Final Of Leg US-China Trade War

U.S. negotiators head to China on Tuesday to try to hammer out details to end the two countries’ trade war, including the shape of an enforcement mechanism, the success or failure of which could set the trajectory of ties for years to come. via @Reuters https://t.co/1cNB66HZvZ— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) April 29, 2019 Visit our […]

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Japan Markets Shut For Holidays

Markets in Japan remained shut for holidays, with many others set to follow suit on May 1. Investors get a chance this week to assess whether the global economy and the steady flow of corporate earnings will continue to provide support for this year’s equity bull run. via @Fin24— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) April 29, […]

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Holiday Truncated Week Packed With Data Releases

Stocks in Europe slipped and US index futures fluctuated at the start of a holiday-truncated week packed with data releases that will provide clues on global economic growth. via @Fin24— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) April 29, 2019 Treasury yields and the dollar edged higher, while oil fell. Retailers and oil companies led a decline on […]

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SA Economy Second Lowest Growth In Africa

South Africa’s economy is expected to grow the lowest in sub-Saharan Africa besides Angola, gaining just 1.2% this year. The government has recently staved off more rolling blackouts by Eskom but it remains to be seen if they resume after the May national election. via @Moneyweb— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) April 29, 2019 Visit our […]

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SA Fund Managers Bearish After Market Rally

Some South African fund managers are increasingly bearish about stocks after a market rally in the first quarter, according to a new survey by Bank of America (BoA) Merrill Lynch. via @Moneyweb— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) April 29, 2019 As the JSE All Share Index surged to about 58 700 on Friday, from about 50 […]

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Scottish Independence Becoming Viable

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s plans to lead her nation to independence from the United Kingdom have been muddled by #Brexit, but the whirlwind at the centre of British politics may yet advance her cause. via @Reuters https://t.co/MJRwjxEHfu— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) April 29, 2019 Visit our twitter page https://twitter.com/XchangeCapital for more news.

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Rough Ride For Rand Post Elections

History points to a rough ride for the Rand after elections.Since the the start of the post-apartheid era, the local currency has tended to strengthen in the month before the vote, but weaken in the 30 days afterward via @fin24 https://t.co/fvYxqyhOMm— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) April 29, 2019 Visit our twitter page https://twitter.com/XchangeCapital for more news.

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Euro Steadies After 22 Month Slump

The euro steadied after slumping to a 22-month low of $1.114 to the U.S. dollar overnight, driven by a drop in German business confidence which highlighted the divergence between data in the euro zone and the United States. via @Reuters— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) April 25, 2019 Visit our twitter page https://twitter.com/XchangeCapital for more news.

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Bank Of Japan Keeps Policy Unchanged

The Japanese yen weakened marginally to near 112 a dollar after the Bank of Japan kept policy unchanged at a review on Thursday but pledged to keep interest rates very low at least until early 2020. via @Reuters— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) April 25, 2019 Visit our twitter page https://twitter.com/XchangeCapital for more news.

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Rand Weakens From Eskom Woes And Strong Dollar

Stocks in the financial sector plummeted on Wednesday as investors winced at a weakening rand against the dollar, a drop in consumer confidence and another government bailout for state power utility Eskom. via @Moneyweb— Exchange Capital SA (@XchangeCapital) April 25, 2019 The financial sector had fallen by 1.7% in late trading, drawing the JSE All […]

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