Asian markets retreat after rally, strong yen hits Tokyo

2019-01-10 08:02

Asian markets turned south Thursday as investors took a breather after rallying this week on optimism over China-US trade talks and the Federal Reserve's softer tone on interest rates.

Brexit, 'stagflation' and the US-China trade war: Your global economic outlook in 2019

2018-12-21 08:52

The world economy continues to expand but there are signs that growth has peaked, according to global investment manager Schroders.

Rand retreats after strong gains on Thursday, still at three-month high

2018-11-30 12:46

After strengthening to within touching distance of R13.60/$ on Thursday afternoon, the rand retreated slightly on Friday morning.

What is good for emerging markets is good for the rand, SA equities

2018-11-09 20:42

Emerging markets have underperformed significantly since the start of the year, despite an economic backdrop that is supportive of emerging market equities. According to to Overberg Asset Management, this seems unreasonable.

Rand holds gains as Tito Mboweni announced as finance minister

2018-10-09 16:29

In a short address President Ramaphosa said it was is a measure of Nhlanhla Nene's character that he offered to resign although he had 'not been implicated in acts of wrongdoing'.

READ: Ramaphosa's opening remarks at an investment roundtable in New York

2018-09-26 22:46

Speaking at a private investment roundtable in New York, President Cyril Ramaphosa said accelerated land reform would both redress historical injustices and unlock economic potential.

JSE rallies as Ramaphosa announces economic stimulus plan

2018-09-21 17:56

The JSE rallied to close firmer following the announcement of the economic stimulus plan by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

4 ways the shock rand slump may hurt you in coming weeks

2018-09-06 07:41

Expect a monster fuel price hike.

Donald Trump seems to have a back-up plan if his trade wars fail

2018-08-27 11:35

It is possible that US President Donald Trump would use a weak dollar rather than tariffs to push American competitiveness – which is easier than a trade war.

JSE ends 1% higher to cap off week of gains

2018-08-24 18:30

The JSE All-Share closed 1.02% firmer, with all major indices ending the day in the green.


Greenback exposed to dysfunction and paralysis in Washington

2018-12-25 10:14

Mounting political risks from Washington are adding to reasons for traders to be bearish about the dollar as the market hurtles toward the end of 2018.

The rand has been the world's strongest currency against the dollar over the past three years

2018-12-14 17:13

And this is what experts predict will happen to the currency next year.

Oil prices and stock markets slide, dollar higher

2018-11-10 09:41

Global equities sank deeper into the red following dour economic news from China while a slump in oil prices deepened.

JSE closes flat as Tito Mboweni is named new finance minister

2018-10-09 19:11

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that Tito Mboweni would replace Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister towards the close of the local bourse.

Rand keeps gaining despite US Fed rate hike

2018-09-27 18:13

The rand touched R14/$ on Wednesday evening, trading 0.61% stronger at R14.03/$ by 6.00pm SA time.

Rand 'undervalued', says Ramaphosa as currency gains

2018-09-26 20:26

The rand led gains among its peers after President Cyril Ramaphosa said the currency had weakened too much and was "undervalued".

Argentina's currency continues to slide despite the world's highest interest rates and a $50 billion IMF bailout

2018-09-12 13:33

The peso, which has shed about half of its value this year, is the worst-performing currency of 2018,

Firmer rand lifts financials and retailers on JSE

2018-08-28 19:01

The rand briefly traded below R14 against the US dollar to reach a session high of R13.95/$ after news broke that the portfolio committee on public works had withdrawn the expropriation bill.

See the rand's roller coaster ride

2018-08-26 20:45

Take a look at this graphic of the rand's ups and downs - as summarised by Peregrine.

JSE closes marginally up after mixed session

2018-08-23 18:29

The JSE All-Share index held on to its gains to eventually end the day 0.14% firmer, while the JSE Top-40 index added 0.13%.

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