JSE maintains positive momentum

2017-04-26 19:06

The JSE continued its good run as most sectors finished the trading session positive.

Dollar climbs with bonds as Trump tax plan in play

2017-04-26 13:42

The dollar has climbed with US government bonds before President Donald Trump unveils his tax cut plan that could breathe new life into flagging reflation trades.

Rand breaches R12.90/$ as markets cheer French vote

2017-04-24 10:56

The rand has breached the psychological R12.90/$-level, adding to early morning gains as markets cheered the outcome of the first round of the French election.

Pound falls after retail sales drop

2017-04-21 11:25

The pound has fallen against the dollar, after data showed retail sales recorded their largest decline in seven years in the first quarter.

Yen pre-Trump high looms on geopolitics, reflation unwind

2017-04-21 09:03

Marine Le Pen may be about to undo the Donald Trump effect, at least when it comes to the yen.

Inflation data gives financial sector a boost on JSE

2017-04-19 18:17

Trading on the JSE was mixed as local equities initially recorded gains, only to give up some of the initial gains in the latter half of the day.

Pound declines before May makes statement

2017-04-18 11:56

The pound has declined before UK Prime Minister Theresa May was scheduled to make a statement in Downing Street.

Rand firms, banks strengthen as resistance to Zuma swells

2017-04-12 18:48

A rally in gold as well as a political rally against President Jacob Zuma saw the rand firm against the dollar.

‘Trump tweet sees investors rush to safety’

2017-04-11 18:30

Markets ended firmer as banks and retailers gained on the back of a stronger rand, with gold being the main beneficiary of heightened geopolitical risk led by US President Donald Trump’s latest twitter threats.

Rand heading for R14/$ on second downgrade

2017-04-10 10:20

The rand was fast losing steam in early morning trade on Monday, heading for R14/$.


Rand skids on dollar strength, bond exit rumours

2017-04-26 17:05

The rand has lost almost 2% against the firmer US dollar and on rumours that South Africa is leaving the JP Morgan Bond Index.

International markets positive following French election

2017-04-24 18:19

The JSE caught the wave of positive movements extending across international markets after the French election outcome followed the predicted polls.

Inflation and current account numbers keep rand resilient - economist

2017-04-21 19:39

An improved inflationary outlook and the narrowing of the current account deficit helped the rand and markets to remain resilient despite turbulent events, says an economist.

Yuan calm at risk of ending as China share drop darkens mood

2017-04-21 09:50

A selloff in Chinese stocks is threatening to end the yuan’s calmest period since its devaluation 20 months ago.

Euro hits three-week high before France vote

2017-04-20 12:33

The euro has risen to its strongest level versus the dollar since March as investors reduced short positions in the spot market before the French presidential elections.

Low commodity prices pull JSE down

2017-04-18 18:39

All major JSE sectors ended lower, with the rand remaining flat against the dollar, closing at R13.30 to the greenback.

Rand shocks markets, regains third of losses since Gordhan recall

2017-04-13 10:20

The rand has rallied by 2.7%, gaining 40c against the dollar, surprising currency analysts in South Africa.

Fin24 tracks the rand from NeneGate in 2015 to junk status in 2017 and unpacks how politics has turned the rand into one of the world's most volatile currencies.

Fin24 tracks the rand from NeneGate in 2015 to junk status in 2017 and unpacks how politics has turned the rand into one of the world's most volatile currencies.

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Markets close firmer, but banks remain under strain

2017-04-10 18:38

South African markets ended firmer, while banks and retailers remain under pressure as investors review the implications of the most recent credit ratings downgrade.

JSE closes lower on Fitch ratings downgrade

2017-04-07 18:29

The positive sentiment shared by South Africans uniting for a common cause was not visible on the JSE, as South African sovereign debt suffered a second ratings downgrade to junk status.

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