WATCH: Stock picks — Royal Dutch Shell and Microsoft

Drikus Combrinck from Capicraft and Nesan Nair of Sasfin Securities talk to Business Day TV

JSE drops as focus shifts to domestic risks

Moody's Investors Service is expected to give a ratings review on SA later on Friday

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Gold slips on profit-taking but heads for weekly high

Platinum and palladium on track for their biggest weekly gains on record, as a lockdown in producer SA stokes supply concerns

Asian shares rise amid the hope of more stimulus hopes

Chinese shares jump 0.8% on Friday as markets take US jobless claims in stride

Oil benefits from governments’ promise of support

Brent crude rises 0.8% as International Energy Agency head urges major producers to help stabilise oil markets

JSE faces downgrade and lockdown threats on Friday

Asian markets continue to climb amid global stimulus efforts, while SA has entered a 21-day lockdown on Friday, ahead of a Moody’s review

Dow wraps up strongest three-day rally since 1931

As well as the Dow, the S&P 500 index logs three straight day of gains for the first time since mid-February

MARKET WRAP: Gold shares lead JSE 4% higher ahead of lockdown

JSE extends winning streak to a third consecutive day

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US stocks open higher despite unemployment surge due to Covid-19

Things weren’t as rosy in Europe and Asia, and US jobless claims of 3.3-million show ‘how much worse the economic situation’ really is

JSE stronger before 21-day lockdown takes effect

A number of JSE-listed counters have either announced they are cancelling or delaying dividends, or declaring force majeure

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Rand loses steam as national lockdown draws near

The rand weakened more than 1% on Thursday morning and was the worst performing among emerging-market currencies on the day

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Global Covid-19 lockdowns drag oil down

The weakening demand will lead oil refineries to cut processing rates and drive a rise in stock, which in turn will lift pressure on oil prices

World markets fall ahead of expected dismal US jobs data

Global markets have lost about a quarter of their value in the past six weeks, as job losses are forecast between 1-million and 25-million

WATCH: Stock picks — Airbus and Disney

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

These are 10 signs the oil industry is dazed and confused

International oil prices have lost about 45% in March and fallen below the cost of much of the world's production

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