The All Share Index closed in positive territory for the fourth straight day on Friday, while the Rand continues to trade firmer. Expect another petrol price increase this week. Barclays Africa Group has a new Deputy CEO in Peter Matlare, and Nike reported last week.

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The markets got obliterated on Friday, with £125bn off UK markets and $2trn off global markets. A 10% weaker Stirling to the Dollar is likely to cause inflation. The All Share (Alsi) was down 3.6% on the day with the Rand 7.5% weaker. Investors ran to safe haven assets such as gold. Naspers reported after the market closed having lost 288,000 subscribers in 2016.

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Brexit is the hottest topic right now, with the decision being a toss of a coin. Ellie’s is up 8%, while PPC is down 9%. Nike shares are the thing to buy because of their new marketing strategy, ability to improve margins, increase revenue and share buy-back. Anthea also looks at the banking sector since 1994.

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MTN was up as much as 21% after it was announced that the Nigerian fine will be $1.67bn. Anthea discusses rogue traders after Jerome Kerviel was awarded €450,000 in damages. If you had invested $5,000 in Amazon at IPO it would be worth $2m today.

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S&P ratings agency did not downgrade South Africa on Friday, but we’re not out of the woods yet. The Rand strengthened to 15.10/$, helped by disappointing US non-farm payrolls. The Old Mutual CEO is set to get a R200m bonus for breaking up the company… and we analyse Brexit or Bremain.

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The JSE is reaching close to all time highs again – does this mean stocks are expensive? Jaspers closed at R2,270 on Friday, possibly an opportunity to take profits. Banks are under pressure as Moody’s revises the outlook from Stable to Negative. The Reinet (REI) NAV update is disappointing at €5.2bn… and Bidvest is unbundling today.

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While the markets are positive, companies hitting the headlines is negative. Richmond reported a terrible set of results with the share falling 5.3% on Friday. Tongaat put out a trading statement saying HEPS would decline 18%. And Transaction Capital, who own SA Taxi, are looking to consolidate the taxi industry.

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What can we expect from the Rand after reports of Pravin Gordhan’s imminent arrest? The bidders are coming out of the woodwork for Barclays Africa Group. It’s time to buy Sun International… and finally, Anthea consolidates a listener’s portfolio.

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Normally a weaker Rand protects us from falling markets, but not even a 5% decline in the Rand for the week could save the equity market. Anthea has the latest for you including bringing a new look at her Rand Hedge strategy and why she deems Barclays her stand out performer of the week.

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Markets are volatile and seemingly sentiment driven. Steinhoff is getting into bidding wars for European businesses. Lewis might have to pay back money to consumers after being referred to the Consumer Tribunal. Also, did our Big Short work?

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