JSE maintains positive momentum

2017-04-26 19:06

The JSE continued its good run as most sectors finished the trading session positive.

Naspers rally lifts JSE

2017-04-25 18:14

Trading on the local bourse remained positive as the rand weakened 0.65% to R13.9 by the close of the JSE.

International markets positive following French election

2017-04-24 18:19

The JSE caught the wave of positive movements extending across international markets after the French election outcome followed the predicted polls.

Rand breaches R12.90/$ as markets cheer French vote

2017-04-24 10:56

The rand has breached the psychological R12.90/$-level, adding to early morning gains as markets cheered the outcome of the first round of the French election.

Will forex cartel escape?

2017-04-23 06:35

The jurisdiction of South Africa’s competition authorities is being questioned by some of the banks implicated in an alleged foreign exchange cartel.

Inflation data gives financial sector a boost on JSE

2017-04-19 18:17

Trading on the JSE was mixed as local equities initially recorded gains, only to give up some of the initial gains in the latter half of the day.

Did that hurt? Hard to say

2017-04-16 06:00

Two weeks after the recall of former finance minister Pravin Gordhan from his investor roadshow, the reshuffle of Cabinet and the downgrade of South Africa’s credit rating, the main economic vital signs are holding steady.

Rand firms, banks strengthen as resistance to Zuma swells

2017-04-12 18:48

A rally in gold as well as a political rally against President Jacob Zuma saw the rand firm against the dollar.

Rand 'mauled' in reshuffle aftermath

2017-04-11 16:02

Since the ill-fated cabinet reshuffle, the rand has lost 11% versus the dollar and 9% on a trade-weighted basis, says Overberg Asset Management.

JSE probing securities surge linked to Gordhan’s UK recall

2017-04-10 09:40

The JSE says it is reviewing the significant moves in “numerous listed securities including currency futures” that occurred when Pravin Gordhan was recalled from the UK.


Rand skids on dollar strength, bond exit rumours

2017-04-26 17:05

The rand has lost almost 2% against the firmer US dollar and on rumours that South Africa is leaving the JP Morgan Bond Index.

Banking sector still well capitalised, despite downgrades - analyst

2017-04-25 07:49

South African banks remain well capitalised and the recent downgrades should have a minimal impact on their profit margins, says an analyst.

Zim rejects call to make rand official currency

2017-04-24 12:52

Despite intense lobbying by industrialists, economists and the business community, officials in Zimbabwe have rejected the call to adopt the rand as its official currency.

Friends & Friction: There are no miracles in baboons’ buttocks

2017-04-23 07:18

A good and conscious brother, Chris, tweeted his response to one of my previous columns, “To save SA we must learn to fly” (March 19 2017). Among the beautiful things he said was this sentence: “I assume a level playing field.”.

Inflation and current account numbers keep rand resilient - economist

2017-04-21 19:39

An improved inflationary outlook and the narrowing of the current account deficit helped the rand and markets to remain resilient despite turbulent events, says an economist.

Vox pop: Learn from Gordhan, locals tell Gigaba on downgrade

2017-04-19 14:50

South Africans told Fin24 they fear price hikes, and that new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba must be mindful of the impact his decisions will have on the country.

Rand shocks markets, regains third of losses since Gordhan recall

2017-04-13 10:20

The rand has rallied by 2.7%, gaining 40c against the dollar, surprising currency analysts in South Africa.

Fin24 tracks the rand from NeneGate in 2015 to junk status in 2017 and unpacks how politics has turned the rand into one of the world's most volatile currencies.

Fin24 tracks the rand from NeneGate in 2015 to junk status in 2017 and unpacks how politics has turned the rand into one of the world's most volatile currencies.

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Rand heading for R14/$ on second downgrade

2017-04-10 10:20

The rand was fast losing steam in early morning trade on Monday, heading for R14/$.

JSE closes lower on Fitch ratings downgrade

2017-04-07 18:29

The positive sentiment shared by South Africans uniting for a common cause was not visible on the JSE, as South African sovereign debt suffered a second ratings downgrade to junk status.

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