Edcon strained, other retailers shine

This year holds good fortune for fashion retailers such as Mr Price and Foschini, meanwhile the country’s largest retailer Edcon might have to make a painstaking decision about its future, equity analysts said last week. Mr Price will continue to be the darling of the...

Outlook: High hopes for property, finance, retail

PROPERTY, financial and retail stocks would hold up the bourse this year, analysts said. For the JSE to have a good year, the economy needs a boost. This could come from some movement in the interest rates together with a rise in demand for commodities. John Orford,...

Beer, soft drinks drive SABMiller growth

Independent. High volumes of beer and soft drinks consumed by the African and Latin American markets drove SABMilller’s growth, while the Asian Pacific market lagged behind. Despite this, the world’s second largest brewing company believed that trading conditions...