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US, European stock futures fall; dollar climbs: markets wrap

28 Oct 2020 /  Adam Haigh, Bloomberg  
Shares dropped in Japan but rose modestly in China and South Korea.

Oil declines after report points to increasing US stockpiles

28 Oct 2020 /  Saket Sundria and James Thornhill, Bloomberg  
Offsetting supply disruptions from Hurricane Zeta.

Rand gains on dollar weakness

27 Oct 2020 /  Alexander Winning and Promit Mukherjee, Reuters  
In afternoon trade the rand was around 0.4% firmer at R16.15 per dollar.

Rand hits seven-month high ahead of Mboweni’s medium-term budget

27 Oct 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   7
Currency firms to best level against the US dollar since Covid-19 lockdown.

Wary SA stock investors look to budget for action

27 Oct 2020 /  Adelaide Changole   1
Mboweni’s budget is expected to support the objectives Ramaphosa outlined in his October 15 address to lawmakers.

SA stocks fall as virus cases surge and US stimulus deal elusive

26 Oct 2020 /  Adelaide Changole, Bloomberg   1
Index giant Naspers declined for the fourth day, the longest losing streak in more than a month.

Stock futures drift after final election debate: markets wrap

23 Oct 2020 /  Adam Haigh, Bloomberg  
US equity futures were steady with Treasury yields, while Asian stocks were mixed.

Rand steady, focus on US stimulus talks

23 Oct 2020 /  Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Reuters  
In early trade the rand was at R16.24 versus the US dollar.

Zimbabwe’s maligned dollar catches break on central-bank action

22 Oct 2020 /  Ray Ndlovu, Bloomberg   
The currency is heading for back-to-back months of gains for the first time since it was re-introduced 18 months ago.

Rand climbs to 1-month best, stocks marginally up

21 Oct 2020 /  Mfuneko Toyana and Promit Mukherjee, Reuters  
Bonds were slightly weaker, with the yield on the benchmark 2030 government issue up 1 basis point to 9.295%. 

Rand firms as US stimulus hopes boost risk taking

21 Oct 2020 /  Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Reuters   1
In early trade the rand was at R16.45 versus the dollar, 0.14% firmer than its previous close.

US futures push higher amid stimulus talks: markets wrap

21 Oct 2020 /  Andreea Papuc, Bloomberg  
Treasuries and the dollar retreated.

Financial markets in Africa still underdeveloped

21 Oct 2020 /  Adriaan Kruger    3
Index puts SA on top for investment potential, with only a few others improving.

SA stocks fall

20 Oct 2020 /  Adelaide Changole, Bloomberg  
As Standard Bank update weighs on lenders.
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