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Goldman Sachs Group will open a Johannesburg branch of the international bank, and has been admitted as a member of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's interest rate and currency derivatives market, it said in a statement Monday.
United States non-farm payrolls for the month of December came in lower than expected as the US economy added 145 000 jobs instead of the forecast 160 000 jobs.
The rand recovered from its earlier slump which saw it fall to a session low of R14.45/$. The local unit rallied to peak at a session high of R14.19/$ before it was recorded trading 0.44% firmer at R14.23 against the dollar.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange says that three listed companies may be suspended if they do not submit their annual reports by the end of January.
The stock exchange expects its earnings to fall by between 20% and 26% in 2019.
The JSE struggled for direction on Monday before eventually closing mildly softer after a muted session.
The JSE slipped on Friday led by losses in the resources index where miners lost significant ground due to relatively weaker metal commodity prices.
The local bourse shrugged off the gains in other global markets as it was weighed down by broad based losses across all the major indices, and more particularly from deeper losses in the financials index as well as the industrials index.
Locally, the South African Reserve Bank decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.50% as the bank reiterated that future policy decisions would continue to be data driven.
Tongaat Hulett is disposing of its interest in Tongaat Hulett Namibia, and says it will use its share of the proceeds to reduce debt levels.
The JSE on Monday tried to take a leaf from the earlier trend in Asian equities where the Hang Seng surged 1.11% while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.98%.
Miners have surged over the past couple of sessions on the back of firmer metal commodity prices, which have risen on the back of the tensions between the USA and Iraq.
The JSE's all share index gained 8% in 2019 - but this number belies the diverging fortunes of different sectors.
While the JSE continues to dominate trading, the new exchanges offer cheaper deals for investors, listed companies and brokers.
After having opened and trading mostly firmer in the morning session on Thursday, the local bourse relinquished most of its gains despite eventually closing firmer on the day.
Some of the world’s biggest investment banks are leaving or scaling down their operations in SA.
IT services company 4Sight has been removed from business rescue, as '"temporary difficulties" have been overcome.
The local bourse got off to a slow start as it retreated marginally in earlier trading before it found momentum towards the afternoon session.
The United States bill could potentially complicate the ongoing US-China trade talks which could result in a deal not being signed soon.
US indices recorded fresh all-time highs led by tech shares as the main equity bourses continued to show signs of resilience. The upward momentum started off in Asia as the Hang Seng and Shanghai Composite Index closed 1.55% and 1% higher respectively.
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