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Wall Street eyes Uber, Airbnb for IPOs

2014-12-21 15:17

Wall Street enjoyed its best year for initial public offerings since 2000, thanks to the record-setting flotation of Alibaba and a barrage of biotech deals.

Rouble crisis sparks run on Belarus currency

2014-12-19 14:36

Belarussians have reacted with panic to the rouble's plunge, rushing to buy foreign notes as they fear a devaluation of their own currency.

Rand consolidates post-Fed gains

2014-12-19 11:13

The rand has consolidated recent gains against the dollar as positive sentiment towards emerging markets continued to favour local assets.

Dow jumps as US stocks surge

2014-12-19 07:43

US stocks have surged for the second day in a row following a Federal Reserve meeting as investors brushed aside concerns about another drop in oil prices.

Oil dives in volatile trade

2014-12-19 07:33

Oil prices have skidded sharply in volatile trade, pushing the US benchmark futures contract to a new five-year low amid concerns about ample global supplies.

European stock markets, oil rally

2014-12-18 14:40

Europe's main stock markets have surged following rallies in Tokyo and on Wall Street as dealers welcomed the outcome of the US Federal Reserve policy meeting.

Gold rises 2% as Fed takes patient stance

2014-12-18 13:55

Gold has climbed more than 2% after the Federal Reserve announced it would take a patient approach towards raising interest rates.

Impossible to reduce output - Saudis

2014-12-18 12:46

Saudi Arabia, the largest producer in the Opec oil cartel, cannot reduce its output despite plunging prices, a report says.

European shares rise, Wall St rallies

2014-12-18 11:35

European stocks have risen early, tracking a rally on Wall Street after the US Federal Reserve gave an upbeat assessment of the economy.

Rouble rises as Russia acts to halt collapse

2014-12-18 09:15

The rouble has made gains against the dollar and the euro after the Russian government pledged to defend the currency after it plunged to record lows.

Asian markets up after Fed meeting

2014-12-18 07:49

Asian markets have rallied with investors rushing back after a recent sell-off, spurred by a Wall Street recovery and an indication from the US Federal Reserve that interest rates will not likely rise until mid-2015.

JSE ends lower, with a drop in Naspers, FirstRand

2014-12-17 18:58

The JSE has ended lower as a gain by Amplats was outweighed by a drop in index heavyweights Naspers and FirstRand.

European stock markets slide

2014-12-17 13:31

European stock markets have slid after sharp gains the day before, while oil prices drifted to new lows.

JSE set to end year on low-key note

2014-12-17 12:32

Investors on the JSE seem set to end the year with very modest returns, with nothing on the horizon to indicate the end of the current downward trend.

Gulf stocks mixed after four days of big losses

2014-12-17 12:10

Most Gulf stock markets have recovered slightly after four straight days of losses, even though oil prices, which have driven the slide.

European shares resume slide

2014-12-17 10:43

European shares have fallen in early trading, reversing part of the previous day's tentative bounce, hurt by a further drop in oil prices.

Asian markets up ahead of Fed meeting

2014-12-17 07:55

Asian markets have edged up on bargain-hunting although gains were limited, while investors await the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.

Oil prices sink further in Asian trade

2014-12-17 07:46

Oil has suffered fresh losses in Asia, sinking to new multi-year lows as dealers watch Russia's rouble crisis and await the latest US crude supply report.

Oil prices now unsustainably low - expert

2014-12-16 15:33

Oil prices have now fallen to an unsustainably low level, says Reuters market analyst John Kemp.

Brent oil tumbles under $60

2014-12-16 11:40

Brent oil has slumped to a new five-year low below $60 per barrel, as shrinking Chinese manufacturing activity stoked global demand concerns.

JSE falls to lowest level in two months

2014-12-15 18:56

The JSE has fallen to its lowest level in two months, extending its losing run into a third session as a rebound in the rand hit SABMiller and exporters.

Asian stocks slump, Tokyo leads losses

2014-12-15 13:23

Asian markets have fallen as oil remained near five-year lows, while investors in Japan shrugged off Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decisive re-election.

Gulf stocks rebound after heavy losses

2014-12-15 12:05

Stock markets in most Gulf Arab states have rebounded after days of heavy losses triggered by the plunge in the price of oil, mainstay of the region's finances.

Gold slips as US rate hike woes surface

2014-12-15 10:16

Gold has retreated after posting its biggest weekly gain in two months, amid expectations the US Federal Reserve is closer to raising interest rates.

Asian stocks slump, Tokyo leads losses

2014-12-15 09:24

Asian markets have fallen as oil remains near five-year lows, while investors in Japan shrugged off Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decisive re-election.

 

JSE moves sideways, Kumba surges

2014-12-19 18:42

The JSE has ended flat as a surge in companies, such as Kumba Iron Ore, was offset by a slide in others.

Brent crude steady below $60 a barrel

2014-12-19 11:25

Brent crude has held below $60 a barrel, near a five-and-a-half year low as a global oversupply of oil showed little sign of receding.

Asian markets extend gains after Fed statement

2014-12-19 08:39

Asian markets have rallied for a second straight session, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street.

Global stocks in 'Santa rally' on Fed news

2014-12-19 07:40

Global stock markets have surged in a "Santa Claus rally" as dealers welcomed the US Federal Reserve's signalling that an interest rate rise was not imminent.

SA stocks log biggest gain in nearly 6 years

2014-12-18 18:09

Sasol has led the charge as stocks on the JSE booked their biggest daily gain in nearly six years, swept along by a wave of positive global equity sentiment.

Asian markets gain as Fed promises patience

2014-12-18 14:05

Asian markets have rallied, with investors reversing a recent sell-off spurred by indications the Federal Reserve will keep rates on hold until mid-2015.

JSE rallies strongly on Fed news

2014-12-18 12:59

Share prices on the JSE have recovered sharply on news that the US Federal Reserve will keep American interest rates near zero percent.

Brent oil rises above $62

2014-12-18 12:36

Brent crude has jumped 2% to above $62 a barrel, as some traders bet a six-month price rout could be ending as more energy firms cut investment budgets.

Rand rallies after Fed soothes sentiment

2014-12-18 09:24

The rand has rallied against the dollar as the US Fed's statement signalling interest rates would remain near zero offered respite to emerging market currencies.

Dow gains as Fed keeps rates low

2014-12-18 07:57

The Dow has jumped nearly 300 points after the US Federal Reserve made no monetary policy changes, saying it can remain "patient" before raising interest rates.

Oil up on stabilising rouble, US supply drop

2014-12-18 07:45

World oil prices have rallied somewhat after the rouble stabilised and the US reported lower crude inventories.

Oil stays below $60 as Opec, Russia keep pumping

2014-12-17 13:57

Brent crude has held below $60 a barrel as major oil producers signalled they would maintain output despite a supply glut and faltering demand.

Asian markets mixed ahead of Fed meeting

2014-12-17 13:25

Asian markets have been mixed as bargain-hunting was offset by more losses on Wall Street, while investors await the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.

European shares fall, concerns over Russia remain

2014-12-17 12:19

European shares have fallen in trading, reversing part of the previous day's tentative bounce and hurt by another drop in oil prices.

Rouble claws back some losses

2014-12-17 11:40

The embattled rouble has clawed back some losses in Asian trade after crashing to unprecedented lows.

Gold steadies below $1 200, Fed in focus

2014-12-17 10:41

Gold has held at just below $1 200 an ounce ahead of the outcome of the US Federal Reserve's last policy meeting of the year.

US stocks finish lower after volatile session

2014-12-17 07:50

US stocks have finished lower following a topsy-turvy session amid unease over plunging oil prices and a crash in the Russian rouble.

US stocks fall as oil, Russian rouble tumbles

2014-12-16 16:56

US stocks have opened lower amid another dramatic fall in oil prices and the Russian rouble.

European shares fall, led by oil

2014-12-16 14:35

Shares in European companies exposed to Russia have fallen sharply to lead a broad decline as the rouble plunged and concern grew about the Russian economy.

Asian stocks mostly lower as oil hits new troughs

2014-12-16 10:23

Asian markets have mostly slipped following a sell-off in Europe and the US, as oil prices plunged and data indicated Chinese manufacturing shrank in December.

Oil rally sparks Sasol surge

2014-12-15 14:25

A slight oil price recovery gave the JSE a push, helping it recover some of the sharp losses from earlier in the day when the market fell more than 1.5%.

European shares led higher by oil stocks

2014-12-15 12:17

European shares have staged a modest recovery as oil and copper prices rose, pushing up energy and basic resources stocks.

Rand firms after Fitch maintains rating

2014-12-15 11:54

The rand has firmed against the dollar, recouping some recent losses after ratings agency Fitch surprised markets by not downgrading its credit view.

Brent rises above $62.50 after volatile trade

2014-12-15 09:28

Oil markets have seen volatile trading as Brent prices first fell to a five-and-a-half year low and then rose on hopes of improving manufacturing data.

Safe-heaven yen firms in Asia

2014-12-15 08:20

The yen has firmed against the dollar and the euro in Asian trade as sliding oil prices provoked growth concerns.

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