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Sasol leads JSE lower in pre-holiday trade

2014-12-24 13:50

SA stocks have ended a touch a lower in a shortened session ahead of the Christmas break, led by Sasol as the price of crude oil dropped below $61/barrel.

Asian markets cheered by Wall Street rally

2014-12-24 07:51

Asian markets rose on Wednesday, supported by record gains in US share markets after stellar growth figures from the world's top economy.

S&P hits new record after GDP data

2014-12-23 18:45

US stocks have advanced as the Dow climbed above the 18 000 mark for the first time in history and the S&P 500 set a new intraday record.

Dow tops 18 000 for the first time

2014-12-23 17:10

The Dow stock index has crossed 18 000 for the first time, rising in the opening moments of trade following a strong report on US economic growth.

US futures little changed after latest record

2014-12-23 14:59

US stock index futures have been little changed after the Dow and S&P 500 closed at fresh records and ahead of a raft of economic data.

Greek losses curb European gains

2014-12-23 13:36

A pullback on the Greek stock market on fears of early elections has kept a lid on gains in European equities.

European stock markets climb at open

2014-12-23 11:02

European stock markets have advanced at the start of trading as dealers eyed a record-breaking session on Wall Street and upcoming data.

US markets hit new highs

2014-12-23 07:48

The Dow and S&P 500 stock indices have risen to fresh records in another positive day for global equity markets still cheering the US Federal Reserve meeting.

US futures advance after rally

2014-12-22 15:41

US stock index futures have advanced after the S&P 500 notched its best weekly performance in almost two months, ahead of data on the housing market.

SA firms in share sale spurt for expansion

2014-12-22 14:21

JSE-listed companies have raised the most money from share sales in at least nine years in 2014 to fund expansions outside their home market.

European shares climb higher

2014-12-22 10:30

European stock markets have risen, tracking gains in Asian and US equity markets, while Finland's Neste Oil outperformed after raising its guidance.

Wall Street eyes Uber, Airbnb for IPOs

2014-12-21 15:17

Wall Street enjoyed its best year for initial public offerings since 2000, thanks to the record-setting flotation of Alibaba and a barrage of biotech deals.

Asian markets extend gains after Fed statement

2014-12-19 08:39

Asian markets have rallied for a second straight session, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street.

Global stocks in 'Santa rally' on Fed news

2014-12-19 07:40

Global stock markets have surged in a "Santa Claus rally" as dealers welcomed the US Federal Reserve's signalling that an interest rate rise was not imminent.

European stock markets, oil rally

2014-12-18 14:40

Europe's main stock markets have surged following rallies in Tokyo and on Wall Street as dealers welcomed the outcome of the US Federal Reserve policy meeting.

JSE rallies strongly on Fed news

2014-12-18 12:59

Share prices on the JSE have recovered sharply on news that the US Federal Reserve will keep American interest rates near zero percent.

Dow gains as Fed keeps rates low

2014-12-18 07:57

The Dow has jumped nearly 300 points after the US Federal Reserve made no monetary policy changes, saying it can remain "patient" before raising interest rates.

JSE ends lower, with a drop in Naspers, FirstRand

2014-12-17 18:58

The JSE has ended lower as a gain by Amplats was outweighed by a drop in index heavyweights Naspers and FirstRand.

Asian markets mixed ahead of Fed meeting

2014-12-17 13:25

Asian markets have been mixed as bargain-hunting was offset by more losses on Wall Street, while investors await the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.

European shares fall, concerns over Russia remain

2014-12-17 12:19

European shares have fallen in trading, reversing part of the previous day's tentative bounce and hurt by another drop in oil prices.

European shares resume slide

2014-12-17 10:43

European shares have fallen in early trading, reversing part of the previous day's tentative bounce, hurt by a further drop in oil prices.

US stocks finish lower after volatile session

2014-12-17 07:50

US stocks have finished lower following a topsy-turvy session amid unease over plunging oil prices and a crash in the Russian rouble.

Asian stocks slump, Tokyo leads losses

2014-12-15 13:23

Asian markets have fallen as oil remained near five-year lows, while investors in Japan shrugged off Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decisive re-election.

Gulf stocks rebound after heavy losses

2014-12-15 12:05

Stock markets in most Gulf Arab states have rebounded after days of heavy losses triggered by the plunge in the price of oil, mainstay of the region's finances.

Central banks, oil rout to rule markets in 2015

2014-12-15 07:57

Global markets are likely to dance in 2015 to the monetary policy tunes played by the US Fed, the ECB and China, while plunging oil prices could spice up the mix.

 

European stocks slip in Christmas Eve trade

2014-12-24 10:32

European stock markets have dipped at the start of Christmas Eve trading, after a global rally that was sparked by stellar economic growth figures from the US.

Dow ends above 18k for first time on GDP report

2014-12-24 07:48

The Dow has closed above 18 000 for the first time ever and the S&P 500 ended at a record after an unexpectedly strong report on economic growth.

JSE ticks up on healthy US growth

2014-12-23 17:52

The stock market has strengthened, riding an optimistic wave created by encouraging US growth data that also lifted financial sector stocks.

Wall St poised to open higher

2014-12-23 17:06

US stocks are set for a higher open, putting the Dow and S&P 500 on track to extend a four-day rally after an unexpectedly strong report on economic growth.

Bulls and bears give it a go on JSE

2014-12-23 13:53

Most investors are now on holiday, but the tug-of-war between the bulls and bears continues on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

China leads Asian market slump

2014-12-23 13:29

China has led a slump in Asian markets, with Shanghai registering one of its biggest percentage falls of the year and banks among the biggest losers there.

Asian markets dip despite Wall St record

2014-12-23 07:56

Asian markets have dipped in thin trade despite a positive lead from Wall Street where indices reached fresh records ahead of the release of key US economic data.

SA stocks end tad lower, Sasol weighs

2014-12-22 18:11

South African stocks have fallen, dragged down by blue-chip heavyweight Sasol as the price of crude oil gave up earlier gains.

JSE continues recovery rally

2014-12-22 14:51

The recovery on the JSE, which started toward the end of last week by the Federal Reserve's announcement on interest rates, has continued.

European stocks enjoy Santa Claus rally

2014-12-22 14:12

Europe's main stock markets have risen strongly in a renewed "Santa Claus rally" powered by a modest recovery in oil prices.

Asian stocks track Santa Clause rally in US

2014-12-22 07:54

Asian markets have tracked cues from Wall Street where stocks surged in a Federal Reserve-fuelled "Santa Claus rally".

JSE moves sideways, Kumba surges

2014-12-19 18:42

The JSE has ended flat as a surge in companies, such as Kumba Iron Ore, was offset by a slide in others.

Dow jumps as US stocks surge

2014-12-19 07:43

US stocks have surged for the second day in a row following a Federal Reserve meeting as investors brushed aside concerns about another drop in oil prices.

SA stocks log biggest gain in nearly 6 years

2014-12-18 18:09

Sasol has led the charge as stocks on the JSE booked their biggest daily gain in nearly six years, swept along by a wave of positive global equity sentiment.

Asian markets gain as Fed promises patience

2014-12-18 14:05

Asian markets have rallied, with investors reversing a recent sell-off spurred by indications the Federal Reserve will keep rates on hold until mid-2015.

European shares rise, Wall St rallies

2014-12-18 11:35

European stocks have risen early, tracking a rally on Wall Street after the US Federal Reserve gave an upbeat assessment of the economy.

Asian markets up after Fed meeting

2014-12-18 07:49

Asian markets have rallied with investors rushing back after a recent sell-off, spurred by a Wall Street recovery and an indication from the US Federal Reserve that interest rates will not likely rise until mid-2015.

European stock markets slide

2014-12-17 13:31

European stock markets have slid after sharp gains the day before, while oil prices drifted to new lows.

JSE set to end year on low-key note

2014-12-17 12:32

Investors on the JSE seem set to end the year with very modest returns, with nothing on the horizon to indicate the end of the current downward trend.

Gulf stocks mixed after four days of big losses

2014-12-17 12:10

Most Gulf stock markets have recovered slightly after four straight days of losses, even though oil prices, which have driven the slide.

Asian markets up ahead of Fed meeting

2014-12-17 07:55

Asian markets have edged up on bargain-hunting although gains were limited, while investors await the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.

Oil rally sparks Sasol surge

2014-12-15 14:25

A slight oil price recovery gave the JSE a push, helping it recover some of the sharp losses from earlier in the day when the market fell more than 1.5%.

European shares led higher by oil stocks

2014-12-15 12:17

European shares have staged a modest recovery as oil and copper prices rose, pushing up energy and basic resources stocks.

Asian stocks slump, Tokyo leads losses

2014-12-15 09:24

Asian markets have fallen as oil remains near five-year lows, while investors in Japan shrugged off Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decisive re-election.

Oil slump drags Asian stocks lower

2014-12-15 07:49

Asian markets have fallen as a relentless plunge in oil prices exerted downward pressure, while investors in Japan focused on the faltering economy.

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