JSE ends lower

2014-10-24 19:24

South African stocks have fallen for a third straight session, with iron ore producer Assore being the biggest decliner among blue chips.

Asia markets mixed after Wall Street gains

2014-10-24 15:46

Asian markets have been mixed following strong gains on Wall Street, with Tokyo enjoying a significant bump due to the dollar's rise against the yen.

Global markets: Stress tests, Ebola cool stocks

2014-10-24 12:18

World stocks have dipped, as European bank stress test results due at the weekend and New York City's first case of Ebola prompted investors to lock in profits.

Asia markets mixed despite Wall Street gains

2014-10-24 07:52

Asian markets have been mixed following strong gains on Wall Street, with Tokyo enjoying a significant bump due to the dollar's rise against the yen.

JSE drifts lower, MTN weighs

2014-10-23 17:59

South African shares have ended in the red, dragged lower by MTN, which surprised investors with news it was struggling to sign on new subscribers in Nigeria.

European markets diverge on mixed data

2014-10-23 14:02

European stock markets have diverged in choppy trading as investors reacted to some disappointing earnings updates and slightly positive global economic data.

Eurozone growth boosts European shares

2014-10-23 11:59

European stocks have been flat in choppy trade as better-than-expected eurozone business activity data helped offset some weak corporate results.

Asia shares slip on profit-taking

2014-10-23 07:33

Asian markets have fallen on profit-taking after the previous day's hefty gains, but losses were limited after a slight pick-up in Chinese manufacturing activity.

Asia shares boosted by Wall St rally

2014-10-22 15:44

Asian markets have been mostly pushed higher, taking a lead from fresh gains in New York and Europe.

US stocks jump on Apple earnings

2014-10-22 07:37

US stocks have barrelled higher, propelled by talk of broader monetary stimulus in Europe and a strong Apple earnings report.

JSE jumps on global rally

2014-10-21 18:27

Investors have piled into stocks as indices tracked global markets which were lifted by prospects of ECB bond purchases.

European shares rally on ECB mulling bonds

2014-10-21 13:16

Banks and shares in peripheral countries have led a European rally after reports that European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds.

Asia shares mixed ahead of China growth data

2014-10-21 07:49

Asian markets have been mixed as investors consolidated the previous day's hefty gains despite a healthy lead from Wall Street, while investors await China data.

JSE marks time ahead of mini budget speech

2014-10-20 18:24

Johannesburg stocks have treaded water with the market keenly awaiting the maiden budget speech of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

US stocks: S&P edges higher, IBM results drag Dow

2014-10-20 16:14

US stocks have been mixed, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq posting modest gains, but the Dow falling as quarterly results from IBM disappointed.

Directionless JSE treads water

2014-10-20 13:55

The JSE seems to be awaiting new directions from Wall Street as the market moved sideways, seeking direction.

Fund managers cautious after wild markets

2014-10-20 09:20

A week of huge swings across global financial indices on fright at the potential impact of slowing growth has left the marketplace more balanced, say strategists.

Wall St week ahead: Buybacks to support market

2014-10-20 07:40

Bulls could find some support as corporations, mostly on the sidelines as the market tumbled, step up their stock purchases in the coming weeks.

Rand firmer as global sell-off eases

2014-10-17 18:29

The rand has strengthened against the dollar as risk aversion abated after a week of volatility that saw most emerging-market currencies weaken.

US stocks join Euro markets in rallying higher

2014-10-17 17:30

US stocks have risen in early trade as the rally that began mid-day picked up momentum following strong trading in Europe.

Asia markets mixed, global fears remain

2014-10-17 13:28

Most Asian markets have been mixed after Wall Street and European shares stabilised, but traders remain on edge about the global economy.

Asia markets pick up but global fears remain

2014-10-17 07:40

Most Asian markets have moved tentatively higher after Wall Street and European shares stabilised in response to upbeat US data, but traders remain on edge.

JSE pares losses after 8-month low

2014-10-16 18:13

Stocks have finished in positive territory as investors bet index heavyweights Naspers and Standard Bank had fallen too far in the recent global sell-off.

Asia markets take beating after US data

2014-10-16 14:08

Asian markets have mostly dropped, following a disappointing set of US data that fuelled fears about the world's top economy.

European shares slip, selling pressure resumes

2014-10-16 10:53

European shares have reversed an early rebound and dipped again, resuming their month-long sell-off as fears of deflation in the eurozone kept investors on edge.


European bank stocks outpace market

2014-10-24 15:51

European shares have pared early losses as investors bet the fallout for the banking sector from stress test results due should be contained.

Battle of the bulls and bears on JSE

2014-10-24 13:57

The battle between the bulls and the bears on the JSE is in full swing and the future direction of the market will depend on which side gets the upper hand.

European shares fall after New York Ebola case

2014-10-24 10:45

European shares have fallen in early trading, as investors fretted about news that a doctor who recently returned to New York has tested positive for Ebola.

US stocks surge on earnings

2014-10-24 07:49

US stocks have bolted higher following a series of mostly strong earnings reports from Dow members Caterpillar, 3M and others.

Earnings weigh on European shares

2014-10-23 15:15

European stocks have fallen, hindered by weak corporate results from companies, despite receiving support from better-than-expected eurozone business data.

JSE rally runs out of steam

2014-10-23 13:57

Despite the positive response to the mini budget, the JSE's recovery lost momentum and markets were spooked by the dire economic picture painted by Nhlanhla Nene.

US stocks drop as winning streak ends

2014-10-23 07:38

US stocks have slipped following mixed earnings as the market retreated after three straight sessions of big gains.

Platinum producers lead JSE lower

2014-10-22 19:12

South African stocks have retreated, led by platinum producers that were hit by data showing a sharp fall in Chinese imports of the precious metal.

JSE treads water ahead of mini budget

2014-10-22 13:24

The JSE's prospects are looking up but after a sharp recovery, the market was mainly treading water ahead of the medium-term budget proposals.

Asia shares boosted by Wall St rally

2014-10-22 07:33

Asian markets have pushed higher, taking a lead from fresh gains in New York and Europe in response to reports that the ECB will widen its stimulus programme.

Asia shares mixed after China growth data

2014-10-21 13:40

Asian markets have been mixed as data showing China's economy growing at its slowest pace in five years offset another positive lead from Wall Street.

US stocks gain despite weak IBM earnings

2014-10-21 08:40

US stocks have risen, shaking off weak IBM earnings and extending the rally that began late last week.

Global markets: US shares gain on Japan surge

2014-10-21 07:33

A measure of global equity markets has risen after strong US corporate results lifted Wall Street, building on positive sentiment out of a surge in Japanese shares.

European markets start week in the red

2014-10-20 16:24

European stock markets have moved lower as traders took profits and eyed global economic worries on the eve of crucial Chinese growth figures.

Asia shares surge after Wall St rally

2014-10-20 13:57

Asian markets have rallied following a rise in New York at the end of last week, with Tokyo surging almost 4% thanks also to a weaker yen.

JSE week ahead: Is recovery on the cards?

2014-10-20 10:00

The question foremost in investors’ minds this week will be whether the uptick in share prices towards the end of last week signals the beginning of a recovery.

Asia markets surge after Wall St rally

2014-10-20 07:47

Asian markets have rallied following a rise in New York at the end of last week, while a yen sell-off sent Tokyo surging more than 3%.

European shares post big daily gain

2014-10-17 19:00

A key pan-European equity index has posted its biggest daily gain in three years as stronger US data fuelled a rebound from recent sharp losses.

JSE logs biggest gain in over a year

2014-10-17 18:25

Stocks have rebounded as worries about global economic growth eased and the main indices booked their biggest daily percentage gain in more than a year.

Global markets: Global sell-off abates

2014-10-17 13:49

European stocks have jumped the most in seven months, oil and southern eurozone bonds rebounded sharply as investors poured back into beaten-down markets.

US stocks finish little changed

2014-10-17 10:37

Wall St has finished little changed after another rocky trading session, as the market weighed better US economic data against its fears over sluggish global growth.

European, US markets calmer but still jittery

2014-10-17 07:36

US and European equity markets have settled down after days of upheaval driven by fears of global economic weakness, although anxiety remained high.

European shares hit 13-month low

2014-10-16 14:14

European shares have extended their recent steep losses, with a benchmark index slipping to a 13-month low, on mounting fears of deflation in the eurozone.

JSE rally fails to maintain momentum

2014-10-16 13:59

The technical recovery predicted for the JSE lasted only for about an hour, after which the market started moving sharply downwards again on global fears.

Asian markets take beating after US data

2014-10-16 07:35

Asian markets have tumbled, led by another huge sell-off in Tokyo following a disappointing set of US data that fuelled fears about the world's top economy.

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