The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect South African markets on Thursday.
- Stats S.A. publishes July mining and gold production figures. 0930 GMT
- Vukile Property Fund VKEJ.J Annual Shareholders Meeting.
- Full Year 2018 Grand Parade Investments GPLJ.J Earnings Release.
- Full Year 2018 Aspen Pharmacare Holdings APNJ.J Earnings Release.
- Full Year 2018 Group Five GRFJ.J Earnings Release.
- Full Year 2018 Visual International Holdings VISJ.J Earnings Release.
- Full Year 2018 Capevin Holdings CVHJ.J Earnings Release.
SOUTH AFRICAN MARKETS
South Africa's rand firmed in late afternoon deals on Wednesday as stronger retail sales data dimmed the spotlight on economic growth concerns, while stocks followed global equities down. .J ZAR/
Asian shares won a reprieve on Thursday as news the Trump administration has reached out to China for a new round of trade talks raised hopes a deal could be struck in the bitter tariff dispute between the world's two biggest economies. MKTS/GLOB
The Dow and S&P 500 ended slightly higher on Wednesday after news of a fresh round of U.S.-China trade talks, while the Nasdaq fell following a decline in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) as it unveiled larger iPhones but made just minor changes to its offerings. .N
Gold prices on Thursday held steady near a more than one-week high hit in the previous session, with hopes for a new round of U.S.-China trade talks weighing on the dollar. GOL/
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Some of the main stories out in the South African press:
- State pension fund to increase offshore investments.
- MTN MTNJ.J reeling from offshore woes.
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