Asian traders on edge ahead of May, Trump events

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Hong Kong - Asian investors moved warily on Tuesday as they look ahead to a crucial week for two of the world's top economies as Britain outlines its plans for leaving the European Union (EU) and Donald Trump is sworn in as US president.

Britain's pound remains stuck at three-decade lows against the dollar after weekend reports Prime Minister Theresa May intends to push for a clean break from the EU, including the single market at customs union.

May is due to set out her stall later on Tuesday and analysts said forex traders will be poring over her remarks, with any surprises threatening to send the pound tumbling further.

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Rand - Dollar
14.13
-0.0%
Rand - Pound
19.84
+0.1%
Rand - Euro
17.07
-0.2%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.91
-0.1%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.1%
Gold
1,823.49
-0.2%
Silver
26.95
-0.5%
Palladium
2,887.47
+0.7%
Platinum
1,219.00
+0.7%
Brent Crude
67.05
-3.3%
Top 40
60,211
0.0%
All Share
66,169
0.0%
Resource 10
69,474
0.0%
Industrial 25
82,513
0.0%
Financial 15
12,499
0.0%
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