Tribunal says it needs more information on maize seed market for Dow merger

The Competition Tribunal says the Commission must consult further with interested parties on the proposed DowDuPont, Dow Chemical and EI DuPont merger

NEWS ANALYSIS: Post-crisis rules not having intended effect on banks’ risk profiles

The shift in business model has done little to shield banks from suffering big losses when markets move against them, traders and risk managers, writes Olivia ...

Activist fund Elliott adds potash to list of BHP grievances

BHP wants to spend billions of dollars of shareholder money to diversify into potash, but Elliot says ‘thinking big’ has been disastrous for BHP ...

Remy Cointreau delivers strong first-quarter sales on China’s taste for Cognac

Cognac sales, which contribute 65% to group revenue, jumped 18.7% in the first quarter; group sales reached ¤240.2m in the three months to June 30

Moody’s hands Barclays Africa a foreign-currency junk rating

However, Barclays Africa’s local-currency rating remained investment grade at Aa3, Moody’s said on Tuesday

After rejecting Kraft Heinz bid, Unilever’s profits increase ‘substantially’

CE Paul Polman says the consumer product company’s transformation into a more resilient, competitive and profitable business is accelerating

South32’s share falls after reporting decline in nearly all mineral production

South32 listed record performance of its aluminium smelters in Mozambique as one of the highlights of its financial year

JSE censures African Dawn Capital over results misstatement

African Dawn Capital has just received a public rap over the knuckles for breaching listing requirements with errors in its 2014 results, restated in its 2015 ...

SAP’s profit undershoots expectations, as costs rise

Europe’s most valuable technology firm posted rapid growth in its cloud services business in both revenue as well as expenses

Vodacom’s revenue gains in SA offset declines in rest of Africa

CEO Shameel Joosub says the group’s ‘more affordable rates’ contributed to the declining average revenue per user

On the spot: Eskom's top three drop Gupta bombshells

Utility’s chairman, acting CE and finance head downplay influence of notorious family on contractual decisions, though not all three are on same page, ...

No bonuses for Pick n Pay executives

Struggling retail group opts to reward lower-ranked management

Taste halts sale of luxury business

Selling the owner of the Arthur Kaplan and World’s Finest Watches chains ‘remains the long-term strategy’

NEWS ANALYSIS: Distrust too deep for talks to fix mining

Inappropriate behaviour by Zwane in his relations with the Gupta family a big stumbling block to talks, writes Allan Seccombe

Why Tito Mboweni quit PPC’s board

Nonexecutive director’s decision to step down with immediate effect may be linked to the company’s proposed merger with Afrisam

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