Rand still on firmer ground

39 minutes ago

The rand has hovered near the previous day's five-week highs against the dollar, still anchored by a well-received mini budget.

European bank stocks outpace market

2014-10-24 15:51

European shares have pared early losses as investors bet the fallout for the banking sector from stress test results due should be contained.

Battle of the bulls and bears on JSE

2014-10-24 13:57

The battle between the bulls and the bears on the JSE is in full swing and the future direction of the market will depend on which side gets the upper hand.

European shares fall after New York Ebola case

2014-10-24 10:45

European shares have fallen in early trading, as investors fretted about news that a doctor who recently returned to New York has tested positive for Ebola.

Rand holds onto gains, seeks direction

2014-10-24 09:46

The rand has held near recent highs against the dollar in early trade, looking for direction after hitting the R10.92 area.

US stocks surge on earnings

2014-10-24 07:49

US stocks have bolted higher following a series of mostly strong earnings reports from Dow members Caterpillar, 3M and others.

JSE drifts lower, MTN weighs

2014-10-23 17:59

South African shares have ended in the red, dragged lower by MTN, which surprised investors with news it was struggling to sign on new subscribers in Nigeria.

European markets diverge on mixed data

2014-10-23 14:02

European stock markets have diverged in choppy trading as investors reacted to some disappointing earnings updates and slightly positive global economic data.

Oil prices stage modest rebound

2014-10-23 13:19

World oil prices have rebounded slightly after sharp losses the previous day sparked by surging crude stockpiles in the United States.

Rand retreats as Nene cuts growth outlook

2014-10-23 09:51

The rand has weakened against the dollar, following Finance MInister Nhlanhla Nene's warning that the economy was struggling to reduce poverty and create jobs.

US stocks drop as winning streak ends

2014-10-23 07:38

US stocks have slipped following mixed earnings as the market retreated after three straight sessions of big gains.

Oil prices down in Asia

2014-10-23 07:24

Oil prices have tanked further in Asian trade as a crude supply glut overshadowed news that China's key manufacturing sector picked up slightly, analysts said.

Asia shares boosted by Wall St rally

2014-10-22 15:44

Asian markets have been mostly pushed higher, taking a lead from fresh gains in New York and Europe.

JSE treads water ahead of mini budget

2014-10-22 13:24

The JSE's prospects are looking up but after a sharp recovery, the market was mainly treading water ahead of the medium-term budget proposals.

Euro rebounds on ECB easing plan reports

2014-10-22 09:38

The euro has rebounded modestly in Asia after it dropped in New York on reports that the European Central Bank could expand its bond-buying programme.

Asia shares boosted by Wall St rally

2014-10-22 07:33

Asian markets have pushed higher, taking a lead from fresh gains in New York and Europe in response to reports that the ECB will widen its stimulus programme.

Rand races to firmest in a month vs dollar

2014-10-21 18:31

The rand has clawed to its firmest level in 25 days against the dollar as investors took some comfort from China's GDP data.

Oil prices rise on Chinese data

2014-10-21 14:15

Oil prices have increased as caution returned after a weak rally spurred by upbeat industrial production data from China, analysts say.

European shares rally on ECB mulling bonds

2014-10-21 13:16

Banks and shares in peripheral countries have led a European rally after reports that European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds.

Dollar eases in Asia after weak China data

2014-10-21 09:54

The dollar has slipped in Asia as weak Chinese growth data rekindled concerns about the global economy.

Gold steady near one-month high

2014-10-21 09:23

Gold has clung to overnight gains to trade near a one-month high as worries persisted over a slowdown in the global economy after China's growth eased.

Asia shares mixed ahead of China growth data

2014-10-21 07:49

Asian markets have been mixed as investors consolidated the previous day's hefty gains despite a healthy lead from Wall Street, while investors await China data.

Global markets: US shares gain on Japan surge

2014-10-21 07:33

A measure of global equity markets has risen after strong US corporate results lifted Wall Street, building on positive sentiment out of a surge in Japanese shares.

European markets start week in the red

2014-10-20 16:24

European stock markets have moved lower as traders took profits and eyed global economic worries on the eve of crucial Chinese growth figures.

Oil prices dip after brief recovery

2014-10-20 14:19

Oil prices have fallen after a brief rebound, with the market weighed down by weak demand growth in an oversupplied market.


JSE ends lower

45 minutes ago

South African stocks have fallen for a third straight session, with iron ore producer Assore being the biggest decliner among blue chips.

Asia markets mixed after Wall Street gains

2014-10-24 15:46

Asian markets have been mixed following strong gains on Wall Street, with Tokyo enjoying a significant bump due to the dollar's rise against the yen.

Global markets: Stress tests, Ebola cool stocks

2014-10-24 12:18

World stocks have dipped, as European bank stress test results due at the weekend and New York City's first case of Ebola prompted investors to lock in profits.

Dollar rally fizzles in Asia

2014-10-24 09:56

The dollar has edged down against the yen in Asia after rallying on good economic data, with the first Ebola case in New York City hitting investors' risk appetite.

Asia markets mixed despite Wall Street gains

2014-10-24 07:52

Asian markets have been mixed following strong gains on Wall Street, with Tokyo enjoying a significant bump due to the dollar's rise against the yen.

Oil resumes slide in Asian trade

2014-10-24 07:42

Oil prices have resumed their slide in Asian trade following a sharp rebound the day before as investors wait for more signs of economic growth in Europe.

Earnings weigh on European shares

2014-10-23 15:15

European stocks have fallen, hindered by weak corporate results from companies, despite receiving support from better-than-expected eurozone business data.

JSE rally runs out of steam

2014-10-23 13:57

Despite the positive response to the mini budget, the JSE's recovery lost momentum and markets were spooked by the dire economic picture painted by Nhlanhla Nene.

Eurozone growth boosts European shares

2014-10-23 11:59

European stocks have been flat in choppy trade as better-than-expected eurozone business activity data helped offset some weak corporate results.

Bonds hit 7-week low on inflation, budget

2014-10-23 08:34

Yields on South African government bonds have dropped to seven-week lows, pushed down by inflation data and a mini budget that went down well with investors.

Asia shares slip on profit-taking

2014-10-23 07:33

Asian markets have fallen on profit-taking after the previous day's hefty gains, but losses were limited after a slight pick-up in Chinese manufacturing activity.

Platinum producers lead JSE lower

2014-10-22 19:12

South African stocks have retreated, led by platinum producers that were hit by data showing a sharp fall in Chinese imports of the precious metal.

European markets steadier after wild markets

2014-10-22 13:27

Europe's main stock markets have steadied after recent volatility as traders react to concerns over the outlook for global economic growth.

Rand edges firmer ahead of mini budget

2014-10-22 09:38

The rand has edged firmer against the dollar but has surrendered some of its earlier gains as investors held their bets ahead of the mini budget review.

US stocks jump on Apple earnings

2014-10-22 07:37

US stocks have barrelled higher, propelled by talk of broader monetary stimulus in Europe and a strong Apple earnings report.

Oil prices dip in Asia after recent gains

2014-10-22 07:30

Oil prices have slipped after a recent upturn in line with a global equities rebound, while investors will be keeping an eye on the Fed's next policy meeting.

JSE jumps on global rally

2014-10-21 18:27

Investors have piled into stocks as indices tracked global markets which were lifted by prospects of ECB bond purchases.

Asia shares mixed after China growth data

2014-10-21 13:40

Asian markets have been mixed as data showing China's economy growing at its slowest pace in five years offset another positive lead from Wall Street.

Rand at strongest level in a week

2014-10-21 10:08

The rand has edged up to its firmest level in a week against the dollar, tracking stronger Asian currencies after GDP data in China was better than expected.

Brent extends gains at above $85

2014-10-21 09:29

Brent has edged up, holding above $85 a barrel as robust China oil demand supported prices, although gains were capped by lingering fears of a weak global economy.

US stocks gain despite weak IBM earnings

2014-10-21 08:40

US stocks have risen, shaking off weak IBM earnings and extending the rally that began late last week.

Oil prices up on China industrial data

2014-10-21 07:37

Oil prices have risen in Asian trade, buoyed by strong industrial production data from China, the world's top energy consuming nation, analysts said.

JSE marks time ahead of mini budget speech

2014-10-20 18:24

Johannesburg stocks have treaded water with the market keenly awaiting the maiden budget speech of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

US stocks: S&P edges higher, IBM results drag Dow

2014-10-20 16:14

US stocks have been mixed, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq posting modest gains, but the Dow falling as quarterly results from IBM disappointed.

Asia shares surge after Wall St rally

2014-10-20 13:57

Asian markets have rallied following a rise in New York at the end of last week, with Tokyo surging almost 4% thanks also to a weaker yen.

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