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South African Markets - Factors to watch on June 18

The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect South African markets on Monday.

COMPANIES

PPC FY earnings.

GLOBAL MARKETS

Asian shares fell on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump cranked up trade tensions by going ahead with tariffs on Chinese imports, prompting Beijing to immediately respond in kind.

WALL STREET

Wall Street stocks ended lower on Friday, capping a day of heavy trading with investors mostly pulling back from initial concerns over an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China.

GOLD

Gold prices inched higher on Monday after falling to a 5-1/2-month low in the previous session, as a trade dispute between the world's two largest economies triggered safe-haven buying, but a strong dollar put a cap on the upside.

EMERGING MARKETS

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Some of the main stories out in the South African press:

BUSINESS DAY

- Gordhan intervenes: Economy "cannot afford load shedding." (Compiled by Ed Stoddard)

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