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Oil edges towards $73 supported by supply cuts

US sanctions on Iran cut Opec output, with rising Middle East tensions threatening additional supply disruption

World shares slip as China ramps up war of words

Risk aversion sets in as Shanghai shares drop with Trump targeting Huawei; the dollar, yen and pound are all faring poorly

US-China trade war continues to put pressure on JSE

Markets in China and Hong Kong are taking strain on Friday, on concern that the US-China trade conflict will escalate further

Palladium boom gives short-term relief to SA miners

SA miners are saddled with ore that typically produces twice as much platinum as palladium, at a time a platinum surplus is weighing on prices

Rand weakens as post-election sentiment loses momentum

The rally in the rand has been dampened by the ongoing tension between the US and China

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Asian shares struggle to make gains at the end of a gloomy week

Equities battle as upbeat US economic news and solid company earnings offer only a fleeting respite from the trade war between China and the US

Oil rises as tension in the Middle East mounts

Brent is up 3.4% for the week while market awaits decision from Opec and other producers over whether to continue with supply cuts

Gold slides as investor appetite for risk returns

Spot gold falls 0.1% on firmer dollar and strong US data and corporate results

JSE poised for mixed start on Friday as Richemont reports results

Investors remain concerned about US-China trade tensions while luxury goods company Richemont is expected to report a rise in full-year revenue

Market data - May 16 2019

Market data including bonds, unit trusts and fuel prices

Foreigners take a shine to SA precious metals shares

Analysis shows foreign investors have increased their exposure to SA-listed gold and platinum producers

MARKET WRAP: JSE closes higher despite US-China strife

The all share was up 0.88% with resources leading the gains, up 1.08%; the top 40 rose 0.97%

Gold eases on technical selling

US sanctions on Huawei dent risk appetite and soften losses

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