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JSE firmer after Fed leaves interest rates unchanged

Local bourse stronger on Thursday morning after Federal open market committee leaves door open for September hike, without providing clear timeline

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Dollar, bond yields rise on US rate hike bets

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Dollar jumps, world stocks are left flat-footed after US Federal Reserve paints relatively bright picture of economy, boosting bets it will hike rates in September

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Oil steady as strong dollar balances US stocks draw

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Oil prices steady after larger than expected draw in US crude, petrol stocks is balanced by firmer dollar, making fuel more expensive for holders of other currencies

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Rand weaker after Fed rate decision

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Local currency softer on Thursday morning after Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged, but signals possible hike later this year

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Bonds weaker after Fed statement

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Local government-backed securities on back foot on Thursday morning as they follow softer rand after ‘slightly hawkish’ Federal Reserve statement

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Gold flirts with five-and-a-half-year low

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Metal drops to $1,093.40 after Federal Reserve says US economy continues to strengthen, supporting potential interest rate rise at September meeting

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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

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Gold Fields bond yields up as South Deep burns more cash

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Bond market takes note of Gold Fields’ ‘perfect storm’: low gold price, South Deep’s cash burn and production delays

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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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COMPANY COMMENT: Anglo American; Sacoven

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani. Picture: REUTERS

Anglo asset sale plan mirrors BHP strategy while Sacoven needs deals to counter a R8.8m fee outflow in the offing

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Chinese steel exports disrupt markets

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

Analysts and competitors rail against ‘extraordinary levels’ of steel exports from China

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It pays to pick more good apples

Smart beta tools allow investors to rule out lemons, writes Nuriel Roubini

That Nikkei is both a newspaper group and stock market index provides no surprises considering market indices invented by two newspapermen, writes ...

Link between stock market indices and newspapers nothing new

Hilary Joffe: Does the Reserve Bank feel it needs to work particularly hard to ensure it is seen as credible and consistent given the current ...

Finding credibility in an inconsistent environment

JSE top Gainers

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SER11217.89%
BDM3911.43%
FDP205.26%
DLI16805.00%
NWL19904.74%

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MRI6-14.29%
BAU40-13.04%
CGN185-7.50%
TMT325-7.14%
ECS14-6.67%
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Chinese jewellers’ woes bode ill for gold

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Global demand for gold coins and bars fell 12% in the second quarter

Asia-Pacific

Fortescue chief doubts commodity forecasts

Cranes unload iron ore from a ship at a port in Rizhao, Shandong province, China.  Picture: REUTERS

Fortescue Metals chairman Andrew Forrest blunt in his analysis: commodity forecasts are unreliable

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Takeovers boost European stocks

Luxury goods maker Gucci's  sales grew for the first time in almost two years. Picture: REUTERS/EDGAR SU

Deal plans in Europe’s pharmaceutical, utility and insurance industries help revive investor confidence after a rout in Chinese markets

Markets

Chinese slump could halt Fed hike

People visit the China Shipbuilding Corporation booth during an expo in Beijing last week. Falling profits in China’s industrial sector sparked a fresh slide in Chinese shares on Monday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/WANG ZHAO

Any further deterioration in the financial markets that could be triggered by China would push back a rate hike, says analyst


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