antagonistic emotions" between the people of the two East Asian countries.. . .  Full story
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Asia

SoftBank telco IPO sees strong demand despite Huawei, network disruption

12h51 Domestic investors have sought nearly double the number of shares offered by SoftBank Group Corp's soon-to-list wireless unit, two sources from a lead IPO underwriter said, underscoring strong demand for Japan's third-largest telco.. . .  Full story

Insolvent Air Berlin's administrator sues Etihad for up 2 bln euros

12h32 German airline Air Berlin's insolvency administrator is suing Abu Dhabi' Etihad, its former owner, for damages of up 2 billion euros ($2.26 billion), a Berlin court said on Friday.. . .  Full story

Japan's SMFG names finance chief Ota as bank's new CEO

11h59 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc (SMFG) on Friday named finance head Jun Ota as chief executive, at a time when Japan's third-largest bank draws growing attention for possible merger-and-acquisition activity given a buildup of cash.. . .  Full story
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Forex

Russia c.bank raises rates, plans to resume FX buying

12h48 The Russian central bank raised its key interest rate to 7.75 percent on Friday, responding to rising inflation and pressure on the rouble that is set to grow after the bank announced it would. . .  Full story

Russia c.bank to resume FX purchases from Jan 15

12h44 Russian central bank will resume foreign exchange purchases from Jan. 15 as the situation on the domestic financial market has stabilised, the central bank said in a statement on Friday.. . .  Full story

ACCORDING TO BANK OF RUSSIA ESTIMATES, MOST INFLATION INDICATORS REFLECTING THE MOST SUSTAINABLE PRICE MOVEMENTS ARE GROWING

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Africa

Nigeria inflation rate rose slightly in November - stats office

10h52 Nigeria's inflation rate rose slightly in November over the previous year, with price increases across a broad range of products, the statistics office said on Friday,. . .  Full story

MTN, Nigerian central bank dispute will be over "very soon" -regulator

13/12 The Nigerian telecoms regulator said on Thursday that an $8.1 billion dispute between South African telecoms group MTN and the Nigerian central bank "is being resolved and very soon it will be over.". . .  Full story

Ivory Coast inflation rises to 1.8 pct year-on-year in November

12/12 Consumer price inflation in Ivory Coast rose to 1.8 percent year-on-year in November, up from 0.8 percent in October, data from the National Statistics Institute showed on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
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