Oil set for weekly drop on US supply before Opec meet on cuts

2017-03-24 14:45

Oil has headed for a weekly loss as Opec and its allies prepared to meet for a review of their production cuts, while swelling US inventories indicated measures aren't working yet.

Relentless rand 'a trifle overdone'

2017-03-24 10:57

While the rand rally has been relentless, analysts warn the local currency has been overextended and should consolidate.

Oil falls amid record US stockpiles

2017-03-24 09:29

Oil has dropped as US crude supplies rose to an all-time high while investors await a meeting between OPEC and its allies.

Asian traders on edge ahead of key US healthcare vote

2017-03-24 07:22

Asian investors have moved uneasily as they look to a delayed vote on US healthcare reform whose passage is seen as crucial to the future of Donald Trump's growth-drive agenda.

European stocks rise as banks exceed forecast

2017-03-23 14:01

European stocks have climbed, led by mining and bank shares, as lenders borrowed more than double what was forecast under the European Central Bank’s TLTRO program.

Global stock selloff eases as yen falls with gold

2017-03-23 10:53

A global equities selloff that spurred the biggest drop in shares since Donald Trump’s election have eased as investors stepped back before a key US vote on health care.

Asia markets enjoy small recovery after big losses

2017-03-23 07:30

Most Asian markets have edged up and the dollar saw a small recovery as investors tracked a bounce, with focus now on a crucial congressional vote on US healthcare reform today.

Rand cheers narrow deficit, easing CPI

2017-03-22 16:49

The rand hit 20-month lows following a boost from a narrow current account deficit and lower consumer price inflation.

Pound near highest in a month on Trump trade pullback

2017-03-22 13:27

The pound has traded close to the highest level in almost a month after inflation broke through the Bank of England’s target and as investors pared dollar positions.

European stocks mirror global selloff

2017-03-22 11:08

European stocks have fallen, extending a decline, as investors questioned the extent to which US President Donald Trump can deliver on growth policies.


Rand caps gains as JSE drifts aimlessly

2017-03-24 14:12

Share prices on the JSE have once again been in limbo as the strong rand continues to put a cap on the big dual-listed shares.

Yen halts rally, stocks mixed before congress vote

2017-03-24 10:44

The yen has weakened for the first time in nine days while stocks were mixed before a key US vote on health care.

US stocks dip as health vote delayed

2017-03-24 07:27

US stocks have declined modestly after a vote postponing President Donald Trump's replacement health care plan, which has been seen as key support for Trump's broader agenda.

Mighty rand dips below R12.50/$

2017-03-23 17:09

The mighty rand has continued its rally, dipping below R12.50/$ for the first time in 20 months as it refused to follow the general risk-off sentiment.

JSE in limbo as world holds breath over Obamacare bill

2017-03-23 13:47

The JSE has been treading water, with major indices moving very little and volumes low as the world waits to see if President Donald Trump succeeds in rolling back Obamacare.

Tokyo stocks end morning with gains

2017-03-23 07:35

Tokyo stocks have edged up, recovering slightly from the previous day's sharp losses but gains were capped by a strong yen while investors are looking ahead to a US healthcare vote.

US stocks end mostly higher ahead of legislative vote

2017-03-23 07:26

US stocks have mostly rebounded ahead of a key congressional vote on health care, but doubts about the prospects for President Trump's broader agenda weighed on European and Asian equities.

JSE wilts as investors join global flight to safe havens

2017-03-22 13:53

Global stock markets have been a sea of red and investors on the JSE also joined the flight to safety, buying bonds and precious metals.

Iron ore takes a battering as bear market engulfs China futures

2017-03-22 13:14

Iron ore is getting battered. After rounds of warnings that this year’s rally may be overdone, the raw material is in retreat.

Global stocks tumble after US selloff, yen gains

2017-03-22 11:03

Equities have tumbled across the globe after the S&P 500 Index fell the most since Donald Trump’s election, as stocks joined an unwinding of reflation trades.

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