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Rand calmer as sell-off in commodities abates

Local currency regains lost ground on Tuesday as recent sell-off in commodities such as platinum group metals eases

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Risk-on sentiment lifts bonds

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Local government-backed securities firmer at midday on Tuesday as they take their lead from US treasuries, analyst says auction ‘was mixed, but went well’

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Gold rises on softer dollar, while platinum, palladium at multi-year lows

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Gold rises as dollar weakens after soft US economic data, while platinum, palladium hit multi-year lows on oversupply and sluggish autocatalyst demand

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Oil edges back up to $50 a barrel from six-month low

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Oil recovers to just above $50 after touching six-month low in previous session, although strong global production, concern over China weigh on outlook

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JSE flat as miners remain under pressure

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Local bourse is flat early on Tuesday as miners continue to weigh on bourse amid weak commodity prices, with platinum, gold taking most strain

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Asian shares shake off losses

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Equities in Asia edge up cautiously after downbeat economic data pressure Wall Street ahead of nonfarm payrolls report

Europe

New rules for domestic investors in the Greek stock market

People line up to request loans settlements or proceed with bank transactions, in Athens, Greece, in July. Picture: EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU

Greek stock market will reopen on Monday after a five-week shutdown brought on by capital controls at height of cash-for-reforms crisis

Europe

Recovering European industry adds some shine to struggling steel giant ArcelorMittal

A stainless steel product line is seen at a factory of Baosteel Group Corp., China's biggest steel maker, in Shanghai in this July 6 2010 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS

Luxembourg-based parent’s full-year earnings forecast saved by demand from Europe

Asia-Pacific

Japanese police arrest CEO of MtGox Bitcoin exchange

Bitcoin. Picture: REUTERS/BENOIT TESSIER

Mark Karpeles, head of the MtGox Bitcoin exchange, arrested after series of fraud allegations lead to its spectacular collapse, hammering digital currency’s reputation

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Gold set for longest weekly losing streak since 1999

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Gold slips and is on course for sixth weekly fall, its longest retreat in 16 years, as dollar remains firm after upbeat US data encourage bets on Fed raising rates in September

A train carrying iron ore in Australia. Brazil’s Vale plans to cut 25-million tonnes of higher-cost ore, but it may not be enough to boost short-term prices. Picture: AFP PHOTO/Greg WOOD

Iron ore’s ‘bull market’ shows rise of financial trading

One of the more fanciful notions from the recent rally in iron ore prices is that the steel-making ingredient is now back in a bull market, writes Clyde Russell
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JSE top Gainers

at 13:43 on 04 Aug 2015
NUT433.33%
WEA1122.22%
PSV2513.64%
BAU4512.50%
JBL10112.22%

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at 13:43 on 04 Aug 2015
ACE26-38.10%
ECS14-6.67%
SVB141-19.89%
RBP3250-9.60%
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Respite for commodities as dollar wilts, China bounces

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Oil prices steady at $50 a barrel after 5% drop and badly bruised commodity, Chinese markets are calmer as investors attempt to shake off recent turbulence

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ETF WATCH: Smarter tools for the toolbox

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New, multifactor funds help to create diversification and also assist with asset allocation

Financial Services

Sabvest further broadens portfolio offshore

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Steady SA Bias diversifies further with its International Trimmings division clinching a 76% interest in Canada-based Overheer Systems, as well as moves in Vietnam, India, Bangladesh and UK

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Gold is out of fashion, like flared pants

Picture: AFP PHOTO/NOAH SEELAM

It has lost its attraction as a commodity and an alternative to currencies, writes Debarati Roy


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    Change: 0.82%
    Top 40 : 46525.72
    Change: 0.88%
    Financial 15 : 17332.7
    Change: 1.65%
    Industrial 25 : 67626.85
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  • FTSE 100 : 6675.31
    Change: -0.20%
    Dow Jones Industrial : 17598.2
    Change: -0.52%
    All Share : 52052.89
    Change: 0.82%
    ASX All Ordinaries : 5681.9
    Change: 0.00%
    S&P 500 index : 2098.04
    Change: -0.28%
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  • ZAR/USD : 12.6527
    Change: -0.26%
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    Platinum US$/oz : 957.58
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    Change: 0.21%
    Palladium US$/oz : 597.15
    Change: -0.31%
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