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This year there was no Black Friday bonanza for major retailers as the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has damaged not only the economy but led to job losses and constrained consumers’ spending power, deterred the usual throngs of shoppers.
The government will face off with public sector workers’ unions in the Labour Court this week as it reneged on implementing the last leg of the three-year public wage deal signed in 2018.
Purple Group’s share price leapt by more than 7 percent on the JSE on Friday after the financial services group returned to profitability in the year to end-August.
Vice-President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Solomon Quaynor has said the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could lead the recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.
The Bidvest Group said on Friday that it had seen a recovery in trading performance in the four months to the end of October, with revenue and trading profit broadly unchanged compared to the same period last year.
The rand lost momentum as the risk rally showed signs slowing, but remained near multi-week highs against the greenback according to NKC Research.
Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) has made good progress in negotiating rental relief packages and is seeing a monthly improvement in both foot count and turnover, the group said in a pre-close update on Friday.
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