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Rand steady after disappointing US trade numbers

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Local currency steady at firmer levels against dollar on Wednesday morning after data show much larger than expected US trade deficit

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Weaker dollar helps oil hit fresh 2015 high

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Brent rises to $68.30, continuing month-long rally that has been supported by softer greenback, disruption to exports from Libya

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Asian stocks plumb two-week lows

Sell-off in global sovereign bonds sends Asian stocks weaker as investors worry it may trigger profit-taking in other asset classes

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Gold extends gains after disappointing US data

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Metal rises to $1,196.36, boosted by weakness in dollar, mixed US economic data that increased speculation US Federal Reserve will not raise rates anytime soon

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Bonds weaken amid global bond sell-off

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Local government-backed securities softer on Wednesday morning, analysts say stronger oil prices have put pressure on bonds debt asset class

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WATCH: Market Pick — Tiger Brands

Imtiaz Suliman from Sentio Capital takes BDTV's Alishia Seckam through his stock pick of the day: Tiger Brands / 31131 / 0.40%

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WATCH: Stock Watch pick — Imara SP Reid, part 1

BDTV's Giulietta Talevi and her guests look at the day’s top performers and take stock-related questions.

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WATCH: Stock Watch pick — Imara SP Reid, part 2

BDTV's Giulietta Talevi and her guests look at the day’s top performers and take stock-related questions.

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Saudis have limited success in maintaining market share

Figures from top-three importers in Asia show Saudi Arabia is more or less holding its ground, but certainly not increasing it, writes Russell Clyde Russell

An investor’s reaction to geopolitical events constitutes the biggest threat, not the events themselves, writes Michel Pireu

Beware investor in the mirror

Fall of SA's second-largest steel maker shows incoherent government policies as much as the plight of the global steel industry, writes Hilary Joffe

Little help from government as steel industry slides

JSE top Gainers

at 11:27 on 06 May 2015
GGM8014.29%
EPS187511.61%
ERN65008.33%
CZA496.52%
ASR126714.81%

JSE top Losers

at 11:27 on 06 May 2015
FDP22-15.38%
ILE15-11.76%
CGN200-9.09%
DNB155-8.82%
SGL2255-7.58%
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WATCH: Market Pick - Datacentrix

Caroline Cremen from Standard Stockbroking takes BDTV's Giulietta Talevi through her stock pick of the day

Opinion

STREET DOGS: A guide to good fortune

Michel Pireu: A useful guide to wealth management can be found under Manufactured Luck: Ten Commandments


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