Trim Fat, Analysts Tell Barclays Africa

BARCLAYS Africa Group still had room to cut costs and manage excess capital better to help it reach its return on equity target of 18-20 percent in the next financial year, analysts said on Wednesday following the release of its interim results.

Its stock fell 1.94 percent  to R183.28. The JSE’s other banks all rose, pushing the banking index 1.67 percent  higher.

“It was a reasonably good result in the current environment. I think it’s pretty much what the market expected,” PSG Wealth portfolio manager Adrian Cloete said.

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Gov’t, Balete should bury the hatchet

The acrimony that seemingly characterised the relationship between the Malete Land Board on behalf of the Botswana government and Kgosi Mosadi Seboko and the tribe, should now be water under the bridge as the tribe has finally gotten what it has been fighting for - the land.Kgosi Mosadi has articulated an instance upon which she was allegedly summoned to the State House by the Head of State, Mokgweetsi Masisi where the former claimed she was...

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