The JSE faces subdued Asian markets on Thursday morning, with Covid-19 cases in the US and China and political tensions posing a threat to sentiment.

Rising coronavirus cases in the US and a partial lockdown in Beijing has dented risk appetite this week, while diplomatic relations between China and a number of countries remains tense.

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