Share trading across Europe was just a third of its normal level on Thursday as the markets watched Britain’s EU referendum.
European shares advanced on Thursday as firmer copper prices lifted mining stocks.
The Hang Seng Index rose 0.4 percent on Thursday, while the China Enterprises Index gained 0.3 percent.
Oil prices rose in Asia on Thursday as traders monitored developments in Britain’s EU referendum.
China’s stocks fell on Thursday, but volumes were thin as most investors kept to the sidelines, awaiting news of Britain’s EU referendum.
SA’s rand extended gains against the dollar in early trade on Thursday.
Asian stocks were up in hesitant trade on Thursday as many investors sought shelter in safe-haven assets ahead of Britain’s EU referendum.
The pound advanced to a six-month high against the dollar on Thursday just hours before Britain’s EU referendum.
American stocks dipped in low trading volume on Wednesday as traders looked towards Britain’s EU referendum.
South African inflation unexpectedly slowed for a third month in May as food-price growth decelerated.
Oil climbed in Asia on Wednesday after US Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen's cautious remarks on the US economy weakened the dollar.
The Hang Seng Index rose 0.6 percent on Wednesday, while the China Enterprises Index gained 0.7 percent.
European shares rose on Wednesday, with two key regional indexes hitting their highest level in more than two weeks.
China's main stock indexes closed up on Wednesday as more investors bet Britain will vote to remain in the EU.
SA’s rand pulls back from seven-week highs against the dollar on Wednesday as caution prevails on the eve of Britain’s EU referendum.