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JSE closes weaker on risk-off sentiment as global concerns prevail

Local bourse closes weaker for second consecutive day as negative global developments and warning by Reserve Bank on possible interest-rate hikes weigh on market

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Gold hits high as Yemeni air strikes rattle markets

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Gold rallies to three-and-a-half-week high and silver rises nearly 3% as escalating tensions in Middle East knock stocks, dollar and drive investors into lower-risk assets

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Oil prices surge after Saudi air strikes in Yemen

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Brent crude oil pares early gains but still rises more than 4% towards $59 a barrel after Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab allies begin military operation in Yemen

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Unchanged interest rate has little effect on rand

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Rand softens in reaction to global events, with SA interest rate decision having little effect

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Yemeni air strikes have ripple effect on markets

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Crude prices rise as much as 6% after Saudi Arabia and allies launch air strikes on Yemen, pushing shares lower in Europe, Middle East and Asia and lifting oil producers’ currencies

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Asian shares skid amid escalating tension in Middle East

Equities in Asia slip as risk appetite takes knock from news Saudi Arabia, Gulf Arab allies have launched air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters

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BIS warns of consequences of negative bond yields

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World’s financial markets have entered uncharted waters … it is almost impossible to tell how investors, governments and the public will behave now that many savings are no longer paying interest

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Capital won't necessarily grow better outside JSE

Some investors seem to be operating under the mistaken belief that their capital would grow more elsewhere, writes Warren Ingram

The late Irving Kahn recommended private investors tune out the prevailing views they hear on the radio, television and the internet

STREET DOGS: Sticking to value investing

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It would help if we had less country-specific risk built into our currency so we wouldn’t need to keep juicing up the yield, writes Mark Barnes

STRAIGHT TALK: Pass, create the gaps and score

JSE top Gainers

at 03:54 on 27 Mar 2015
SMM1926.67%
STA620.00%
ADW814.29%
CMO1011.11%
SKJ27510.00%

JSE top Losers

at 03:54 on 27 Mar 2015
CUL151-18.38%
RNG216-13.60%
EHS164-11.35%
CDZ109-9.17%
THA540-10.00%
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Opinion

Market remains a devilish thing

Michel Pireu looks at some common market delusions


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Opinion

France’s African ‘Ponzi economy’

Left to right, Senegal’s President Macky Sall, French President François Hollande, Gabon’s President Ali Bongo and Côte d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara attend the Franco-African Forum at the Bercy Finance Ministry in Paris, on February 6. Their countries are among the 14 that use CFA franc currency. Picture: REUTERS

Decades after liberation, Paris still calls the shots in its former colonies

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