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JSE fails to inspire after tech glitch delayed start

2017-09-21 18:11

The JSE has struggled to get ahead following a delayed start to the trading day due to technical issues at the exchange.

Oil above $50 as fuel-stockpile drop counters crude-supply gain

2017-09-21 13:21

Oil has held above $50 a barrel as a decline in US fuel inventories countered a bigger-than-forecast increase in crude stockpiles.

Yen falls as Fed, BOJ decide, Asia stocks mixed

2017-09-21 08:01

The yen has declined and the dollar extended gains against major peers as the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan announced diverging monetary policies.

Dow, S&P 500 end at records as Fed decision lifts bank stocks

2017-09-21 07:29

The Dow has finished at its seventh straight record Wednesday with banking shares rallying after the Federal Reserve kept alive the chance of a December interest rate increase.

Stocks swing, bonds edge up with oil before Fed

2017-09-20 13:09

European stocks have fluctuated after a mixed session in Asia, most government bonds edged higher and the pound and euro gained against the dollar.

Iron ore sinks as 'peak steel' call, supply angst rattle market

2017-09-20 11:23

Iron ore has been dragged back into the $60s after getting hit by a barrage of bad news, with persistent concern about rising global supply.

US stocks at records, dollar weaker as Fed meets

2017-09-20 07:44

Major US equity benchmarks have padded all-time highs, the dollar fell and Treasuries edged lower after Trump gave a speech to the UN and as the Fed began a two-day meeting.

JSE edges lower as commodity share prices stall

2017-09-19 18:45

The JSE has staged a late recovery to close marginally lower after a disappointing trading session.

Oil rises above $50 as Iraq raises prospect of more OPEC action

2017-09-19 11:33

Oil has extended gains above $50 a barrel in New York as Iraq raised the prospect of OPEC taking further steps to clear a global supply glut.

Dow, S&P 500 close at new records in New York

2017-09-19 07:45

Wall Street has risen to fresh record closes, boosted by gains in banking and financial stocks while investors eyed this week's meeting of the US central bank in Washington.

 

JSE edges lower as market awaits interest rate announcement

2017-09-21 13:32

Major indices on the JSE have been marginally lower, as the market waits for the South African Reserve Bank's announcement on interest rates later in the afternoon.

European stocks climb as bonds dip in wake of Fed

2017-09-21 13:14

Equities in Europe have advanced, led by banks, and bonds followed Treasuries lower as investors absorbed the Federal Reserve’s plans.

Dollar extends gains in Asia as Fed heads for rate hike

2017-09-21 07:35

The dollar has built on the previous day's gains after the Fed unveiled plans to wind down its crisis-era stimulus and hinted at another interest rate hike before the end of the year.

Directionless JSE in doldrums as Sasol empowerment deal goes sour

2017-09-20 13:46

Major indices have all been lower initially for the second consecutive day, as news of Sasol's failed empowerment transaction sent shock waves through the JSE.

Pound gains as UK data spur rate-hike speculation

2017-09-20 12:03

The pound has strengthened after UK retail sales rose more than forecast, boosting investor expectations that the Bank of England will raise borrowing costs.

Oil advances on signs US stockpile gains eased after Harvey

2017-09-20 09:12

Oil has risen on signs the pace of US stockpile gains is slowing as refiners resume operations after Hurricane Harvey, boosting crude demand.

Asian investors move cautiously as Fed decision approaches

2017-09-20 07:27

Asian markets have struggled ahead of a Federal Reserve policy decision, while geopolitical issues returned after Trump threatened North Korea if it did not rein in its nuclear ambitions.

JSE treads water as KPMG saga takes its toll

2017-09-19 13:02

Although the rand has dropped to its lowest level since early August, this did not support the JSE which is hardly moving, looking for direction amid a quagmire of political uncertainty.

Stocks mixed ahead of Fed as euro, pound climb

2017-09-19 09:08

Investors have deferred taking any major positions ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting that’s expected to focus on unwinding stimulus efforts.

Global stocks rally on easing tensions before Fed

2017-09-19 07:41

Global stocks have run the table, rising in New York, Europe and Asia on a mix of optimism, resilient oil prices and renewed calm on the Korean peninsula.

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