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Tokyo - Global stocks were poised to end a blockbuster quarter with a whimper, with investors seeing little reason to take shares higher amid political and economic uncertainty in the coming quarter.

Japan’s Topix became one of the few gauges in Asia posting a loss this quarter, held back by the strength of the yen and wiping out a rally on Friday despite positive economic data.

South Africa’s rand headed toward its worst week since 2015, in the wake of the ouster of a proponent of fiscal discipline as finance minister.

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ZAR/USD
17.70
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ZAR/GBP
23.15
(-0.42)
ZAR/EUR
20.80
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ZAR/AUD
12.67
(-0.23)
ZAR/JPY
0.17
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Gold
2028.60
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Silver
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Financial 15
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Resource 10
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