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Rand plunge lifts major JSE indices to new highs

2017-10-20 13:35

The rand's sharp fall to its weakest level in a week-and-a-half has given the JSE a welcome push, lifting the major indices back to all-time highs.

European stocks rebound at open

2017-10-20 11:39

European stock markets have rebounded at the start of trading following a late recovery on Wall Street and a record-winning streak by Tokyo.

Oil's geopolitical-risk rally fades as Iraq repairs crude fields

2017-10-20 09:17

A surge in crude prices have faded as Iraq sought to restore flows from fields in a disputed region after violence had curbed output.

Asia markets extend gains, dollar boosted by Trump tax hopes

2017-10-20 07:36

Asian markets have edged up and the dollar rallied on hopes for Trump's tax cut plans but there is a sense of caution that the rally may have run its course as equities sit at multi-year highs.

Woolies, Pick n Pay down as reshuffle, Eskom revelations unnerve JSE

2017-10-19 13:49

Most of the major indices have slipped as political uncertainty around the controversial Cabinet reshuffle and revelations of corruption at Eskom continued to hurt the JSE.

European stocks drop before Madrid deadline, EU summit

2017-10-19 11:50

Europe's stock markets have fallen, with all eyes on Spain and whether Catalan will abandon a bid for independence ahead of a deadline imposed by Madrid.

Stock markets upbeat as Wall Street scales new heights

2017-10-19 07:48

Wall Street stocks have barreled to new records, with the Dow ending above 23 000 for the first time on strong IBM earnings as European bourses also advanced.

JSE tracks global markets firmer, rand skids

2017-10-18 18:31

The local bourse has firmed in line with global markets, while the rand edged lower following heightened political uncertainty.

European stock markets mostly upbeat

2017-10-18 14:11

European stock markets have mostly advanced, though Madrid fell as Spain threatened to suspend Catalonia's autonomy.

Hong Kong stocks eke out minor gains

2017-10-18 11:28

Hong Kong stocks have squeezed out a fifth straight gain following further records on Wall Street while Shanghai ticked higher as Chinese leaders kicked off a key meeting.

 

Rumours of Ramaphosa axing roils rand

2017-10-20 12:59

The rand has led emerging market currency declines against the dollar amid speculation that President Jacob Zuma is preparing to fire his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa.

Hong Kong stocks advance after biggest tumble this year

2017-10-20 09:31

Hong Kong stocks have risen, led by a rebound in shares that had driven a slump.

European stocks fall amid Spain crisis, Dow ekes out record

2017-10-20 07:43

Global stock markets have been pressured as a weeks-long rally on Wall Street showed signs of fatigue, while worries about the Catalan political crisis hit European bourses.

JSE follows global markets down

2017-10-19 20:06

The JSE weakened on Thursday, in line with global markets, as global financial institutions recalled the 30th anniversary of 'Black Monday'.

Stocks drop as Spain crisis heats up, pound falls

2017-10-19 12:20

The optimism that spurred US stocks to yet another record has been missing in action throughout Asia and Europe, with European peers trading lower as Spain’s Catalan crisis deepened.

Oil trades near 3-week high as Iraq-Kurd violence curbs exports

2017-10-19 09:07

Oil has traded near the highest close in three weeks as exports from northern Iraq fell by more than half after fighting between government troops and Kurdish forces.

Most Asia stocks rally after fresh Wall St records

2017-10-19 07:45

The seemingly unending run of records on Wall Street have continued to help fan gains in Asia, with Tokyo also buoyed by a weaker yen while Shanghai slipped after data showed China's economic growth moderating.

Zuma Cabinet reshuffle makes modest ripples on JSE

2017-10-18 14:27

The latest Cabinet reshuffle has continued to cause ripples on the JSE, but these were modest compared to similar reshuffles in the past, suggesting that the market is taking a breather.

Asia rally ticks along as Tokyo extends surge to 12th day

2017-10-18 12:15

The rally on global markets have extended into Asia after another record on Wall Street, while eyes turn to a key meeting of China's leadership.

Stocks drift as dollar rally pauses, pound slips

2017-10-18 10:29

Stocks have treaded water as investors awaited the next catalyst, with central bankers due to speak and a deadline on Catalonia’s independence claim from Spain looming.

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