JSE flat as Richemont slumps

2014-09-17 18:08

South African stocks have traded sideways as a sharp drop by luxury goods retailer Richemont weighed on a lacklustre market.

US stocks tick up ahead of Fed decision

2014-09-17 16:10

US stocks have risen modestly ahead of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement, with traders awaiting signals on key interest rate.

China stimulus boosts JSE resources

2014-09-17 14:29

The Resources index rose on news of a China stimulus, which brought cheer to a sector heavily dependent on Chinese ability to buy SA commodities.

Asian shares mostly up on China bank report

2014-09-17 13:18

Asian markets have mostly risen, with Hong Kong boosted by a report that China's central bank has pumped $81bn into the country's five biggest lenders.

Asian shares mostly up on China bank report

2014-09-17 09:05

Asian markets have mostly risen, with Hong Kong leading the way on reports that China's central bank has pumped millions into the country's five biggest lenders.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-09-17 07:38

Oil prices have fallen in Asia as dealers squared positions following sharp gains in the previous session.

Moscow warns against panic as ruble plunges

2014-09-16 20:15

Russian authorities told people not to panic as the battered ruble plunged to record lows, floored by tensions with the West, new sanctions and falling oil prices.

Scotland's vote worries chase investors out

2014-09-16 15:09

Uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum this week has sent investors in British assets heading for the exits.

JSE jittery ahead of US rate talks

2014-09-16 13:33

The JSE has not been able to escape the uncertainty on global markets ahead of the Federal Reserve’s open market committee meeting on monetary policy.

Fed nerves hit European shares

2014-09-16 10:59

European equity indexes have fallen as nerves about a tightening in US monetary policy sapped investor enthusiasm.

Rand softens ahead of inflation, rates data

2014-09-16 09:40

The rand has weakened against the dollar as investors braced for domestic inflation numbers and a rates decision later this week.

Asian shares slip ahead of US Fed decision

2014-09-16 07:50

Asian bourses have been listless in early trade ahead of the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting.

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

2014-09-16 07:18

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia following weak data from top energy consumers the US and China, and as dealers await a key US Federal Reserve meeting.

Global markets: European shares buoyed

2014-09-15 14:44

European stock markets have riden out a rough morning to move higher, recovering some poise at the start of a week.

SABMiller takeover talk lifts JSE

2014-09-15 14:15

The local bourse was boosted by news that SABMiller, the JSE's second-biggest firm, may face a takeover bid from the world’s biggest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Global markets: China anxiety knocks shares

2014-09-15 11:26

Stock markets have fallen after China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years.

European shares down on China data

2014-09-15 10:55

European equities have fallen, led lower by shares in commodity companies after disappointing data from China, while Heineken and SABMiller shares have risen.

Rand under pressure ahead of CPI, rates news

2014-09-15 09:33

The rand has extended recent losses to a fresh seven month low against the dollar and is expected to remain under pressure ahead of inflation data.

What to watch on the JSE

2014-09-15 05:00

Apart from the significant SA Reserve Bank meeting this week, Statistics SA will announce consumer inflation figures and retail sales data.

Yen falls, pound higher as Scotland vote looms

2014-09-14 10:45

The yen has fallen again against the dollar and euro, while the pound edged higher amid polls in Scotland showing a small majority against breaking from the UK.

Rand weakens to 7-month lows

2014-09-12 18:41

The rand has fallen to seven-month lows against the dollar, largely reflecting a stronger greenback as recent data backs the case for monetary tightening.

Global markets: Dollar heads for best run

2014-09-12 15:17

The dollar is heading for its ninth straight week of gains, some measure of how the economic fortunes of the United States and its economic peers are diverging.

Aimless JSE focuses on cell firms

2014-09-12 13:59

Technical analysts say various negative factors are holding the markets back, but these are not strong enough to force a major revaluation of share prices.

Dollar gains as commodities lose

2014-09-12 10:46

The US dollar has been riding high in Asia as unceasing speculation about the prospects for rising US interest rates undermined commodity prices.


Rand snaps two-day gains

2014-09-17 17:49

The rand has weakened against the dollar as uncertainty over a key US federal reserve policy statement overshadowed retail sales and inflation data.

Global markets: Eyes on Fed, Scotland

2014-09-17 14:34

Global stocks and commodity prices have risen, boosted by speculation the US Federal Reserve will maintain a pledge on low rates.

European shares gain on hope of hawkish Fed

2014-09-17 13:25

European shares have risen in cautious trading on expectations that the US Federal Reserve may signal that it will continue to keep interest rates low.

Rand weaker before key inflation data

2014-09-17 10:56

The rand has weakened against the dollar before the release of expected lower inflation data, with investors keen to see the interest rate decision.

US stocks gain on China stimulus reports

2014-09-17 07:57

Wall Street stocks have posted solid gains following reports of a new Chinese stimulus plan as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy announcement.

Global markets: Asia shares rise on Fed

2014-09-17 07:33

Asian stocks have been tentatively higher after Wall Street rebounded on speculation the Federal Reserve would maintain a pledge on low rates.

JSE ends slightly lower, Telkom slumps

2014-09-16 18:30

South African stocks have ended a touch lower, in line with major overseas markets, with Telkom among the worst performers.

Asian shares slip ahead of Fed decision

2014-09-16 13:57

Asian bourses have slipped before the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting.

Dollar firms in Asia before Fed meeting

2014-09-16 11:15

The dollar has picked up in Asia ahead of a US central bank policy meeting, with investors looking for signs of an earlier-than-expected interest rate hike.

China posts biggest daily loss in 6 months

2014-09-16 09:53

China shares have had their worst day in more than six months, as investors continue to fret about weak economic data and started to worry about liquidity.

US stocks mixed as Nasdaq drops more than 1%

2014-09-16 07:56

US stocks have finished mixed as the tech-rich Nasdaq dropped more than 1% following a cautious report on Tesla Motors.

Typhoon disrupts business in Hong Kong

2014-09-16 07:49

A typhoon has hit Hong Kong and is expected to disrupt business across the financial hub, with the stock market likely to stay closed for part of the morning.

SABMiller, AngloGold pull JSE higher

2014-09-15 18:14

Shares have climbed after heavyweights such SABMiller and AngloGold Ashanti helped prop up an otherwise saggy market.

Brent oil hits another two-year low

2014-09-15 14:33

Global oil prices have hit a fresh two-year low as weak Chinese economic data stoked concerns about the strength of world energy demand.

Asian shares mostly fall on weak China data

2014-09-15 14:15

Asian markets have retreated after data showing Chinese industrial output expanded at its slowest rate since the global financial crisis.

JSE says issues resolved

2014-09-15 11:10

The JSE has apologised for the delay of the opening of its equity market due to a network issue, but says it has solved the problem.

European shares fall on poor China data

2014-09-15 10:00

European equities have fallen after disappointing data from China raised concerns about the pace of economic growth.

Asian shares fall on weak China data

2014-09-15 07:47

Asian markets have retreated, led by Hong Kong after data at the weekend showed Chinese industrial output expanded in August at its lowest since great depression.

Oil prices fall after weak Chinese data

2014-09-15 07:18

Oil prices have slipped in Asia after a sharp slowdown in Chinese industrial output raised concerns about slackening demand in the world's top energy consumer.

Gold hits 8-month low on weak physical demand

2014-09-14 10:52

Gold has slumped to an eight-month low, dropping as a lack of physical and investment demand and widespread commodities losses have weighed on bullion.

Oil prices fall on concerns about oversupply

2014-09-14 10:40

Oil prices have dropped, resuming a downward tilt due to concerns about a mismatch between lofty petroleum supplies and tepid demand growth.

JSE flat, AngloGold recovers after slump

2014-09-12 18:10

Shares have ended flat, but AngloGold Ashanti regained some of the sharp losses posted this week triggered by a planned demerger and $2.1bn rights issue.

US stocks: Wall St set for slight losses

2014-09-12 15:03

US stock index futures have indicated that Wall Street may open slightly lower, as the latest economic data gave little insight into consumer spending.

Asian shares mixed as global sentiment sinks

2014-09-12 12:47

Asian stockshave been mixed as investors awaited the release of Chinese economic statistics at the weekend.

European shares stuck in range ahead of Fed

2014-09-12 10:30

European shares have inched higher but remains in a tight range, as investors refrained from taking strong bets on stocks ahead of Scotland's referendum.

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