ARTICLES RELATING TO EQUITIES

JSE logs first monthly decline since January

2014-08-29 18:18

South African stocks have wrapped up the month on weak, with the main indices posted their first monthly decline since January.

JSE feels market ripples from Ukraine tension

2014-08-29 13:32

Renewed tension in the Ukraine has put a damper on stock markets worldwide, and the JSE did not escape as investors shied away from high-risk emerging markets.

Asian shares slump as Ukraine tensions flare

2014-08-29 09:23

Asian markets have slipped as the prospect of a military confrontation between Ukraine and Russia knocked confidence and offset forecast-beating US growth data.

Resources lead JSE lower

2014-08-28 14:21

Resources stocks have led the JSE lower for the second consecutive day, as the share prices of iron producers are hovering around record lows.

JSE snaps two-day winning streak

2014-08-27 18:35

South African stocks have ended slightly lower as miners came under pressure from a stronger rand and faltering metal prices.

JSE set to miss emerging markets boat

2014-08-27 13:53

The inflow of foreign money into other developing markets did not reach SA, as jitters about the economy kept the two major indices unchanged.

JSE rises as economy ducks recession

2014-08-26 18:22

Shares on the Johannesburg bourse have ticked higher as news the economy had avoided sinking into a recession sent a sigh of relief through the markets.

Futures point to flat Wall St open

2014-08-26 14:48

US stock index futures have pointed to very slight gains at the open, with investors finding few reasons to buy after a rally in the previous session.

Europe shares trim, UK stocks play catch up

2014-08-26 09:35

European shares have slipped, trimming the previous session's gains that were fuelled by prospects of further stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.

JSE eyes growth figures for direction

2014-08-25 14:05

Analysts have predicted a modest recovery on the JSE, but nothing transpired as investors are apparently waiting for SA’s latest growth figures.

Asia shares rise after Yellen speech

2014-08-25 13:21

Asian markets have mostly risen, the US Federal Reserve chief has indicated a shift towards an interest rate rise.

ECB expectations boost European shares

2014-08-25 10:15

European shares have rose in morning trading, with market sentiment improving after comments by ECB president Mario Draghi raised expectations of policy easing.

Bob Diamond deal lifts Zim bourse

2014-08-22 17:17

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange has closed in record daily turnover as former Barclays head, Bob Diamond, acquired a controlling stake in local banking unit BancABC.

European shares retreat on Ukraine tension

2014-08-22 14:10

European shares have fallen following a brisk two-week rally as a ratcheting up of tensions in Ukraine fed into investors already cautious.

JSE little changed, retailers rebound

2014-08-21 18:01

Stocks on the JSE have ended little changed as investors weighed downbeat data on business activity in China that hit metal prices.

European shares extend 2-week rally

2014-08-21 14:14

European stocks have risen, extending their sharp two-week rebound, boosted by better-than-expected German private sector growth figures.

Calmness returns to JSE

2014-08-21 13:34

Banking shares have recovered from the hammering following a Moody's downgrade, but the Resources index is still losing ground led by BHP Billiton.

Moody's downgrade spooks JSE investors

2014-08-20 12:48

Moody’s decision to cut the local currency deposit rating for SA’s big four banks, has not only knocked their share prices, but pushed the rest of the JSE lower.

US stocks rise on housing data

2014-08-20 07:32

US stocks have finished with solid gains following encouraging economic data and a solid earnings report from Home Depot.

US stocks open higher on strong housing data

2014-08-19 16:10

US stocks opened higher Tuesday following strong housing construction data and a solid earnings report from retailer Home Depot.

Asian shares gain as Ukraine fears recede

2014-08-19 13:17

Asian shares have risen following a bounce on Wall Street as fears ebbed of a direct military clash between Russia and Ukraine.

US stocks surge as Ukraine fears ease

2014-08-19 07:29

US stocks have rebounded from last week's Ukraine-linked setback as fears of a clash with Russia ebbed, with the Dow surging 1.1% and Nasdaq reaching a 14-year high.

US stocks gain as dollar-store battle heats up

2014-08-18 16:06

US stocks have pushed higher in opening trade despite continued tensions in Ukraine, with a new bid in the dollar-store fight stirring up retailer shares.

Financials firm despite Capitec bruising

2014-08-18 13:13

Moody’s downgrade of Capitec has done some serious damage to the local bank’s share price, but it didn't undermine investor confidence in the rest of the JSE.

Asian shares mixed as Russia tensions weigh

2014-08-18 07:51

Asian shares have been mixed, with the latest round of tensions between Russia and Ukraine exerting selling pressure.

 

US futures up, indexes on track

2014-08-29 16:24

US stock index futures have pointed to modest gains at the open, indicating the market's recent upswing was intact.

Asia shares mixed on Ukraine tensions

2014-08-29 13:12

Asian markets have been mixed as the prospect of a military confrontation between Ukraine and Russia knocked confidence and offset forecast-beating US data.

Platinum producers weigh on JSE

2014-08-28 18:09

South African stocks have been on the back foot, dragged lower by platinum miners after the world's second-biggest producer Impala posted a sharp fall in earnings.

Asia shares mostly down, euro claws back losses

2014-08-28 13:51

Asia's markets have mostly fallen, with investors unable to build on the previous day's advances after the S&P on Wall Street notched up another record.

US futures point to flat open

2014-08-27 16:49

US stock index futures have pointed to a flat open, as investors found few reasons to keep buying.

Asia shares higher as S&P 500 breaks record

2014-08-27 09:35

Asian markets have mostly ticked higher following another record close on Wall St as investors welcomed more upbeat data on the US economy.

Steelmakers lead as eurozone shares extend rally

2014-08-26 17:20

Euro zone blue chips have been on track to record their best two-day gain this year, boosted by the prospect of further stimulus from the ECB.

JSE quiet ahead of GDP data

2014-08-26 14:11

Share prices hardly moved on the JSE as the market waited for South Africa’s latest growth figures, which were announced just before midday.

Pinnacle leads JSE higher

2014-08-25 18:19

South African stocks have surged, led by Pinnacle which increased over 40% after attempted bribery charges against an executive director were dropped.

US futures rise on hopes for ECB action

2014-08-25 13:40

US stock index futures have been modestly higher, indicating the S&P 500 would open near record levels, amid corporate merger activity.

Asia shares mostly up after Yellen speech

2014-08-25 11:03

Asian markets have mostly risen, while the dollar hit multi-month highs against the yen after the US Federal Reserve chief indicated an interest rate rise.

JSE down, but Adcock surges

2014-08-22 18:58

South African stocks have fallen in line with global markets as Ukraine tensions escalate, but Adcock Ingram ticked up as Bidvest seeks to raise its stake.

US stocks open lower ahead of Yellen speech

2014-08-22 15:53

US stocks have opened modestly lower ahead of a major speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that could shed light on plans for monetary policy.

European markets stable at open

2014-08-22 10:00

Europe's main stock markets steadied at the start of trading on Friday in cautious deals before a key speech from US Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen.

US futures edge higher ahead of meeting

2014-08-21 14:53

US stock index futures have edged higher, ahead of a flurry of economic data and the start of the meeting of top central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Asian shares slip, China data weighs

2014-08-21 13:56

Asian markets have mostly fallen with downbeat Chinese manufacturing data dragging down Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Asian shares higher ahead of Fed chief speech

2014-08-20 14:53

Asian shares have mostly edged higher following a positive lead from Wall Street, before a keynote speech this week by the Federal Reserve chief.

Global markets: BoE jolts UK markets

2014-08-20 12:09

World stocks have mostly halted their recent rally, while UK stocks and bonds have fallen.

JSE drops, spurred by BHP Billiton

2014-08-19 18:09

South African stocks have been down, with mining companies taking the most points off the index after BHP Billiton announced plans to spin off businesses worth.

BHP, Shoprite knock JSE

2014-08-19 13:58

The JSE has reacted negatively to the results of two of the biggest shares on the market, which set the tone for the day’s trading.

Asian shares gain, Ukraine fears recede

2014-08-19 07:33

Asian shares have risen following a bounce on Wall Street as fears ebbed of a direct military clash between Russia and Ukraine.

JSE ticks up, led by platinum producers

2014-08-18 18:19

South African stocks have posted a second straight session of gains, led by the world's top platinum mining companies.

Europe shares rally as Ukraine fears ease

2014-08-18 15:15

European shares have rallied as the threat of wider conflict in Ukraine, which has appeared to escalate, showed signs of easing.

European shares bounce back

2014-08-18 09:42

European shares have rallied in trade, helped by easing worries over geopolitical risks from Ukraine and Iraq.

Faltering economy to weigh on share prices

2014-08-17 17:48

Uncertainty over international markets and more signs of a faltering SA economy are bound to weigh on JSE share prices.

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