SA stocks hit record highs led by Kumba Iron Ore

2015-04-24 18:41

South Africa's stocks have hit record highs driven by Kumba Iron Ore on the back of higher prices for the steel-making ingredient.

Asian stocks mostly down despite Wall St record

2015-04-24 15:30

Shanghai and Tokyo shares have been hit by profit-taking but most other Asian markets rose after a positive US lead as the Nasdaq broke a 15-year-old record high.

JSE rally still in full swing

2015-04-24 14:01

The Top 40-index has broken broke through 49 000 for the first time and the Industrial index is also in record territory, with resources shares joining the party.

Asian stocks mostly up after Wall St record

2015-04-24 07:36

Most Asian markets rose Friday, taking a positive lead from Wall Street where the Nasdaq broke a 15-year-old record high, while the euro ticked higher ahead of a key eurozone meeting to discuss Greece's debt crisis.

Europe stocks close mostly down

2015-04-23 20:09

Europe's main stock markets have closed mostly lower, with Frankfurt's DAX 30 index falling 1.21% to 11 723.58 points and the CAC 40 in Paris shedding 0.62% to 5 178.91 points.

European shares fall after PMI surveys

2015-04-23 14:15

European shares have slipped, with Germany's DAX index underperforming following a disappointing purchasing managers' survey.

Asian stocks higher as China PMI lifts Hong Kong

2015-04-23 11:00

Asian markets have mostly risen, with another poor reading of Chinese manufacturing lifting Shanghai on hopes for further stimulus.

Asian stocks higher on China PMI boost

2015-04-23 07:26

Asian markets were mostly higher, with a weak reading on Chinese manufacturing lifting Hong Kong and Shanghai, while a weaker yen provided a boost to Japanese exporters.

Europe stocks close mixed

2015-04-22 19:36

Europe's main stock markets have closed mixed, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index ending the day down 0.49% to 7 028.24 points.

Global markets: Earnings, Greece weigh on Europe

2015-04-22 12:52

European stocks have fallen, failing to extend an overnight rally in Asia as investors looked to Greece's debt crisis and lurch towards possible default.


Athens stocks jump 4.4% on hopes of EU deal

2015-04-24 15:45

The main index of the Athens stock exchange has shot up 4.43% to 769.63 points in midday trading on hopes that Greece will make progress towards a deal.

Equities at all-time high after Nasdaq record

2015-04-24 15:02

Global equity markets have ridden to new all-time highs, with positive corporate updates in Europe and a post-dotcom-boom peak for the US Nasdaq.

Encouraging earnings boost European shares

2015-04-24 10:45

European shares have risen, with investors cautiously optimistic over the prospects of a deal over Greece's debt crisis.

US stocks open lower as company revenues fall

2015-04-23 20:12

US stocks have opened lower after key companies including GM, Caterpillar and Procter & Gamble all reported falling revenues in earnings reports.

JSE shrugs off adverse news to hit new high

2015-04-23 14:19

The market seems able to put a positive spin on bad news, with major indices on the JSE all trading at new all-time highs for reasons that sometimes defy logic.

Asian stocks higher as China PMI lifts Shanghai

2015-04-23 14:05

Asian markets have mostly risen, with another poor reading of Chinese manufacturing lifting Shanghai on hopes for further stimulus.

European shares fall as business survey disappoints

2015-04-23 10:47

European shares have given up early gains after a survey showed growth in Germany's private sector slowed and French business activity barely grew in April.

US stocks rise on housing data, earnings

2015-04-23 07:11

US stocks have posted solid gains following a big jump in US existing-home sales and a mixed bag of earnings reports from Boeing, McDonald's and others.

US stocks dip as Coke, McDonald's deliver earnings

2015-04-22 16:52

Wall Street stocks have dropped amid mixed first quarter reports, with Coke and McDonald's reporting earnings falls but Boeing announcing solid gains.

Most Asian markets up, Tokyo at 15-year high

2015-04-22 07:39

Japanese shares have hit a 15-year high after the country recorded its first trade surplus in three years.

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