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Today is NFP Day! - Your Morning Market Podcast

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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls [NFP] release Friday 2 Feb 2018

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US Non-Farm Payroll Release Friday is jobs day in the U.S.—with the January Non-Farm Payrolls being released on the 2nd of Feb at 15:30 in ...
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U.S. Fed leaves rates unchanged - Your Morning Market Podcast

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Capitec reverses losses - Your Morning Market Podcast

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Non-Farm Payroll Week - Your Morning Market Podcast

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When is Non-Farm Payrolls ecoonomic data released (South African Time): The NFP data will be released at 3.30pm in South Africa on Friday ...
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JSE edges lower as banking stocks cool

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The JSE cooled on Friday, ending off a largely positive week on a down note.  The rand steadied against the dollar, trading at R11.85 ...
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The Rand weakens slightly in today's trading

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The JSE closed mixed on Thursday, with the All Share index slightly firmer while the futures market was lower. Asian markets set the tone ...
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Increased political optimism strengthens Rand

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The JSE traded firmer on Wednesday, as increased optimism surrounding South Africa’s political economy boosted financials.
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JSE climbs along with positive global markets

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The JSE continued its climb on Tuesday, aligned with positive global markets. 
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Bullish financial sector leads JSE

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The JSE closed firmer on Monday as a bullish financial sector continues to drive the market. 
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls [NFP] release Friday 5 January 2018

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US Non-Farm Payroll Release Friday is jobs day in the U.S.—with the November Non-Farm Payrolls being released on Friday the 5 of January at ...
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JSE higher as global markets rally

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The JSE climbed higher in line with broadly stronger global markets. 
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JSE closes lower in mixed trading

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The JSE closed mixed on Wednesday, with the All Share index receding 0.24% while the blue-chip Top 40 closed flat.
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Positive sentiment drives banking stocks higher

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  The JSE closed higher on Tuesday, keeping up the positive momentum following the ANC presidential election victory by Deputy President, ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls [NFP] release Friday 8 December 2017

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US Non-Farm Payroll Release Friday is jobs day in the U.S.—with the November Non-Farm Payrolls being released on the 8th December 2017 at ...
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Steinhoff's skeletons hit home

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  The JSE fell to a six-week low on Wednesday, in a frenzied trading session due to a crash in the share price of Steinhoff after CEO ...
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JSE falls to a 5 week low

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  The JSE fell to a five-week low on Tuesday as industrial heavyweights dragged down the index. 
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Selloff in Naspers pushes JSE lower

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  The rand eased slightly to R13.70 against the greenback, remaining firm following the credit ratings downgrade by S&P global on Friday.  ...
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Stronger world markets boost JSE

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  The JSE traded firmer as most sectors closed in the green, as US markets soared to record highs yesterday after the Senate Budget ...
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JSE remains under pressure

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  The JSE remained under pressure on Tuesday, in line with Asian markets.  The strengthening rand supported banking stocks, whilst hurting ...
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Stronger rand defies ratings cut

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  The rand closed firmer on Monday, against the expectations of the market following S&P Global Rating’s decision on Friday to downgrade ...
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Your Morning Market Podcast 27/11/2017

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Ratings downgrade in focus.
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Your Morning Market Podcast 24/11/2017

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Black Friday Trading Report + Credit rating decisions We can expect a flat to slightly firmer start. With no direction coming out of the US ...
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Your Morning Market Podcast 23/11/2017

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South African markets closed in the red yesterday PPC revenue increased by 1% to R5,2 billion Sibanye Gold purchased 38% stake in DRD gold ...
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JSE weaker as Naspers retreats from fresh highs

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The JSE cooled on Wednesday as the market took a breather from recent highs.  A weaker close from Tencent and a firmer rand saw the local ...
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Anglo American PLC [JSE:AGL] - Trade Note

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Anglo American PLC This is one of my favourites to trade, as the share has been making higher highs for the last 6 months. Over the past ...
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EURO & Sterling - Trade Note

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EURO chart: The major pair pushed back above a consolidation high at 1.1690 in the previous week, and this takes the immediate pressure off ...
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Your Morning Market Podcast 21/11/2017

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On Friday both Moodys and S&P will review our current sovereign credit ratings. Both the ratings agencies have us one notch above ...
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JSE lower in-line with global equity markets

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The major indices on the JSE ticked lower on Tuesday in line with global equity markets.
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Consolidated Infrastructure Group [JSE:CIL] - Share Price Update

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Consolidated Infrastructure share price drops more than 60% on poor trading update. Consolidated infrastructure group’s share price took a ...
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JSE ticks higher on softer rand

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The major indices on the JSE ticked higher on Monday as a softer rand saw the local bourse outperform global equity markets. 
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JSE gains as rand falls on dollar rally

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The rand weakened on Friday afternoon to R14.20 against the greenback after US nonfarm payroll numbers came in lower than expected.
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Mediclinic International [JSE:MEI] - Trade Note

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Mediclinic International [JSE:MEI] I was alerted to Mediclinic by a client, for the technical traders out there the company is looking ...
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JSE cools as rand hedges edge lower on stronger rand

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The JSE cooled on Thursday, in line with global markets, with the negative direction in line with the strengthening rand.
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls [NFP] release Friday 3 November 2017

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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls being released Friday at 14:30 Friday is jobs day in the U.S.—with the October Non-Farm Payrolls being released at ...
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JSE shadows surging global markets

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The JSE tracked higher, following positive global markets, supported by a weaker rand for most of the day. 
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Rand hedges gain as rand slides lower

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The rand slipped to R14.17/$ after closing near R14.04/$ yesterday. The strengthening dollar further supported rand hedge stocks, with ...
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JSE up despite relatively flat trading session

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The JSE edged higher despite a firmer rand and a relatively flat trading session.
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Despite good start on Friday, JSE falls flat

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The JSE managed to close higher on Friday after trading higher for most of the day, in line with positive world markets.  The rand fell ...
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30th Anniversary of Black Monday - Global markets edge lower

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The JSE weakened on Thursday, in line with global markets. The 30th anniversary of "Black Monday" seems to still be in memory, with Dow ...
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JSE firms, Rand edges lower

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The local bourse firmed in line with global markets, while the rand edged lower following heightened political uncertainty.
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JSE rally eases off in today's trading session

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Local markets traded lower amidst thin trade on Tuesday, easing off the recent rally on the JSE.  All the major indices closed in the red, ...
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Fresh highs for JSE amidst global markets rally

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The JSE climbed higher, closing at a record 58,309 points on Monday, boosted by buoyant gold and resource prices. 
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JSE powers to fresh highs

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The JSE powered to fresh highs on Friday, closing off a strong week of consecutive daily gains, as the market responded to a weaker rand. 
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JSE higher highs

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JSE stretched further into record territory on Thursday, marginally higher than the highs of Wednesday.  
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls release Friday 6 October 2017

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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls being released Friday at 14:30 Friday is jobs day in the U.S.—with the Non-Farm Payrolls being released at 14:30 in ...
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JSE closes on a high

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The JSE closed on a high on Wednesday, with resources and industrial stocks driving the positive momentum.
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JSE maintains positive momentum as rand slides

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The JSE maintained its positive momentum to close higher, sharing positive global sentiment.
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JSE gains on back of stronger global markets

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The JSE maintained its positive momentum, gained on the back of positive international market news from last week.
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EUR/USD trade note - Updated

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The EUR/USD trade has just missed the take profit by 5 points, Harry Hindsight suggests that I should have started to take some profits ...
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Your Morning Market Podcast 29/09/2017

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  EUR puts in a bullish close but remains under pressure Trump reflation trade is back on! ZAR comes under severe pressure in the final ...
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Your Morning Market Podcast 28/09/2017

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  The US equity market continues to be well supported on dips, pushing further into record high territory. It seems the combination of ...
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Your Morning Market Podcast 27/09/2017

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The JSE took a bit of a hit on Tuesday as it played catch-up with negative global markets.  The Euro was looking extended and has broken ...
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EUR/USD trade note - Potential Short

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Source: Bloomberg EUR/USD Potential short trade is setting up The Euro has come under added pressure this week after ECB Draghi caught the ...
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Your Morning Market Podcast 26/09/2017

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Angela Merkel wins a fourth term in the German election against the rise of nationalist politics looking to end migrant immigration into ...
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JSE fails to inspire after a delayed start

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Cape Town – the JSE struggled to get ahead on Thursday following a delayed start to the trading day due to technical issues at the ...
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Barloworld [JSE:BAW] trade note - Hits take profit

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Source: Bloomberg UPDATE on Barloworld (BAW) 21/09/2017 - Hits Take Profit.  Bang! Take profit reached on Barloworld, paying out a modest ...
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Sasol drags down JSE

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Cape Town – the JSE closed lower on Wednesday, dragged down by a collapse in the price of Sasol following news that the business would ...
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JSE edges lower as commodity prices stall

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The JSE staged a late recovery to close marginally lower on Tuesday after a disappointing trading session.
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Banking stocks lift JSE

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Trading on the local bourse was positive on Monday following a strong response to global markets.  A surge in technology stocks helped lift ...
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Barloworld [JSE:BAW] - Technical Take

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Source: Bloomberg Price action for JSE:BAW is looking constructive, the price broke through resistance at R123.50.  We are now presented ...
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JSE closes weaker as softer commodity prices pull down resource stocks

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The JSE weakened on Friday, as resources shares pulled the market lower. 
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Stronger Rand caps gain on the JSE today

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Rand strength capped gains on the JSE.  The rand gained 0.60% against a weak dollar and traded at R12.83 against the greenback at the close ...
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JSE banking stocks feel the hurt

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US markets picked up on Wednesday afternoon, with the S&P500 up 0.17% and the Dow Jones 30 up 0.27% at the close of the JSE. 
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GDP up more than expected, Rand strengthens

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The JSE followed global markets and closed lower on Tuesday, while economic data indicated that GDP grew by more than expected in the ...
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JSE closes weaker and Gold reaches 12 month high

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The JSE closed weaker on Monday, as global markets remained weak.  Naspers dragged down the Top 40 as the share slipped 1.67% to R2880.51 ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls release Friday 1 September

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Monetary policy uncertainty edges dollar lower

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The JSE continued to progress on Friday, helped by a recovery in the share price of Steinhoff, after the company refuted allegations of ...
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JSE closes at record level, while Steinhoff slips on fraud investigation

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Naspers [JSE:NPN] gained 0.81% to close at R3001.63.  The success of Naspers has driven the industrial index to a gain of 0.60%.   The push ...
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Richemont [JSE:CFR] - Technical Take Updated

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24/08/2017 Updated Trade Note Source: Bloomberg Rand weakness has pushed the price out of the initial trading channel, and is now above ...
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JSE firms as Naspers touches R3000 per share.

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Naspers [JSE:NPN] touched a high of R3001.00 per share, before closing at R2993.00 after climbing 2.27% for the day.  The success of ...
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Strong results for Shoprite leads to retail sector rally

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The JSE pushed higher for a second consecutive session on Tuesday as positive financial results provided a boost to the equity market.
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Anglo American H&S - Trade Note

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Sell recommendation on Anglo American [JSE:AGL]  
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Down day for JSE as commodity prices cool

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Global market recovery lifts JSE

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Richemont [JSE:CFR] - Technical Take

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Drop in Naspers drags down JSE

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The JSE extended losses in late trade on Friday, following a weaker market open.  The JSE joined world markets as global tech stocks took a ...
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Gold price recovery boosts local miners

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The JSE closed lower on Thursday as industrials and financial stocks took a tumble.  Rand hedges and miners were assisted by a weaker rand, ...
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Rand firms on back of secret ballot announcement

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July 2017 U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls release Friday 4th August 14:30 in South Africa

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Resources rally pulls JSE higher

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JSE firmer as Naspers and Vodacom continue positive momentum

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June 2017 U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls release 14:30 in South Africa

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14 June Economic Data FOMC Preview

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14 June Economic Data Preview

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UK Inflation Preview 10:30am this morning

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PPC Research Note

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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls release 14:30 in South Africa

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Massmart Head & Shoulders

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