The JSE looked set for a third day of gains ahead of its opening on Thursday morning.Most eyes were on he third and final US presidential debate which started at 3am SA time, and the "markets bought Clinton, sold Trump" a Sydney-based analyst told Bloomberg.Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index gained more than 1% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose about 7%.The Washington Post said this was Hillary Clinton’s "best debate performance. She finally figured out the right calibration of ignoring and engaging Trump."Donald Trump’s "I'll-just-wait-and-see answer was a total disaster and will be the only thing people are talking about coming out of the debate," according to the Washington Post.Waning chances of Trump winning saw the dollar strengthen against most currencies, including the rand which was about 0.5% weaker at R13.90/$ ahead of the JSE’s opening.In Australia, BHP Billiton was 2.16% higher at A$22.96. BHP closed 0.32% down R207.25 on the JSE on Wednesday after releasing its September quar...

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