US stocks slump; Dow, S&P may turn negative

2014-07-31 16:20

US stock index futures have pointed to a sharply lower Wall Street open, with the Dow and S&P 500 likely to turn negative for the month.

Uncertainty returns to the JSE

2014-07-31 13:49

Uncertainty has returned to the JSE on fears that the scenario of low interest rates might soon be a thing of the past.

Asian stocks higher after US growth data

2014-07-31 07:56

Asian markets have extended their recent uptrend after US data showed the world's top economy grew much more than expected in the second quarter.

European stocks dip before US data

2014-07-30 16:45

Europe's stock markets have dipped in cautious deals before crucial US economic data and the outcome of the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting.

JSE falls into familiar groove

2014-07-30 14:17

The JSE has repeated its pattern of the past few weeks, falling victim to profit-taking after the previous day's strong run.

China shares end highest in choppy trade

2014-07-29 10:00

China shares have finished at their highest this year, with turnover strong as investor confidence improve after recent encouraging data.

US stocks fall on early trade

2014-07-28 16:49

Wall St stocks have fallen in early trade, but shares of discount retailers Dollar Tree and Family dollar have jumped on news of their merger.

China shares close highest since December

2014-07-28 11:00

China shares have closed at their highest since December after a Reuters report says a major bank seeks more private investors.

US stocks tumble after Amazon loss

2014-07-25 17:00

Wall St have moved sharply lower in early trade following a disappointing earnings report from Amazon and despite a positive report on US durable goods orders.

Alexander Forbes in spotlight on JSE

2014-07-24 15:02

Interest in Alexander Forbes' IPO pushed financials higher, but the rest of the market mainly moved sideways as investors thought twice about valuations.

US stocks rise on mostly solid corporate earnings

2014-07-22 18:30

Wall St stocks have moved higher in early trade on a stream of generally solid earnings reports that suggest the US economy is continuing to pick up momentum.

Zim plans to list bourse to attract investors

2014-07-21 20:30

Zimbabwe will halve its stake in the local bourse as part of a plan to float the company and attract more foreign capital, says the finance minister.

Global markets: Stocks indices slip, bonds gain

2014-07-21 18:00

Major global stock markets have declined and bond prices have rallied as worries over the Gaza Strip and Ukraine overshadowed optimism over corporate earnings.

Zim stock exchange set for demutualisation

2014-07-21 13:45

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange is open to private placement following the signing of a memorandum of understanding, which will pave way for listing of the bourse.

Asian shares rebound from MH17 losses

2014-07-21 07:56

Asian markets have taken a lead from Wall Street and rebounded from last week's losses that were fuelled by the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine.

SA stocks end lower, Truworths tumbles

2014-07-18 19:00

South African stocks have ended slightly lower as geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine undermined demand for risky assets.

MH17 crash hits local share prices

2014-07-18 14:30

Recent geopolitical concerns have had little effect on the JSE, but local share prices can seemingly not escape the development in Ukraine.

SA stocks retreat from record highs

2014-07-17 19:30

South African stocks have retreated from record highs, unmoved by the SA Reserve Bank's rate hike decision as concerns about valuation weighed on sentiment.

Asian shares mixed after Wall St rally

2014-07-17 12:38

Asian shares have been mixed after the Dow ticked up another record high in response to strong earnings, and a positive outlook on the US economy.

Wall St gets lift from merger activity, earnings

2014-07-16 17:37

US stocks have advanced and the Dow has surged to a new intraday high, buoyed by the latest merger news.

JSE upward nudge gathers steam

2014-07-16 14:53

The upward momentum on the JSE is increasing, and the All-share index is back above 52 000 points - not from far from the record levels of a few weeks ago.

JSE gains as central bankers take the stage

2014-07-15 18:24

South African stocks have risen for a third straight session, bringing record peaks back in sight and pushing emerging stocks to their highest since February 2013.

JSE recovery gains momentum

2014-07-14 14:11

The reversal of last week’s correction on the JSE has picked up speed and by midday the major indices were all more than 0.5% higher.

US stocks end lower, market eyes earnings

2014-07-13 14:37

US stocks retreated this week following a light calendar of economic news punctuated by a brief mid-week swoon over troubles at a leading Portuguese bank.


European shares hit two-week low

2014-07-31 15:08

Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 index of top shares has slipped to a two-week low, led lower by Adidas after the group warned about business in Russia.

Asian stocks mixed, US growth weighs

2014-07-31 13:00

Asian markets have been mixed after US data showing the world's top economy grew much more than expected in the second quarter.

S&P 500, Nasdaq up on Fed's rates stance

2014-07-31 07:55

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq have ended higher after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it is in no hurry to raise interest rates.

European shares steady as sanctions risk mutes

2014-07-29 13:21

European shares have steadied, with earnings reports offset by the threat to the region's economy from any more sanctions against Russia by the West.

SA economy struggles to find first gear

2014-07-29 06:00

It seems the South African economy is struggling to find first gear and the reverse light comes on from time to time, says an expert.

JSE plays musical chairs

2014-07-28 14:15

The shuffling of chairs on the JSE was no surprise as instead of a strong market run, investors have been looking at pockets of value.

European shares hit by weak German data, LVMH

2014-07-25 20:00

Weak German economic data and a slump in the shares of luxury goods group LVMH have hit European stock markets.

Resources continue strong run on JSE

2014-07-25 15:25

The resources sector has continued its strong run on the JSE after some profit taking, the only sector where there seems to be some action.

US stocks: Earnings deluge continues

2014-07-24 17:01

US stocks were little changed in early trade following improved economic data in China and Europe and a busy day of earnings.

JSE fails to breach key barrier

2014-07-23 13:48

For the third time in two weeks, the All-share index's attempt to break decisively through the 52 00 points level has lost steam at the last minute.

Anglo American leads resources charge on JSE

2014-07-22 14:09

Resources stocks on the JSE have been on the run with Anglo American at the forefront, reaching a new 52-week high.

SA stocks end lower, but mining shares rise

2014-07-21 18:30

South African stocks edged lower, in line with global peers as simmering political tensions in Ukraine weighed on appetite for risky assets.

Platinum sector in spotlight on JSE

2014-07-21 15:07

Most of the interest on the JSE has been in the platinum sector, after news that Anglo American wants to sell some of its platinum mines.

Ukraine nerves send European shares lower

2014-07-21 11:27

European stock markets have fallen across the board, concerned by an escalation in tensions between Russia and the West.

What to watch on the JSE

2014-07-20 18:06

The announcement that retail sales were higher than expected during May has pushed the JSE to yet another new record high.

US shares rebound, euro briefly dips

2014-07-18 18:50

US stocks have rebounded and European markets have recovered a bit, but the euro dipped after a Malaysian airliner was downed.

Ukraine plane crash hits global stocks

2014-07-18 14:12

Global stock markets have slid after the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet which killed nearly 300 people over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

Sanctions knock European shares

2014-07-17 12:49

European stocks have fallen, with appetite for equities dented by new Western sanctions on Russia and a mixed earnings picture.

SA stocks at record high, valuations a concern

2014-07-16 18:42

SA stocks have hit record highs after investor confidence was bolstered by expectations the United States will continue with its massive stimulus programme.

US futures gain on China data

2014-07-16 14:57

US stock index futures have risen, after better-than-expected economic data in China and ahead of the latest batch of corporate earnings.

European markets rebound on China data

2014-07-16 14:35

Europe's stock markets have rebounded on the back of bright economic growth data in China and upbeat comments from the Federal Reserve, dealers say.

Resources sector boosts JSE

2014-07-15 13:35

Resources stocks have made another strong run on the JSE, with big global companies like BHP Billiton and Glencore reaching new 52-weeks highs.

Rates, results in focus on JSE

2014-07-13 21:15

It seems that shares are on the back foot for the time being with more uncertainty ahead to keep investors and speculators nervous.

JSE stems four days of losses

2014-07-11 14:05

After four days of losses, share prices on the JSE have stabilised, moving the major indices only marginally higher than the previous close.

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