ARTICLES RELATING TO MARKETS

US stocks drop as volatility reigns

2015-03-31 15:56

US stocks have dropped in opening trade, giving back some of the prior session gains as volatility in equity markets stays elevated.

Eskom's Tsotsi resignation sends rand down

2015-03-31 11:07

The rand has weakened against the dollar, after the overnight resignation of Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi following an evening board meeting about his position.

Asian shares track US rally on stimulus hopes

2015-03-31 07:46

Asian markets have rallied, led by Hong Kong and Shanghai after China's decision to ease mortgage rules fuelled hopes for further stimulus measures.

Oil edges lower as Iran nuke deadline looms

2015-03-31 07:40

Oil prices have fallen in Asia as dealers monitored last-ditch efforts between global powers and Iran to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme.

US stocks jump on UnitedHealth deal

2015-03-30 16:32

US stocks have jumped in early trade helped by news that Dow member UnitedHealth would pay $12.8bn for rival pharmacy-benefit manager Catamaran.

Industrials shine on JSE

2015-03-30 14:32

The Industrial index has been the star performer on the JSE, which was pulled higher by Naspers with a 3.58% gain to another new record.

Rand weakens as public sector strike looms

2015-03-30 09:25

The rand has extended losses against the dollar as inflation pressures increased with local petrol prices set to rise 14% and a public sector wage dispute.

Asian shares mostly up after Wall St gains

2015-03-30 07:54

Asian markets mostly arose after Wall St indices ended with their first gains in five sessions, while Hong Kong and Shanghai were boosted by a possible stimulus.

SA stocks rise, PPC jumps after merger talks fail

2015-03-27 18:39

South African stocks have snapped a two-day losing streak as shares in cement maker PPC rose when the firm announced the end of merger talks with a rival firm.

Asian shares mixed, Yemen crisis hits sentiment

2015-03-27 14:31

Asian markets have been mixed in edgy trade as investors tracked the crisis in Yemen, with fears that unrest could turn into a wider Middle East conflict.

 

JSE slows down ahead of Easter break

2015-03-31 14:20

The JSE seems set to end the first quarter of 2015 on a quiet note, with the major indices dropping slightly by midday.

Euro falls on jitters over Greece debt deal

2015-03-31 08:43

The euro has drifted lower in Asia with investors following talks between debt-hit Greece as Athens looks to reform its bailout obligations.

US stocks surge on China stimulus talk

2015-03-31 07:45

Wall Street stocks have surged on a string of pharmaceutical deals and speculation of more monetary stimulus in China.

Rand hits one-week low against dollar

2015-03-30 18:15

The rand has extended losses against the dollar, hitting a new one-week low, as a basket of currencies suffered at the hand of a stronger greenback.

Oil prices fall on oversupply fears

2015-03-30 15:32

Oil has sunk as an oversupplied market offset concerns over unrest in the crude-rich Middle East, where Saudi-led warplanes have struck rebel targets in Yemen.

Rallying techs help European stocks bounce back

2015-03-30 10:40

European stocks have risen early, bouncing back from last week's losses with tech shares rallying after merger talks in the sector spurred a late-session rally.

Euro struggles on lingering Greek debt fears

2015-03-30 09:04

The euro has eased in Asian trade, hurt by worries over talks between Greece and its creditors as it prepares to submit proposals to reform its bailout.

Oil dives 5% over Yemen worries

2015-03-29 09:32

Oil has tumbled 5% in the US, erasing the previous session's gains, as Yemen's conflict looked less likely to disrupt Middle East crude shipments.

European stocks mixed ahead of Greek deal news

2015-03-27 14:58

Europe's main stock markets have diverged as dealers awaited news on a deal over Greece's finances next week, while tracking unrest in Yemen.

Dollar strength takes toll on JSE commodities

2015-03-27 13:57

The euro and the rand have again lost ground against the US currency, with negative consequences on the JSE for commodity prices and shares.

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