WATCH: Stock picks — BAT and Unilever

Siboniso Nxumalo from Old Mutual Investments and Mia Kruger from Kruger International talk to Business Day TV

WATCH: Stock pick — Coronation Fund Managers

Nesan Nair from Sasfin Securities talks to Business Day TV about his stock pick of the day

WATCH: Why the soft commodity rally worries investors

Rabobank’s Carlos Mera talks to Business Day TV about soft commodity prices

Oil holds steady as Opec targets output increase

Brent crude futures decline as analysts expect oil inventories to continue to fall on higher demand

Gold slips on strong China economic data

Spot gold and US gold futures fall but bullion is  set to rise more than 1% this week

Global stocks firm as US inflation fears subside

Stocks are at record highs as Federal Reserve vows to support US recovery

JSE to contend with mixed Asian markets on Friday amid geopolitical risks

Geopolitical developments are offsetting optimism over US growth prospects, with that country adding restrictions to Chinese tech firms overnight

Market data — April 8 2021

Market data including bonds and fuel prices

MARKET WRAP: JSE slips in late trade with banks faring worst

Manufacturing production contracted an annual 2.1% in February, following a revised 4.2% decline the previous month, worst than expected

Oil prices fall on high US petrol stocks and poor demand

Talks on reviving the nuclear deal that might see some Iran sanctions lifted letting it add to global oil supplies

World stocks up on European outlook and US Fed stimulus

Minutes from US Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting showed members are in no rush to scale back their $120bn a month of bond-buying

JSE firmer as investors digest US Fed’s stance

In morning trade, the all share gained 0.42% and the top 40 0.47%

WATCH: Stock picks — Samsung and LG

Wayne McCurrie from FNB Wealth & Investments and David Shapiro from Sasfin Securities talk to Business Day TV

Oil slips after unexpected surge in US petrol stockpiles

Global supplies are also rising, while American refiners have ramped up output ahead of the summer driving season

WATCH: Stock pick — Investec Property Fund

Nesi Chetty from Stanlib talks to Business Day TV about his stock pick of the day

WATCH: How hope for global economic recovery has boosted the rand

RMB’s John Cairns talks to Business Day TV about how the performance of the local unit

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