Stretched stock valuations push Stanlib to cash

2015-05-24 07:59

SA's stocks have never been more expensive relative to their emerging market peers, making cash a better investment choice for the country’s third-largest money manager.

Europe stocks close mixed

2015-05-22 18:23

Europe's main stock markets are mixed at the close, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.26% at 7 031.72 points.

Richemont takes centre stage on JSE

2015-05-22 14:00

Trading activity on the JSE has centred on Richemont as profit-taking started after the share's steady upward move over the past few days.

European shares edge lower, Richemont slips

2015-05-22 09:49

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index has edged lower in early trading, with Cartier owner Richmond leading the index lower after reporting lower profits.

S&P 500 at record on Best Buy earnings, CVS deal

2015-05-22 07:43

The S&P 500 has finished at a new record following strong earnings from Best Buy and news that CVS Health would buy senior pharmacy services firm Omnicare for $12.7bn.

European stocks fall, pound boosted

2015-05-21 16:45

European stocks have fallen after a largely downbeat session in Asia and Wall Street edging lower, with dealers uncertain over the timing of a hike in US rates.

JSE focuses on company results

2015-05-21 14:10

Share prices on the JSE continued to drift mostly sideways, with company results from firms such as Investec and Meclinic drawing plenty of attention.

US stocks open lower amid mixed retail earnings

2015-05-20 19:53

US stocks have opened lower as investors weighed mixed earnings from retailers and awaited the release of the Federal Reserve minutes of the April monetary policy meeting.

Tiger Brands weighs on JSE

2015-05-20 17:53

The JSE is on the back foot as skittish investors holding stock in Tiger Brands and MTN Group were unnerved by bad news from both firms.

European stocks steady before US rate hike clues

2015-05-20 14:09

European stock markets steadied on Wednesday, with traders sitting tight ahead of further clues on the timing of US rate rises, analysts said.


US stocks ignore valuation worries

2015-05-23 11:57

Wall Street stocks moved mostly higher this week despite mixed earnings from big retailers and caution about swelling equity valuations.

US stocks mostly down, S&P 500 retreats

2015-05-22 16:12

Wall Street stocks have opened mostly lower ahead of a long holiday weekend as traders awaited a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on the US economic outlook.

European shares slip off high, Richemont retreats

2015-05-22 13:42

European shares have slipped off three-week highs, with luxury goods group Richemont falling on weak sales, while a rebound in the euro also pegged back the region's stock markets.

Asia stocks mostly up, early US rate hike unlikely

2015-05-22 07:45

Asian markets have mostly risen following another record close on Wall Street as the likelihood of a US interest rate hike in the near term dwindled.

Europe stocks close higher

2015-05-21 20:01

Europe's main stock markets have risen at the close, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.09% at 7 013.47 points.

US stocks edge lower; CVS buys Omnicare

2015-05-21 16:28

Wall Street stocks have edged lower in opening trade following news that CVS Health would acquire senior pharmacy services company Omnicare for $12.7bn.

US stocks close mostly lower after Fed minutes

2015-05-21 07:50

US stocks have finished mostly lower after a short-lived jump that came when the Fed's policy meeting minutes cast doubt on an interest rate hike in June.

Europe stocks mostly up at close

2015-05-20 18:38

Europe's main stock markets have closed mostly up after spending part of the day in negative territory.

JSE sluggish on world market caution

2015-05-20 14:33

Share prices have moved very little on the JSE as it echoed global markets' caution in the light of higher bond yields, a stronger dollar and uncertainty over Greece.

Tokyo bucks mostly lower Asian market trend

2015-05-20 07:54

Asian markets have mostly retreated following recent gains, but Tokyo extended a rally as the yen sank and data showed Japan's economy growing more than expected.

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