JSE bucks global trend by closing higher on Friday

A stronger rand weighed on rand-hedge stocks, after benefiting from a weaker dollar

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Bonds trade firmer ahead of Workers’ Day long weekend

Bonds are firmer in response to the slightly firmer rand, which gained 0.5% ahead of the long weekend, and bond yields continue to be re-priced higher

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Rand steadies at stronger levels on weaker dollar

The fortunes of the dollar were dented by disappointing US GDP data for the first quarter, which slipped to an annual rate of 0.7%

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JSE trades firmer ahead of the long weekend

US markets were flat just after they opened as concern about political uncertainty in the eurozone continued and the market digested Donald Trump’s tax policies

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Rand perks up dollar sags before release of US GDP

Growth in the US is expected to have slowed to an annual rate of 1.1% in the first quarter, from 2.1% in the preceding quarter

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Bonds firm in lacklustre noon trade ahead of long weekend

The local fixed-income market has steadily recovered from the fall-out after the controversial Cabinet reshuffle in late March

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JSE off to muted start ahead of US first-quarter GDP results

In the very short term, industrial counters are overbought and there will be marginal profit-taking, Momentum SP Reid Securities analysts say

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Market data - April 26 2017

Market data including bonds, unit trusts and fuel prices

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Bonds hold steady ahead of long weekend

The domestic fixed-interest market ends a month that has been all about steadily recovering from the shock of President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle

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Rand firms ahead of long weekend, as dollar dips

Activity is expected to remain subdued, with many traders taking an extra-long weekend

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Oil price increase not enough to offset the week’s losses

Opec’s latest comments are being read as an assurance it will extend output cuts, with Brent and WTI crude set to post a second week of falls as a glut persists

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Gold treads water as investors favour returns over safety

Palladium is the only precious metal set to end the week higher, and traders say there is little buying impetus for gold at the moment

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Asian bourses dip as investors book gains from a strong week

Trump’s comments on Korean trade and defence have a relatively muted effect on markets, and investors look to important economic news from major economies

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US GDP slowdown likely to weigh on JSE on Friday

Economists face a busy Friday while much of the country takes a five day break stretching from Thursday’s Freedom Day to Monday’s Workers Day holidays

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MARKET WRAP: Equity markets dip on Trump tax plan

As widely expected, the ECB makes no changes to its record low interest rates or stimulus programme

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Oil prices fall on oversupply

Losses limited by expectations that major exporters will agree to extend production cuts to try to rebalance the market

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