Weaker rand pushes JSE to new record-continued

October 9, 2017--The rand has fallen back to a near six-month low over the weekend-and that was just the push share prices on the JSE needed to reach a new record yet again.
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February 14, 2018--Only 11 per cent of the Nigerian economy is out of recession while the remaining 89 per cent is still in recession, CEO of RTC advisory services Ltd, Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje has said.
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JSE edges up slightly in cautious trade
February 14, 2018--The JSE edged up slightly in cautious trade on Wednesday, as the market waits for President Jacob Zuma to resign by midnight or be removed by Parliament in a vote of no confidence.
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Rand steady on Zuma exit ultimatum
February 13, 2018--The rand has held steady following news that the ANC's top 6 has given President Jacob Zuma an ultimatum to step down.
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Recalcitrant Zuma shakes traders' conviction on rand's direction
February 13, 2018--The rand is still trading as if President Jacob Zuma is as good as gone, but the options market suggests some investors are starting to lose conviction.
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JSE strengthens as rand firms
February 12, 2018--The JSE strengthened on Monday as global equity markets attempted to recover, giving investors a break from the volatility-driven selloff.
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Rand gains on 'urgent' ANC top six meeting
February 9, 2018--The rand was trading stronger on Friday morning after reports that the ANC's top six have been summoned to an urgent meeting.
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US led equity sell-off drags the JSE
February 9, 2018--The JSE traded under pressure on Friday following the sharp sell-off in US equity markets in Thursday's session.
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Rand leads advance among peers as Zexit talks intensify
February 9, 2018--The rand has led emerging-market currency gains against the dollar as reports of a meeting by top ANC officials fuelled speculation Jacob Zuma's days as president are numbered.
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JSE softer as momentum fades
February 8, 2018--The JSE closed weaker on Thursday as the momentum from the previous day quickly faded.
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Slight breather for JSE
February 7, 2018--The JSE found some reprieve on Wednesday as it managed to close the day firmer following consecutive sessions of relatively big losses.
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Rand up on SONA postponement
February 6, 2018--The rand has gained slightly against the dollar, on news that the State of the Nation Address has been postponed to an as yet undetermined date.
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Local equities take a big knock
February 5, 2018--The JSE took a knock on Monday as equities slid on the back of the current sell-off in global equities.
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JSE finishes the week in the red
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Rand slips back over R12/$ again ?
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JSE closes lower after mixed session
February 1, 2018--The JSE closed lower on Thursday after a mixed session where the index failed to get a clear direction.
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CHART: Rand last looked this good a decade ago
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JSE closes mostly unchanged
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JSE declines across the board
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Dire state of SA still impacts rand despite Ramaphosa optimism-experts
January 29, 2018--Experts explain why the rand was trading softer on Monday.
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Nigerians Begin Cut Back On Bitcoin Exposure
January 29, 2018--With South Korea taking the first step towards curbing cryptocurrency trading, further spurring a continued decline in the value of Bitcoin especially, more Nigerians are cutting back on their exposure to cryptocurrencies in an effort to cut back on their losses.
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JSE edges lower as banking stocks cool
January 26, 2018--The JSE cooled on Friday, ending off a largely positive week on a down note.
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Strong rand spoiling the gold rally for SA mines
January 26, 2018--For South African gold miners, it's both the best and worst of times.
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Rand holding firm at around R11.90/$
January 25, 2018--The rand held firm at around R11.90 to the dollar after breaking below the R12/$ mark for the first time since mid-2015.
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Robust rand drives financials, JSE higher
January 24, 2018--The JSE traded firmer on Wednesday, as increased optimism surrounding South Africa's political economy boosted financials.
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Rand strength shows Team SA Inc doing its job in Davos-analyst
January 24, 2018--Investec chief economist Annabel Bishop says the rand breaking below the R12/$ level shows that global markets are taking SA's promise to fight corruption and improve public finances seriously.
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January 24, 2018--Investors in the nation's stock market have lost over N252 billion of their investment in two days trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE after it recorded a historic market capitalisation (market value) high of N16.154 trillion last week.
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JSE climbs along with positive global markets
January 23, 2018--The JSE continued its climb on Tuesday, aligned with positive global markets.
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Rand flirts with R12/$ on new Eskom board, Zuma exit talk
January 22, 2018--The rand has strengthened more than 1% as the market digested news of the new Eskom board and reports that the ANC's Top 6 are discussing the exit of President Jacob Zuma.
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JSE flat as listed property stocks remain under pressure
January 19, 2018--The JSE closed flat on Friday after a mixed session where the index failed to get a clear direction.
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