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.
The JSE retreated on Wednesday despite a broad-based rebound across the major global markets on the back of positive news from Chinese officials.
The JSE bucks the trend in other global markets as it surged to close firmer on Monday.
South African equities traders have had a busy week, but Friday's session came with a big rugby World Cup game in the middle of the day.
Equity markets have traded mixed on Friday as uncertainty around impeachment proceedings in the US continued to hold the market back.
The JSE edged higher on Thursday as most blue-chips rebounded following the slump recorded on Wednesday.
The JSE fell on Wednesday amid a flurry of global political and growth risks which continue to erode confidence from skeptic investors.
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.
Hong Kong stocks have finished Wednesday with losses, extending a sell-off to a third day as traders fret over the impact of protests on the city, while they are awaiting a key Federal Reserve policy decision later in the day.
European stock markets slid at the open on Wednesday as investor caution set in before the Federal Reserve's latest interest rate decision.
The local bourse eventually closed softer on Tuesday despite opening flat.
Stocks on the JSE edged marginally higher after a difficult week of trading in which investors shunned riskier assets due to weak economic data.
The JSE closed weaker for a second consecutive session as global markets remained subdued due to weak economic data.
Worries about global growth, the prolonged trade war and a moribund economy have stopped South African stocks in their tracks.
The JSE platinum index continues to make new recovery highs as platinum stocks continue to be amongst the leaders on the JSE.
Wall Street stocks have been mixed early Wednesday, with Nike and Boeing gaining, as investors took a wait-and-see approach to a congressional impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump.
Shares on the JSE tracked mostly lower on Thursday before closing softer as the Reserve Bank delivered its Monetary Policy Committee statement
Global equities have wavered on Wednesday as caution set in before a crucial US interest rate decision, while investors remained alert to developments in the Middle East after the weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities.
Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index has edged down on Wednesday as investors cashed in on recent gains after a 10-day winning streak.
Asian equities have been mixed, with attention turning to the Federal Reserve's key policy decision later in the day, while investors remain on alert for developments in the Middle East after the attack on Saudi oil facilities rocked markets.
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