Asian shares make further gains before tech earnings reports

On Wall Street, big tech shares outperformed ahead of their quarterly results this week

Gold prices slip as concern about Middle East eases

Investors took profits while awaiting key US data for clues about the US Fed’s rate trajectory

Oil prices rise slightly as tension in Middle East remains focus

EU foreign ministers agreed in principle on Monday to expand sanctions on Iran following Tehran’s missile and drone attack on Israel

MARKET WRAP: No respite for battered rand

Delays in the US rate cut cycle cause domestic currency to track weaker

Oil prices fall as tension eases between Iran and Israel

Both benchmarks had spiked more than $3 a barrel early on Friday

Hedge fund borrowing hits five-year peak, Goldman Sachs says

Hedge funds ramp up trading to take advantage of sharp dip in US and European stock

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Asian stocks rebound on decreased Middle East fears

Gold and the safe-haven dollar eased back from near their peaks

Gold slips as Middle East tension decreases

Ten-year US treasury yields edged up and were last at 4.6599%, making nonyielding bullion less attractive

MARKET WRAP: JSE and rand recover slightly, but risks remain

However, JSE all share fell more than 2% for the week as investors fear escalating tension between Israel and Iran

Crypto fans eye rally after bitcoin halving

Operation halves rewards cryptocurrency miners receive for creating new tokens

Israeli attack on Iran boosts safe-haven gold

Risk aversion sweeps across financial markets following media reports on explosions in Iran, prompting the fear of a wider regional conflict

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