ARTICLES RELATING TO MARKETS

SA stocks hit record highs led by Kumba Iron Ore

2015-04-24 18:41

South Africa's stocks have hit record highs driven by Kumba Iron Ore on the back of higher prices for the steel-making ingredient.

Athens stocks jump 4.4% on hopes of EU deal

2015-04-24 15:45

The main index of the Athens stock exchange has shot up 4.43% to 769.63 points in midday trading on hopes that Greece will make progress towards a deal.

Opinion piece: The art and science of investing

2015-04-24 15:08

Investing is both an art and a science. Find out why in this article in which Charl Botha shares his expertise. Humorous, insightful and a good read all-round.

JSE rally still in full swing

2015-04-24 14:01

The Top 40-index has broken broke through 49 000 for the first time and the Industrial index is also in record territory, with resources shares joining the party.

Rand flat, NUM wage demands in focus

2015-04-24 10:19

The rand has been flat against the dollar and could come under pressure ahead of wage negotiations in the gold mining sector.

Weak US data offers rand reprieve

2015-04-23 18:55

The rand has recouped earlier losses against the dollar, turning slightly firmer after weak US home sales and manufacturing activity data pointed to sluggish growth.

JSE shrugs off adverse news to hit new high

2015-04-23 14:19

The market seems able to put a positive spin on bad news, with major indices on the JSE all trading at new all-time highs for reasons that sometimes defy logic.

Asian stocks higher as China PMI lifts Shanghai

2015-04-23 14:05

Asian markets have mostly risen, with another poor reading of Chinese manufacturing lifting Shanghai on hopes for further stimulus.

Asian stocks higher as China PMI lifts Hong Kong

2015-04-23 11:00

Asian markets have mostly risen, with another poor reading of Chinese manufacturing lifting Shanghai on hopes for further stimulus.

Rand, bonds extend losses, US data in focus

2015-04-23 09:38

The rand has extended recent losses against the dollar and the yield on the benchmark government bond rose to a four-month high.

 

Rand edges higher on weak US data

2015-04-24 18:08

The rand has been a touch firmer against the dollar, propped up, as it has been for most of the week, by soft US economic data.

Asian stocks mostly down despite Wall St record

2015-04-24 15:30

Shanghai and Tokyo shares have been hit by profit-taking but most other Asian markets rose after a positive US lead as the Nasdaq broke a 15-year-old record high.

Equities at all-time high after Nasdaq record

2015-04-24 15:02

Global equity markets have ridden to new all-time highs, with positive corporate updates in Europe and a post-dotcom-boom peak for the US Nasdaq.

Encouraging earnings boost European shares

2015-04-24 10:45

European shares have risen, with investors cautiously optimistic over the prospects of a deal over Greece's debt crisis.

Asian stocks mostly up after Wall St record

2015-04-24 07:36

Most Asian markets rose Friday, taking a positive lead from Wall Street where the Nasdaq broke a 15-year-old record high, while the euro ticked higher ahead of a key eurozone meeting to discuss Greece's debt crisis.

Oil market slips, losses limited

2015-04-23 15:23

Global oil prices have retreated but analysts said losses were limited as dealers focused on positive signs in a US supply report while also tracking the crisis in Yemen.

European shares fall after PMI surveys

2015-04-23 14:15

European shares have slipped, with Germany's DAX index underperforming following a disappointing purchasing managers' survey.

How Wall Street came out on gay marriage

2015-04-23 12:46

On the day of the US Supreme Court's deadline for legal briefs backing same-sex marriage, gay rights activists quietly celebrated a victory on Wall Street.

European shares fall as business survey disappoints

2015-04-23 10:47

European shares have given up early gains after a survey showed growth in Germany's private sector slowed and French business activity barely grew in April.

Asian stocks higher on China PMI boost

2015-04-23 07:26

Asian markets were mostly higher, with a weak reading on Chinese manufacturing lifting Hong Kong and Shanghai, while a weaker yen provided a boost to Japanese exporters.

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