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JSE ticks up, led by platinum stocks

2014-04-17 18:01

South African stocks have ended in positive territory as talks to end a platinum-sector strike injected fresh optimism in the sector.

Big mining firms pull JSE higher

2014-04-16 18:10

South African stocks have climbed as mining shares were lifted by positive production updates and data showing Chinese economic growth came in a touch above forecasts.

Carlyle Group closes Africa fund

2014-04-16 10:00

Carlyle Group has closed its first sub-Saharan African fund after raising $698m, says the US private equity firm.

Asian shares mixed after Wall St bounce

2014-04-15 13:30

Asian markets have been mixed, with Wall Street providing a strong lead after rebounding from a two-day selloff thanks to better retail sales data.

JSE higher after volatile session

2014-04-15 07:56

Shares on the JSE ended a see-saw session slightly stronger, with mining shares adding the most points to the main index as commodity prices pushed higher.

JSE logo gets updated look

2014-04-14 12:41

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has changed the colour of its logo and the typography to depict itself as a 'modern African marketplace'.

Naspers pulls JSE down

2014-04-11 18:11

South African stocks have fallen more than 1%, led by Naspers, which was hit by a global sell.

JSE hits record close, Naspers leads way

2014-04-10 18:12

South African stocks have gained for the third straight session, led by media giant Naspers, with the All-share index booking a record close of 48 529.88.

Asian shares take lead from firmer Wall St

2014-04-10 11:53

Asian markets have taken their lead from a Wall Street rally following minutes from the US Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting.

Tencent, casinos propel Hong Kong shares

2014-04-09 14:51

Hong Kong shares have ended at its highest level in 11 weeks, as a rebound in casino shares and index-heavyweight Tencent pushed the index to its best close.

Asian shares mostly up, yen sinks Tokyo

2014-04-09 11:15

Asia's markets mostly rose following a slight rebound on Wall Street, but Tokyo took another hit from a stronger yen.

JSE bucks global down trend

2014-04-08 14:16

SA stocks have moved slightly higher and the strong performance of the rand indicates that the sentiment towards emerging markets are improving.

Naspers drags JSE lower

2014-04-07 18:14

South African stocks have fallen sharply, led by Naspers after its money spinner Tencent Holdings was hit by a sell-off.

JSE on the rise, tracks global markets

2014-04-04 18:38

South African stocks have rebounded slightly on Friday, tracking global markets which were upbeat on steady US jobs growth

JSE retreats from record highs

2014-04-03 18:37

South African stocks have fallen as investors cashed in some recent gainers, reversing lifetime records hit earlier in the session.

JSE scales record highs

2014-04-02 18:49

South African stocks have hit another high for the second day in a row, with mining shares leading the pack.

JSE hits record highs, Amplats surges

2014-04-01 18:12

South African stocks scaled record peaks, with Anglo Platinum blazing the uphill trail after sending force majeure notices to some suppliers.

JSE ends lower after volatile session

2014-03-31 18:27

South African stocks haved ended a see-saw session marginally lower as cautious investors digested comments from US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

What to watch on the JSE

2014-03-30 15:14

Investors could be planning a huge party when the JSE Top-40 reaches 50 000 points this week, says Adriaan Kruger.

All-share index flirts with previous highs

2014-03-28 13:17

The resources index was particularly robust on the JSE as upward momentum seemed to be re-established after losses due to profit-taking.

Naspers takes knock after Tencent dive

2014-03-27 13:49

Tencent's 6.1% drop was bad news for Naspers and pushed the industrial sector 0.83% down, while most banking shares started lower after the previous day's highs.

Banking shares and resources lift JSE

2014-03-26 15:26

A better mood on the overseas market gave the JSE a boost, with the All-share index again within striking distance of its previous highs.

Asian shares track US, Europe losses

2014-03-25 08:34

Asian markets have been mostly down as traders booked profits after the previous day's rally, while Wall Street provided another negative lead.

JSE up as it catches up after long weekend

2014-03-24 14:00

The positive mood on the JSE has been boosted by a strong performance on Wall Street and stronger Asian markets.

US stocks may rise if Ukraine worry ebbs

2014-03-24 07:57

The prevailing trend in US stocks could be higher this week if investor anxiety eases over the crisis in Ukraine and signs of weakness in the US economy.

 

China weakness hits European earnings

2014-04-17 14:58

European shares have edged lower, weighed down by companies reporting earnings that were knocked by currency effects and weak demand from China.

JSE in for a bumpy ride

2014-04-16 13:55

The market seems to be looking for direction, with the platinum strike possibly meaning no or even negative growth for the SA economy in the first quarter.

JSE slides, led lower by miners

2014-04-15 18:06

South African stocks have been dragged lower by top tier mining stocks as global gold prices slumped by more than 2% on US dollar strength.

JSE battles to launch another run

2014-04-15 13:11

All major indices are lower as shares fail to rise on US stocks' lead and profit takers use every opportunity to cash in as investors fret over valuations.

JSE survives new wave of risk aversion

2014-04-14 13:39

Emerging markets are again on the unwanted list as investors, spooked by the renewed crisis in the Ukraine, are fleeing to safer havens.

JSE - The week ahead

2014-04-13 17:00

Investors can get a few more clues about the spending capabilities of consumers, while the platinum industry will continue on its road to ruin.

Naspers leads All-share dip on JSE

2014-04-11 12:56

The All-share index, which ended at a new record on Thursday, started the day sharply lower as the Nasdaq rout spread to global markets.

Profit-taking, resources weigh on JSE

2014-04-10 13:33

Any expectations of a strong rally on the JSE did not last long, as profit takers stepped in after an initial 400 point rise on the two major indices.

Naspers pushes JSE higher

2014-04-09 18:38

South African stocks have jumped, led by Naspers as its shares continued their rebound after a sell-off on concerns about high valuations of tech shares.

JSE up on increased foreign interest

2014-04-09 13:38

Share prices on the JSE have risen quickly towards record territory, before moving sideways as markets await fresh economic news.

JSE rebounds after stumbling

2014-04-08 18:34

Iron ore producers Kumba and Assore, which were lifted by a spike in futures prices, have pushed South African stocks higher.

Asian shares mixed, tech firms follow US

2014-04-08 11:27

Asian markets have been mixed following another heavy selloff on Wall Street, while a stronger yen added to downward pressure on Japan's Nikkei.

JSE down as investors turn to valuations

2014-04-07 13:39

With all the good news on the US economic recovery now discounted, global markets, including the JSE, are looking again at the market valuations.

Resources and gold shares shine on JSE

2014-04-04 14:39

The star performers on the JSE were once again the resources and gold sectors, as the JSE and world markets await US payroll data.

Caution returns to JSE

2014-04-03 13:40

Investors on the JSE have become more cautions after a roller coaster session which took the All Share index above 48 600 points.

All-share surges on heel of record close

2014-04-02 13:35

The JSE has strengthened with investors keen to get in on the action following broadly firmer Asian markets and another record close on Wall Street.

JSE surges on upbeat Yellen remarks

2014-04-01 14:04

Dovish comments by Fed chairperson Janet Yellen improved emerging market sentiment, placing the JSE's All-share index on a new record well above 48 000 points.

JSE bursts through 48 000 level

2014-03-31 13:37

The JSE All Share index has burst through the 48 000 level, with resources leading the charge.

JSE climbs as Shoprite gains

2014-03-28 18:24

South African stocks increased more than 1% as Shoprite and other firms sensitive to consumer spending advanced.

JSE down, resources shares hit

2014-03-27 19:07

South African stocks have fallen for the first time in four sessions and resource shares edged down on lower commodity prices.

JSE up as bankings shares rise

2014-03-26 18:20

South African stocks increased for a third straight session as banking stocks extended recent gains on hopes of an interest rate hike.

JSE ignores weaker world markets

2014-03-25 13:31

The JSE has moved up strongly despite lower US and Asian markets‚ with the Resources index leading the gains.

Tech share selloff drags US stocks lower

2014-03-25 07:37

A second straight selloff of popular technology shares has dragged US stocks lower, as tensions with Russia over Ukraine kept investors on edge.

Asian shares rise despite weak China data

2014-03-24 07:58

Asian markets have been mostly higher despite fresh evidence indicating that China's manufacturing sector is shrinking as Tokyo rebounded from a heavy selloff.

Yellen surprise puts investors on defence

2014-03-23 19:12

Investors worried that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates in a year's time should stick with defensive-oriented securities, analysts say.

 
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