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The country’s fastest-growing banking group, Capitec, yesterday revised its profit growth downwards by more than 10 percent, warning that Covid-19 had impacted its operations worse than its initial projections.
Clicks shrugged off the furore surrounding the healthcare retailer, with the stock remaining largely unchanged despite the forced closure of some of its operations in parts of the country and a failed bid to interdict protesters calling for the boycott of its products yesterday.
African Bank said on Monday that it had entered into an R8 billion support arrangement with its shareholders to re-enter the South African wholesale funding market.
The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said yesterday that it had reached a settlement with business rescue practitioners (BRPs) at Comair, which owns Kulula.com and is the local operator for British Airways, over employees’ medical scheme contributions.
The Bureau for Economic Research (BER) on Monday warned that the country’s consumer confidence was likely to remain in negative territory in the immediate term, as buyers were expected to hold back on purchasing luxuries because of the massive drop in incomes and employment.
The South African currency lost traction as caution builds ahead of a pivotal GDP release today according to NKC Research.
The Competition Tribunal has approved the sale of parts of Edgars to Durban's Retailability subject to certain employment-related conditions, Edcon said in a statement.
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