Oil could hit $60 as supply cut hopes fade

2014-11-27 11:17

Brent crude has fallen to a 4-year low under $76.30 a barrel, with some analysts now seeing oil prices at $60/barrel if Opec does not agree to a significant output cut.

Euro slips in Asia on ECB official's comments

2014-11-27 09:04

The euro has lost more ground in Asia after a European Central Bank official's dovish comments boosted speculation about further easing measures.

Asia stocks mixed, oil slumps

2014-11-27 07:48

Asian stocks have been mixed in lacklustre trade, while oil prices extended their losses ahead of a pivotal Opec meeting expected to maintain production levels.

Nigeria's naira touches record low

2014-11-26 20:16

The naira has hit a record low against the dollar, a day after the central bank devalued it by 8%, complicating efforts to contain inflation.

JSE ends lower, naira hits MTN

2014-11-26 18:13

South African stocks have slipped, driven by losses in Africa's largest telecoms operator MTN after the devaluation of the Nigerian currency.

ECB stimulus signal sends markets higher

2014-11-26 15:04

Europe's main stock markets have risen as the European Central Bank signalled it could begin purchasing government bonds next year.

Asian stocks mostly up after US data

2014-11-26 13:28

Asian markets have been mostly higher following better-than-expected US economic growth data and news that Germany had narrowly averted recession.

Rand firmer but vulnerable to US data

2014-11-26 09:45

The has firmed slightly against the dollar, although it was likely to come under renewed pressure as signs of a US economic recovery boosted the dollar.

Mixed economic data leave US stocks flat

2014-11-26 07:37

Wall Street stocks have finished little changed following data showing unexpectedly strong US economic growth but a drop in consumer confidence.

JSE ends lower, Steinhoff sparkles on deal

2014-11-25 18:31

South African stocks have closed lower, but Steinhoff jumped after the furniture firm unveiled a $5.7bn deal to enter the apparel market.

Oil market firms with Opec on horizon

2014-11-25 15:27

Oil prices have ticked up as many dealers bet that the Opec cartel is unlikely to agree on any cuts at a key output meeting this week, analysts say.

Asian stocks mixed after China-fuelled rally

2014-11-25 15:19

Asian markets have been mixed after a Chinese rate cut had fuelled a rally in the previous session, while Tokyo played catch-up following a long holiday weekend.

Vienna turns focus to Opec

2014-11-25 11:15

Many Opec ministers meeting in Vienna may be giving quiet thanks that world powers who have just met in that city failed to reach a nuclear accord with Tehran.

Eurozone indices pause after two-day rise

2014-11-25 10:48

Eurozone shares have marked time after a two-day rise that left some key regional indices in "overbought" territory on a technical basis.

Rand vulnerable ahead of growth data

2014-11-25 09:44

The rand has been on the back foot against the dollar, weakening as investors treaded cautiously before the release of key GDP data.

Asian stocks mixed after China-fuelled rally

2014-11-25 07:50

Asian markets have been mixed on profit-taking after a Chinese rate cut fuelled a rally in the previous session, while Tokyo played catch-up after a long weekend.

Oil drops as hopes dim for Opec output cut

2014-11-25 07:41

Oil prices have edged lower in Asia as dealers bet that the Opec cartel is unlikely to agree on any cuts at a key output meeting this week, analysts have said.

JSE slightly lower, led by mines

2014-11-24 18:34

South African stocks have ended lower, weighed down by mining shares, but strong gains by Naspers and Netcare kept the overall falls in check.

JSE recoups early losses

2014-11-24 14:09

The tug of war between profit takers and bargain hunters has continued on the JSE, with no clear sign of which side is winning.

Global markets: Stocks grind higher

2014-11-24 12:02

World stock markets have ground their way higher after a frenetic round of activity at central banks showed they are willing to do more to support economic growth.

Gold firm near 3-week high on China rate cut

2014-11-24 09:23

Gold has been trading close to a three-week high, holding its ground from the previous session on hopes that a surprise rate cut in China would boost demand.

Asian stocks climb after China rate cut

2014-11-24 09:03

Asian markets have rallied after China's surprise move to cut interest rates for the first time in over two years as leaders try to revive Asia's economic giant.

Wall St ahead: Giving thanks for big gains

2014-11-24 07:36

US investors head into the Thanksgiving holiday thankful for the market's recent strength, which puts indices on track for another year of double-digit gains.

JSE – Market awaits news on GDP formula

2014-11-24 06:00

The week ahead will see the release of some figures as well as the announcement of the GDP to be calculated according to a new and improved formula.

Global oil prices rally

2014-11-21 15:38

Global oil prices edge up on hopes that the Opec cartel will overcome internal resistance to cut output.


Firmer rand eyes producer inflation data

2014-11-27 10:03

The rand has firmed, holding on to gains it made in the previous session when the dollar dipped on data that showed the pace of US economic growth was slowing.

Dow, S&P 500 edge to new records

2014-11-27 07:51

The Dow and S&P 500 have edged higher to new records following a stream of mixed US economic data.

Oil extends losses ahead of key Opec meeting

2014-11-27 07:44

Oil prices have retreated in Asia on expectations that Opec will retain output levels despite pressure over falling prices at a key meeting later in the day.

Germany's DAX enjoys winning run

2014-11-26 20:07

European shares have inched higher, with Germany's blue chip DAX index advancing for the 10th session in a row as investors bet on further monetary stimulus.

Oil market oversupply likely to go up

2014-11-26 15:33

A global glut of oil will rise further next year, Iran's oil minister says on the eve of Opec's meeting to decide on whether to cut its output.

Gold, resources rally on JSE

2014-11-26 13:54

Gold and Resources have been trading higher after being in the red the previous two days, but volatility is increasing as investors look for a way forward.

European shares rise for fourth day

2014-11-26 11:17

A key European equity index has risen for a fourth straight session as investors continued to bet on further monetary stimulus in the eurozone.

Dollar's yen rally stalls in Asia

2014-11-26 09:02

The yen has risen against the dollar as a recent sell-off in the unit ran out of steam following mixed US economic data.

Oil tanks on expectation of no Opec cut

2014-11-26 07:31

Oil prices have tumbled on expectations that the Opec cartel will not agree to cut output despite ample global supplies.

Rand firmer as economy improves in Q3

2014-11-25 18:26

The rand has strengthened against the dollar after the latest GDP data showed the strongest quarterly growth since late last year.

European shares hit nine-week high

2014-11-25 15:23

European stocks edges higher, with a key benchmark index hitting a nine-week high as eurozone banking shares gained on mounting expectation of more stimulus.

Steinhoff transaction dominates JSE

2014-11-25 14:23

Steinhoff International enjoyed favour on the JSE while the picture was not so bright for the rest of the market, with most major indices again heading south.

European shares pause after two-day rise

2014-11-25 11:14

European shares are marking time after a two-day rise that left some regional indices in technical "overbought" territory.

Saudi sights set on US shale

2014-11-25 10:13

Opec's biggest crude producer Saudi Arabia will have its sights set on the upstart US shale oil business at a crucial cartel meeting to debate possible output cuts.

Yen edges up in Asia on BoJ chief comments

2014-11-25 08:58

The yen has risen in Asia after the head of the Bank of Japan indicated concern about the negative impact of its recent weakness on the country's economy.

S&P 500 hits record on central bank bets

2014-11-25 07:45

US stocks have lifted on hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action if needed, while merger deals kept traders focused.

Rand weaker ahead of GDP data

2014-11-24 18:40

The rand has inched lower against the dollar as investors held-off bets and took in profits ahead of domestic and overseas GDP data.

Oil starts week with gains

2014-11-24 15:15

Global oil prices have firmed, making a positive start in a week that will be centred on the Opec cartel's output meeting.

Asian stocks climb after China rate cut

2014-11-24 13:13

Asian markets have rallied after China's surprise move last week to cut interest rates, as its leaders try to strengthen growth.

Rand slightly firmer but GDP data poses risk

2014-11-24 09:55

The rand has traded close to last week's three-week high, although market watchers expected pressure as load shedding rekindled concerns about an ailing economy.

Euro struggles in Asia on ECB comments

2014-11-24 09:05

The euro is struggling in Asian trade after being hammered in response to comments from the European Central Bank chief hinting at further stimulus measures.

Global markets: Asian stocks jump

2014-11-24 07:51

Asian share markets have been broadly higher as the prospect of further policy stimulus in China and Europe whetted risk appetites while sending the euro skidding.

Oil prices mixed ahead of key Opec meeting

2014-11-24 07:32

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia ahead of a crucial meeting of the Opec cartel later in the week that will discuss whether to trim output, analysts have said.

JSE soars, miners lead the climb

2014-11-21 18:02

South African stocks edged higehr by more than 3% led by mining companies and tracking global markets after China cut interest rates to spur growth.

JSE volatility on the rise

2014-11-21 14:12

After a steep fall through key resistance levels, all major indices on the JSE have rallied sharply with most of the previous day's losses recovered.

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