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SA-focused equities face even more trouble ahead

karl gernetzky

SA asset managers are seeking defensive stocks amid a slowing global economy as well as few signs of a turnaround for domestic conditions

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Equites interested in Shoprite’s industrial assets

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Equites Property Fund is keen on acquiring part of Shoprite's R7bn warehouse portfolio, which the retailer wants to sell to raise cash

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Advtech gets an A+ for effort and earnings

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Vast numbers of SA children cannot read, but there is something we can do about it

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