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Brewer bids R45.35bn for SABMiller’s Peroni and Grolsch

Feb 10 2016 16:30

Asahi has offered to buy the beer brands for R45.35bn in the Japanese brewer’s biggest-ever acquisition as it seeks to grow sales outside a stagnating local market.


Sappi profit triples with higher 2016 earnings

Feb 10 2016 13:35

Sappi's first-quarter profit has more than tripled after higher prices for the cotton substitute helped offset the effects of a drought in South Africa on volumes.


Maersk profit plunges as oil, container divisions lag

Feb 10 2016 09:34

P Moeller-Maersk has reported an 84% plunge in 2015 profit after its oil unit was hit by lower energy prices and its container division suffering.


Nigeria’s Dangote Cement gains after plans to expand

Feb 09 2016 20:00

Nigeria's Dangote Cement share has risen sharply after the firm, majority owned by billionaire Aliko Dangote, announced plans to expand.


National Oil warns about ‘illicit’ sales

Feb 07 2016 18:08

National Oil Corp in western Libya has warned traders against loading “illicit” cargoes of oil at Hariga port in the eastern part of the country.


Volkswagen delays earnings report

Feb 07 2016 15:19

Volkswagen AG has pushed back the release its annual results and shareholders’ meeting as the firm determines the financial fallout from the diesel emissions scandal.


ArcelorMittal asks investors $3bn to endure steel rout

Feb 05 2016 10:30

ArcelorMittal plans to raise $3bn from investors and sell a $1bn stake in Spanish auto-parts maker Gestamp as the steelmaker looks to ride out an industry slump.


Toyota raises forecast for profit on rising sales

Feb 05 2016 09:30

Toyota has raised its profit forecast after surging sales of SUV and Lexus vehicles putting it on track to become the first Japanese company to top ¥3trn in profit.


EU gives Halliburton more time over asset sales

Feb 03 2016 19:30

Halliburton has been given more time by the EU to come up with a package of asset sales that will assuage competition fears over its takeover of rival Baker Hughes.

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Barloworld Q1 earnings hurt by low equipment demand

Feb 03 2016 17:27

The biggest dealer of Caterpillar mining trucks in Southern Africa, Barloworld, says trade in equipment over Q1 has declined.


Plunge in oil price batters ExxonMobil earnings

Feb 03 2016 09:22

ExxonMobil has announced plans to slash its capital budget and suspend its share repurchase programme after the crash in oil prices cut deeply into its earnings.

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