Poor end to week for Asian stocks

Technology stocks continued to struggle, with South Korea’s tech-heavy Kospi index and Taiwan stocks both falling 1.5% and 2%, respectively

Oil set to end week lower

A lack of concrete stimulus measures from top oil importer China has weighed on commodities

Gold set for fourth week of gains after record on Wednesday

Markets see a 98% chance of a US Fed rate cut in September

MARKET WRAP: Rand inches higher after Bank keeps rates unchanged

Technology-heavy bourses lose ground amid a change in investor sentiment over the past week

Rate cut hopes burnish gold

Metal remains close to its recent record high as expectation of a US interest rate cut in September lifts demand

Bigger-than-expected fall in US stocks lifts oil

Healthy demand signals from the US overrides the worry about last week’s modest Chinese growth, says Phillip Nova analyst

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Rand and JSE firm before Reserve Bank’s announcement

The rand fell more than 1% in the previous session as investors worried about possible geopolitical tension between the US and China

JSE old guard PPC, Shoprite, Sappi, LNF holding the fort

The companies are still growing while the exchange suffers delistings

MARKET WRAP: Global tech stocks under pressure

Investors worry about potential for worsening trade tensions between the US and China

Gold hits record while comments by Donald Trump hit Taiwan stocks

‘It is more and more clear to me that Trump should be bullish for the dollar for at least a while’

Oil unchanged as falling US stocks counter slowing China demand

Steady US retail data indicates economy is still healthy despite higher borrowing costs, says Phillip Nova analyst

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