Textainer to buy back an additional R450m shares

Shipping container group is confident in its long-term outlook and doubles its share buy-back programme

Coca-Cola wins round one in BEE battle against SAB

Interim order forces SABMiller to set aside benefits for its former workers but they will not be paid out yet

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Sappi in strong cash position to weather Covid-19 crisis

Wood pulp manufacturer sitting on more than $200m in cash deposits

Nampak says lenders have relaxed debt covenants

The packaging manufacturer says it is at risk due to the weakening rand

Barloworld delays Mongolian acquisition amid Covid-19 disruptions

Travel restrictions have hit transaction, which had been scheduled to be completed on April 1

Metair postpones dividend as Covid-19 hits profits

Battery group was due to pay 120c per share on April 20, but has delayed it until the release of interim results

Maker of Camel aims to double e-cigarette revenue

BAT targets at least £5bn in income from new products in four years, CEO Jack Bowles says

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KAP Industrial expects oil price slump and Covid-19 to hit profits

The group produces polymers that are used in the production of a variety of plastic products, which has already been under pressure from oversupply

Distell to offload struggling wine farms

The maker of Amarula and Nederburg is simplifying its structure and emphasising returns on invested capital

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Moody’s downgrades Ford and BMW, warns of coming ‘credit shock’

The rapid spread of the coronavirus outbreak will reduce demand meaningfully, says the ratings agency

WBHO battens down the hatches by withholding dividends

Group expects the 21-day lockdown that starts at midnight on Thursday to affect its SA operations

WBHO withdraws dividend payment due to Covid-19

About R48m in dividends was due to be paid in April, but the company is now seeking to preserve its cash reserves

Sappi declares force majeure at its Vulindlela expansion project

The group informs contractors and suppliers of the controlled closure as SA prepares to start a 21-day lockdown

Motor industry to tap BEE fund to support companies in Covid-19 crisis

Money may be needed to support small, vulnerable firms at risk in the next months

AB InBev, Pernod cut outlooks as virus hobbles drinks makers

Bars and restaurants have been ordered to shut in many countries, severely reducing liquor sales

Mpact delays R73m in dividend payments due to Covid-19

Dividends meant to be paid by the packaging company in April will now be paid in September

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