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JSE closes lower as weak Chinese data put pressure on miners

Local bourse extends losses in late afternoon on Monday to close 0.81% lower as weak Chinese data and stronger dollar continue to wreak havoc with mining stocks

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Soft data weighs on oil, stocks

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Oil prices hit six-month low on oversupply and weaker demand expectations, while stocks in Asia and on Wall Street under pressure as factory data from China, US disappoint

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Oil sinks to six-month lows amid weak data, rout in gasoline

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Sluggish data out of US and China and bets for weaker gasoline consumption deepens losses in benchmark crude contracts

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Rand steady as market awaits new developments

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Local currency is steady, range-bound in late afternoon on Monday as market awaits new direction from global developments, most notably US nonfarm payroll data

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Bonds follow rand slightly softer

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SA bonds are slightly softer in late trade on Monday amid slightly weaker rand environment, with ‘government bonds experiencing moderation in yields this quarter’

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Gold down on dollar after biggest monthly loss in two years

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Gold edges lower after falling by most in two years in July, as dollar steadies ahead of US economic indicators that could bolster expectations for hike in US rates soon

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

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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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at 23:19 on 03 Aug 2015
BEG350.00%
JBL9020.00%
PSV2215.79%
CZA818.00%
CGR21907.35%

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WEA9-18.18%
EQS200-11.11%
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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

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

Americas

Federal Reserve holds key US rate unchanged

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Fed makes clear employment reports and other data updates will influence September meeting


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