South African stocks rose mildly on Monday, their third straight session of gains, with charts suggesting they are close to being overbought and therefore due for a breather after scaling fresh record highs last week.  Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/markets/south-africa/jse-stocks-notch-mild-gains-1.1694167#.U4N5N6JN-lg

South Africa's main indices marched to lifetime highs, with the broad All-Share index hitting for the first time in its history.

Thailand's stock market sank Friday, a day after the country's military seized power in a bloodless coup.  Other Asian stock markets were mostly higher, with Japan boosted by weakness in the yen.  Bangkok's SET index fell more than 2 percent in the opening minutes of trading before moderating its losses to be down 1.4 percent at 1,385.80.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/thai-stocks-sink-after-coup-1.1693034#.U397VaJN-lg

Thailand's stock market sank Friday, a day after the country's military seized power in a bloodless coup. Other Asian stock markets were mostly higher, with Japan boosted by weakness in the yen. Bangkok's SET index fell more than 2 percent in the opening minutes of trading before moderating its losses to be down 1.4 percent at 1,385.80. Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/thai-stocks-sink-after-coup-1.1693034#.U397VaJN-lg

South African stocks hit a record high for the second straight day on Friday, but gains were limited as investors cashed in recent advancers such as SABMiller and Tiger Brands.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/markets/south-africa/jse-stocks-inch-to-record-highs-1.1693196#.U396UKJN-lg

South Africa's main indices marched to lifetime highs, with the broad All-Share index hitting for the first time in its history.

The ruble gained for a sixth day and stocks rose after President Vladimir Putin said Russia will work with the winner of Ukraine’s presidential vote, easing concern a standoff between the two nations will lead to wider sanctions.  Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/markets/currencies/ruble-rallies-as-putin-eases-crisis-1.1693195#.U395wqJN-lg

The ruble gained for a sixth day and stocks rose after President Vladimir Putin said Russia will work with the winner of Ukraine’s presidential vote, easing concern a standoff between the two nations will lead to wider sanctions. Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/markets/currencies/ruble-rallies-as-putin-eases-crisis-1.1693195#.U395wqJN-lg

For corporate South Africa, the tumbling rand has been both a blessing and a curse: a windfall for mining houses, it has saddled domestic manufacturers and retailers with higher costs and weaker consumer demand.  Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/markets/currencies/rand-plunge-has-pros-and-cons-1.1644277#.UvjJUx3wClg

South Africa's rand fell as much as 1 percent against the greenback on Friday as US jobs data reignited expectations that the Federal Reserv.

The rand’s depreciation may help to boost South African manufactured exports while raising the government’s borrowing costs “slightly,” Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said.  “We have always said a depreciated rand would boost the prospects for exports,” Gordhan said in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday.  Click here to view the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/news/gordhan-weak-rand-should-boost-exports-1.1637037#.UuUT9KL8IfY

The rand’s depreciation may help to boost South African manufactured exports while raising the government’s borrowing costs “slightly,” Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said. “We have always said a depreciated rand would boost the prospects for exports,” Gordhan said in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday. Click here to view the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/news/gordhan-weak-rand-should-boost-exports-1.1637037#.UuUT9KL8IfY


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