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Oil market mixed before raft of US data

2014-07-30 16:55

Oil prices have diverged as dealers awaited key US data, including the latest stockpiles report, for clues about demand in the world's top crude consumer.

Rand flat, data expected to weigh

2014-07-30 09:34

The rand has been broadly flat against the dollar, with investors bracing themselves for the release of indicators expected to show more weakness in the economy.

Asian stocks rise, euro hit by Russia fears

2014-07-30 07:32

Asia's markets have lifted further, extending a rally with a weaker yen boosting Tokyo while investors await key US data and the Fed's policy meeting outcome.

Rand softer in cautious pre-Fed trade

2014-07-29 17:39

The rand has fallen to its lowest in a week against the dollar, with investors keen to minimise their risk exposure.

Brent dips as ample supplies weigh

2014-07-29 11:03

Oil prices have slipped for a second session as ample supply offset geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

China shares end highest in choppy trade

2014-07-29 10:00

China shares have finished at their highest this year, with turnover strong as investor confidence improve after recent encouraging data.

Asian stocks higher as earnings season starts

2014-07-29 08:51

Asian markets have extended their gains following a mixed lead from Wall Street as investors await the release of key US data later in the week.

US stocks little changed after big deals

2014-07-29 07:32

US stocks have finished mixed following prominent corporate deals and a drop in pending home sales as investors looked ahead to fresh earnings and labour data.

European stock markets strike mixed note

2014-07-28 18:41

Europe's stock markets have closed mixed, starting the week on a tepid note as traders weighed a raft of corporate news.

US stocks fall on early trade

2014-07-28 16:49

Wall St stocks have fallen in early trade, but shares of discount retailers Dollar Tree and Family dollar have jumped on news of their merger.

Oil slides despite geopolitical jitters

2014-07-28 13:45

World oil prices have sunk as traders appeared to shrug off geopolitical worries over key crude producing regions.

Gold slips on stronger dollar

2014-07-28 13:17

Gold has slipped due to a stronger dollar but was supported near $1 300 an ounce as its safe-haven appeal rose.

China shares close highest since December

2014-07-28 11:00

China shares have closed at their highest since December after a Reuters report says a major bank seeks more private investors.

US kicks off crude exports but faces Iran

2014-07-28 07:49

The United States faces an awkward rival in its first attempts in 40 years to export crude oil as Iran casts a shadow in Asia.

Oil prices drift lower in Asia

2014-07-28 07:24

Oil prices have dipped in Asian trade ahead of the release of US economic and jobs data, while investors track events in Ukraine and the crude-rich Middle East.

US stocks tumble after Amazon loss

2014-07-25 17:00

Wall St have moved sharply lower in early trade following a disappointing earnings report from Amazon and despite a positive report on US durable goods orders.

Oil drifts lower before weekend

2014-07-25 15:00

Oil prices have nudged lower as traders balanced soft gasoline demand in the US and plentiful global supplies, against upbeat Chinese manufacturing data.

Rand steady as market awaits strike talks news

2014-07-25 09:59

The rand has held steady against the dollar, with investors waiting to see if striking metal workers will accept a wage deal from employers.

Global markets: Stocks edge up, US bonds slip

2014-07-25 07:43

Global stock markets have inched higher, while US debt prices fell following low US weekly jobless claims and stronger-than-expected earnings from US companies.

Global socks gain, US bonds fall

2014-07-24 19:45

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.

 

European stocks dip before US data

2014-07-30 16:45

Europe's stock markets have dipped in cautious deals before crucial US economic data and the outcome of the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting.

JSE falls into familiar groove

2014-07-30 14:17

The JSE has repeated its pattern of the past few weeks, falling victim to profit-taking after the previous day's strong run.

US stocks finish lower on Russia sanctions

2014-07-30 07:37

US shares have finished lower after the United States and European Union broadened sanctions on Russia, overshadowing US economic data and earnings reports.

Oil prices ease in Asian trade

2014-07-30 07:24

Oil prices have slipped in Asia as dealers stood on the sidelines awaiting the latest US stockpiles report for clues about demand in the country.

European shares steady as sanctions risk mutes

2014-07-29 13:21

European shares have steadied, with earnings reports offset by the threat to the region's economy from any more sanctions against Russia by the West.

Gold holds steady, focus on Fed meeting

2014-07-29 11:00

Gold was little changed at just above $1 300 an ounce, supported by geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine.

Rand slips despite end to metals strike

2014-07-29 09:17

The rand is expected to be volatile this week as markets look ahead to the release of a number of economic indicators.

Global markets: Asia hits three-year peak

2014-07-29 07:39

Asian shares have touched fresh three-year highs as a rally in Chinese markets encouraged investors, though caution was widespread on expectations of US data.

Oil prices fall ahead of US data

2014-07-29 07:26

Oil prices have slipped further in Asian trade on global demand fears but losses were limited by concerns about the crisis in Ukraine, analysts said.

Rand firms after end to metals strike

2014-07-28 18:02

The rand has firmed against the dollar after Numsa said its striking members had accepted a wage offer to end a four-week stoppage in the metals sector.

JSE plays musical chairs

2014-07-28 14:15

The shuffling of chairs on the JSE was no surprise as instead of a strong market run, investors have been looking at pockets of value.

Hong Kong index at three-and-a-half year high

2014-07-28 13:27

Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index has finished at its highest level in more than three years as Chinese banks jumped in reaction to a Reuters report.

European shares dip early

2014-07-28 13:00

European stocks have reversed early gains, adding to the previous session's losses, with Germany's Wincor Nixdorf sinking after it lashed its sales forecast.

Rand steady, could soften on trade data

2014-07-28 10:18

The rand was flat against the dollar in early trade, with the risk of weakening during the week if domestic trade data shows a widening deficit.

Asian stocks up ahead of US jobs data

2014-07-28 07:32

Asian markets have extended gains as investors await the release of key US jobs data, while Shanghai surged after China approved three private banks.

European shares hit by weak German data, LVMH

2014-07-25 20:00

Weak German economic data and a slump in the shares of luxury goods group LVMH have hit European stock markets.

Resources continue strong run on JSE

2014-07-25 15:25

The resources sector has continued its strong run on the JSE after some profit taking, the only sector where there seems to be some action.

Asian stocks mixed while euro recovers

2014-07-25 07:47

Asian markets have been mixed following another record on Wall Street, while the euro dug in against the dollar and yen after rebounding from multi-month lows.

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

2014-07-25 07:36

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia as soft gasoline demand in the United States offset upbeat manufacturing data from China, analysts said.

Rand breaks R10.50 barrier

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.

 
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