Global socks gain, US bonds fall

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Global stock markets edged higher while US debt prices fell following unexpectedly low US weekly jobless claims and stronger-than-expected US earnings.

US stocks: Earnings deluge continues

2014-07-24 17:01

US stocks were little changed in early trade following improved economic data in China and Europe and a busy day of earnings.

Rand surges against dollar

2014-07-24 09:37

The rand has edged weaker against the dollar after climbing to a two-month high, propelled by inflation data that came in below market forecasts.

Global markets: Asia shares edge higher

2014-07-24 07:46

Asian stocks have inched higher, encouraged by corporate results and a record Wall Street close, while global unrest underpinned demand for high-rated bonds.

Oil prices up in Asian trade

2014-07-24 07:29

Oil prices have risen in Asia after the United States reported a large decline in its crude inventories, indicating strong demand in the world's biggest economy.

Asian shares extend gains on Wall St

2014-07-23 15:42

Asian markets mostly rose, adding to the previous day's rally, following a positive lead from Wall Street while concerns over the Ukraine air crash crisis ease.

Rand on firmer ground, market awaits inflation

2014-07-23 10:17

The rand has traded firmer against the dollar, touching fresh four-week highs as emerging market currencies continue to benefit from US inflation data.

US stocks rise on housing report, earnings

2014-07-23 07:45

US stocks have finished higher following a busy day of corporate earnings and a report showing the highest level of existing-home sales in eight months.

Oil extends losses in Asian trade

2014-07-23 07:35

Oil has extended losses in Asia as a stronger US currency discouraged buying and concerns over the fallout from the downing of flight MH17 in Ukraine eased.

Rand on steady footing after US inflation

2014-07-22 18:30

The rand has firmed against the dollar, taking impetus from benign US inflation numbers and reports that striking metalworkers were mulling a new wage deal.

Oil prices rise on geopolitical tensions

2014-07-22 14:30

Oil prices have risen on geopolitical tensions fuelled by a warning of tougher sanctions against Russia and fierce fighting in Gaza, traders say.

European shares rebound

2014-07-22 12:39

European stocks have rebounded after hopes that rebels' decision to hand over the black boxes from the downed Malaysian plane would ease political tensions.

Asian shares rise as Ukraine fears ease

2014-07-22 08:33

Asian markets have picked up with traders welcoming news that pro-Russian rebels have handed over the black boxes from downed flight MH17.

Global markets: Stocks dip on Ukraine, Gaza

2014-07-22 07:34

Major global stock markets fell and bond prices have rallied as worries over conflicts in the Gaza Strip and Ukraine raised uncertainty for investors.

European markets close lower on Russia tensions

2014-07-21 19:30

Europe's main stock markets have fallen for a third day, weighed down by concerns the US and Europe could toughen their sanctions against Russia.

Global markets: Stocks indices slip, bonds gain

2014-07-21 18:00

Major global stock markets have declined and bond prices have rallied as worries over the Gaza Strip and Ukraine overshadowed optimism over corporate earnings.

Asian shares mixed after MH17 losses

2014-07-21 15:31

Asian markets have been mixed as bargain-hunting was offset by lingering geopolitical concerns after the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine.

Zim stock exchange set for demutualisation

2014-07-21 13:45

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange is open to private placement following the signing of a memorandum of understanding, which will pave way for listing of the bourse.

Rand holds onto post rate-hike gains

2014-07-21 09:39

The rand has held steady against the dollar, starting the week with a firmer tone after the Sarb raised interest rates and global risk aversion abated.

What to watch on the JSE

2014-07-20 18:06

The announcement that retail sales were higher than expected during May has pushed the JSE to yet another new record high.

US stocks rise as deals, earnings offset crises

2014-07-20 13:30

A wave of corporate deals and generally positive quarterly earnings have competed for attention with gloomy news developments, leading US stocks higher.

US shares rebound, euro briefly dips

2014-07-18 18:50

US stocks have rebounded and European markets have recovered a bit, but the euro dipped after a Malaysian airliner was downed.

MH17 crash hits local share prices

2014-07-18 14:30

Recent geopolitical concerns have had little effect on the JSE, but local share prices can seemingly not escape the development in Ukraine.

Oil prices rise on Ukraine, Gaza tensions

2014-07-18 14:02

Oil prices have risen after a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in the conflict zone of east Ukraine and Israel pursued a ground offensive into Gaza.

Gold dips but backed by safe-haven bids

2014-07-18 09:27

Gold has dipped on profit-taking after a sharp jump, but the metal is being supported by a wave of risk aversion after a Malaysian airliner was downed.


Rand breaks R10.50 to the dollar resistance

2014-07-24 18:33

The rand convincingly broke through the R10.50 per dollar resistance, buoyed by euro gains and the possibility of an end to a three-week metal workers' strike.

Alexander Forbes in spotlight on JSE

2014-07-24 15:02

Interest in Alexander Forbes' IPO pushed financials higher, but the rest of the market mainly moved sideways as investors thought twice about valuations.

Asian shares boosted by China data

2014-07-24 08:08

Asian markets have lifted as an index of Chinese manufacturing activity hit an 18-month high, boosting the country's economy as Ukraine crisis concerns eased.

S&P 500 at new record on Apple earnings

2014-07-24 07:40

The S&P 500 has closed at a new record high after strong Apple earnings lifted the tech sector on a mixed day for stocks.

European stock markets extend gains.

2014-07-23 17:38

European stock markets have ended slightly higher, building on the previous day's gains and following a positive lead from Wall Street.

JSE fails to breach key barrier

2014-07-23 13:48

For the third time in two weeks, the All-share index's attempt to break decisively through the 52 00 points level has lost steam at the last minute.

Euro at multi-year lows against dollar, yen

2014-07-23 08:45

The euro has touched multi-month lows against the dollar and yen as investors fret about the impact of possible fresh sanctions against Russia.

Asian shares extend gains on Wall St rally

2014-07-23 07:39

Asian markets have risen, adding to the previous day's rally, following a positive lead from Wall Street while concerns over the Ukraine air crash crisis ease.

US stocks rise on mostly solid corporate earnings

2014-07-22 18:30

Wall St stocks have moved higher in early trade on a stream of generally solid earnings reports that suggest the US economy is continuing to pick up momentum.

European shares bounce back

2014-07-22 17:59

European shares have risen on strong earnings reports and signs of improved cooperation from Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels over the Malaysian Airlines plane.

Anglo American leads resources charge on JSE

2014-07-22 14:09

Resources stocks on the JSE have been on the run with Anglo American at the forefront, reaching a new 52-week high.

Rand holds its own despite global tensions

2014-07-22 09:58

The rand has traded virtually unchanged, with market watchers expecting the currency to stay in narrow ranges given a lack of significant news.

US stocks end lower on Ukraine, Gaza worries

2014-07-22 07:48

US shares have finished lower as geopolitical concerns weighed on sentiment during the first trading session of a busy week of corporate earnings reports.

Oil prices up in Asian trade

2014-07-22 07:28

Oil prices have risen in Asia against the backdrop of geopolitical tensions fuelled by a warning of tougher sanctions against Russia and fierce fighting in Gaza.

SA stocks end lower, but mining shares rise

2014-07-21 18:30

South African stocks edged lower, in line with global peers as simmering political tensions in Ukraine weighed on appetite for risky assets.

European markets dip due to geopolitics

2014-07-21 15:34

Europe's main stock markets have started the week in negative territory as cautious investors tracked geopolitical developments in Ukraine and the Middle East.

Platinum sector in spotlight on JSE

2014-07-21 15:07

Most of the interest on the JSE has been in the platinum sector, after news that Anglo American wants to sell some of its platinum mines.

Ukraine nerves send European shares lower

2014-07-21 11:27

European stock markets have fallen across the board, concerned by an escalation in tensions between Russia and the West.

Asian shares rebound from MH17 losses

2014-07-21 07:56

Asian markets have taken a lead from Wall Street and rebounded from last week's losses that were fuelled by the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine.

Gold falls, geopolitical tensions eyed

2014-07-20 14:30

Profit-taking has sent gold prices lower after they rallied, but traders say interest in bullion will be quick to rise again if geopolitical tensions heighten.

SA stocks end lower, Truworths tumbles

2014-07-18 19:00

South African stocks have ended slightly lower as geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine undermined demand for risky assets.

Rand, bonds firmer in post-MPC glow

2014-07-18 18:27

The rand has recovered its footing against the dollar, shaking off the bout of risk aversion triggered by the downing of a Malaysian plane in Ukraine.

Ukraine plane crash hits global stocks

2014-07-18 14:12

Global stock markets have slid after the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet which killed nearly 300 people over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

Rand remains fragile

2014-07-18 10:28

The rand has pulled back from a week low against the dollar after news of a Malaysian airplane being shot down over Ukraine pushed the currency lower.

Brent pushes above $108 after plane downed

2014-07-18 09:14

Brent futures have climbed above $108 a barrel, extending sharp overnight gains amid heightened geopolitical concerns after a Malaysian jetliner was shot down.

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