Iron ore hoisted on coal's record rally in China

2016-10-25 14:42

Iron ore is surging thanks to its bulk-commodity compatriot, coal.

European stocks trim as banks slide

2016-10-25 12:40

European stocks have been little changed after a rally in commodity producers was tempered by losses in banks.

UK stocks advance for first time in three days

2016-10-25 10:09

Gains in miners have boosted British equities after two days of declines.

China stocks trade near nine-month high

2016-10-25 09:18

China’s stocks have traded near a nine-month high after a rally spurred by bets the government will boost spending on infrastructure.

Dollar rises on US rate bets, Asia markets struggle

2016-10-25 07:37

The dollar has risen in Asia as the chances of an interest rate hike were further boosted, but stock traders were unable to capitalise on a positive lead from Wall Street.

US, European stocks up, merger criticism hits AT&T-Time Warner

2016-10-25 07:29

US and European stocks have moved higher, but criticism of the proposed mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner prompted a decline in the firms' share prices.

Pound struggles to hold gain as concern shifts

2016-10-24 14:32

The pound has struggled to hold onto gains as concern escalated that banks may leave Britain should it opt for a “hard” Brexit that restricts their access.

Oil halts rally above $50 as Iraq signals break from OPEC cuts

2016-10-24 09:26

Oil has halted its advance near $50 a barrel as Iraq threatened to derail OPEC’s plan to stabilise crude markets by saying it should be exempt from planned output cuts.

Dollar up on US rate hike talk, but Asian markets edgy

2016-10-24 07:36

The dollar has pushed higher as investors increased their bets on a US interest rate hike by the end of the year, but stock traders were more reticent ahead of the earnings season.

Asian markets mostly down shaken by quake, euro

2016-10-24 07:32

Asian markets have been mostly down, ending three days of gains as the euro hit its lowest level in six months and a strong earthquake in Japan left investors rattled.


Resources shine on JSE as commodities rally

2016-10-25 13:19

Resources shares have been the star performers on the JSE, as commodity prices continued their strong recovery in response to positive data from Europe and the US.

Pound held back as traders await Carney's testimony on Brexit

2016-10-25 12:32

The pound has held to its narrowest range this year before Bank of England Governor Mark Carney answers questions in the House of Lords on the economic consequences of the Brexit vote.

Emerging stocks retreat as Fed hike bets mount

2016-10-25 09:27

Developing-nation stocks have retreated from a two-week high as speculation the Fed Reserve will hike rates this year curbed demand for higher-yielding assets.

Oil trades near $50 as OPEC chief seeks to resolve output plan

2016-10-25 08:12

Oil has traded near $50 a barrel with OPEC set to visit Baghdad for talks aimed at resolving a deal on output after Iraq said it should be exempt from planned cuts.

Tokyo stocks up by break, Japan railway soars on debut

2016-10-25 07:31

Tokyo stocks have risen as a fall in the yen boosted exporters while Kyushu Railway surged on its trading debut, after one of the year's biggest initial public offerings.

SHARE WATCH: 5 stocks to keep your eyes on

2016-10-24 19:17

Overberg Asset Management analyst Kirk Swart looks at interesting corporate moves made on the JSE in this week's five shares to watch.

Weekend support for Gordhan shores up JSE, rand

2016-10-24 13:55

Support over the weekend for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has given market sentiment a big boost, with share prices and the rand much stronger in early trade.

Euro approaches seven-month low on renewed policy bet

2016-10-24 08:50

The euro has slipped toward a seven-month low amid speculation the European Central Bank will maintain its easy monetary policy.

European equities mixed after ECB signals no change

2016-10-24 07:34

Stock markets in Europe have been mixed after the European Central Bank signalled no changes to its bond-buying stimulus programme set to expire in just over five months.

US stocks slip but Microsoft surges 5%

2016-10-24 07:25

US stocks have opened slightly lower, but both Microsoft and McDonald's shares surged on solid earnings reports.

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