Asian shares up in holiday-narrowed trade

2014-04-18 12:41

Asian markets have mostly edged up while the dollar rose in quiet trade following a mixed lead from Wall Street.

US stocks climb after earnings deluge

2014-04-18 07:50

US stocks have finished a holiday-shortened week mostly higher as investors digested a plethora of earnings reports that generally met or exceeded expectations.

Rand halts five straight losses

2014-04-17 17:56

The rand has been firmer against the dollar after five prior straight losses as dovish comments from the US Federal Reserve weighed on the greenback.

Rand holds steady before long weekend

2014-04-17 09:20

The rand has firmed within a recent range, trading sideways for a second session as investors avoid taking big positions ahead of the long weekend.

Oil prices rise in Asian trade

2014-04-17 07:18

Oil prices have lifted in Asian trade on lingering concerns over the Ukraine crisis, but analysts said a bearish US stockpiles report was dampening sentiment.

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.

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.

Asian shares rise, China growth beats forecasts

2014-04-16 11:49

Asian markets have mostly risen following a second straight rally on Wall Street, while Chinese economic growth came in slightly above forecasts

Gold dives on heavy stop-loss orders

2014-04-16 09:40

Gold has tumbled about 2% on heavy stop-loss orders placed by momentum traders as prices broke below the key 200-day moving average.

Asia shares up, China growth tops forecasts

2014-04-16 07:41

Asian markets have mostly risen following a second straight rally on Wall Street, while Chinese economic growth came in slightly above forecasts.

Rand softer on Ukraine, China fears

2014-04-15 18:11

The rand has weakened against the dollar as the market fretted about what is expected to be weaker Chinese growth data and escalating tensions in Ukraine.

Oil prices slip

2014-04-15 14:10

Oil prices have fallen on profit-taking one day after Russia-Ukraine tensions had sent them higher.

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 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.

US stocks up on Citi earnings, retail sales

2014-04-15 07:31

US stocks have risen decisively after a solid earnings report from Citigroup and encouraging retail sales data, reversing course after deep losses last week.

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.

Rand retreats to week low

2014-04-14 11:01

The rand has weakened against the dollar, extending its retreat from a recent rally as it tracked a lower euro amid broad investor aversion to risky assets.

Oil prices up as Ukraine tensions escalate

2014-04-14 07:29

Oil prices have edged higher in Asian trade on escalating Russia-Ukraine tensions that had Moscow and the West locking horns at emergency UN talks.

Rand holds steady after highs

2014-04-11 18:35

The rand has been firm against the dollar as a global emerging market sell-off halted rand bulls.

Global tech sell-off knocks Euro shares

2014-04-11 16:26

European shares have dropped, leaving them set for their first weekly loss in a month, tracking steep falls in Asian and US stocks.

Rand rally loses steam after biotech sell-off

2014-04-11 09:59

The rand weakened slightly, losing some of its recent momentum after a major sell-off of US biotech shares reduced investors' broader appetite for risky assets.

Tech stock anxiety leads to Nasdaq plunge

2014-04-11 07:38

Anxiety about pricey technology stocks has returned with a vengeance to Wall Street, sending the Nasdaq down more than 3.0% and sparking deep declines.

Rand eyes 10.25 against greenback

2014-04-10 18:53

The rand has touched fresh three-month highs as investors flocked into emerging markets, while the dollar struggled against a basket of major currencies.

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.

Rand hits new highs after Fed comments

2014-04-10 10:14

The rand scaled new 2014 peaks, extending gains from the previous session after the release of minutes of the Federal Reserve.


Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade

2014-04-18 07:56

Asian markets have mostly risen while the dollar edged up in holiday-narrowed trade following news of a deal between Russia and the West to ease Ukraine tensions.

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.

European shares hit by China drink sales drop

2014-04-17 11:44

European shares have edged lower, weighed down by weakness in luxury drinks after a crackdown on gift giving in China knocked beverage company earnings

Asian shares mixed after US report

2014-04-17 07:23

Asian markets have been mixed as a positive report on the US economy and the Fed's pledge to keep interest rates at record lows were offset by profit-taking.

Rand set to snap losing streak

2014-04-16 19:12

The rand looks set to to tick up as investor sentiment towards emerging markets received a boost from solid Chinese growth data.

European stocks rebound

2014-04-16 14:03

European stock markets have rallied, rebounding from the previous day's losses on better company earnings and Chinese growth data.

Oil prices advance on Ukraine, weak dollar

2014-04-16 13:29

Global oil prices have rallied on Ukraine tensions, the weak dollar and before weekly data about crude inventories in the US.

Rand recoups losses after China data

2014-04-16 10:07

The rand has firmed after Chinese growth came in above expectations, but failed to take big strides as this was not enough to quell fears of a China slowdown.

US stocks end higher after wild swings

2014-04-16 07:46

US stocks have finished higher after a wild swing lower, led by tech stocks that saw the Nasdaq Composite index down nearly 2% at one point.

Oil prices mixed after weak China data

2014-04-16 07:36

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia after Chinese economic growth slowed further in the first quarter of the year, while investors await the US supply report.

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.

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.

Rand slips as global factors weigh

2014-04-15 09:51

The rand has weakened slightly as the dollar regained some strength after upbeat US retail sales data buoyed the greenback.

Asian shares mixed after Wall St bounce

2014-04-15 07:34

Asian markets have been mixed, with Wall Street providing a strong lead after rebounding from a two-day sell-off on better-than-expected retail sales data.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-04-15 07:24

Oil prices have eased in Asian trade, but losses were limited as Ukraine tensions raised fears of a disruption to energy supplies to Western Europe.

Brent climbs as Ukraine crisis worsens

2014-04-14 11:08

Brent crude futures have risen above $108 a barrel, supported by rising tensions over Ukraine that have raised the risk of a military confrontation with Russia.

Asian shares sink after fresh Wall St losses

2014-04-14 07:38

Asia's markets have slipped following another heavy sell-off on Wall Street and renewed concerns over the crisis in Ukraine.

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 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.

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.

Asian shares slip after Wall St rout

2014-04-11 07:45

Asia's markets have fallen as US technology stocks suffered another selloff, while China data showed inflation was still below forecasts..

Crude oil prices fall further in Asia

2014-04-11 07:35

Oil prices have extended losses in Asian trade as data showing a slowdown in China's giant economy sparked concerns about weak demand.

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.

Price of oil falls from a five-week high

2014-04-10 10:05

Benchmark crude for May delivery was down in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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