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JSE closes 0.54% firmer in risk-on trade as US data disappoints

JSE closes higher as sentiment turns risk-on after disappointing US employment data and recovery in the rand, which supports industrial and banking shares

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Rand firms nearly 20c on weaker dollar, trade surplus

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After earlier hitting fresh 14-year low against dollar, local currency regains nearly 20 cents as greenback weakens on disappointing US employment cost data

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Bonds softer despite firmer rand

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South African bonds softer despite rand firming nearly 20c against dollar after better-than-expected local trade surplus figures and disappointing US labour costs data

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US employment data drag down dollar

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Dollar tumbles as unexpectedly weak government reading of American labour costs dulls prospects for higher US interest rates

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Gold set for longest weekly losing streak since 1999

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Gold slips and is on course for sixth weekly fall, its longest retreat in 16 years, as dollar remains firm after upbeat US data encourage bets on Fed raising rates in September

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Oil falls after Opec comments imply no supply cut

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Oil prices fall as concern over global oversupply intensifies after head of Opec indicates there will be no cuts in production despite huge oversupply

Europe

Europe’s bond-buying quells deflation fears

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European Central Bank’s money-printing programme shows promise after warding off deflation amid falling oil prices and the Greek financial crisis

Companies

COMPANY COMMENT: Advtech; Barclays Africa

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No black marks for buoyant Advtech while it’s unclear if job cuts at Barclays plc will play out in SA

Retail & Consumer

Talk of Steinhoff buyback from Brait

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Steinhoff International stock trades double its average daily volumes as investors speculate on its next move

Financial Services

Sabvest further broadens portfolio offshore

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Steady SA Bias diversifies further with its International Trimmings division clinching a 76% interest in Canada-based Overheer Systems, as well as moves in Vietnam, India, Bangladesh and UK

Property

Intu’s mall development plans keep tills ringing

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JSE’s largest real estate investment trust records 6% growth in earnings a share over the first six months of this year, pleasing the market

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JSE top Gainers

at 12:17 on 02 Aug 2015
MRI833.33%
SER11015.79%
ORE3114.81%
BAU4512.50%
ATL5011.11%

JSE top Losers

at 12:17 on 02 Aug 2015
NUT3-25.00%
BSR452-9.42%
RNG215-8.51%
CRG1500-6.25%
ACL1462-5.37%
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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

Mining

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

Americas

Federal Reserve holds key US rate unchanged

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Fed makes clear employment reports and other data updates will influence September meeting

Companies

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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  • All Share : 52053.2661
    Change: 0.54%
    Top 40 : 46557.2587
    Change: 0.55%
    Financial 15 : 17042.9116
    Change: 0.36%
    Industrial 25 : 67690.4001
    Change: 0.75%
    Resource 10 : 36136.1468
    Change: 0.08%
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    Change: 0.00%
    Dow Jones Industrial : 17752.59
    Change: 0.00%
    All Share : 52053.2661
    Change: 0.54%
    ASX All Ordinaries : 0
    Change: 0.00%
    S&P 500 index : 2109.76
    Change: 0.00%
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  • ZAR/USD : 12.6808
    Change: -0.18%
    ZAR/GBP : 19.7613
    Change: 0.35%
    ZAR/EUR : 13.9166
    Change: 0.28%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1018
    Change: 0.39%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.2251
    Change: -0.37%
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  • N/A : 1087.76
    Change: 0.00%
    Platinum US$/oz : 987.57
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    Silver US$/oz : 14.74
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    Palladium US$/oz : 620.35
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    Brent Crude : 51.79
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