The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect South African markets on Monday.
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SOUTH AFRICAN MARKETS
South African stocks ended lower on Friday after resource shares such as diversified miner Exxaro slid on the back of a fall in global commodity prices.
The rand retreated on Friday after strong gains in the previous session, making it one of the lower three performers in a basket of emerging market currencies trading against the dollar.
Asian shares clambered to a 16-month high on Monday as investors took heart from economic data from China and the United States that raised hopes about the outlook for growth in the world's top two economies.
The Dow and the S&P 500 advanced modestly on Friday, though another sell-off in Apple depressed technology shares and kept the Nasdaq negative, overshadowing a sharply better-than-expected jobs report.
Gold traded steady above $1,700 an ounce on Monday, as a drop in the U.S. unemployment rate did little to dampen the outlook for easy monetary policy, which is expected to be reaffirmed at a Federal Reserve meeting later this week.
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Some of the main stories out in the South African press:
- Top CEOs in call for joint effort to halt South Africa's 'decline.'
(Compiled by Ed Stoddard) Keywords: MARKETS SAFRICA FACTORS/
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