Miners, earnings support European shares; French stocks under pressure ahead of election.
South Africa’s Crop Estimates Committee is expected to slightly lower its summer maize forecast when it gives its third estimate next week.
Zimbabwe Revenue Authority says mineral royalties firm up as output had risen by as much as 22 percent in the first quarter.
The rand gains against a weakening dollar, boosted by reassurances that government does not plan to nationalise the country’s mines and banks.
The rand was little changed on Wednesday in the absence of markets-moving events.
Pick n Pay Stores fell the most in five months after South Africa’s second-biggest supermarket chain missed expectations for full-year earnings.
British shares head for their worst day drop since the aftermath of the Brexit referendum last June after Prime Minister ...
Nedbank's share price on Tuesday closed 3.45 percent lower at R224.56 after Ecobank reported a loss for 2016.