ARTICLES RELATING TO MARKETS

Rand continues downward trend

2014-08-20 17:59

The rand has recorded a fourth straight day of losses against the dollar, pressured by the downgrade of the country's four largest banks and stubbornly high inflation.

Asian shares higher ahead of Fed chief speech

2014-08-20 14:53

Asian shares have mostly edged higher following a positive lead from Wall Street, before a keynote speech this week by the Federal Reserve chief.

Global markets: BoE jolts UK markets

2014-08-20 12:09

World stocks have mostly halted their recent rally, while UK stocks and bonds have fallen.

Oil prices mixed in Asia

2014-08-20 07:44

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia as investors await the release of US Federal minutes, while keeping an eye on the latest stockpiles data.

Dollar rises in Asia on upbeat US data

2014-08-20 07:37

The dollar has extended its gains in Asia after an encouraging surge in US housing construction boosted optimism over the state of the world's number one economy.

JSE drops, spurred by BHP Billiton

2014-08-19 18:09

South African stocks have been down, with mining companies taking the most points off the index after BHP Billiton announced plans to spin off businesses worth.

US stocks open higher on strong housing data

2014-08-19 16:10

US stocks opened higher Tuesday following strong housing construction data and a solid earnings report from retailer Home Depot.

Asian shares gain as Ukraine fears recede

2014-08-19 13:17

Asian shares have risen following a bounce on Wall Street as fears ebbed of a direct military clash between Russia and Ukraine.

Rand slips as US economy boosts dollar

2014-08-19 09:36

The rand has weakened as encouraging economic reports in the United States pushed the dollar higher.

US stocks surge as Ukraine fears ease

2014-08-19 07:29

US stocks have rebounded from last week's Ukraine-linked setback as fears of a clash with Russia ebbed, with the Dow surging 1.1% and Nasdaq reaching a 14-year high.

JSE ticks up, led by platinum producers

2014-08-18 18:19

South African stocks have posted a second straight session of gains, led by the world's top platinum mining companies.

Europe shares rally as Ukraine fears ease

2014-08-18 15:15

European shares have rallied as the threat of wider conflict in Ukraine, which has appeared to escalate, showed signs of easing.

Financials firm despite Capitec bruising

2014-08-18 13:13

Moody’s downgrade of Capitec has done some serious damage to the local bank’s share price, but it didn't undermine investor confidence in the rest of the JSE.

Gold cuts losses on Ukraine tensions

2014-08-18 09:42

Gold has recovered modestly as escalating tensions in Ukraine sapped risk appetite, hurting stocks and bidding up safe-haven assets.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-08-18 07:57

Oil prices have eased in Asian trade, but retained support from the latest round of tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

Faltering economy to weigh on share prices

2014-08-17 17:48

Uncertainty over international markets and more signs of a faltering SA economy are bound to weigh on JSE share prices.

Rand reverses gains against the dollar

2014-08-15 18:05

The rand has softened against the dollar, losing ground after a five-day rally put it in shooting distance of the 10.5 mark.

BHP Billiton pushes JSE resources up

2014-08-15 14:25

BHP Billiton’s intention to list some of its entities in a separate company and wave SA good bye, pushed the JSE’s resources sector higher.

European shares rise early, helped by BHP

2014-08-15 10:47

European shares have risen, helped by BHP Billion after the world's biggest miner has said that it could spin off assets.

Dollar steady after calls to end Ukraine crisis

2014-08-15 09:00

The dollar has held steady in Asia on easing concerns over the situation in Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an end to the crisis.

US stocks march higher

2014-08-15 07:38

US stocks have advanced, extending the prior day's gains after jobless claims increased, but overall the data continued to suggest an improving labour market.

US stocks march higher

2014-08-15 07:09

US stocks have advanced, extending the prior day's gains after jobless claims increased, but overall the data continued to suggest an improving labor market.

Oil prices in fresh falls

2014-08-14 15:09

Oil prices have fallen once more following a brief pull-back the day before, as the market focused on a weak demand outlook for crude.

Asian shares mixed after soft data

2014-08-14 13:23

Asian markets have been mixed despite positive cues from Wall Street, traders digested a slew of soft data including a weak report on retail sales.

European shares fall on growth scare

2014-08-14 09:13

European stocks have opened lower as disappointing economic output data from the euro zone's two largest economies cast shadows on market bets.

 

Oil prices rally from recent losses

2014-08-20 15:07

Oil prices have rebounded from the previous day's multi-month lows, as dealers awaited the latest update on crude reserves in top consumer the United States.

Moody's downgrade spooks JSE investors

2014-08-20 12:48

Moody’s decision to cut the local currency deposit rating for SA’s big four banks, has not only knocked their share prices, but pushed the rest of the JSE lower.

Rand hits week low after bank downgrades

2014-08-20 09:48

The rand has fallen to its weakest level in a week as a ratings downgrade of four top banks hit local sentiment.

Asian shares slip ahead of Yellen talk

2014-08-20 07:41

Asian shares have slipped despite a positive lead from Wall St, stocks have picked up ahead of the Federal Reserve chief's keynote speech.

US stocks rise on housing data

2014-08-20 07:32

US stocks have finished with solid gains following encouraging economic data and a solid earnings report from Home Depot.

Rand steady on interest rate expectations

2014-08-19 18:03

The rand has gleaned support from expectations that interest rates are going to continue higher, keeping the currency holding steady against a stronger dollar.

BHP, Shoprite knock JSE

2014-08-19 13:58

The JSE has reacted negatively to the results of two of the biggest shares on the market, which set the tone for the day’s trading.

Gold snaps two-day losing streak

2014-08-19 10:23

Gold has snapped a two-day losing streak as geopolitical tensions and fund inflows boosted the safe-haven metal.

Asian shares gain, Ukraine fears recede

2014-08-19 07:33

Asian shares have risen following a bounce on Wall Street as fears ebbed of a direct military clash between Russia and Ukraine.

Oil prices rebound from 14-month low

2014-08-19 07:21

Oil prices have rebounded in Asia on bargain-hunting after tumbling on easing concerns about conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq, analysts say.

US stocks gain as dollar-store battle heats up

2014-08-18 16:06

US stocks have pushed higher in opening trade despite continued tensions in Ukraine, with a new bid in the dollar-store fight stirring up retailer shares.

Oil prices slide in poor start to week

2014-08-18 14:00

World oil prices have fallen sharply, handing back pre-weekend gains on easing supply worries in both Ukraine and Iraq, dealers say.

European shares bounce back

2014-08-18 09:42

European shares have rallied in trade, helped by easing worries over geopolitical risks from Ukraine and Iraq.

Rand steady to dollar, bond yields mixed

2014-08-18 09:25

The rand has held steady against the dollar ahead of major economic data releases locally and abroad.

Asian shares mixed as Russia tensions weigh

2014-08-18 07:51

Asian shares have been mixed, with the latest round of tensions between Russia and Ukraine exerting selling pressure.

JSE inches higher tracking global markets

2014-08-15 19:34

Johannesburg-listed shares have ticked up, tracking European markets which climbed on expectation for more central bank stimulus after weak data from the region.

Silver market reboots old price benchmark

2014-08-15 16:00

The silver market enters a new era after a regulatory drive for more transparency in price setting brought the 117-year-old silver 'fix' to an end.

US stocks futures climb

2014-08-15 13:45

US stock index futures have been higher, traders bet there would be no immediate escalation in the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq.

Rand steady near resistance level

2014-08-15 09:15

The rand has held steady against the dollar, pausing in its recent march towards the key R10.50/$ resistance level.

Oil prices rebound in Asia

2014-08-15 08:45

Oil prices have rebounded in Asia on bargain-hunting following sharp falls stoked by a slew of downbeat global economic data.

Asian shares gain despite downbeat data

2014-08-15 07:34

Asian shares were mostly higher, tracking gains on Wall St and in European markets despite downcast euro zone growth data.

JSE down, Naspers retreats from record high

2014-08-14 17:41

South African stocks have fallen for a third straight session after a slew of financial results knocked prices of companies such as Standard Bank and Harmony Gold.

Eurozone growth scare weighs on European shares

2014-08-14 13:55

European stocks have inched higher, adding to this week's tentative rebound, although weaker-than expected economic output data limited the gains.

Rand holds steady, focus on mining data

2014-08-14 09:27

The rand has held steady against the dollar, trading near a two-week high as the greenback suffered a setback after weak economic data.

US stocks: Biotechs lift Wall St, Dow up

2014-08-14 08:05

US stocks have ended higher with the Dow Jones industrial average returning to positive territory for the year.

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