The JSE all share index closed the day at 66 011 from its opening price of 66 113.
On Friday the South African equity markets saw Bauba Resources Ltd. (BAU), being the biggest loser of the day with a -14.29% loss moving from R0.42 to close the day at R0.36, whilst Deneb Investments Ltd. (DNB) saw a 24.29% gain moving from R1.40 to R1.74, making it the biggest winner in the equity market.
Massmart is selling some of its business to Shoprite. The assets and outlets that are on the table for the deal are Cambridge Food, Rhino and Massfresh.
The Rand continued losing ground against the US Dollar on Friday closing at R15.30 from its opening price of R15.21
Gold slightly recovered moving from 1 780.38 USD/oz to 1 781.11 USD/oz.
Copper recovered by 1.7% closing at 9 044.00 USD/t. from its opening price of 8 894.00 USD/t.
Platinum recovered by 2.0% closing the day at 997.10 USD/oz from its opening price of 976.69 USD/oz.
Oil prices continued taking a knock on Friday with Brent Crude moving from 66.45 to closing at 65.18 USD.
USDollar index still holds significantly above 93.00. USA500 closed with a +0.81% gain closing at 4441.
The September 10-year Bund future is down -15 ticks while US futures are also retreating as the appetite for risk stabilises. FTSE 100 futures are up 0.7%, U.S. futures are up by around 0.4%, while easing tapering concerns have helped to underpin the demand for DAX.
USOil up by +1.90%, it breaks its 7-day losing streak, currently up from 61.35 low on Friday to trade over $63.00 today.
Things to watch today
European Central Bank Schnabel Speaks, U.S. New Home Sales, South Africa Unemployment Rate, Germany Gross Domestic Product (GDP) QoQ
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