|Bid||0.00 x 75000|
|Ask||565.00 x 130700|
|Day's range||556.00 - 561.00|
|52-week range||477.90 - 630.50|
|PE ratio (TTM)||11.50|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.29 (3.91%)|
|1y target est||N/A|
CAPE TOWN, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 5 (Reuters) - South African waste management company Interwaste fired KPMG as its auditor on Thursday, dealing another blow to the accounting firm ensnared in a scandal involving business friends of President Jacob Zuma. Interwaste joins at least seven other clients including fund manager Sygnia and broker Sasfin to break ties with KPMG. It comes after KPMG's own investigation found flaws in work it did for the national tax agency and the Gupta family, accused of using links with Zuma to win government contracts.
Halma Plc (Frankfurt: 865047 - news) in the fiscal year that began in April has sustained the revenue growth it saw in the second half of last year, the safety device maker said on Wednesday. The company, which produces fire and smoke detectors and medical devices, said order intake was ahead of revenue and ahead of order intake a year earlier. "Asia Pacific maintained strong growth, with good progress in the UK and Mainland Europe and a steady performance in the USA," the company said in a statement.
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Petra Diamonds (Frankfurt: 908093 - news) halted operations at its Williamson mine in Tanzania after the government seized a consignment of diamonds and questioned employees as part of an investigation into the country's mining industry. Following the seizure, operations at the mine temporarily have been stopped for safety and security reasons, Petra said. Petra is the latest miner caught up in a government challenge to the industry, which it accuses of not giving the government a fair share of Tanzania's mineral wealth.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered a review of a Petra Diamonds Ltd (Frankfurt: 908093 - news) contract and asked senior public officials to resign over the outcome of an investigation into the mining sector, he said on Thursday. The moves are the latest attempt by Magufuli to tighten control over the mining industry to boost government revenues and stamp out alleged corruption.
Britain's Bell Pottinger has put itself up for sale after it lost clients for running a racially charged campaign in South Africa, potentially bringing down the curtain on one of the world's leading public relations agencies. After working behind the scenes on events ranging from the election of Margaret Thatcher to the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, Bell Pottinger has been brought down by a scandal of its own making. On Tuesday, it was thrown out of a British industry body for running a campaign in support of South African President Jacob Zuma.
Banking giant HSBC has become the latest firm to cut ties with British public relations agency Bell Pottinger after it was thrown out of an industry body for running a racially charged campaign in South Africa. HSBC said it would no longer work with the firm, while fellow communications firm Chime confirmed it "no longer had a stake in Bell Pottinger" - writing-off the value of its 27% holding after failing to find a buyer. At least four major clients, including Investec (LSE: INVP.L - news) , are also understood to have ditched Bell Pottinger's services over the racism row.
PR agency Bell Pottinger lost its contract with banking giant HSBC and saw its second-biggest shareholder walk away on Tuesday after it was thrown out of an industry body for running a racially-charged campaign in South Africa. The firm, which provides crisis management to governments and corporations, is now caught up in a scandal of its own because of its campaign, seen as exploiting sensitive race relations to support President Jacob Zuma and his ruling party. Clients are now distancing themselves following its expulsion from the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) for work the body described as "reprehensible".
JOHANNESBURG/BENGALURU, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Acacia Mining (Frankfurt: 33A.F - news) said on Monday it would stop underground work at its flagship Tanzanian gold mine and cut its production guidance in the face of a confrontation between the industry and the government. Acacia, majority-owned by Barrick Gold (Hanover: ABR.HA - news) , said it would have to scale back operations at Bulyanhulu mine and cut staff as it coped with a government ban on exports of unprocessed ore, imposed in March to encourage the construction of a local smelter. The ban had left a build-up of ore inventory and cut revenue as the firm met taxes and other bills, Acacia said in a statement.
** British IT services provider Computacenter up c15% & headed for best day since early 2009 ** Says to return 100 mln pounds in Q4 ** H1 PBT +101.3% to 47.5 mln stg ** Says trading marginally ahead of ...
Kingfisher (Frankfurt: 812861 - news) , Europe's largest home improvement retailer, reported worse than expected quarterly sales at its British B&Q business due to a drop in demand for garden furniture and other summer products, denting the group's share price. Kingfisher was cautious about the second-half economic outlook for Britain and France, but said it was comfortable with average analysts' forecasts for underlying earnings per share of 26 pence for full-year 2017/18, versus 25.9 pence in 2016/17. Kingfisher is in the second year of a plan to boost annual profit by 500 million pounds ($645 million) from 2021.
** FDM shares up 13.5 pct, hit record high ** Stock easily top gainer on FTSE midcap index ** IT services company, which was added to the FTSE 250 in May, reports 35.4 pct jump in H1 revenue to 117.1 mln ...
The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, ...
British pubs group JD Wetherspoon said good summer weather helped it to produce strong sales over the past few weeks. The owner and operator of more than 900 pubs in Britain and Ireland said for the 11 ...
A surprise dip in underlying food sales knocked shares in Marks & Spencer (Frankfurt: 534418 - news) on Tuesday, though the British retailer said its recovery remained on track thanks to a second consecutive quarterly increase in full-price clothing sales. Chief Executive Steve Rowe, a 27-year company veteran who took over in April 2016, said his strategy of reducing prices for entry-level clothing ranges, cutting back on clearance sales and promotions, and improving fit, availability and service was working. In clothing and homeware, M&S's full-price sales - a key guide to profitability - rose 7 percent in the 13 weeks to July 1, its fiscal first quarter, reflecting 27 fewer promotions in the quarter versus a year earlier and no clearance sale.
British consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser (Xetra: A0M1W6 - news) trimmed its sales forecasts on Thursday, becoming one of the first companies to put a cost on a global cyber attack that disrupted its manufacturing and distribution. Reckitt Benckiser, which makes Dettol and Lysol disinfectants, Nurofen tablets and Durex condoms, said it estimated like-for-like revenue in the second quarter would fall 2 percent from a year earlier because of the attack, which hit three days before the quarter ended. The cyber blindside came at a bad time for Reckitt Benckiser after its weakest performance in 15 years in the first quarter, when a collapse of its business in South Korea and a failed Scholl product innovation left sales unchanged..
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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney doused speculation that he might soon back higher interest rates, telling bankers on Tuesday that he first wanted to see how the economy coped with Brexit talks in coming months. Sterling slid by more than half a cent after Carney distanced himself from three other BoE rate-setters who said last week that rates should start to rise for the first time in a decade. "Now (Frankfurt: 11N.F - news) is not yet the time to begin that adjustment," he said in an annual speech at London's Mansion House.
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DAR ES SALAAM/LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) - Acacia Mining (Frankfurt: 33A.F - news) on Monday disputed the outcome of a second audit by the Tanzanian government which said the company had underdeclared revenues and tax payments for years and by billions of dollars, sending its shares 13 percent lower. The investigation committee, commissioned by President John Magufuli, recommended that the gold miner pay outstanding taxes and royalties, and called for a review of mining laws and government ownership in mines. "Acacia strongly refutes these new unfounded accusations.
British house prices fell for a third consecutive month in May for the first time since 2009, according to a survey on Thursday that underlines the housing market's slowdown since last year's Brexit vote. House prices fell 0.2 percent month-on-month in May, compared with a 0.4 percent drop in April, mortgage lender Nationwide said. Year-on-year, house prices were 2.1 percent higher, marking the weakest annual growth since June 2013 and slowing sharply from growth of 2.6 percent in April.
The dollar index has had its poorest fortnight since March of last year due to an improvement in euro zone economic data at a time when U.S. equivalents have looked shaky and belief is evaporating in a boost from public spending to growth. "We saw some profit-taking on the euro this week because of worries over Italy and Greece and some dovish comments from (European Central Bank chief) Mario Draghi," said Athanasios Vamvakidis, head of G10 FX strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London. The big mover in Asian time was the Australian dollar, hit by a private survey showing Chinese manufacturing activity unexpectedly shrank in May.
An undercurrent of political and policy risks pushed down euro zone government bond yields on Friday, discouraging investors from putting too much faith in improved economic data. Despite a market-friendly result in the French presidential election and strong recent inflation and private sector activity numbers from the bloc, most euro zone bond yields are well below recent highs. Most other euro zone yields were 2-4 bps lower on the day, with Belgium's 10-year yield hitting a four-month low of 0.684 percent.
** British software maker Aveva -5.4%, top midcap loser & worst day since June 2016 after in-line FY results overshadowed by ongoing concerns about end markets ** CEO says core oil & gas and marine end ...