Today we are taking a look at:

  • Risk trades poorly amid renewed trade tensions, SAGBs resilient amid global risk-off
  • Trade wars escalate between the US and China
  • Oil climbed along with Asian stocks and currencies as the first day of the latest round of trade talks ended without drama in Washington
  • The JSE, European and US markets ended Thursday’s session lower, weighed down by US-China trade concerns; Asian markets are mixed, as little progress was reported on trade negotiations
  • SA mining and manufacturing output post quarterly declines in Q1

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