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’s breaking news wire service brings you the latest South African, African and international news reports and press updates from newsrooms across the country. | Stocks fall on deepening virus concerns

Global markets tumbled on Monday as investors scurried to less riskier assets due to concerns over the deadly coronavirus which many fear China has failed to contain. | Coronavirus will hit markets, but don’t jump the gun, investors advised

The new Coronavirus has claimed 81 lives and infected almost 3000 people. Of all the cases, 44 cases were detected outside China. | Small breather for stocks

Local stocks edged higher on Friday in tandem with other global markets which rebounded as concerns over a deadly virus in China took lesser priority. | Stocks slide as global markets fret over virus

Local stocks have plummeted on the back of broad-based losses amongst global markets due to concerns over the spread of the virus which emanated in China. | Chinese stocks plunge in worst end to Lunar Year on record

Panic coursed through the world's second-largest equity market as investors sold stocks on concern a deadly virus will worsen over China's week-long trading break. | JSE weaker after erasing earlier gains

The local bourse has lost ground towards the close on Wednesday eventually erasing all its earlier gains. | Stocks plummet on Asian virus concerns

The JSE fell on Tuesday following heavy losses in Asia which were mainly attributed to worries about a deadly virus in China. | Weaker close for the JSE after muted session

The JSE closed softer on Monday following a relatively muted session in which the local bourse couldn’t gain significant momentum. | SA supply constraints drive palladium above $2 500 an ounce

The metal rallied to post its best week since 2001 and shows little sign of slowing down. | JSE surges along with global markets

The JSE surged on Friday in line with other global markets which were buoyed by easing trade tensions and good corporate earnings | Stocks inch higher as Reserve Bank cuts interest rates

The JSE closed mildly firmer on Thursday as it tracked other global markets higher on the back of the signing of the phase one trade deal between the USA and China | JSE rises despite weaker consumer confidence data

The JSE advanced on Tuesday primarily on the back of gains in the financials and industrials indices. | JSE holds on to gains

The JSE on Monday tried to take a leaf from the earlier trend in Asian equities where the Hang Seng surged 1.11% while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.98%. | JSE rises despite weaker US jobs data

United States non-farm payrolls for the month of December came in lower than expected as the US economy added 145 000 jobs instead of the forecast 160 000 jobs. | JSE closes weaker as resources struggle

Miners have surged over the past couple of sessions on the back of firmer metal commodity prices, which have risen on the back of the tensions between the USA and Iraq. | After rocketing 200% last year, South African platinum shares extend surge in 2020

Platinum stocks are buoyed by record prices for the palladium the miners dig up alongside their main product. | Oil price rockets after Iran attacks US in Iraq

The price of oil spiked Wednesday after Iran launched revenge attacks on US forces in Iraq, making good on its pledge to hit back over the killing of its top general. | Rand rally cut short on US assassination of top Iranian general

The rand weakened by as much as 2% on Friday morning in the wake of the assassination of Qasem Soleimani by the US military. | Gold spikes as investors brace for Iran response to US strike

The strike in Baghdad ordered by President Donald Trump killed Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general who led the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds force, | Kenyan shares beat the JSE by a massive margin over the past decade

Nairobi’s benchmark gauge climbed 74% since the decade opened, with the JSE up just short of 9% in dollar terms.

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