WATCH: Cryptocurrency Bitcoin marks 10 years

2018-10-23 06:30

Ten years on, the world's first cryptocurrency is at the forefront of a complex financial system viewed warily by markets and investors.

Markets WRAP: Rand and emerging market currencies fail to hold gains

2018-10-19 09:40

The rand and emerging market currencies fall short of the feat displayed earlier this week.

Stocks retreat as global risk-appetite slows

2018-10-18 18:30

The JSE closed weaker on Thursday as it continued to be weighed down by most blue-chip stocks which traded weaker.

Markets WRAP: Mining production tumbles, rand slightly weaker

2018-10-18 09:11

The rand treaded between R14.17/$ and R14.35/$ during Thursday's session.

JSE closes weaker as stocks erase gains

2018-10-17 19:01

The JSE erased earlier gains to close weaker on Wednesday as blue-chip stocks withered.

Rand ‘rides wave’ as Turkish lira firms

2018-10-16 10:23

The rand has continued to strengthen on the back of lower-than-expected US retail sales as well as a firmer Turkish lira, firming to a high of R14.28 to the greenback on Tuesday morning.

Yuan decision may top bill for `directionless' emerging markets

2018-10-15 22:04

Emerging markets will likely be beholden this week to a series of key decisions in the US.

Rand gains on weaker US retail numbers

2018-10-15 15:25

The rand was trading a percent stronger on Monday afternoon.

'Shock not over' as Asian stocks extend slide

2018-10-15 07:40

Asian stocks opened the week on the back foot, with investors still in gloomy mood after several days of market turbulence sparked by trade rows and a spat over the US central bank.

Stock losses muted in Asia after global rout

2018-10-12 07:30

Asia's main stock markets traded lower, but losses were relatively muted as investors took a breather after a global rout sparked by fears over higher US interest rates.


Markets WRAP: Rand holds on to gains as budget day nears

2018-10-22 07:10

The rand held on to its gains by late Monday afternoon ahead of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's mid-term budget address on Wednesday.

Asian markets mostly down as global investors retreat

2018-10-19 07:37

Asian markets sank once again as the global sell-off intensified, while Chinese growth slowed in the third quarter, adding to concerns about the world's number two economy.

South Africa slump batters smaller neighbours protecting rand peg

2018-10-18 09:29

South Africans aren’t the only ones struggling through the country’s economic slump.

Asian markets head down with Fed rates set to rise more

2018-10-18 07:56

Asian markets resumed their downtrend as investors contemplated more interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, while Washington added to China-US frictions and Brexit negotiators struggle to find common ground.

US corporate earnings provide catalyst for stock gains

2018-10-16 18:00

The JSE closed firmer on Tuesday as global stocks shifted their attention to earnings releases from giants such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

'Calm before storm' as Asian stocks drift higher

2018-10-16 07:53

Asian shares drifted marginally higher following another volatile session on Wall Street but a perfect storm of risks hovering over the global economy curbed investors' enthusiasm.

Global stocks resume downtrend

2018-10-15 18:34

The rally recorded in global stocks on Friday was short-lived as they resumed their downtrend on Monday.

Rand firm as Moody's delays ratings move

2018-10-15 10:39

The rand has strengthened further after Moody's Investors Service held off on its ratings review.

Rand on front foot as currency firms to under R14.50/$

2018-10-12 10:10

The rand strengthened almost 1.5% against the dollar in early trade as the US currency continued its slide on poor inflation data.

Nene rollercoaster takes Nomura from biggest rand bear to bull

2018-10-11 07:21

'Nene having to go despite not being found guilty of wrongdoing' is a sign that tolerance of corruption “'s much lower than it was in the past,' says a Nomura strategist.

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