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Rand edges lower despite upbeat producer inflation figures

Local currency weakens further against dollar as headlines about whether Greece will be able to meet upcoming loan remain in spotlight

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Bonds steady in wake of PPI data

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Local government-backed securities hardly changed at midday on Thursday after slightly better than consensus producer price index data

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Oil rises as greenback weakens

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Brent edges up to $62.71, recovering after two-day slide, as dollar slips, making fuel less expensive for holders of other currencies

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JSE holds onto weekly losses, tracks global markets

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Local equities market modestly lower on Thursday, holding on to hefty weekly losses, as dealers await fresh details on debt-ridden Greece

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European markets sag on Greek uncertainty

A man picks up a Greek flag placed on a street pole after a military parade in the centre of Athens on March 25. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ARIS MESSINIS

Dollar takes breather after hitting highest level against yen since 2002, stocks stutter as European officials downplay talk of imminent Greek deal

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Gold struggles in face of strong dollar

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Metal is little changed at $1,187.05, battling to recover from two-week low, as robust greenback, prospect of higher US interest rates dent demand

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WATCH: Daily stock pick — Aspen

Liston Meintjes of Sasfin Asset Managers takes Alishia Seckam through his stock pick of the day: Aspen - APN / R373.65 / down 2.88%

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WATCH: Stock Watch pick — Bidvest and cash

David Shapiro from Sasfin Securities chose Bidvest / R303.49 / down 0.53% as his stock pick of the day and Wayne McCurrie from Momentum Wealth Portfolio Management chose cash

Economy

Grain SA revises downwards maize import volumes

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Grain SA revises downwards the maize volumes that SA will have to import this year as reports emerge that local production will be higher than earlier estimated

Europe

G-7 to weigh Grexit and US growth

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Group of Seven finance ministers meet in Germany this week against backdrop of faltering global growth, scant inflationary pressures and a bond market in turmoil

REFORMS: An employee counts Chinese 100 yuan notes at a branch of Bank of Communications in Shenyang, Liaoning province. Picture: REUTERS

Chinese currency may set off asset upheaval

Further renminbi appreciation would complicate Beijing’s efforts to prevent an unduly sharp slowdown this year, writes David Marsh

We don’t need another panic about the rand depreciating because someone is manipulating it, writes Hilary Joffe

We don’t need another populist panic about the rand

Watch every show, consult the oracles, read voraciously: but the truth is there’s no knowing what the future has in store, writes Michel Pireu

The trader’s mind never sleeps

JSE top Gainers

at 13:55 on 28 May 2015
ILE1416.67%
WEA1110.00%
LEW98256.79%
EQU13456.75%
JBL346.25%

JSE top Losers

at 13:55 on 28 May 2015
PSV18-21.74%
SMM9-18.18%
CMO16-11.11%
ISB60-10.45%
BDM46-8.00%
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COMPANY COMMENT: Nampak; Rhodes Food

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Results focus on Nampak's operations while Rhodes Food Group’s attractive interim results must been considered in the context of higher interest payments

Asia-Pacific

IMF calls for ‘floating yuan’ in three years

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International Monetary Fund declares yuan no longer undervalued, but urges reforms

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WATCH: The Bond Report — GDP and unemployment rate

Alishia Seckam speaks to Malcolm Charles from Investec Asset Management about the country’s growth and employment data and how that affected bond yields


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The commission is a soft touch and restricted in what fines it can apply

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