Stocks lifted ahead of long weekend-continued

April 5, 2012--South African stocks clawed back some lost ground on Thursday, as investors bought back shares of Kumba Iron Ore and other resource stocks that had been hammered in the previous session.
But traders said the recovery was also tempered with caution, ahead of a four-day Easter holiday that starts on Friday.

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Source: FIN24

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JSE firmer as it plays catch-up to world market moves
April 24, 2018-- Global equity markets were firmer on the day as stronger earnings out of Alphabet post the US market close gave the markets some much-needed relief.
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Rand on the back foot as strong dollar pushes unit above R12.30
April 24, 2018--The rand staged a mild comeback by mid-afternoon after the local unit took a beating from a stronger US dollar that firmed on the back of rising Treasury yields.
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JSE: Risk on or risk off, that is the question
April 23, 2018--The JSE opened the day firmer, with rand hedges leading the way as the dollar advanced against most major currencies, sending emerging markets and commodity prices spiralling lower.
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Rand pummelled to 3-month low on US asset and oil rally
April 23, 2018--The rand has lost more than 1% against the US dollar on the back of a rally in US assets and a spike in the oil price.
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Strong earnings give JSE a boost
April 20, 2018--This week's performance on the JSE can only be described as a rollercoaster ride, with gains in Steinhoff, Pick n Pay and Mediclinic among others mainly triggered by strong earnings released this week.
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Rand poised to hold its gains- analysts
April 20, 2018--The rand broke below the psychological R12/$ level this week and is expected to hold onto its gains.
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JSE volatile as geopolitics, economic data swing pendulum
April 19, 2018--The JSE has experienced another topsy-turvy day as the market opened firmer on the back of stronger earnings numbers, only to wither away in the latter half of the trading session.
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Resilient rand trades firmly under R12/$ on upbeat local data
April 19, 2018--The rand continued to trade under the R12/$ level, in the wake of healthy local retail sales data, better than expected local inflation data and broad emerging market strength.
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Economic Growth in Africa Rebounds, But Not Fast Enough
April 18, 2018--Sub-Saharan Africa's growth is projected to reach 3.1 percent in 2018, and to average 3.6 percent in 2019-20, says Africa's Pulse, a bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies conducted by the World Bank, released today.
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JSE struggles compared to peers
April 17, 2018--The JSE traded mostly weaker on Tuesday, as it struggled to emulate the higher moves recorded in European indices.
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Rand remains range-bound amid lack of data
April 17, 2018--The rand gained 10c against the dollar in early trade, but again weakened to trade near its opening price against the greenback shortly before noon.
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JSE closes firmer after earlier weakness
April 16, 2018--The JSE erased earlier losses to close firmer on Thursday in a session where the market struggled to get a catalyst for direction.
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Rand's boring month has analysts in tussle about future moves
April 16, 2018--As trade tensions and the Syrian conflict roiled markets this month, the rand has been stuck in an unusually narrow range for one of the world's most volatile currencies.
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Rand steady above R12/$ as markets focus on geopolitics
April 13, 2018--The local currency was fairly level in early trade, as the attention of global markets remained fixed on the Trump/China trade tariff dispute and the situations in Syria and North Korea.
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Nigeria:Confusion As NSE, SEC Contradict Self On Technical Suspension On Oando Shares
April 12, 2018--The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have disappointedly thrown the country's financial market into turmoil following the reversal of the lifting of the technical suspension placed on free trading of Oando PLC's shares.
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Profit-taking, Trump's tweet knock JSE
April 11, 2018--The JSE closed lower on Wednesday mainly on the back of profit-taking, as well as a flight to safety on the back of Donald Trump's comments about Russia and Syria.
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Rand skids on Donald Trump's 'get ready Russia' tweet
April 11, 2018--The rand has slipped in line with other emerging market currencies, following a tweet by President Donald Trump warning Russia against countering missiles the US intends to fire at Syria.
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Nigeria:Investors Lose N239 Billion in Four Trading Days
April 9, 2018--At the end of last week's transactions on the equity sector of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the bearish performance in the local bourse was sustained as the NSE's market capitalisation dipped by N239 billion in four trading days.
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Muted trading session for the JSE
April 9, 2018--The JSE closed firmer on Monday after a relatively muted trading session compared to the trend recorded last week.
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Rand spikes on Nene comments, renewed trade war fears
April 9, 2018--The local currency weakened to R12.15/$ just after noon, with analysts attributing the spike to remarks made by the finance minister, as well as broader trade war fears and a global selloff of emerging market assets.
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Firmer close for the JSE after slow start
April 6, 2018--The JSE closed firmer on Friday after getting off to a rather slow start which saw it opening weaker.
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Rand slightly stronger in wake of US jobs data
April 6, 2018--The local currency has firmed somewhat in early afternoon trade, after the release of US jobs and employment data.
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It's 'wait and see' for the rand as markets track US/China trade war
April 4, 2018--With little local economic data set to be released this week, the rand is tracking how the trade dispute between the US and China plays out.
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Trade war weighs on the JSE
April 3, 2018--The threat of a trade war between the US and China has sent jitters into global equity markets and the JSE has not been spared.
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Rand to remain vulnerable to global economic events this week
April 3, 2018--Analysts say the local currency will be vulnerable to global events this week, including the trade war between the US and China and the release of US economic data later in the week.
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Relief for the JSE
March 29, 2018--The JSE found some relief on Thursday as it closed firmer following consecutive trading sessions of significant losses.
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Global equity rout weighs on the JSE
March 28, 2018--A sharp sell-off in US equity markets on Tuesday and Asian equities on Wednesday filtered onto the JSE as the local bourse closed sharply lower.
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Rand claws back rate cut losses
March 28, 2018--The rand was trading more than 1% weaker following the South Africa Reserve Bank's decision to cut interest rates by 25 basis points.
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JSE closes lower after erasing earlier gains
March 27, 2018--The JSE closed softer on Tuesday after it erased all the gains from earlier on in the session.
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JSE closes lower after erasing earlier gains
March 27, 2018--The JSE closed softer on Tuesday after it erased all the gains from earlier on in the session.
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Rand holds its own as trade war fears abate
March 27, 2018--The rand is set to benefit as fears of a trade war between the US and China have eased after both President Trump and China softened their stance overnight, say market analysts.
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Local equities softer despite global relief bounce
March 26, 2018--The JSE closed weaker on Monday despite a relief bounce in other global equity markets.
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Rand may retest R11.50/$ on good economic new-analyst
March 26, 2018--'The sentiment in SA has lifted markedly in the past four months, and with the latest influx of good news we could see the rand enjoying a favourable run in the short term,' says analyst Andre Botha.
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