The Daily Update: 20 March

July 17, 2023

The latest updates from the JSE and NYSE over the past 24 hours.


South Africa

Merafe Resources Limited- Financial statements and cash dividend declaration for the year ended 31 December 2022

  • Revenue decreased by 2% to R7 939 million.
  • EBITDA decreased by 12% to R2 141 million.
  • Net cash generated from operating activities increased to R1 698 million.
  • Cash balance of R1 269 million.
  • Final cash dividend of 13 cents per share declared.
  • Ferrochrome production increased by 1% to 384kt.

Transaction Capital Limited- Market Update, and Further Trading Statement

  • Core earnings per share from continuing operations are expected to be between 46% and 41% below the prior corresponding period.
  • For the 12 months ending September 30, 2023, core EPS from continuing operations are forecast to be between 24% to 19% below the prior corresponding period.
  • The acquisition of the additional 15% stake in WeBuyCars will be effected in accordance with the existing put and call arrangements.
  • The founders' shareholding is pledged as security against a general finance facility related to the founders. Lastly, a further trading statement is provided.

York Timber Limited- Trading statement

  • EPS is expected to be between 11.42 cents and 12.28 cents, representing a decrease of between 28% and 33%.

Gold Fields Limited- Dealings in securities

  • An executive sold 41 665 shares for a total value of R8 531 742.05.


The U.S.


  • Microsoft is getting ready to launch its Xbox mobile gaming store as soon as next year.
  • Xbox's mobile store is designed to rival Apple and Googles mobile gaming store dominance.

Credit Suisse & UBS

  • Credit Suisse has officially announced UBS will acquire the company for around $3.25 billion.
  • Credit Suisse and UBS could benefit from almost $280 Billion in Swiss state and central bank support.
  • Credit Suisse last week announced it would take 50B Swiss Francs to provide funding secured against collateral such as mortgages and securities.
  • Swiss National Bank offered the combined bank an emergency liquidity loan of up to 100B francs.
  • Credit Suisse is allowed to draw on a further 100B francs of funding via a public liquidity backstop, which is explicitly guaranteed by the Swiss government.
  • The Swiss government pledged to absorb up to 9 billion francs in potential losses for UBS from the takeover.

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