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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. | TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Woolies stock breaks out above important resistance levels

Woolworths has been the leading retail stock in recent months on the JSE, and it’s now gone on to break out above important resistance levels. This is bullish and the stock has two higher price targets. | JSE flat as Reserve Bank keeps rates unchanged

Shares on the JSE tracked mostly lower on Thursday before closing softer as the Reserve Bank delivered its Monetary Policy Committee statement | Cell C is bleeding money, pushing Blue Label deep into the red

Blue Label gave a preview of its long-awaited results. | 10-year-old wire cartel case settled, millions in penalties

After a full decade and several legal challenges – including in the Supreme Court of Appeal – the Competition Tribunal this week approved settlement agreements between the Competition Commission and two wire products manufacturers accused of cartel conduct. | Interest rates left unchanged despite the Reserve Bank's gloomier growth forecasts for 2020

Kganyago noted that while growth rebounded in the second quarter of the GDP rebounded, but economic activity remains weak. | Footgear gets go-ahead to buy Edgars Active

The Competition Tribunal has approved a merger which will see Edcon selling the Edgars Active and High Key chain stores to Footgear, in which Old Mutual has a majority stake. | ‘This is crazy!’: Wall Street scurries to protect itself in repo crisis

The word went out even before the opening bell: the Fed had to step in. | Stocks softer as investors await Fed decision

More focus will be on the press conference following the interest rate decision for more clues on how the Fed plans to help spur economic growth given that the ECB has already taken on quantitative easing. | Fed makes second straight rate cut, splits on further action

Federal Reserve policy makers lowered their main interest rate for a second time this year while splitting over the need for further easing | World markets waver before Fed rate call

Global equities have wavered on Wednesday as caution set in before a crucial US interest rate decision, while investors remained alert to developments in the Middle East after the weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities. | Hong Kong shares fall for third day

Hong Kong stocks have finished Wednesday with losses, extending a sell-off to a third day as traders fret over the impact of protests on the city, while they are awaiting a key Federal Reserve policy decision later in the day. | Tokyo's Nikkei snaps 10-day winning streak

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index has edged down on Wednesday as investors cashed in on recent gains after a 10-day winning streak. | European equities dip at open before Fed

European stock slid at the open on Wednesday as investor caution set in before the Federal Reserve's latest interest rate decision. | Asian markets mixed ahead of key Fed meeting

Asian equities have been mixed, with attention turning to the Federal Reserve's key policy decision later in the day, while investors remain on alert for developments in the Middle East after the attack on Saudi oil facilities rocked markets. | JSE slips as risks remain

In addition to that, markets were tentative ahead of the US Fed’s interest rate decision which is expected to be announced on Thursday at 20.00 CAT. | US stocks open mixed as Fed meet looms

US stocks have been treading water at Tuesday's open as oil prices retreated and investors grew cautious ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting. | Hong Kong shares suffer fresh losses

Hong Kong shares have extended losses Tuesday on growing geopolitical fears after the weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities, while traders were also on edge over increasingly violent protests that have rocked the city for months. | European stock markets steady at open

European stock markets have steadied at the start of trading as oil prices calmed following record gains. | Tokyo shares edge higher as dollar climbs

Japanese stocks have ended higher for a tenth straight session, thanks to a stronger dollar and despite concerns about the weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities. | Local bourse brushes off global risks to close firmer

The JSE shrugged off the pessimism in other global indices as it surged higher on Monday.

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