Naspers bouys JSE after impressive Tencent results

2017-08-16 18:38

The local bourse was buoyed by Naspers which jumped on the back of an impressive set of results from its Hang Seng listed associate, Tencent Holdings.

As good as it gets: Iron ore risks a reversal as China cools

2017-08-16 13:47

Iron ore in the $70s a ton may be as good as it gets for some time. After rallying hard in June and July, the commodity may see its gains unravel.

Growth outlook boosts Europe stocks, dollar steady

2017-08-16 13:15

European stocks have advanced amid growing optimism over the region’s economy. The dollar and Treasuries were largely steady as investors tread water.

Opec's oil fight morphs from skirmish to years-long campaign

2017-08-16 07:55

When Opec and Russia first embarked on their strategy to clear a global oil glut, it was expected to succeed within six months. It now looks like the battle could last for years.

US stocks end flat, some retailers tumble

2017-08-16 07:38

Wall Street stocks have finished little changed as solid retail sales data offset ugly share price declines from some retail chains that reported disappointing earnings.

Dollar extends gain as havens slump, bonds decline

2017-08-15 14:35

The dollar has extended its advance and traditional haven assets including gold and the yen slumped as the prospect of war between the US and North Korea receded.

European stocks rise for second day as geopolitical risks recede

2017-08-15 10:06

European equities have extended their rebound, mirroring a global recovery, amid easing tension between the US and North Korea.

US stocks rise as North Korea anxiety eases

2017-08-15 07:47

Wall Street stocks have finished solidly higher, joining most global equity markets that gained on easing concerns about North Korea.

SHARE WATCH: Focus on SA's biggest banks

2017-08-14 16:47

Kirk Swart, share analyst at Overberg Asset Management, looks at South Africa's big four banks in his weekly share watch.

Rand races to under R13.30/$

2017-08-14 13:20

The rand has strengthened more than 1.3% against the US dollar, moving below the R13.30-level against the greenback.


US stocks rise as investors await Fed minutes

2017-08-16 16:11

US stocks have opened higher and the dollar and Treasuries were largely steady as investors held tight before the release of the latest Federal Reserve minutes.

JSE lifts in line with positive global sentiment

2017-08-16 13:45

Share prices on the JSE have traded higher in line with positive sentiment on world markets, despite a stronger rand and a drop in some commodity prices.

Pound rises, bonds fall on better-than-forecast UK labour data

2017-08-16 12:38

The pound has advanced and UK government bonds fell after the nation’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest since 1975.

Global stocks extend rally as North Korea fears wane

2017-08-16 07:43

World stock markets have mostly risen extending the previous day's rally as fears receded over a potential clash between the United States and North Korea.

US stocks, dollar gain after strong retail data

2017-08-15 16:12

The dollar has rallied with US stocks and Treasuries have extended their losses after US retail sales exceeded forecasts.

Strong rand, low commodity prices weigh on JSE

2017-08-15 12:53

Commodity shares have pulled the JSE lower as they were hit by the deadly combination of lower commodity prices and a stronger rand.

Oil halts slide below $48 as US stockpiles seen extending drop

2017-08-15 09:34

Oil has halted losses below $48 a barrel ahead of US government data forecast to show crude stockpiles extended declines.

Stocks rally as North Korea fear abates, yen drops

2017-08-15 07:44

Asian equities have extended gains and the yen tumbled as the prospect of war between the US and North Korea receded, buoying stocks from New York to Tokyo while diverting flows away from haven assets.

Naspers lifts JSE higher as Tencent shares gain

2017-08-14 13:34

Naspers has pulled the JSE higher after a strong recovery in Asian stocks saw the share price of Tencent, Naspers’ Chinese subsidiary, gaining almost 5%.

Brace for pound turbulence as economics and politics collide

2017-08-14 10:06

The pound may be in for a bout of volatility, according to analysts, after a week that saw the currency confined to its tightest range versus the dollar in almost three years.

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