South African Markets - Factors to watch on March 8

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South African Markets - Factors to watch on March 8
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The following company announcements, scheduled economicindicators, debt and currency market moves and political eventsmay affect South African markets on Thursday.

COMPANIES

MTN MTNJ.J FY results

Exxaro Resources EXXJ.J FY results

Aspen APNJ.J HY results

Sanlam SLMJ.J FY results

HomeChoice HILJ.J FY results

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SOUTH AFRICAN MARKETS

Rand weakened on Wednesday along with other emerging marketsas investors dumped risky assets after a key free trade advocatein the White House resigned, fanning fears U.S. President DonaldTrump will trigger a trade war. .J ZAR/

GLOBAL MARKETS

Asian shares found relief on Thursday as fears about aglobal trade war amid U.S. President Donald Trump's push tointroduce protectionist tariffs were tempered by signs the movecould include carve-outs for key partners. MKTS/GLOB

WALL STREET

The S&P 500 ended slightly lower after Wednesday's volatilesession as investors struggled to get a read on U.S. tradepolicy after President Donald Trump promised hefty importtariffs but then said Mexico and Canada could be exempt. .N

GOLD XAU=

Gold prices held steady on Thursday as investors awaitedmore details on U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed steel andaluminium tariffs, the outcome of the European Central Bank'spolicy meeting, and U.S. jobs data. GOL/

EMERGING MARKETS

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Some of the main stories out in the South African press:

BUSINESS DAY

- MMI cans dividend to buy back shares

- Poll shows DA support in doldrums

BUSINESS REPORT

- BMW guns for shipping cartels

- Rand Merchant concerned about structural imbalances

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