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Bonds stable as markets await US data

Local government-backed securities steady at midday on Friday as investors wait for release of revised US first-quarter gross domestic product numbers

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JSE follows US and European markets lower

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Local bourse weaker on Friday morning as Greek debt crisis weighs on global sentiment, analysts say near-term tone is likely to hinge on type of resolution reached

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Rand steady ahead of US GDP data

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Local currency stable on Friday morning as investors await release of revised US first-quarter gross domestic product numbers

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Chinese stocks extend sell-off

Equities in China continue their plunge as traders react to tighter margin trading requirements, while dollar takes breather from sharp run up this week

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Oil gains as US stocks fall for fourth week in a row

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Brent climbs to $63.05 after data show US inventories fell for fourth consecutive week, although prices are set for weekly drop on stronger dollar

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Gold remains above two-and-a-half-week low

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Bullion little changed at $1,188.35 as dollar gives back some recent gains, but metal is still headed for second consecutive weekly decline

Opinion & Analysis

Chinese currency may set off asset upheaval

REFORMS: An employee counts Chinese 100 yuan notes at a branch of Bank of Communications in Shenyang, Liaoning province. Picture: REUTERS

Further renminbi appreciation would complicate Beijing’s efforts to prevent an unduly sharp slowdown this year, writes David Marsh

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WATCH: Daily stock pick — Aspen

Liston Meintjes of Sasfin Asset Managers takes Alishia Seckam through his stock pick of the day: Aspen - APN / R373.65 / down 2.88%

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WATCH: Stock Watch pick — Bidvest and cash

David Shapiro from Sasfin Securities chose Bidvest / R303.49 / down 0.53% as his stock pick of the day and Wayne McCurrie from Momentum Wealth Portfolio Management chose cash

Economy

Grain SA revises downwards maize import volumes

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Grain SA revises downwards the maize volumes that SA will have to import this year as reports emerge that local production will be higher than earlier estimated

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TALKING TECHNICALS: Rand is on a one-way trip

The dollar and the pound have strengthened and local factors count too

We don’t need another panic about the rand depreciating because someone is manipulating it, writes Hilary Joffe

We don’t need another populist panic about the rand

Watch every show, consult the oracles, read voraciously: but the truth is there’s no knowing what the future has in store, writes Michel Pireu

The trader’s mind never sleeps

JSE top Gainers

at 12:02 on 29 May 2015
CRD30025.00%
ADW620.00%
CMO1220.00%
WNH7210.77%
ESR249.09%

JSE top Losers

at 12:02 on 29 May 2015
SYC2880-10.00%
SNU25-7.41%
MNK421-6.44%
WEZ68-5.56%
CRG1800-5.16%
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COMPANY COMMENT: Nampak; Rhodes Food

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Results focus on Nampak's operations while Rhodes Food Group’s attractive interim results must been considered in the context of higher interest payments

Asia-Pacific

IMF calls for ‘floating yuan’ in three years

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International Monetary Fund declares yuan no longer undervalued, but urges reforms

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WATCH: The Bond Report — GDP and unemployment rate

Alishia Seckam speaks to Malcolm Charles from Investec Asset Management about the country’s growth and employment data and how that affected bond yields


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Opinion

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The commission is a soft touch and restricted in what fines it can apply

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