SA assets advance as budget seen averting junk status

2018-02-23 18:48

Government bonds have rallied, while the rand and stocks gained as the budget convinced most investors the country is doing enough to stave off another credit-rating downgrade.

US stocks end choppy session mostly up

2018-02-23 07:45

Wall Street stocks have finished mostly higher as worries about increased interest rates ebbed somewhat, but market insiders continued to warn of more volatility ahead.

US stocks tumble as Fed minutes revive interest rate fears

2018-02-22 10:10

Wall Street stocks tumbled into negative territory Wednesday after the minutes of the last Federal Reserve meeting revived worries about higher interest rates.

Naspers, banks attract foreigners in SA stock spree

2018-02-21 11:52

Foreign investors are loving the change of leadership in South Africa, embarking on a stock-buying spree.

JSE down as focus shifts to budget

2018-02-20 19:14

The JSE traded weaker, driven by mining and resource stocks, down by 3.44% and 2.01% respectively, as focus shifts towards the National Budget.

Asian stocks fall, dollar rises with bond yields

2018-02-20 07:07

Most Asian equity benchmarks have declined with US futures and the dollar rose as Treasury yields climbed back toward recent four-year highs.

Japanese stocks gain on yen weakness, oil advances

2018-02-19 11:56

Japanese shares have risen helped by a weaker yen and after US equities capped their best week in five years. The dollar steadied and oil consolidated above $60 a barrel.

It's a first: SA bonds are getting more love than Mexico

2018-02-16 11:56

Thanks to a political roller-coaster that ended with Cyril Ramaphosa being named president, South African bonds are more expensive than those in Mexico for the first time on record.

Global stocks gain ground as inflation panic cools

2018-02-16 07:32

World stock markets have pushed higher as investors continued to regain confidence after worries about inflation led to brutal selling earlier in the month.

An equity guide to Ramaphosa: winners and losers in SA

2018-02-15 16:21

Equity investors have reacted with euphoria to Jacob Zuma’s resignation as South African president, with stocks soaring the most in more than three years.


JSE positive, rand gains after better-than-expected #Budget2018

2018-02-23 09:38

South African stocks initially gained and the rand strengthened after investors appeared to react positively to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s 2018 Budget Speech.

Stocks under pressure as dollar pauses, gold slips

2018-02-22 11:58

Global stocks have taken another leg down in the wake of Federal Reserve minutes that painted a healthy picture of the US economy, raising the prospect of tighter monetary policy.

Stock investors bracing for Budget 2018 impact

2018-02-21 12:51

Stock investors are bracing for the impact Budget 2018 will have on their portfolios as Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba seeks ways to raise revenue and avert ratings downgrades.

Weak Walmart results weigh on retailers, US stocks

2018-02-21 07:00

Wall Street stocks have dropped, with retailers falling especially hard following disappointing results from Dow-member Walmart.

Stocks decline, dollar climbs with bond yields

2018-02-20 10:05

Most Asian equity benchmarks have declined with US futures and the dollar rose as Treasury yields climbed back toward recent four-year highs.

Short sellers caught out by SA's power transfer

2018-02-19 18:12

The transfer of power in South Africa has pulled the rug from under the feet of some short traders. At stake: more than $5bn.

European stocks extend rally, dollar steady

2018-02-19 11:06

European shares have carried forward a rally from Japan and the US, where the S&P 500 index notched its best week in five years.

US stocks gain for 5th straight day, Dow +1.2%

2018-02-16 07:44

Wall Street stocks have enjoyed more solid gains, climbing for a fifth straight session and shrugging off fresh data showing higher inflation.

Asia markets higher as volatility fears ease

2018-02-16 07:28

Asian stock markets have edged higher in thin holiday trade, led by gains in Tokyo, as volatility eased after last week's roller-coaster ride in the markets.

'Off to the races' for SA assets as Ramaphosa steps in

2018-02-15 14:36

Stocks have surged, the rand has rallied and bond yields fell to a level last seen more than two years ago, as market favourite Cyril Ramaphosa took the helm of the economy.

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