Stocks set for best year year since 2013 as oil rises

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Moscow - Global stocks were set to close a tumultuous year with the biggest gain since 2013, even as European and Japanese equities angled for their first annual decline in five years.

The euro spiked higher as the dollar rally continued to fizzle and oil advanced in thin end-of-year trading.
The MSCI All-Country World Index was little changed, though set for 5.7% advance for the year.

Japan’s benchmark Topix index and the Stoxx Europe 600 Index were set for the first yearly decline since 2011.

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Rand - Dollar
14.13
-0.0%
Rand - Pound
19.92
-0.0%
Rand - Euro
17.16
-0.0%
Rand - Aus dollar
11.00
-0.0%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.0%
Gold
1,843.76
0.0%
Silver
27.42
0.0%
Palladium
2,894.50
0.0%
Platinum
1,229.50
0.0%
Brent Crude
68.71
+2.5%
Top 40
60,573
+0.6%
All Share
66,598
+0.7%
Resource 10
69,386
-0.1%
Industrial 25
83,277
+0.9%
Financial 15
12,685
+1.5%
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