09h11 The South African rand lost ground against the dollar on Wednesday, although traders expected it to recover later if inflation comes in higher than expected, boosting the case for an interest rate hike.
09h05 Talks aimed at ending a crippling three-month strike in South Africa's platinum sector resume on Wednesday after the world's top producers and union AMCU spent Tuesday haggling over an offer tabled last week by the companies.
10h37 European shares edged down on
Wednesday after three days of gains as data showing China's
economy was still stuttering offset some broadly reassuring
European purchasing manager index (PMI) numbers.
09h15 South Africa's biggest insurer Sanlam said on Wednesday it would acquire a majority stake in Malaysia's MCIS Zurich Insurance Berhad for about 1.25 billion rand ($119 million), further expanding its footprint in the southeast Asian nation.
Earnings season shifts into
high gear this week, and with nearly one-third of S&P 500 names
set to post results, investors hope the news provides a catalyst
to buy stocks and leave the market's recent weakness in the
10h57 Israel's Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu cautioned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
on Wednesday over just-revived unity talks with Hamas, saying he
had to choose between peace with Israel or its Islamist enemy.
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