Datatec bounces on sale of Westcon – Business Day

Datatec announced the sale of its Westcon Americas business in a shares-and-cash deal worth about R10.2 billion — or 85% of its market cap. US Fortune 500 IT company, Synnex, will pay a maximum of US$800 million, of which US$500 million will be settled in Synnex shares, giving Datatec a 10.25% share. Aslam Dalvi comments. […]

Clothing retailers suffering in tough economy – Business Day

Mr Price Group reported a drop in headline earnings for the first time in 16 years. In the year to April 1 2017, Mr Price reported a fall of 10.4% in diluted headline earnings per share to 887.9c. Retail sales eased 0.5%, while comparable store sales fell 3.6% to R18.6 billion. Simon Anderssen comments. view article

Africa makes winning case for Steinhoff – Business Day

Steinhoff’s African and East European assets outperformed the group’s operations elsewhere. In the six months to March 2017, the African business increased its total revenue 25% to €522 million. On a like-for-like basis, African revenue increased 4%, a good showing when compared with other domestically listed retailers. Dirk van Vlaanderen comments. view article

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