n Personal Finance Newsletter - More wobbles, some calm : opinion

Volume 2006, Issue 303
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Extracted from text ... OPINION More wobbles, some calm As the first month of 2006 draws to a close, markets start showing signs of volatility. By BARRY SERGEANT and STEVEN JONES GLOBAL markets remained wobbly towards the latter part of January 2006 on fears that a contraction in US consumer spending is setting in. The JSE's all-share index (Alsi), its broadest gauge of performance, corrected sharply on 23 January, but recovered to close 0.4% down at 18 798 points, far higher than earlier lows below 18 600. On the previous Friday, the Alsi had scored fresh all-time highs, and at one stage made ..

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