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Global Market and Economic Updates

Economy Chinese shares bounced back from their earlier lows on Monday as weak China factory activity reinforced views that Beijing will roll out more stimulus measures to support its slowing economy. The HSBC final Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to 48.9, its fastest drop in a year, down from the preliminary reading of 49.2 and weakening from the 49.6 print in […]

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Asian Stocks Drop With Aussie as China Growth Slows; Yen Slides

Source: Bloomberg Asian stocks retreated from an almost seven-year high and the Australian dollar slid against major peers amid disappointing China economic reports. The yen dropped as Japan’s two-year bond yield fell to zero, while crude oil rose for a fifth day. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index lost 0.6 percent by 2:25 p.m. in Tokyo, as the Hang Seng Index […]

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South African Market Review Quarter 1

By Vivian Atud   Johannesburg– Sunburst Africa–During the first quarter of 2015, SOUTH AFRICAN stock markets were buffeted by two substantial shocks. One may argue that the impact of these factors will continue into the second quarter. The all-share index lost 2.59 percent in the last 30 days of the first quarter and the trend may continue into the second […]

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Why Yesterday’s Gains Have Been Reversed on the JSE Today?

By Vivian Atud Johannesburg– Sunburst Africa–After recovering from a three day negative trade on Thursday, the JSE closed 0.84 percent in negative territory on Friday March 13th. The Thursday market rebound was mostly attributed to investors looking out for bargains following a three day market deep. Things changed on the JSE this afternoon as a continuous fall in oil prices […]

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Top Winners and Losers on the JSE Yesterday

Johannesburg–Sunburst Africa-The JSE closed 0.73 percent in the negative territory yesterday after trading in the negative territory for most of the day. Total volume traded was R15.8 billion. Among the top losers were Remgro Ltd (JSE Code: REM) down 2.8 percent, Bidvest LTD (JSE Code: BVT) down 2.4 percent, Sasol Limited (JSE Code: SOL) down 2.3 percent, BHP Billiton PLC […]

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Global Market and Economic Update

Economy Germany’s parliament approved an extension of Greece’s bailout today after Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble spoke in favor of the deal, telling parliament: “We Germans should do everything possible to keep Europe together as much as we can.” The Bundestag vote was the only major parliamentary hurdle for the four-month extension to the bailout program, as other EU countries are […]

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Nene’s Gift to Investors 

By Vivian Atud Johannesburg —Sunburst Africa–Investors sat on their hands awaiting the Minister of Finance’s budget speech at 2:00pm yesterday. Indeed he entered parliament like Father Christmas giving presents to all investors. You may be wondering where I am heading to with this. You may not even agree with me. Make no mistake, if you are an investor or a […]

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Global Market and Economic Updates

Economy The Dow and S&P 500 hit new records yesterday, closing at 18,209 and 2,115, respectively, as investors attempted to infer a subtle change in emphasis from Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony. Taking the word “patient” out of the FOMC’s policy statement, Yellen announced that the policymaking body would now decide on rates “on a meeting-by-meeting basis.” However, U.S. futures […]

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Global Market and Economic updates

Economy European stocks are adding to the previous session’s gains, following mostly positive growth figures in the eurozone. Boosted by strong domestic demand and household spending, the German economy rose 0.7% in Q4 after expanding 0.1% in the previous three months, while data from France showed that GDP grew by 0.1% during the quarter, meeting analysts’ expectations. The eurozone economy […]

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