The three big dual-listed commodity giants have all again traded at new 52-week highs, but the rest of the market has however been more subdued.
Business and economy
Despite the local currency’s roller-coaster moves in the past year, many analysts believe it could appreciate beyond R13 to the US dollar in the coming months.
European stocks and the dollar have been firm in the wake of Janet Yellen saying the American economy is strong enough to warrant higher interest rates.
Anglo has shortlisted groups led by some of SA's most prominent black businessmen as bidders for several of its mines that supply Eskom with R13.6bn worth of coal a year.
The flight to haven assets has eased following the biggest drop in the dollar since July with moves in the yen and gold steadying ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration.
The dollar has fallen as Treasury yields declined following a long weekend with investors seeking safety amid concern the UK is heading for a so-called hard Brexit.
The pound has tumbled on a report that UK Prime Minister will signal plans to quit the European Union’s single market to regain control of Britain’s borders and laws.
Share prices on the JSE have been heading upwards again after the customary profit-taking earlier in the day, with resources the best performing shares over the past week.
The planted acreage for winter wheat in the US has fallen to the lowest level since 1909 as farmers from Kansas to Texas faced prospects for declining crop prices.
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