JAMIE CARR: Standard Bank hammered by the economy

Standard Bank’s results may not look pretty, but it is the result of what the company describes as “the worst economic shock in living memory”

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JAMIE CARR: Sasol’s birthday may be a bit glum

Covid-19 and low oil and chemical prices saw splashes of red on the income statement

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JAMIE CARR: Data surge a shot in the arm for MTN

MTN now has more than 100-million active data users among its 261.5-million subscribers, and is looking to nudge that up to 200-million as more customers ...

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JAMIE CARR: Looking at the British American Tobacco track record

With apologies to consumers who may have fallen foul of BAT’s product range, there’s no doubt that it’s a cracking good business

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JAMIE CARR: Wescoal having to dig deep

This has been a difficult year for Wescoal

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JAMIE CARR: Foschini Group’s gutsy move has no Jet lag

Despite pressure on its core business, TFG has pounced on a remarkably attractive deal

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JAMIE CARR: Omnia has a good start on turnaround

Credit is due to Omnia for what it has achieved in the past year

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JAMIE CARR: Elon fans fire as value soars

Tesla’s share price has been on the sort of trajectory that you might have expected to see from one of Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rockets

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JAMIE CARR: Mr Price Group showing its mettle

Mr Price has plans for a significant capital raise to give it the firepower to respond to opportunities

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JAMIE CARR: Prosus soars as the world stumbles

Surprisingly, there was no place for Naspers on the FT’s list of top performers in the pandemic

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JAMIE CARR: Life Healthcare’s most shameful cyberattack

For sheer, barefaced scumbaggery it is hard to imagine much to rival hackers who attacked Life Healthcare

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JAMIE CARR: Oceana Group riding the storm, so far

While much remains unpredictable, the company is focused on managing costs and optimising working capital

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JAMIE CARR: Pepkor focusing on low-cost value

The company’s results for the six months to end-March were solid if not spectacular, and clearly sales have fallen off a cliff since then

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JAMIE CARR: Ninety One — a number to bet on

With 21% employee ownership Ninety One’s people have plenty of skin in the game

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JAMIE CARR: AstraZeneca’s big money from the pandemic

AstraZeneca has kicked Royal Dutch Shell off its perch as the FTSE 100’s most valuable firm

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JAMIE CARR: Comair lying low as air travel stalls

Comair says that under the current restrictions, it does not expect to get back in the air until October or November at the earliest

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