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JSE retests 50,000 level in volatile trade

Local bourse crosses 50,000-point mark as investors file back into risky assets, but analysts say overall structure remains challenging

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Rand loses ground in line with emerging market peers

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Local currency weakens through R13.50 to dollar mark on Thursday as stronger dollar weighs on emerging-market currencies

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Bonds follow rand weaker ahead of ECB statement

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Local government-backed securities softer at midday on Thursday as risk-on market sentiment encourages investors to turn to equities

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Oil down on stock builds, although equity rally lends support

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Crude oil prices soften after surprise build in US inventory levels and on firm dollar, although stronger equity markets help support commodities

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Gold slips on firm dollar as investors look to ECB, US data

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Gold edges lower, under pressure from stronger dollar, share markets as investors await ECB meeting and US jobs report that could provide clues on timing of US rate rise

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Stocks enjoy relief rally ahead of ECB, but investors wary

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World stocks rise, lifted by strong rally on Wall Street, but investors are cautious ahead of potentially critical 24 hours that will include ECB meeting, latest US jobs data

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Asian shares struggle to recover

A man drives past the Hanoi Stock Exchange, in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Friday. Vietnam's government has approved the removal of foreign ownership caps on most listed firms. Picture: REUTERS

Equities in Asia stage patchy recovery with volatility remaining high, while emerging economy, commodity-linked currencies soften

Opinion & Analysis

Look east for the dip in oil prices

An electronic board displaying the Tokyo stock index at a securities office in Tokyo, Japan, yesterday. Shares across the globe rallied after Monday’s multiyear lows. Tokyo’s Nikkei ended up 1.1%, adding to the previous day’s 3.2% gain, on more optimistic views on the global economy Picture: EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Iran vows to double exports once sanctions lifted, writes Anatole Kaletsky

African Business

Market shocks not over, African nations warned

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African Development Bank’s new president says African nations should set up more sovereign wealth funds to help withstand the next downturn

World

GLOBAL ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: China fears linger as focus on Fed sharpens

A clerk counts Chinese 100 yuan banknotes at a branch of China Construction Bank in Hai'an, Jiangsu province in this June 10 2014 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS

Fears of China’s health remains under spotlight, along with question of whether the Fed will raise interest rates in September

Markets

Wild week for markets set to end quietly

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Lingering worries over Chinese economic growth and Federal Reserve’s plans to raise interest rates weighs on stocks, but oil rebounds on a strengthening US economy

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Easy money talk a brake on euro, yen

The possibility of further quantitative easing in Europe and Japan has returned to investors’ radar screens, reining in rallies in the euro and yen

The sooner you clean up your financial act, the better, writes Michel Pireu

STREET DOGS: You’ve been warned

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What are we meant to do amid all of this turmoil? Stand still — don’t be moved by these gusts of wind blowing nowhere, writes Mark Barnes

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Asia-Pacific

China punishes 197 people for market ‘rumours’

China Man Group’s country chair Li Yifei was understood to be assisting police with inquiries as authorities clamped down on the spreading of rumours about the stock market. Picture: BLOOMBERG

Head of hedge fund manager at Man Group’s China business detained amid crackdown on reporting during recent market volatility

Markets

Remaining focused is key until market volatility ends

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Market churn not new to the market, and investors need to stay focused, says fund manager

Markets

Did the rand really reach R14 to the dollar?

Anomalous trade went through in Tokyo early on Monday morning, triggering stop-losses that tried to buy rand at that level, which sent it back to about R13.31/$

Companies

COMPANY COMMENT: Imperial; Super Group

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Imperial looks strong despite weak rand while African Logistics may be an impediment to Super Group’s growth


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