The JSE could be boosted by slightly improved risk sentiment on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump sought to reassure markets that a trade dispute with China could still be resolved. An expected post-election rally of SA’s main bourse has so far failed to materialise this week after trade talks between the world’s two largest economies broke down, denting investor appetite for risk. China retaliated to higher tariffs on exports to the US, sparking concerns about global economic growth. But the S&P 500 Index gained 0.8% overnight after Trump said the US was still in talks with China and “I think it’s going to turn out extremely well”. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was 0.7% up on Wednesday, while the Shanghai Composite added 1.1%. Stocks rose in Japan, Korea and Australia. Chinese technology and gaming giant Tencent rallied 1.2% in Hong Kong ahead of an earnings report, suggesting a positive start for major shareholder and JSE-heavyweight Naspers. BHP Group was 1.8% up in Austral...

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