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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.

Rand holds on to gains on no rate change

2014-11-21 09:48

The rand has held on to the previous day's gains against the dollar, after the Reserve Bank left interest rates unchanged but indicated they would have to rise eventually.

Dow, S&P 500 close at records

2014-11-21 07:35

The Dow and S&P 500 have notched fresh records on strong US economic data and a jump in oil company shares thanks to rebounding crude prices.

Oil prices rise on fresh hopes of Opec trim

2014-11-21 07:30

Oil prices have lifted in Asia on fresh hopes that Opec will overcome internal resistance to trim output, while upbeat US economic data also provided support.

Oil market drops as Opec holds output ceiling

2014-11-20 15:07

Global oil prices have fallen as traders deemed that the Opec cartel was unlikely to trim output at its key production meeting next week.

Asian stocks dip, yen hits fresh lows

2014-11-20 14:40

Asian markets have been mixed after another round of weak manufacturing data underlined the slowdown in China's economy, while the Fed's meeting hinted on rates.

European shares hit by weak eurozone data

2014-11-20 11:43

European shares have fallen, with top eurozone shares extending an early dip after weak manufacturing data reignited fears over growth prospects.

Nasdaq drops 0.6% as Tesla, Netflix stumble

2014-11-20 07:45

High-flying tech companies Netflix and Tesla Motors shave sumbled, pulling the Nasdaq 0.6% lower in a muted day for US equities.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-11-20 07:35

Oil prices have fallen in Asia as dealers anticipated Gulf members of Opec would reject production cuts unless they are guaranteed market share, analysts said.

Oil rebounds before US energy report

2014-11-19 15:40

Global oil prices have rebounded slightly as traders awaited key US stockpiles data and eyed next week's crucial Opec output meeting.

European shares edge higher

2014-11-19 13:31

European shares have turned positive in morning trading, helped by some encouraging broker upgrades.

Rand a touch softer, eyes inflation data

2014-11-19 09:15

The rand has retreated slightly against the dollar, although traders did not expect it to break out of current ranges.

Dow, S&P 500 at fresh records

2014-11-19 07:36

The Dow and S&P 500 have closed at fresh records following solid economic data from Germany and the US.

JSE edges lower, PPC fails to impress

2014-11-18 18:33

South African stocks have fallen as cement maker PPC slid the most in more than a year after it reported flat full-year profit and cut its dividend.

Profit-taking continues on overbought JSE

2014-11-18 14:03

Long-term prospects for some sectors are improving, but analysts warn further profit-taking is possible as short-term indicators are incredibly stretched.

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St record

2014-11-18 13:50

Asian markets have been mixed, with Tokyo leading gainers on bargain-buying, while Wall Street provided some support with another record close.

Rand, bonds hold steady

2014-11-18 11:10

The rand has held steady against the dollar as it waited for direction from abroad, while lower oil prices and Japan's slip into recession supported government debt.

S&P 500 ends at record high

2014-11-18 07:41

The S&P 500 has edged up to close at a record high as deal activity worth $100bn offset concerns about overseas growth after Japan slipped into recession.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-11-18 07:30

Oil prices have extended their losses in Asia after Japan's economy slumped to recession, while prospects for an Opec output cut dimmed, analysts have said.

World stocks hit on red warning lights

2014-11-17 14:27

Stocks have been sent sliding on grim news that Japan has slumped back into recession combined with Britain warning of fresh global economic turmoil.

Asian stocks mostly lower, Tokyo hit by data

2014-11-17 13:00

Asian markets have mostly fallen, with Tokyo tumbling almost 3% after data showed Japan's economy had slipped into recession.

European shares fall after Japan recession

2014-11-17 11:45

European shares have dropped, hit by concern over the pace of global growth after data showed Japan unexpectedly slipped into recession.

Rand steady ahead of rates decision

2014-11-17 09:30

The rand has been largely flat against the dollar, with traders expecting it to take its cue mainly from global market trends ahead of an interest rate decision.

Wall St ahead: Restaurants uptick offers hope

2014-11-17 07:43

An improving US economy has failed to galvanise the consumer discretionary sector so far, but a rally in restaurant stocks could herald happier days ahead.

 

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.

European shares edge up

2014-11-21 11:07

Eurozone indices have been set for their first weekly gain this month with traders awaiting speeches from European Central Bank policymakers.

Nigeria to endure oil price shock - minister

2014-11-21 09:26

Nigeria will have to adjust to oil prices heading lower for some time to come, says Finance Minister Ngozi Okonja-Iweala, on the 2015 economic growth outlook.

Asian stocks mixed at end of a downbeat week

2014-11-21 07:33

Asian markets have been mixed with a record close on Wall Street unable to lift investors at the end of a disappointing week that saw Japan plunge into recession.

JSE hit by global sell-off, ascendant rand

2014-11-20 20:42

South African stocks have logged their biggest one-day decline in a month, owing to weak overseas economic data and a firmer rand.

JSE resources dip below key resistance level

2014-11-20 14:42

Stocks lost further traction and analysts warned major indices are moving towards important resistant levels for the market's upward momentum.

European shares hit by weaker-than-expected data

2014-11-20 14:33

European shares have fallen after weaker-than-expected eurozone manufacturing data reignited worries over the outlook for growth.

Rand investors cautious ahead of rates move

2014-11-20 09:28

The rand and government bonds have traded within recent ranges with investors treading carefully before the announcement of a decision on interest rates.

Asian stocks mostly down, yen hits fresh lows

2014-11-20 07:41

Asian markets have mostly slipped after another round of weak manufacturing data underlined the slowdown in China's economy.

Iron ore producers drag JSE lower

2014-11-19 18:42

South African stocks have dipped, weighed down by iron ore companies after the price of the steel-making ingredient fell to a fresh five-year low.

Resources, Industrials weigh on JSE

2014-11-19 13:39

The consolidation on the JSE has continued for the third day in a row after last week's strong recovery run.

Asian stocks dip, Tokyo retreats

2014-11-19 13:19

Asian markets have slipped despite record closing highs on Wall Street, with Tokyo stocks retreating after the central bank stood pat on monetary policy.

Asian stocks mixed, Tokyo gains

2014-11-19 07:41

Asian markets have been mixed despite record closing highs on Wall Street, with Tokyo stocks ticking higher after a planned sales tax hike was delayed.

Oil mixed as hopes dim for Opec output cut

2014-11-19 07:31

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia as dealers predicted Saudi Arabia will resist pressure from other Opec members to lower poroduction in a bid to prop up prices.

Oil prices rebound slightly

2014-11-18 15:30

Oil prices have recovered slightly as the prospect of Opec cutting its output dimmed, say analysts.

Global markets: Markets cheer Japan vote call

2014-11-18 14:02

European shares have risen and bond yields fell on hopes that a snap election and delayed tax increase in Japan might lead to more economic stimulus measures.

European shares inch higher ahead of ZEW

2014-11-18 11:17

European stocks have risen adding to the previous session's rally after comments from ECB President Mario Draghi, raised the prospect of further stimulus steps.

Gold holds below two-week high on strong dollar

2014-11-18 09:13

Gold has held below a two-week peak, its safe-haven appeal dulled with the dollar near a four-year high and growing signs of strength in the US economy.

Asian stocks mixed, Tokyo recovers

2014-11-18 07:37

Asian markets have been mixed, with Tokyo leading gainers on bargain-buying after the previous day's sell-off, while a Wall Street record close provided support.

Oil prices resume retreat

2014-11-17 16:24

Oil futures have fallen after a brief rebound, as the market focused firmly on whether Opec is likely to cut output to tackle recent price slumps.

Resources and gold rally on JSE

2014-11-17 14:19

Investors on the JSE are playing the sector rotation game, seeking profit-taking and bargain-hunting opportunities while resources and gold stocks recovered.

Buyers snap up Chinese stock as new link opens

2014-11-17 12:20

International buyers seized the chance to invest in mainland Chinese stocks when a link between stock exchanges in Shanghai and Hong Kong launched.

Gold holds near two-week high

2014-11-17 10:18

Gold has held near two-week highs, clinging on to gains from the previous session's short-covering rally, on a softer dollar.

Tokyo stocks slip as Japan enters recession

2014-11-17 08:32

Tokyo stocks has fallen more than 1% in early trade after official data showed Japan's economy dropped into a recession.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-11-17 07:40

Oil prices have slipped in Asia but losses were limited by speculation that the Opec cartel would be forced to cut output to prevent further big losses.

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