Here at home, our phoenixes include the likes of perennial outperformers Naspers and Prosus and miners Harmony, AngloGold and Kumba as well as telecoms giants MTN and Vodacom. Picture: Getty Images
The phoenix, as Greek mythology tells us, is a legendary regenerator – a renowned reinventor. The mythical bird rises from the ashes of its predecessor – in much the same way that US companies such as e-commerce platforms Shopify and Pinduoduo, chemicals group Albemarle, freight and biopharmaceutical logistics provider, Cryoport and artificial intelligence computing company Nvidia put in a fiery showing last year.
On the other end of the scale, there were losers. The Visual Capitalist highlights the likes of:
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