SA builders plead for help as crime hampers projects worth R25.5bn

Armed gangs are disrupting construction projects in the Eastern and Western Cape, demanding to be part of the projects themselves

Hackers demand ransom from Norway’s Norsk Hydro as part of cyberattack

Aluminium producer is scrambling to rid its IT system of the virus as production is partially effected

Remgro flags business risks posed by Eskom power outages

The investment firm also says political instability ahead of the elections is a threat in 2019

Aluminium producer Norsk Hydro shuts several plants after cyberattack

Giant smelters in countries including Norway, Qatar and Brazil were being operated manually

Power-supply deal critical to Hulamin’s continued viabilty

South32, which supplies the company with aluminium, is in a row with Eskom over expiry date of its contract

Construction has hit rock bottom, Bell CEO Leon Goosen says

Heavy-moving equipment seller, Bell does 60% of its business abroad but this could rise given the lack of local demand for its products 

Bell Equipment says Zimbabwe's currency crisis dented profits

The group declared a final dividend of 25c a share, taking the total dividend for the year to 45c, the same as the prior year

Group Five opens up about its troubles

The cash-strapped construction firm says there is a reasonable prospect that it can be rescued

Metair survives currency volatility to post record results

The company’s overseas acquisitions, particularly in Turkey and despite the lira’s turbulent year, boosted its 2018 performance 

Metair says its offshore bets paid off in 2018

Strong showing from businesses in Turkey and Romania helps full-year net profit rise 19%

Carillion’s collapse gives Balfour Beatty a leg up

British construction group says it won more business following bankruptcy of low-price bidder as it reports a nearly 10% jump in full-year profit

KZN paper mill investment saves the day at Mpact

The paper and plastics packaging company expects its plastics business to continue to struggle in the new financial year

Alitalia rescue at risk as suitors set conditions, says source

Three investors do not see eye to eye on structure of the deal to rescue troubled Italian airline

Airlines rethink $57bn in Boeing orders after crashes

Boeing is in crisis as airlines around the world ground the plane, with regulators from Australia to Europe denying it access to their airspace

SA’s construction industry, like Group Five, may be collapsing

As construction companies crumble, SA will have to rely on foreign companies — and their prices — for infrastructure builds

BAT Canada gets court protection from creditors after losing smoking case

The decision lets Imperial Tobacco continue operating its businesses normally, and follows a similar move by Japan Tobacco’s JTI-Macdonald unit last week

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