Highlights of the day: 12 October

June 16, 2024

FinMeUp highlights of the day


South Africa

Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd.

  • Grindrod Shipping has entered into an agreement with Taylor Maritime Investments Limited.
  • Taylor Maritime Investments has made a cash offer for all of the issued ordinary shares in the capital of the Company.
  • The offer equates to $506 million (R9.2 billion).

AngloGold Ashanti Limited

  • AngloGold Ashanti targets a 30% reduction in its Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2030.

Spear REIT Limited

  • Spear has entered into a sale of rental enterprise agreement with Inospace 2 Proprietary Limited.
  • Spear will acquire the property known as Erf 35538 Milnerton and the rental enterprise known as The Island for a purchase consideration of R185 000 000.


The U.S.

U.S. Producer Price Index

  • The United States Producer Price Index came out at 8.5% year-on-year versus expectations of 8.4%.

Pepsi Earnings

  • EPS of $1.97 beating expectations of $1.84.
  • Revenue of $21.97B beating expectations of $20.81B.

Elon Musk

  • Elon Musk has launched his first perfume, called "Burnt Hair".
  • He is selling it for $100 per bottle.


  • Apple has reportedly held discussions about the prospect of selling ad time on Apple TV+.


  • Boeing and Cargolux have finalized an order of ten 777-8 Freighters with options for six additional airplanes.

Roku & Walmart

  • Roku and Walmart announced the launch of Roku's new suite of smart home products, including security cameras, video doorbells, lighting, plugs, and more.

Lucid Motors

  • Lucid produced 2,282 vehicles during Q3 while delivering 1,398 EVs during the quarter.


  • Mercedes-Benz and Microsoft have announced a partnership to "make vehicle production more efficient, resilient, and sustainable."
  • "Mercedes-Benz is connecting its around 30 passenger car plants worldwide to the Microsoft Cloud with its new MO360 Data Platform".

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