JSE down as retail sales disappoint-continued

September 12, 2018--The JSE closed softer on Wednesday following disappointment in South Africa's retail sales numbers for July which came in lower than expected.
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JSE eases as global sentiment remains tentative
February 21, 2019--The ongoing trade talks between the USA and China continue to dominate global market sentiment, and this was more evident today with the release of Manufacturing PMI data from key markets such as Germany, the Eurozone and the USA.
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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: JSE Gold Index-important breakout
February 21, 2019--The JSE Gold index has broken out of an almost two-year sideways range and has a significantly higher target in place now.
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Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.14/$
February 19, 2019--TreasuryONE said earlier that the rand was likely to remain under pressure as all eyes turn to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's Budget address tomorrow.
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Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.13/$
February 18, 2019--TreasuryONE said earlier that the rand was likely to remain under pressure this week with the lead up to the Budget speech on Wednesday.
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JSE manages gains after a lukewarm trading session
February 15, 2019--European equities bared no brunt from the Asian trading session as all the major bourses advanced on the back of progress in the US-China trade talks
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Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.12/$
February 15, 2019--TreasuryONE said earlier that the rand weakened sharply against major currencies on Thursday on continued concern over Eskom and the potential further fallout.
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Markets LIVE: Rand breaks above R14/$ on back of load shedding, strong dollar
February 14, 2019--The local currency was trading at 14.0600 on Thursday morning, taking hits from Eskom, poor local retail sales data and a stronger dollar.
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Local bourse closes flat as rand weakens
February 14, 2019--The US dollar did retreat after the release of US retail sales data which came in worse than anticipated, but this did not result in significant strengthening for the rand and other emerging market currencies. The rand was trading 0.84% weaker at R14.18/$ at 17:00.
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IMF Departmental Papers -FinTech in Sub-Saharan African Countries: A Game Changer?
February 14, 2019--Summary:
FinTech is a major force shaping the structure of the financial industry in sub-Saharan Africa. New technologies are being developed and implemented in sub-Saharan Africa with the potential to change the competitive landscape in the financial industry.
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JSE edges higher as trade talk optimism continues to lift global stocks
February 13, 2019--The JSE records gains as it tracks other buoyant global markets.
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Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R13.76/$
February 12, 2019--Andre Botha, Senior Dealer at TreasuryONE said, "The rand stepped on the proverbial banana peel yesterday, as it slipped back to the R13.80 levels against the US dollar."
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Nigeria's GDP Grows By 2.38% in Q4 2018
February 12, 2019--The Nigeria's Gross Domestic Product, GDP grew by 2.38 percent in real terms (year on year) in the fourth of 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS has said.
In its quarterly report released on Tuesday, the bureau said the growth represents an increase of 0.27% points, when compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, which recorded a growth rate of 2.11%.
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JSE inches higher as Chinese markets reopen
February 11, 2019--Concerns still linger around global economic growth which has resulted in demand for less riskier assets such as bonds and the US dollar surging.
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Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R13.77/$
February 11, 2019--TreasuryONE said earlier that emerging market currencies started the day on the back foot and that the rand was likely to come under pressure.
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AFDB-African Economic Outlook 2019
February 11, 2019--This year's African Economic Outlook from the African Development Bank shows that the continent's general economic performance continues to improve.
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Markets WRAP: Rand ends at R13.58/$
February 8, 2019--At 17:00 on Friday the local currency was trading 0.2% stronger against the dollar.
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JSE retreats as US-China trade talks stall
February 8, 2019--The lack of progress with the US-China trade talks further heightened investors' concerns on Friday which led to most global stock indices trading weaker.
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Africa: Continent's Free Trade Zone Is 'On Course'
February 8, 2019--Africa is trading-just not within the continent. The African Union wants to change this and launch the world's largest free trade area. The plan has potential, but some member states are keeping the AU in suspense.
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Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R13.62/$ ahead of SONA
February 7, 2019--TreasuryONE said earlier that emerging market currencies started the day on the backfoot
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Upbeat global sentiment continues to lift the JSE
February 6, 2019--The JSE advanced on Wednesday as global markets remained upbeat on the back of a corporate earnings releases out of the US.
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Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R13.51/$ as all eyes turn to SONA
February 6, 2019--All eyes now turn to President Cyril Ramaphosa who will deliver his State of the Nation address tomorrow evening.
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JSE breaks losing streak
February 5, 2019-The JSE closed firmer on Tuesday as it took a leaf from European and US equities which were buoyant on the back of good corporate earnings out of the US.
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Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R13.42/$
February 5, 2019--TreasuryONE's Andre Botha said earlier, "We have seen the rand trading in tight ranges as the market is taking a bit of a breather in anticipation of the two State addresses from the US and South Africa respectively this week."
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Nigeria: Stock Market Investors Lose Over N3tr to Political Intrigues
February 4, 2019--Alleged political intrigues ahead of the 2019 elections have taken a severe toll on the nation's stock market, causing investors to lose over N3.43 trillion in nine months of persistent decline.
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JSE weaker as rand retraces
February 4, 2019--The JSE started the week on the backfoot as it closed weaker mainly on the back of losses recorded in financials.
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Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R13.39/$
February 4, 2019--Bianca Botes, Corporate Treasury Manager at Peregrine Treasury Solutions said earlier that the local currency opened slightly weaker than Friday, starting the day at R13.33/$.
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JSE closes softer as global markets remain tentative
February 1, 2019--The JSE closed softer on the back of broad-based weakness across most of the local bourse's major indices.
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Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R13.37/$
February 1, 2019--"The rand flirted with the R13.20 level at one stage which meant the rand strengthened by R1.40 in January," says TreasuryONE''s Andre Botha.
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JSE relinquishes earlier gains as blue-chips pull back
January 31, 2019--The JSE struggled to maintain its momentum on Thursday as losses in rand hedges and miners weighed on the bourse.
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Rand closes at R13.28/$
January 31, 2019--The rand has continued to firm against major currencies.
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JSE advances as global stocks eye US-China trade talks
January 29, 2019--The JSE closed firmer on Tuesday, mainly on the back of advances recorded in rand hedges and miners.
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Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R13.61/$
January 29, 2019--Andre Botha, Senior Dealer at TreasuryONE said earlier that the markets saw a mixed bag in early
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JSE closes softer after muted session
January 28, 2019--A relatively flat trading session ensued on the JSE, but it eventually it closed softer as it tracked other global indices lower.
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Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R13.68/$
January 28, 2019--The rand, along with other emerging currencies, started the day firmer in early trade. Meanwhile the rand's flying start to 2019 may be just the beginning, says Goldman Sachs.
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Rand claws back losses, steadily approaching R13.60/$
January 25, 2019--The rand opened at R13.72/$ on Friday morning, and strengthened as much as R13.67 to the greenback in early morning trade.
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Firmer close for the JSE as rand advances
January 25, 2019--The JSE has closed the week on a positive note as it closed firmer mainly on the back of gains in resources and financials
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Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R13.75/$
January 24, 2019--The rand closed at R13.75/$ on Thursday.
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JSE closes weaker as index heavyweights remain subdued
January 23, 2019--The JSE has closed weaker as blue chips weighed down on the index.
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Rand closes at R13.85/$
January 23, 2019--The rand closed at R13.85/$ on Wednesday.
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