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Global Market Updates

U.S. futures are hugging the flatline as traders brushed off jitters related to the Brussels attacks and appetite for equities waned ahead of the long Easter weekend. “Generally, the impact of terror attacks has become less and less dramatic after 9/11,” said Bernard Aw, market strategist at IG in Singapore. With few major economic and corporate releases on this week’s […]

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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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The Worst is Yet to Come for SA Manufacturing

By Editor, Sunburst Africa   Sunburst Africa—Johannesburg—The manufacturing sector in south Africa has been under pressure for the past four years and the pressure may continue. According to the Kagiso Purchasing managers Index (PMI) for April, activity in one of SA’s most productive sectors, manufacturing, has deteriorated to four-year lows. If the trend continues it will have devastating effects on […]

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