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Oil rises before US crude inventories report

2014-08-27 12:43

Global oil prices have climbed as dealers awaited the latest US stockpiles report for clues about demand in the world's top crude consumer.

Brent inches up, supply glut caps gains

2014-08-26 10:19

Brent crude has edged up, rising for a second session, although persistent supply pressure and weak economic data in major consumer countries curbed gains.

Indian court rules on govt coal allocations

2014-08-25 12:30

India's top court has held as illegal all coal blocks allocated by the government to various firms between 1993 and 2009.

Gold holds near lowest in two months

2014-08-25 10:45

Gold has edged down, hovering near its lowest in two months on a firmer US dollar and speculation of an eventual increase in US interest rates.

JSE desperately seeking direction

2014-08-22 14:34

A directionless JSE failed to follow Wall Street's record-breaking lead, with major indices hardly moving for the second day in a row.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-08-22 07:38

Oil prices have edged lower in Asia as dealers digested downbeat Chinese manufacturing data.

Oil prices down on fading supply fears

2014-08-21 07:44

Oil prices have edged lower in Asia on fading fears that conflicts in crude producers Libya and Iraq could result in a major supply disruption.

Oil prices mixed in Asia

2014-08-20 07:44

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia as investors await the release of US Federal minutes, while keeping an eye on the latest stockpiles data.

Gold Fields sells stake in Peru project

2014-08-19 10:16

Gold Fields has agreed to sell its stake in Canteras del Hallazgo the company that manages the Chucapaca project in southern Peru.

Oil prices slide in poor start to week

2014-08-18 14:00

World oil prices have fallen sharply, handing back pre-weekend gains on easing supply worries in both Ukraine and Iraq, dealers say.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-08-18 07:57

Oil prices have eased in Asian trade, but retained support from the latest round of tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

Oil prices inch higher after slump

2014-08-15 15:56

Oil prices have increaded slightly following sharp falls the previous day, stoked by a slew of downbeat global economic data.

Oil prices in fresh falls

2014-08-14 15:09

Oil prices have fallen once more following a brief pull-back the day before, as the market focused on a weak demand outlook for crude.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-08-14 07:27

Oil prices have fallen in Asia following a surprise increase in US commercial crude-oil stockpiles and a slew of soft economic data from energy consumers.

Brent crude hits one-year low on weak demand

2014-08-13 14:15

Brent North Sea crude oil has dropped to a one-year low point as weak demand expectations help offset potential supply disruptions caused by the Ukraine crisis.

Gold rises as equities retreat

2014-08-12 13:45

Gold has firmed as equities fell on fears that a Russian aid convoy heading to Ukraine could stoke tensions between Kiev and Moscow.

Oil prices higher amid Iraq focus

2014-08-11 07:43

Oil prices have risen in Asia as dealers monitor US air strikes on extremist militants in Iraq, who are threatening the crude oil rich Kurdish region.

Investors tempted back to gold mining shares

2014-08-08 15:30

Gold mining shares are bouncing back from a disastrous 2013 and are expected to far outperform the price of the metal in coming months.

Oil up after Obama authorises Iraq air strikes

2014-08-08 07:33

Oil prices have risen in Asia after US President Barack Obama said he had authorised air strikes against Sunni extremist militants in key crude producer Iraq.

Oil prices rise before US data

2014-08-06 15:30

Oil prices have recovered from six-month low points on bargain-hunting as traders await the latest insight into energy demand in the United States.

Gold holds below $1 300, fund outflow weighs

2014-08-05 10:45

Gold has held steady below $1 300 an ounce, although the first outflow in more than a week from the world's top bullion fund weighed on sentiment.

Oil up on reviving Middle East supply fears

2014-08-05 07:49

Oil prices have risen on reviving fears of supply disruptions in the Middle East, according to analysts.

Gold firm on rate hikes warning

2014-08-04 10:34

Gold has found good support above $1 290 an ounce as surprisingly weak US jobs data diminished fears that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates soon.

Oil prices fall further in Asia

2014-08-01 07:40

Oil prices have slipped further in Asia following a sell-off on Wall Street and concerns about unplanned refinery shutdowns in the US midwest.

Oil market mixed before raft of US data

2014-07-30 16:55

Oil prices have diverged as dealers awaited key US data, including the latest stockpiles report, for clues about demand in the world's top crude consumer.

 

Oil up ahead of US stockpiles report

2014-08-27 07:24

Oil prices have risen in Asia as dealers await the latest US stockpiles report for clues about demand in the world's top crude consumer.

Oil prices up in Asia

2014-08-26 07:35

Oil prices have risen in Asia as dealers await economic data for clues on whether the Federal Reserve will speed up its timetable for raising interest rates

Brent edges down, dollar pressures oil market

2014-08-25 11:00

Brent crude has dipped towards $102 a barrel as ample supply and a stronger US dollar continued to pressure oil markets.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-08-25 07:44

Oil prices have fallen in Asian trade on a stronger dollar as investors digested Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen's defence of the bank's monetary policy.

Rand range-bound ahead of Yellen speech

2014-08-22 09:35

The rand has traded in a tight range, holding onto previous session's gains ahead of a speech by the Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

Oil falls towards 14-month low near $101

2014-08-21 12:45

Brent crude oil has fallen towards $101 a barrel, just above a 14-month low on plentiful fuel supplies and Chinese economic data pointing to slowing demand.

Oil prices rally from recent losses

2014-08-20 15:07

Oil prices have rebounded from the previous day's multi-month lows, as dealers awaited the latest update on crude reserves in top consumer the United States.

Gold snaps two-day losing streak

2014-08-19 10:23

Gold has snapped a two-day losing streak as geopolitical tensions and fund inflows boosted the safe-haven metal.

Oil prices rebound from 14-month low

2014-08-19 07:21

Oil prices have rebounded in Asia on bargain-hunting after tumbling on easing concerns about conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq, analysts say.

Gold cuts losses on Ukraine tensions

2014-08-18 09:42

Gold has recovered modestly as escalating tensions in Ukraine sapped risk appetite, hurting stocks and bidding up safe-haven assets.

Silver market reboots old price benchmark

2014-08-15 16:00

The silver market enters a new era after a regulatory drive for more transparency in price setting brought the 117-year-old silver 'fix' to an end.

Oil prices rebound in Asia

2014-08-15 08:45

Oil prices have rebounded in Asia on bargain-hunting following sharp falls stoked by a slew of downbeat global economic data.

Radebe: Minerals belong to people as a whole

2014-08-14 09:54

Minerals by definition belong to the people as a whole and should become a reality in mining industry equity, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

SA's coal clean-up digs deep with gasification

2014-08-13 16:28

If scientists are right, coal in the future could produce electricity without ever leaving the ground.

Oil prices extend losses in Asia

2014-08-13 07:40

Oil prices have widened losses in Asia after the International Energy Agency slashed its demand outlook for 2014 and 2015.

Oil prices down on ebbing supply fears

2014-08-12 07:42

Oil prices have fallen in Asia on easing concerns about supply disruptions arising out of conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq, analysts say.

Harmony Gold writes down R1.4bn for expansion

2014-08-08 15:41

Harmony Gold is writing down R1.4bn on part of an expansion project into previously unmined areas at its Phakisa operation, it says.

Gold gets lift on US air strike approval

2014-08-08 10:22

Gold has climbed to a three-week high and looked set to post its best week in seven as global geopolitical tensions spurred safe-haven demand.

Oil prices up in Asian trade

2014-08-07 07:16

Oil prices have edged higher in Asia, but have remained under pressure over ebbing fears about armed conflicts around the world.

Oil prices up ahead of US stocks report

2014-08-06 07:46

Oil prices have edged higher in Asia's bargain-hunting, but gains were capped by concerns about tepid demand in the United States.

Brent steady on geopolitical tension

2014-08-05 10:30

Brent has held steady despite ample crude supplies, having been supported by tension in the Middle East and North Africa.

Oil prices steady after heavy falls

2014-08-04 15:04

Oil prices steadied on Monday following last week's heavy losses.

Oil prices up in Asian trade

2014-08-04 07:34

Oil prices have risen in Asia, but gains were capped following weakened demand caused by refinery shutdowns and easing concerns about global armed conflicts.

Oil prices extend losses in Asian trade

2014-07-31 07:54

Oil prices have tumbled further in Asia as concerns eased that fresh Western sanctions on Russia would have an immediate impact on global oil supplies.

Zinc and Zambia weigh on Vedanta's earnings

2014-07-30 14:00

Lower zinc production and a decline in Zambian copper output have weighed on Vedanta Resources' core quarterly earnings.

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