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    WATCH: PROPTECH

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 24:46


    Through the pandemic listed property companies have had to get back to basics and focus on the core operating strategies of managing assets and less on the financial engineering that had caused such over exuberance in markets in the mid-2010s. While REITs might excel at attracting the right tenants, maximising the information in their leases, and running their businesses smoothly, they also regularly face additional challenges that can hinder their overall success. Miscommunication and general inefficiency can lead to unsatisfied tenants and wasted budgets. With load-shedding ever-present landlords must also find ways to minimise the impact on their tenants. The rise of proptech has started to find unique solutions to these challenges and to talk about how data and analytics and technology are converging to propel innovation in REITland. Michael Avery is joined by Mark Fairweather, the Managing Director of MRI Software for Africa; Craig Hean, Managing Director, Advisory & Transaction Services Excellerate and Laurence Rapp, CEO of Vukile property Fund

    Trade of Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 11:26


    Join independent analyst Loyiso Mpeta as he takes us through what the charts are saying about commodity stocks, like Glencore and BHP.

    Why the rand is under pressure

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 7:30


    The rand has come under pressure as South Africa feels the impact of load-shedding and markets eye potential interest rate hikes from major central banks. Business Day TV unpacked the factors at play and what could be in store for the local unit with Citadel global director Bianca Botes.

    Eskom scrambles for emergency energy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 7:29


    South Africa will need half a trillion rand to put an end to load shedding by the beginning of 2025, according to Intellidex. The research company has revealed this figure in the wake of Eskom's announcement that it is scrambling for emergency power to end stage six load-shedding. The power utility is looking procure 1000 megawatts of energy from private users. Nersa is yet to determine how the costs of the procurement will be recouped. Business Day TV spoke to Peter Attard Montalto from Intellidex for more detail.

    Investec in the cloud

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 25:47


    The bank of 2030 will look very different from today. Facing changing consumer expectations, emerging technologies, and alternative business models, banks need to start putting strategies in place now to help them prepare for this future. An important indicator of the shifting landscape? Cloud computing is moving to the forefront as a focus for the chief information officer, C-suite executives, and board members.
Banking and capital markets leaders increasingly recognize that cloud is more than a technology; it is a destination for banks and other financial services firms to store data and applications and access advanced software applications via the internet.
The leading public cloud providers offer an array of innovative products-as-a-service that can be accessed on their platforms and help banks implement business and operating models to grow top line, get a far better customer picture, contain costs, and deliver market-relevant products quickly. To talk about this Michael Avery is joined by Graeme Lockley, Head of IT Architecture and Engineering at Investec South Africa; Ricardo Rosa, Enterprise Commercial Director at Microsoft South Africa & Tijsbert Creemers, Managing Director and Partner at Boston Consulting Group, Johannesburg

    The Week in Perspective

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 25:23


    The global economic outlook remains downbeat and some countries are expected to slip into recession in 2023, but it is too early to say if there will be a widespread global recession, the IMF said on Thursday.
The IMF in July revised down global growth to 3.2% in 2022 and 2.9% in 2023. It will release a new outlook next month.
In comparison, the World Bank said the world could be edging towards a global recession in 2023 as central banks across the world simultaneously hike interest rates to combat persistent inflation. read more
The world's three largest economies - the United States, China, and the euro zone - have been slowing sharply, and even a "moderate hit to the global economy over the next year could tip it into recession,", it said
Meanwhile US President Joe Biden and President Cyril Ramaphosa are due to meet in Washington today to discuss various top level matters in very changed world as John Kerry has said it's up to the president to put something on the table for the US8.5bn Just Transition Deal. Joining Michael Avery for this discussion is Warwick Lucas, Head of Galileo Securities; Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist at Alexforbes & Raymond Parsons, Professor in the School of Business and Governance at North West University

    Ethereum's long awaited merge takes place

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 5:54


    The world's second largest cryptocurrency - Ethereum, has completed its much anticipated switch to a more energy-efficient infrastructure. Business Day TV unpacked what this move means, and how it impacts the crypto space with the General Manager for Africa at Luno, Marius Reitz.​

    Metair earnings slump

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 6:50


    The devastating KZN floods and hyperinflation have weighed on Metair. The firm has posted a 74% slump in headline earnings per share, and a 2% drop in revenue to R5.8bn. Business Day TV discussed the company's half-year results with the CEO, Riaz Haffejee.

    Increase in air travel demand boosts ACSA

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 9:52


    Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has reported an 81% jump in annual revenue thanks to the easing of Covid-19 restrictions which allowed for a pick up in domestic and international travel. Business Day TV unpacked the performance in greater detail with company's CEO Mpumi Mpofu.

    FirstRand gives shareholders a reason to smile

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 7:33


    FirstRand has rewarded shareholders, dishing out an ordinary dividend of R3.42 and a special dividend of R1.25. That's as it posted a 21% increase in headline earnings, after benefitting from higher interest rates, and recovering from the impact of the pandemic. Business Day TV discussed the company's annual performance with CEO of FirstRand, Alan Pullinger.

    Financial advice beyond 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 25:33


    Over the last decade the landscape for financial advisers and the customers they serve has changed dramatically largely due to regulation aimed at ensuring consumers getter a better, fairer and more transparent deal.
The focus has been on facilitating access to financial advice through simple or limited advice categorisation
Introducing a best interest statuary duty requiring financial advisers to act in the best interests of their clients
Introducing a requirement to obtain a client agreement to ongoing advice fees and fees for related services
And banning conflicted remuneration including commissions, volume payments and soft benefits and making clear distinctions between tied and independent advisers 
But what doest he future hold now as globally Mifid II is upon us, retail investors are having a go on platforms that are lowering barriers to invest on the stock market like easy equities and as the rise of low cost indexing has upended the game?
 Michael Avery is joined by Debra Slabber, Portfolio Specialist Director at Morningstar Investment Management; Craig Gradidge, Investment and Retirement Planning Specialist at Gradidge Mahura Investments; Maya Fisher-French, Personal Finance Writer, TV Presenter and Author as well as Gareth Stobie, MD at CoreShares

    Easing restrictions give Growthpoint a boost

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 8:07


    Improved trading conditions have worked in Growthpoint's favor as the property company has been able to reduced vacancies and deliver a 5.1% rise in distributable income per share. Business Day TV discussed the company's performance with Group CEO, Norbert Sasse.

    Retail sales recover in July

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 5:53


    Retail sales have bounced back, increasing by 8.6% on a year on year basis in July, mainly due to a large contribution from general dealers. Business Day TV unpacked the print with RMB economist Siobhan Redford.

    Impact of Watchdog's raids is unclear - Momentum

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 7:19


    Momentum Metropolitan has posted a sevenfold increase in annual profit driven by a strong showing from its established business units. Business Day TV spoke to the insurer's CEO, Hillie Meyer for more detail.

    ARC Investments says no to dividends for now​

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 8:23


    African Rainbow Capital Investments says it won't be declaring dividends in the short to medium term. That's as the firm plans to instead use cash to fund new opportunities. Business Day TV spoke to the group's Co-CEO, Johan van Zyl for more insight into the group's plans.

    Libstar delivers 'resilient' performance ​

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 7:17


    Denny mushroom owner Libstar has described its first-half performance as 'resilient' with the group reporting a more than 9% rise in revenue despite inflationary pressures. Business Day TV caught up with Libstar CEO Andries van Rensburg for more insight.

    Attacq moves on from Covid-19 with dividend payout

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 8:32


    Mall of Africa owner Attacq has bounced back from the impact of the pandemic and reinstated dividend payments with an annual payout of 50c per share. Business Day TV unpacked the performance in greater detail with company's CFO, Raj Nana.

    Long Road to Energy Reform

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 26:43


    As the country grapples with another week of loadshedding, Eskom's worst case scenario modelling for energy availability factors at its aging coal plants is coming to pass, highlighting the urgency with which the country needs to move on the long and winding road to total energy market reform. Late on Friday 26 August, the National Electricity Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) asked for public comment on three section 34 determinations made by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, which the minister sent to NERSA for concurrence. The first one is for 14 791 MW of solar, wind and storage capacity to be procured. A second one is for 1 000 MW from biomass and landfill projects. The third one is for 3 000 MW of gas. This is a massive announcement. It more than doubles the total MWs in procurement, pushing the total over 33 000 MW of capacity that will be opened for bids, and in due course connected to the grid. Murmurings ahead of the mini budget are also that Treasury will assume a portion of Eskom's debt. All the while Eskom's EAF declines and serious concerns are being raised about whether the Koeberg 20 year life extension target date of 2024 will be achieved. To talk about this Michael Avery is joined by Grove Steyn, MD of Meridian Economics; Miriam Altman, Director at Altman Advisory & Professor, 4IR Practice at the University of Johannesburg & Mark Swilling, Professor at Centre for Sustainability Transitions at Stellenbosch University

    Activity in the construction industry gathers steam

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 7:46


    Activity in the construction sector is recovering. The Afrimat Construction Index rose by 2.4% in the second quarter, shrugging off the impact of the KZN floods, Eskom's power cuts and high fuel prices. Business Day TV caught up with independent economist Roelof Botha, who compiles the index, for more detail.​

    Pricey export markets expected to dim agri green shoots

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 8:00


    South Africa's agricultural exports grew to about R60bn in the second quarter thanks to strong prices and robust demand for citrus, apples, maize and pears. But this benefit is expected to be short-lived as export markets become more expensive to access. Business Day TV spoke to FNB agricultural economist Paul Makube for greater perspective on what this means for the future on the industry.

    Climate finance focus ahead of Cop 27

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 27:29


    Nearly 40 million people worldwide work in jobs related to clean energy, according to a Sept. 8 report from the International Energy Agency. That number represents 56% of total energy sector employment, meaning that, for the first time ever, clean energy jobs outnumber those involved in producing, transporting, and burning fossil fuels.
The US's Inflation Reduction Act contains some of the most robust climate change provisions in American history. It will likely spur a race to the top in renewable energy technologies and have implications for African exports in critical minerals for these technologies. The US Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa, which was released around the same time, however is disappointingly vague on key climate issues, including climate finance.
Recently South Africa's banks have come under the Just Share spotlight. With developments moving rapidly, and the scope and extent of potential ESG disputes evolving in real-time, it is becoming and important risk factor for business.
As we build up to Cop 27 in Sharm el Sheik in Egypt Joining Michael Avery for this conversation is Barbara Creecy, Minister of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs; Olivia Rumble, co-founder of Climate Legal; Kirsten Wolmarans, Partner at Webber Wentzel and Candice Stevens, Chair: Africa's Sustainable Finance Coalition & Co-Chair: IUCN WCPA Sustainable Finance Specialist Group

    Tiger Brands recall in focus

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 8:06


    Tiger Brands has recalled a range of baby-powder products. Africa's biggest listed food-maker says the move is a precautionary measure, and comes after traces of asbestos were detected in test samples from a batch of pharmaceutical-grade talc powder which is used as raw material in the manufacturing process. Business Day TV spoke to Jeremy Sampson, the MD of Brand Finance Africa for a look at the recall could impact Tiger Brands reputation.

    Sanlam records a dip in earnings

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 7:21


    A good showing from Sanlam's life insurance and asset management businesses has been offset by a downbeat performance from its general insurance unit. The firm has posted an 8% decline in interim headline earnings, as adverse weather conditions and rising claim costs weighed. Business Day TV discussed the insurers results with Financial Director, Abigail Mukhuba

    Oil price rebounds

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 6:50


    Oil prices have recovered, despite the face-off between Europe and Russia weighing on markets and OPEC+ agreeing to cut production. Business Day TV spoke to Craig Erlam, Senior Markets Analyst at Oanda for more detail

    The Week in Perspective

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 25:42


    Veteran investor Jeremy Grantham caused a stir this week when he warned that financial markets should brace for further pain, with global economic health at its most precarious level in years, due to stubborn inflation, hawkish central banks and geopolitical tensions.
Grantham, co-founder and chief strategist of asset manager GMO, told the Reuters Global Markets Forum, that "this is a more dangerous looking moment in global economics than even the madness of the housing bubble of 2007”
Over in Europe the energy crisis is being labelled a Minsky moment.
Whatever the band aid solution that is applied, the reality is grim. And the math is simple: Europe can't print more natural gas, oil or coal, so one way or another, it will have to offset the surge in costs, first in commodities and then in all downstream chains, which in the very near future will mean governments will soon be subsidizing Europe's cost of living as the alternative is a violent revolution. In short: we are about to see the printers go brrrr like never before, if only to prevent Europeans from going brrrr this winter...while second quarter GDP and cost of living concerns are also gripping the Cabinet Lekgotla here in South Africa. To put the week into perspective Michael Avery is joined by Warwick Lucas, Head of Galileo Securities Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist at Alexforbes and Raymond Parsons, Professor at School of Business and Governance at Northwest University

    Banking on the capital base

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 26:48


    In August, three of the big SA banks reported results. While the sector showed good earnings growth in line with the economic recovery, some stress on households began to emerge.
Additionally, banks must take on increased interchange fees from Visa and Mastercard.
Competition is also heating up to service both small businesses and consumers. Banks are now fighting off insurers, retailers and telcos for a share of wallet.
There's been a flurry of M&A activity. To talk about this Michael Avery is joined by Nolwandle Mthombeni, Senior Banks Analyst at Intellidex and David Buckham, MD of Monocle Solutions

    Business confidence slips in the third quarter

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 8:08


    Business morale slipped in the third quarter. The RMB/BER confidence index dipped to 39 points from 42, as sentiment among building contractors soured. Business Day TV unpacked the print with RMB's Chief Economist, Ettienne Le Roux

    Discovery's earnings return to pre-pandemic levels

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 11:50


    Discovery Group has posted a 71% rise in its annual normalised headline earnings to R5.8 billion, which is above pre-pandemic levels. Discovery attributes the performance to the easing of Covid-19 and new business growth. Business Day TV discussed the performance with Group CEO Adrian Gore.

    Reading the GDP tea leaves

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 25:59


    After two consecutive quarters of positive growth, real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 0,7% in the second quarter… The devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal and load shedding contributed to the decline, and right on cue, stage 2 load-shedding is back…which is thankfully not as damaging economically as stage 4 and above but it shows that the risk remain for an already fragile national economy that had just recovered to pre-pandemic levels. In real terms, South Africa's economy is still slightly smaller than it was in 2019. To talk about this Michael Avery is joined by Mamello Matikinca-Ngwenya, chief economist at FNB; Kevin Lings, Chief Economist at Stanlib; Izak Odendaal, Investment strategist at Old Mutual Multi-Managers and Busi Mavuso, CEO of Business Leadership SA

    Slowing growth set to weigh on rand

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 7:24


    Slowing growth locally and globally is weighing on South Africa's rand, and some economists are forecasting further weakness over the next 12-18 months. Business Day TV discussed this in more detail with RMB's Fixed Income & Currency Analyst, Kim Silberman.

    Shoprite reports upbeat full-year earnings

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 7:28


    Shoprite has delivered double-digit earnings growth. Africa's biggest grocery retailer has reported a 22.5% rise in adjusted headline earnings per share, supported by new store openings, its reward programme and a focus on using data to drive personalised sales and promotions. Business Day TV caught up with the CEO Pieter Engelbrecht, for more insight on its performance.

    Shoprite reports upbeat full-year earnings

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 7:28


    Shoprite has delivered double-digit earnings growth. Africa's biggest grocery retailer has reported a 22.5% rise in adjusted headline earnings per share, supported by new store openings, its reward programme and a focus on using data to drive personalised sales and promotions. Business Day TV caught up with the CEO Pieter Engelbrecht, for more insight on its performance.

    SA's economy shrinks in Q2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 8:22


    South Africa's economy contracted in the three months to end-June, after two consecutive quarters of positive growth. The country's GDP print for the second quarter revealed a 0.7% decline, as floods, power outages and the global economic slowdown weighed. Business Day TV caught up with Nedbank's chief economist, Nicky Weimar

    Innovating women in the metaverse

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 25:41


    Among the trials and tribulations of the plague years, there was a silver lining. In late 2020, with the approval of covid-19 vaccines, and into 2021, as the jabs worked their magic, techno-optimism began to spread. If people could develop life-saving inoculations in months, why couldn't the world move out of its low-growth, low-productivity slumber? Firms could embrace digitisation as never before; the shift to working from home could allow people, free of office gossip and draining commutes, to work more effectively; before long there would be vaccines for every disease imaginable. Governments promised to spend big on science; companies outlined juicy R&D plans. It was quite a change of mood. In the years before the pandemic, the rich world's growth rate had drastically slowed. In the 2010s American labour productivity—output per hour of work—grew at half the pace of the decade before. Societies had become worse at finding new ideas, translating them into innovations and promulgating these innovations. So what is happening to innovation locally and are the shiny new tech things all they are being out to be? To talk about this Michael Avery is joined by Christine Strutt, partner at Von Seidels, where she's been practicing intellectual property law for more than a decade. Christine Strutt featured in Managing Intellectual Property's Top Women in IP; Merelda Wu, is the co-founder and CEO of melio.ai, an MLOps startup helping companies commercialise their AI projects and Nicky Verd, author of Disrupt Yourself Or Be Disrupted

    Trade of Week – JSE clothing retailers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 12:28


    Join Independent Analyst Loyiso Mpeta, as he takes us through what the charts are saying about JSE clothing retailers like Truworths, Mr Price and Foschini.

    RCL Foods delivers ‘pleasing' full-year results

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 7:31


    RCL Foods has described its annual performance as ‘pleasing'. The food producer has reported a 10.2% increase in revenue and a 9.9% rise in headline earnings per share, supported by a return to profitability in its chicken business, as well as solid showing by its sugar and Vector logistics units. Business Day TV caught up with CEO Paul Cruickshank for more detail.

    Bidvest pays biggest dividend in seven years

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 7:44


    Bidvest has paid its biggest total dividend in seven years. The industrial conglomerate's pay-out of R7.74 follows trading profit growth of over 23% and a revenue rise of 13%, as the firm's operations continue to bounce back from the impact of Covid-19. Business Day unpacked the performance with CEO Mpumi Madisa.

    Animal Spirits

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 25:52


    August saw major reversal of fortunes for the markets after July's bounce back. A larger majority of investors now believe the global economy is likely to tip into recession within 12 months, according to the latest Bank of America global fund managers' survey. A net 58% of respondents believe recession is likely, up from a net 47% a month earlier. The net figure, which represents positive answers less negative ones, is the highest reading since May 2020. The JSE all share index logging its biggest one-day gain in three weeks on Friday after investors reacted favourably to the closely watched US nonfarm payrolls report. The world's largest economy created 315,000 jobs in August, versus 290,000 jobs that the economists had forecast. Global equities markets had been jittery in the days leading up to the release of the jobs report, which is seen as one of the more reliable gauges for the outlook on inflation that is hovering at a 40-year high in the US. The sustainability of near-term gains will, however, be tested as we edge closer towards the Fed's rates decision later this month. Sadly US market faded late on Friday and that soured sentiment heading into the new week with European futures down and the euro taking a fresh spill this morning after Russia shut a major gas pipeline to Europe, leading some governments there to announce emergency measures to ease the pain of soaring energy prices. U.S. markets are closed for the Labor Day holiday so liquidity will be lighter than normal, while The impact of Europe's energy crisis on global financial markets cannot be ignored. OPEC+ is meeting today and is likely to keep oil output quotas unchanged for October, although some sources would not rule out a small production cut to bolster prices that have slid due to fears of an economic slowdown. Let's find out what the animal spirits are telling us with Chris Holdsworth, chief investment strategist at Investec Wealth and Investment.

    Illicit activity in the cryptocurrency market decreases

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 7:01


    Illicit activity in the crypto market has declined. According to Chainalysis, financial crime within this space hit its lowest level in four years in 2022. Business Day TV discussed this with Luno's Global Head of Financial Crime Eva Crouwel.

    Santam declares interim dividend despite earnings slump

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 7:42


    Santam says the first half of 2022 was one of the most challenging periods in its history, as severe flooding in KwaZulu-Natal, financial market volatility and inflationary pressures caused claim values to spike. The insurer has posted a 53% slump in headline earnings per share, but it has still rewarded shareholders with a dividend of R4.62, which is 7% higher than the previous comparable period. Business Day TV spoke to the company's CFO Hennie Nel for more detail.

    Impala Platinum's annual earnings fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 8:59


    Impala Platinum had a tough year. The miner had to contend with lower metal prices, industrial action and power cuts, which resulted in a 9% decline in revenue and a near 17% drop in headline earnings per share. Business Day TV discussed the performance with CEO Nico Muller.

    Lower metal prices weigh on ARM

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 7:01


    African Rainbow Minerals has recorded a double-digit slump in annual profit. The diversified miner's posted a 13% drop in headline earnings, driven by lower metal prices. Business Day TV unpacked the results with ARM's CEO Mike Schmidt.

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