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Why the JSE Closed 0.74 percent in positive territory yesterday

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) closed 0.74 percent in positive territory yesterday after trading in positive territory for most of the day. This was mostly as a result due to renewed global optimism that a deal would soon be reached to avail the Greek crisis. The total volume traded for the day was R 18.4 billion. Top winners of the […]

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Why Was There a Huge Sell Off on the JSE Yesterday?

By Vivian Atud What: Johannesburg—Sunburst Africa—there was a huge sell off on the JSE yesterday with markets closing for a third day in negative territory. The JSE All-Share Index closed 0.6 percent in negative territory after trading closing 1 percent in negative territory the previous day. Why: Volatility in global markets continued to wreak havoc on the JSE as investors […]

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Asian Stocks Retreat as investors watch Greece

By Vivian Atud Johannesburg-Sunburst Africa– Markets in Asia have opened cautiously this morning with most Asian stocks trading lower as investors await Greece’s review of debt reduction policies.   In Australia, bonds gained in early trade and oil traded at less than $50 a barrel.  In the US, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will address lawmakers and investors will likely continue […]

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Global Economic Updates

Economy Chinese stocks led falls across Asia today, after the latest gauge of China’s factory sector activity raised concerns about the world’s second-largest economy. The HSBC manufacturing purchasing managers index inched up to 49.7 for January, compared with 49.6 in December, but still remained below the 50 level which separates contraction from expansion. The measure comes just one day after […]

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