09h00 South Africa's rand steadied against the dollar early on Monday, looking vulnerable at the start of the week after rand weakness moved back from key support around 10.50.
At 0646 GMT, the rand was slightly weaker at 10.3350 to the dollar. The unit was not far off its 10.32 close in
11h17 European and Asian share markets
rose on Monday, lifted by upbeat Chinese trade data and cautious
optimism that the world's economy and markets can cope with a
gradual withdrawal of U.S. stimulus.
11h08 European shares inched higher on
Monday, kept buoyant by better-than-forecast export data from
China, while concerns over the withdrawal of the U.S. Federal
Reserve's stimulus prevented investors from making big bets on
13h19 Greece's severe recession dragged
consumer prices down again in November, marking the deepest
deflation on record and potentially hurting the country's
struggle to control its debt.
Consumer prices fell 2.9 percent on an annual basis last
month from a drop of 2.0 percent the previous month, stati
13h28 Support for Japanese Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe slid in opinion polls after his ruling coalition
steamrolled through parliament a tough secrecy act that critics
fear could muzzle media and allow officials to hide misdeeds.
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