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Britain's top share index hit fresh five and a half year highs, as banks were buoyed by an upgrade.
The dollar soared against a basket of currencies, reaching a nearly three-year peak.
South African stocks ended slightly lower, snapping a four-day winning streak.
JSE stocks end slightly down
Rand hits fresh 4-year low
JSE stocks close at new highs
Rand tumbles to four-year low
Maize gains on weak rand
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Rand hits fresh 4-year low
The rand weakened to a four-year low against the dollar, extending its longest losing streak in a year.
Rand set for longest losing streak
Dollar slips against the yen
Mining strike drags rand to 3-week lo ...
Soybeans gain to four-week high
South African soybean futures advanced to a four-week high.
Copper gains as China inventories fal ...
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US stocks fell on Thursday, with the downturn accelerating late in the day after a Federal Reserve official said the central bank could begin easing up on its monetary stimulus.
Japanese shares slipped and Asian equities were broadly steady on Friday after a US Federal Reserve official said the central bank may begin to taper its asset buying.
Oil prices eased in Asia on Friday as poor housing and employment data from the United States sparked concerns of weaker crude demand in the world's biggest economy.
South African stocks posted record closing highs on expectations for further monetary easing from major economies.
The rand tumbled to a four-year low, extending its longest losing streak in 12 months.
South African corn futures rose to the highest level in more than a week.
The rand weakened for a sixth day, set for its longest losing streak in a year, on concern about the nation’s credit rating.
The dollar slipped against the yen in Asia on Thursday as investors locked in profits on the greenback's recent surge.
US stocks rose on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting new all-time highs in a broad market rally as the recent upward momentum persisted.
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