What you need to know before the JSE opens today

Here is what’s happening in the markets:

  • Crude futures rose in Asian trade on Friday, buoyed by renewed optimism prices may have bottomed out after official U.S. data showed oil production fell to its lowest level since November 2014. Brent oil was trading at $37.20 a barrel, on track for a gain of 6% this week, while US crude has risen 6.2% this week to $34.80 a barrel.

In other news: Voting registration weekend is upon us, and the 9 million unregistered voters are encouraged to head out to voting stations to register for the 2016 Municipal Elections. Here is a guide on how to do that.

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What you need to know before the JSE opens today