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Rand gains as dollar stumbles

Local currency trading in firmer environment on Thursday morning as fear over sooner than expected rise in US interest rates subsides, following weak jobs data

BusinessDay

JSE edges higher, while MTN surges following peaceful Nigerian elections

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Local bourse finishes slightly higher on Wednesday in what was relatively uneventful day ahead of upcoming Easter holiday break

Markets

Asian shares rise, shrugging off weak US data

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Equities in Asia climb, despite data that raise concern ahead of US nonfarm payrolls report, as investors cover positions ahead of long weekend

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Oil retreats as focus returns to Iranian negotiations

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Brent slips to $56.73 as attention returns to nuclear talks with Iran, with prospect for deal, increase in crude exports helping to keep pressure on prices

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Gold holds onto gains as investors await jobs data

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Metal unchanged at $1,203.55 after weak US private jobs data suggest that nonfarm payrolls report may disappoint

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Iron-ore plummets to 10-year low

Rio Tinto’s Hamersley Iron ship is loaded with iron ore in Western Australia in this undated company handout photo. Picture: BLOOMBERG

Low-cost supplies from Australia and Brazil swamp the global market as demand from China slows

Markets

MARKET WATCH: Oil falls as nuclear talks near conclusion

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Brent slips as investors await outcome of nuclear negotiations between Iran, six world powers, analysts expect commodity ‘to be in for some volatility’

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Investors exit commodities at record rate

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While the US is strengthening, Europe is still contending with its debt crisis and growth is slowing in China, the top user of everything from iron ore to pork

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Shared value is the only viable solution

We are confronted with two seemingly conflicting demands: the insistence on profit on the one hand and the urge for sustainability on the other

Warren Buffett writes to Berkshire shareholders

STREET DOGS: Buffet on risk

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The perils of information overload

JSE top Gainers

at 09:47 on 02 Apr 2015
BEG350.00%
FDP3218.52%
MML7112.70%
HAR23606.93%
KBO1156.48%

JSE top Losers

at 09:47 on 02 Apr 2015
LAB9-25.00%
SPA500-16.67%
RBA90-10.00%
RDI200-4.76%
FGL300-4.46%
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Financial Services

Private-equity exits touch a high of $450bn

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Stock-market stability a key driver of growth this year, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Opinion

STREET DOGS: Pathetic fallacies abound

Don’t be swayed by sentiment or anthropomorphisms — especially when it comes to the market


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