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Opec oil output rises as members stand firm

2015-01-30 20:00

Opec's oil supply has risen this month due to more Angolan exports and steady to higher output in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf producers.

Oil climbs after collapsing close to 6-yr low

2015-01-30 16:15

World oil prices have edged higher, having dramatically slumped close to a six-year low the previous day on the back of record US crude stockpiles.

European shares head for best month in years

2015-01-30 10:25

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index has advanced and is heading for its best monthly performance in 5½ years.

US stocks rally after two down days

2015-01-30 07:43

US stocks have pushed higher, rallying after two down days on generally solid corporate earnings and a gain in oil prices.

JSE run ends on negative reaction to Fed news

2015-01-29 14:19

The run on the JSE over the last few days has come to a halt as markets worldwide gave a negative interpretation to the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy statement.

Asia shares skid as Fed surprises investors

2015-01-29 10:05

Asian shares have extended losses after Fed took an upbeat view on the US economy and signalled that it remains firmly on track to raise interest rates.

US stocks end sharply lower

2015-01-29 07:41

Wall Street stocks have finished a volatile session sharply lower as worries about the strong dollar and falling oil prices outweighed positive earnings reports.

European shares dip, Greek stocks extend slide

2015-01-28 15:18

European shares have dipped, with Greek stocks extending the sell-off sparked by anti-bailout party Syriza's victory in Sunday's election.

JSE runs out of steam after promising start

2015-01-28 14:24

Stocks on the JSE started the day like a sprinter racing from the starting blocks, but the market could not maintain the pace.

Rand on shaky ground as power supply wobbles

2015-01-28 09:47

The rand has remained on the back foot against the dollar after weakening to one-week lows overnight, as investors fretted about the impact of the electricity shortage.

Asian markets track US selloff

2015-01-28 07:52

Asian equity markets have sunk following a heavy selloff in New York, where a string of poor earnings reports stoked concerns about the US economy.

Oil slips ahead of Fed meeting outcome

2015-01-28 07:36

Oil prices have fallen in Asia as dealers await the outcome of a US Federal Reserve meeting and a supply report expected to show a surge in crude stockpiles.

Oil prices hold near six-year lows

2015-01-27 15:30

Oil prices have steadied near six-year lows, with gains capped by lingering concern about a global supply glut, weak demand and Greece's political future.

Sterling dips after GDP numbers miss forecast

2015-01-27 11:55

Sterling has dipped but British stock markets inched higher after gross domestic product numbers came in marginally weaker than expected.

Asian shares inch ahead, euro steady

2015-01-27 10:28

Most Asian share markets have firmed and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved that European equities had weathered Greece's election outcome.

Euro ticks up after Greek poll plunge

2015-01-27 08:48

The euro has inched higher after plunging in the wake of the leftist Syriza party's victory in Greek elections, while the rouble dropped.

Wall Street edges higher as storm dulls trade

2015-01-27 07:36

A massive snowstorm descending on New York has dulled Wall Street trade but stocks ended a bit higher, helped by some positive quarterly earnings reports.

Rand weakens amid Eskom power cuts

2015-01-26 18:51

The rand has weakened against the dollar, largely weighed down by Eskom's warning of deeper power cuts likely to dampen investor sentiment.

US futures drop on concerns over Europe

2015-01-26 14:22

US stock index futures have dipped after a victory by the leftist Syriza party in Greece raised concerns about new instability in the eurozone.

Greek vote fails to derail ECB share rally

2015-01-26 13:16

Greek stocks have fallen in volatile trade after anti-austerity party Syriza swept to victory, while European equities kept rising on the ECB's bond-buying plan.

Rand stable, bonds up ahead of rates decision

2015-01-26 09:48

The rand has been stable against the dollar, while bond yields hovered near 20-month lows as emerging markets continued to benefit from the ECB's stimulus package.

Wall St ahead: Eyes on Fed after ECB move

2015-01-26 07:49

The Federal Reserve could be key for Wall Street this week as investors get to hear from the bank for the first time since a series of moves by its global peers.

SA stocks break winning run, Amplats pressured

2015-01-23 19:14

SA stocks have ended slightly lower, snapping a four-day winning streak, dragged down partly by Anglo American Platinum which issued a profit warning.

US stocks edge up, indices set for strong week

2015-01-23 14:44

US stock index futures have edged up, following a sharp rally in the previous session that returned the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to positive territory for the year.

JSE fails to sustain ECB boost

2015-01-23 13:24

Share prices on the JSE have started higher but then lost ground as the excitement around the massive capital injection into the eurozone’s economy wore off.

 

Gold firms up for biggest weekly fall

2015-01-30 17:30

Gold is on course for its biggest weekly fall in two months despite edging higher, a day after a 2% slide on expectations for a US interest rate rise.

JSE edges up in tandem with world markets

2015-01-30 14:22

The previous session's share price drop on the JSE was nothing more than the market taking a breather, as the major indices continued their upward trend.

Rand firmer after Sarb holds lending rate

2015-01-30 09:56

The rand has gained against the dollar following a decision by the South African Reserve Bank to leave interest rates unchanged.

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

2015-01-30 07:26

Crude prices have been mixed in Asia, after US senate approval of a controversial bill to build an oil pipeline added to concerns over a supply glut.

European shares fall after Fed Reserve statement

2015-01-29 11:16

European stocks have fallen in early trading after the US Federal Reserve took an upbeat view on the US economy and signalled that it remains firmly on track. :

Rand slips to week low ahead of rate decision

2015-01-29 09:49

The rand has fallen to its weakest in a week as the dollar gained after the Fed's policy statement, while eyes now turn to the Reserve Bank's interest rates decision.

Oil up but gains capped on glut concerns

2015-01-29 07:36

Oil prices have edged higher but gains were capped amid fresh worries about the global supply glut as US crude reserves soared to a record high.

Oil slips before Fed meeting outcome

2015-01-28 14:40

Global oil prices weakened on Wednesday as dealers await the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting and the release of a US supply report, analysts said.

Asian markets higher despite weak US reports

2015-01-28 13:06

Asian stock markets have ended mostly higher after reversing earlier losses, although dealers remained nervous following a heavy sell-off in New York.

Global markets: Stocks drop on weak earnings

2015-01-28 08:23

World stock indices have fallen following disappointing company earnings, while the dollar retreated after an unexpected decline in US durable goods orders.

US stocks sink on weak earnings

2015-01-28 07:45

Wall Street stocks have finished sharply lower following a disappointing stream of corporate earnings and mixed US economic data.

Resources, gold fuel JSE run

2015-01-27 16:17

The upward momentum on the JSE, which started last week, seems to be gaining real momentum.

Greek fears send European stocks sliding again

2015-01-27 14:32

Intensifying anxiety over Greece has sent European stock markets lower, with the new government set on a course with creditors over plans to renegotiate its bailout.

Power woes weigh on rand, market awaits rate call

2015-01-27 10:35

The rand has been in danger of losing ground against the dollar for the third consecutive day as nagging electricity woes keep investor sentiment depressed.

Power woes weigh on rand, market awaits rate call

2015-01-27 10:08

The rand has been in danger of losing ground against the dollar for the third consecutive day as nagging electricity woes keep investor sentiment depressed.

Euro maintains gains, Asia stocks advance

2015-01-27 07:50

The euro has extended its gains while Asian equities have climbed on hopes Greece's new government will be able to negotiate a bailout deal with the EU and IMF.

Oil prices rebound in Asian trade

2015-01-27 07:31

Oil prices have edged up slightly but gains were capped owing to lingering concern about a global supply glut, weak demand and Greece's political future.

Euro rocked by Greek election result

2015-01-26 14:33

The euro has struck an 11-year low against the dollar after anti-austerity party Syriza won Greece's elections, sparking fears of possible exit from the eurozone.

JSE makes modest gains

2015-01-26 14:05

Major industrial shares and dual-listed shares with big market capitalisations have edged higher on the JSE, pulling the market modestly higher.

European stocks open lower on Greek election

2015-01-26 10:52

European stock markets have slid in opening trade after an anti-austerity party won Greece's elections, throwing its international bailout into doubt.

Euro hits low, Asia falls on Greece fears

2015-01-26 07:52

The euro has sunk to a new 11-year low and Asian equities retreated after an anti-austerity party won Greece's general elections.

Oil prices down in Asia

2015-01-26 07:46

Oil has fallen in Asia after the anti-austerity party Syriza swept to victory in Greece's general elections, dealing a further blow to the struggling euro.

Oil market upheaval looms over Saudi succession

2015-01-23 15:52

King Abdullah's death could not have come at a worse time for Saudi Arabia's vital oil sector as the absolute monarchy seeks to reassert its leadership.

ECB bazooka fires stock markets higher

2015-01-23 13:27

The European Central Bank's bond-buying 'bazooka' has fired global stock markets higher, but sent the euro diving to a new 11-year dollar low.

European stocks open higher on ECB stimulus

2015-01-23 11:08

Europe's stock markets have risen in opening trade, continuing to win support from the European Central Bank's unprecedented quantitative easing stimulus.

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