It's been a long, hard and expensive slog, but next week former president Jacob Zuma will finally get what he's always wanted: his day in court.
Reactions to the headlines about the trade war have become fickle as the tension has been drawn out, however there seems to be an elevated sense of optimism that the current talks will yield a partial deal.
With Chinese markets closed for a holiday, there was little sentiment filtering from that market. In Japan, the Nikkei eventually closed 0.59% firmer.
The greenback strengthened against a basket of major currencies which saw it peak as high as 99.46 index points on the US dollar index.
Shares on the JSE tracked mostly lower on Thursday before closing softer as the Reserve Bank delivered its Monetary Policy Committee statement
The JSE has threatened to suspend Blue Label Telecoms shares as the company has failed to release its provisional financial results as required.
Protesters took to the streets outside the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in Sandton to stand up against gender-based violence. Watch.
Civil society groups are expected to assemble to peacefully march against sexual, gender-based violence and femicide.
Phuthuma Nathi shareholders will received MultiChoice shares in exchange for theirs if the proposed transaction is approved.
Positive GDP growth out of the USA also aided in reassuring market participants that the US economy was still strong despite the risks associated with trade war.
With global market sentiment still being driven by the developments and comments around the Sino-US trade war, investors are increasingly becoming skeptical to take big bets on stocks.
With the Chinese markets still closed for a holiday, the Hang Seng and Nikkei lost 0.19% and 0.49% respectively as they reacted to worse than expected US economic data.
Afrimat's SENS report said earnings per share for the period ended 31 August 2019 is expected to be between 182.0 cents and 186.8 cents per share, being an increase of between 91% and 96% compared to the earnings of 95,3 cents per share.
The JSE pared earlier losses and climbed towards the end of the day to eventually close firmer on Friday.
More focus will be on the press conference following the interest rate decision for more clues on how the Fed plans to help spur economic growth given that the ECB has already taken on quantitative easing.
The JSE shrugged off the pessimism in other global indices as it surged higher on Monday.
Protesters taking part in the #SandtonShutdown march against gender-based violence have handed over a memorandum to Johannesburg Stock Exchange CEO Nicky Newton-King.
The JSE closed softer on Monday primarily on the back of losses from gold miners and a couple of blue-chips.
Major world indices tracked higher on the day starting off in Asia where the Nikkei rallied 1.19%, while the Hang Seng and Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.08% and 0.25% respectively.
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In a turn of events on Monday, United States President Donald Trump seemed to change his stance on his Friday’s comments as he stated that prospects for a deal with China were more than likely to happen now compared to when talks began.
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