JSE struggles for direction as Trump strikes again-continued

September 18, 2018--The local bourse has struggled for direction as global markets digested the imposition of a 10% tariff on Chinese goods by the US, which is set to kick in on 24 September.
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October 19, 2018--The rand and emerging market currencies fall short of the feat displayed earlier this week.
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Markets WRAP: Rand steady ahead of Fed minutes release
October 18, 2018--The rand closed at R14.18/$, ahead of the release of the US Federal Reserve Bank's September meeting minutes.
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Stocks retreat as global risk-appetite slows
October 18, 2018--The JSE closed weaker on Thursday as it continued to be weighed down by most blue-chip stocks which traded weaker.
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Absa Africa Financial Markets Index: Signs of progress amid regional economic weakness
October 18, 2018--Botswana, Kenya and Nigeria have moved up the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index, produced by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, and South Africa remains in top position, supported by strong financial market infrastructure and a robust legal framework. However, South Africa's macroeconomic performance has deteriorated over the past year.
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JSE closes weaker as stocks erase gains
October 17, 2018--The JSE erased earlier gains to close weaker on Wednesday as blue-chip stocks withered.
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Rand 'rides wave' as Turkish lira firms
October 16, 2018--The rand has continued to strengthen on the back of lower-than-expected US retail sales as well as a firmer Turkish lira, firming to a high of R14.28 to the greenback on Tuesday morning
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Rand gains on weaker US retail numbers
October 15, 2018--The rand was trading a percent stronger on Monday afternoon.
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Rand on front foot as currency firms to under R14.50/$
October 12, 2018--The rand strengthened almost 1.5% against the dollar in early trade as the US currency continued its slide on poor inflation data.
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Relief for global stocks sees JSE close firmer
October 12, 2018--Tencent Holdings which has broken stock market records on the course of its sell-off over the past couple of weeks, ricocheted to close 8.01% higher.
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IMF-Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook: Capital Flows and The Future of Work
October 11, 2018--The macroeconomic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa continues to strengthen. Growth is expected to increase from 2.7 percent in 2017 to 3.1 percent in 2018, reflecting domestic policy adjustments and a supportive external environment, including continued steady growth in the global economy, higher commodity prices, and accommodative external financing conditions.
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Rand rides Mboweni wave-but strong dollar remains a threat
October 10, 2018--The local currency gained 1.8% against the greenback on Tuesday, an indication of positive market reaction to the announcement that the former SA Reserve Bank governor had been named finance minister.
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Naspers leads losses on the blue-chip index
October 10, 2018--The bearish sentiment in Tencent has not spared Naspers on the JSE which is also under a sharp sell-off. In today's session Naspers slumped 6.47% to close at R2656.98 per share.
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Rand weakens to R15/$ as Nene's fate hangs in the balance
October 9, 2018--The rand touched R15/$ on Tuesday afternoon, amid continuing uncertainty over the fate of SA's Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and a marginally stronger dollar.
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JSE closes flat as Tito Mboweni is named new finance minister
October 9, 2018--President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that Tito Mboweni would replace Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister towards the close of the local bourse.
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Rand could weaken to under R15/$ if Nene resigns, say analysts
October 8, 2018--News24 reported earlier on Monday that Nene asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to relieve him of his duties in the wake of his testimony at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry that he met multiple times with the Gupta family.
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JSE closes week in the red after heavy week of data releases
October 5, 2018--Equity markets ended weaker this week as the JSE continues to fail to find a bid.
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Rand weakens in early trade as strong dollar keeps pressure on
October 4, 2018--Positive economic data out of the US and a strong dollar have put the rand on the bank foot.
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JSE closes weaker after a flat start
October 3, 2018--The bears continued to win the battle on the local equities markets, with the rand trading flat against the US dollar.
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Africa's Pulse in Five Charts: Boosting Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa October 2018
October 3, 2018--This issue of Africa's Pulse suggests that the economic recovery of Sub-Saharan Africa continues but at a slower pace than expected. To accelerate and sustain an inclusive growth momentum, policy makers must continue to focus on investments that foster human capital, reduce resource misallocation and boost productivity.
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Rand slips as US reaches trade agreement with Canada, Mexico
October 2, 2018--The US dollar is trading stronger as the US and Canada have reached a trade agreement, signaling a possible slide in the rand.
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Weaker Asian markets drag JSE into the red
October 2, 2018--The JSE fails to hold onto the gains it posted on Monday as industry heavy weights drag the local bourse into negative territory.
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October is high-risk month for rand's recovery
October 1, 2018--Emerging markets are rebounding from the second-quarter horror show, but for South Africa's rand October still holds large risks.
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Rand undervalued, could hit R11/$, says Goldman Sachs exec
September 28, 2018--South Africa's rand is undervalued and there's scope for the currency to strengthen to as much as 11 per dollar, says Colin Coleman, head of sub-Saharan Africa at Goldman Sachs Group.
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Rand advances in late trade leaving JSE in the red
September 26, 2018--South African markets were generally flat as investors look to the US Federal Reserve for direction.
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Rand keeps gaining despite US Fed rate hike
September 27, 2018--The rand touched R14/$ on Wednesday evening, trading 0.61% stronger at R14.03/$ by 6.00pm SA time.
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Choppies gets chopped as JSE sees red
September 25, 2018--Equity markets opened the week deep in the red on Tuesday after the Heritage Day public holiday on Monday.
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Rand steady ahead of Fed rates announcement on Wednesday
September 25, 2018--Analysts expect the US central bank to hike rates by 25 basis points from 2.00% to 2.25% on Wednesday afternoon.
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