South Africa Economy

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Articles & Analysis | Share Analysis: Kumba - Mining from The Report: South Africa 2016

 

THE COMPANY: Kumba is a listed iron ore mining company and 70% subsidiary of global diversified miner Anglo American, benefitting from group procurement and mine optimisation strategies. Kumba was formed in a 2001 demerger from South African integrated steel company Iscor and a subsequent demerger...

 

THE COMPANY: MTN is a multinational telecommunications company, headquartered in South Africa, with operations in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East. MTN’s offerings include voice services through 2G or GSM networks and data services through 3G networks. Incorporated in 1994 under the...

 

The South Africa initial public offering (IPO) market was booming at the start of 2015. In the first quarter of the year, three companies listed on the exchange, more than in any first quarter since the global financial crisis of 2008-09. The combination of a strong market and innovation in regulations and listing rules attracted companies to...

 

What financing mechanisms can be utilised to enhance revenues and narrow the budget deficit?

 

The capital markets in South Africa are defying the economy they are situated in, indeed emerging markets as a whole. While economic growth is sluggish, stock prices are rising, and hitting new highs, and a record number of offerings are being issued to the public. Technical and regulatory improvements at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)...

 

One of the major factors holding economic growth back in South Africa is power shortages. While Eskom, the public utility, has 45,000 MW of capacity, an estimated one-third of this is currently out of commission due to a combination of scheduled maintenance and unexpected breakdowns.

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