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Rand loses ground in risk-off trade

Local currency weaker on Friday morning as markets take on risk-averse stance amid geopolitical tension in Middle East

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Oil falls as supply threat eases

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Brent slips to $58.18, after sharp gains in previous session, amid decreasing concern about disruption to crude supply due to Saudi Arabia-led air strikes in Yemen

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Asian stocks mixed amid lingering concern about Middle East

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Indices in Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand suffer light losses as rising tension in Middle East obscures investment outlook, while dollar rebounds

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Gold dips after seven-day rally

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Metal eases to $1,201.70 as traders book profits after rally, as dollar rebounds on strong US data, but expectation US interest rates will stay low for longer provides support

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Saudi air strikes rattle rand and JSE

A Yemeni woman looks at her destroyed house in the Yemeni capital on Thursday, after Saudi air strikes against Huthi rebels near Sanaa Airport. Saudi Arabia launched a military operation overnight in Yemen by a regional coalition to defend the government of embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi as the country teeters on the brink of civil war.  Picture: AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS

Rising tensions rose in the Middle East causes volatility in global markets, dragging down JSE and rand

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

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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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UK offloads shares to cut Lloyds stake to 21.9%

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UK government continues to cut its position in nation’s largest mortgage lender before elections in May

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Private-equity exits touch a high of $450bn

Stock-market stability a key driver of growth this year, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Michel Pireu: ‘It is time for serious questions about the unusual market, distortions and excessive valuations’

STREET DOGS: An honest appraisal

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STRAIGHT TALK: Pass, create the gaps and score

JSE top Gainers

at 08:54 on 27 Mar 2015
SMM1926.67%
STA620.00%
ADW814.29%
CMO1011.11%
SKJ27510.00%

JSE top Losers

at 08:54 on 27 Mar 2015
CUL151-18.38%
RNG216-13.60%
EHS164-11.35%
CDZ109-9.17%
THA540-10.00%
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Capital won't necessarily grow better outside JSE

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


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

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