JSE holds steady ahead of long weekend

2017-04-28 19:25

The JSE closed firmer and the rand held steady for most of the day, strengthening to R13.24/$ before losing ground to the dollar.

Curious curse of May: Emerging-market currency bulls beware

2017-04-28 14:30

Developing-nation currencies could be in for a rough month in May, if history is any guide.

Stocks trim monthly gain before GDP, oil climbs

2017-04-28 09:56

Global equities have retreated as geopolitical concerns intensified and investors assessed corporate earnings before a report on growth in the world’s largest economy.

Asia markets retreat after strong week, eye on US data

2017-04-28 07:24

Asian investors have wound down after a strong week, with profit-taking weighing on most markets and attention turning to the release of US growth data later in the day.

Europe stocks off lows after Wall Street opens firmer

2017-04-27 17:20

European markets have come off their early lows after Wall Street opened steady ahead of a spate of new earnings reports, traders say.

Asian markets reverse losses as Trump agrees talks on free trade deal

2017-04-27 10:05

Most Asian markets have reversed earlier losses as the US said it would renegotiate its free-trade deal with Canada and Mexico, soothing fears of a trade war.

European shares up as US announces corporate tax cut

2017-04-27 09:55

Europe's stock markets have posted small gains after they got, and liked, a first taste of US President Donald Trump's fiscal reform plan in the form of a deep cut in corporate taxes.

Financial index drags down JSE as banking stocks falter

2017-04-26 13:35

South African banking shares have held the JSE back, on a day when world markets were surging on bigger optimism about the global economy.

Asian markets extend global rally into third day

2017-04-26 07:23

Asia's equity rally has pressed on for a fourth day following another record close on Wall Street and with investor optimism high as Trump is expected to unveil his much-vaunted tax overhaul.

Naspers rally lifts JSE

2017-04-25 18:14

Trading on the local bourse remained positive as the rand weakened 0.65% to R13.9 by the close of the JSE.


US shares mixed after soft GDP report, oil rises

2017-04-28 17:30

Global equities have retreated, trimming a sixth straight monthly advance, as geopolitical concerns linger and investors assess corporate earnings.

Mediclinic boost lifts Industrial index on JSE

2017-04-28 13:53

Private healthcare group Mediclinic International has been the star of the show on the JSE, gaining more than 13% in early trade and helping to lift the Industrial index.

China stock slump lures buyers away from Hong Kong

2017-04-28 09:19

China’s quest to clean up its financial system may be scaring some investors away from mainland shares.

Nasdaq ends at new record; oil shares fall

2017-04-28 07:17

The Nasdaq has jumped to a fresh record ahead of earnings reports from Amazon and other tech giants after the market close, while oil weakness hit petroleum-linked shares.

US stocks edge higher ahead of big technology earnings

2017-04-27 17:16

Wall Street stocks have edged higher ahead of earnings reports from Amazon and other technology giants as the European Central Bank kept interest rates low.

US stocks dip as Trump tax plan comes into focus

2017-04-27 09:59

US stocks have dipped, ending a two-day rally as the Trump administration unveiled details of its long-awaited tax reform plan.

JSE maintains positive momentum

2017-04-26 19:06

The JSE continued its good run as most sectors finished the trading session positive.

Global stock rally lives on amid earnings optimism

2017-04-26 09:14

Asian stocks have extended a global rally after corporate results and hopes of US tax reform boosted optimism for global growth.

Nasdaq ends above 6 000 for 1st time

2017-04-26 07:20

The Nasdaq has closed above 6 000 for the first time following a round of mostly strong corporate earnings and ahead of the White House's long-awaited tax cut announcement Wednesday.

Nasdaq hits 6 000 for 1st time as US stocks continue rally

2017-04-25 16:25

The Nasdaq has climbed above 6 000 points for the first time and the Dow surged following a series of mostly strong earnings from blue-chip companies.

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