Investec: breaking up ain’t hard to do

CEO says the new separated business is all about leadership in its market segment. But will it become a target for acquisition?

MMI learns the tough realities of Africa

The company is exiting its operations in Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Swaziland

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Banking shares to buy right now

The sheer quantum of the banks’ profits is testament to the huge role they play in the economy

Why township malls outperform their suburban counterparts

Malls that cater for lower-income shoppers are delivering better returns than their suburban counterparts

Sanlam: A firm in fine fettle

None of the company’s business units is in intensive care. But its diversification into health may raise eyebrows

Libstar: food for thought over listing

The owner of brands such as Denny and Goldcrest just wanted to make a quick buck, say analysts

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Discovery Bank’s launch delayed

Discovery plans to buy out FirstRand shares – which will make more sense, says Adrian Gore, as the two will be rivals

Economy’s woes could hurt AdvTech, Curro

Though there is vibrancy in the schools sector, prolonged economic difficulties in SA may put a brake on growth

Old Mutual: dominant and flush with cash

There will be more gifts for shareholders after the sale of the Latin American business goes through

Listed property goes from not bad to far worse

Investors will have to lower dividend growth expectations as rentals come under pressure from slow economy

Italtile loosens the purse strings

Shareholders get a special dividend of 30c a share — and a 27% increase in the dividend payout to 38c