WTO gives US final OK to slap sanctions on EU over Airbus aid

The EU says the tariffs will force it to apply countermeasures over US aid to Boeing

Concerns for jobs and local industries take centre stage in mergers

The Competition Amendment Act further elevates public interest issues

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Lower prices and soft demand hit Mondi

Paper and packaging group’s earnings dive 18% in the three months to end-September

PPC CFO to step down

Tryphosa Ramano will leave on October 31 to pursue personal interests

Boeing 737 NG with cracks grounded by Southwest and Gol

The 737 NG  is the third generation of the 737, preceding the already grounded MAX range; the planes are undergoing mandatory checks

Mondi falls to almost a three-year low after earnings warning

In morning trade, the company’s share price was down 3.59% at R276.34, a level last seen in January 2017

Basil Read completes contractual obligations on loss-making projects

The construction firm makes progress in meeting a key objective of the business rescue plan

Zeder shareholders in for a R4.7bn bonanza

The agribusiness's investors have backed PepsiCo's acquisition of Pioneer Foods

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Nissan names Makoto Uchida CEO

Uchida is Nissan’s third boss in as many years, and will need to address falling profits as well as execute a big restructuring

Group Five interim CEO Thabo Kgogo resigns

Group Five business rescue practitioners say the company is not looking for a replacement CEO

Insimbi eyes further acquisitions after boost from scrap metal recycler

Metal alloy supplier grows interim revenue 13% after acquiring Group Wreck

Tongaat’s forensic investigation is complete

The troubled sugar and property company says it will no longer release full-year results on October 31

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Toyota invests R20m to supply bakkie kits in Kenya

The long-term plan is to create a sustainable East African vehicle assembly industry

Wind and solar power up Raubex outlook

JSE-listed infrastructure development group says interim headline earnings per share to end-August could double due to IPP contracts

Bidcorp to sell UK transport business

International food services business finalises agreement to sell Best Foods to Tesco’s Booker Group

Aton abandons bid for control of Murray & Roberts

German-based company cites recommended prohibition by the Competition Commission and opposition of M&R’s independent board as primary reasons to withdraw offer

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