Stocks plummet on Asian virus concerns

2020-01-21 17:49

The JSE fell on Tuesday following heavy losses in Asia which were mainly attributed to worries about a deadly virus in China.

'Took me right out of my seat' — Warren Buffett was inspired by a Martin Luther King Jr. speech to push for civil rights

2020-01-20 17:23

The famed investor's support of King marked "the first time there had been space in Warren's life for anything outside of moneymaking."

China's economy grew at the slowest pace in nearly 30 years as Trump's trade war bites

2020-01-17 15:09

The drop from 6.6% growth in 2018 reflected a raft of challenges. China's birth rate and manufacturing investment also dropped to record lows.

Gold could spike another 30% to a record high, says Bridgewater — 'There is so much boiling conflict'

2020-01-15 12:47

"When you look at the geopolitical strife, how many foreign entities really want to hold dollars?" Bridgewater co-chief Greg Jensen told the Financial Times.

The world’s most precious metal leaves everything else in the dust

2020-01-13 22:03

Palladium’s great start to the year pales in comparison to its lesser known, but much more expensive sister metal, rhodium.

JSE closes weaker as resources struggle

2020-01-09 19:04

Miners have surged over the past couple of sessions on the back of firmer metal commodity prices, which have risen on the back of the tensions between the USA and Iraq.

Why markets are oddly subdued after Iran's attack on US bases in Iraq: 'You call that a knife?'

2020-01-08 17:37

Gold punched above $1,600 for the first time since 2013, and oil spiked. But the gains fizzled. "They've barely scratched the US," says an analyst.

WATCH: Nasdaq hits 9 000 for the first time ever

2019-12-27 11:42

The Nasdaq topped the 9 000-point mark for the first time ever on Thursday, boosted in the session by Amazon after the company said customers shopped at record levels this holiday season.

From South Africa to Egypt | 10 African markets to watch in 2020

2019-12-24 10:37

Global bond traders who ventured into Africa this year have reaped rich rewards.

Rand at its best level in four months, but real risks remain

2019-12-19 14:28

While the local unit usually strengthens over December, there are additional driving forces behind its recent rally, says an analyst.


Weaker close for the JSE after muted session

2020-01-20 17:49

The JSE closed softer on Monday following a relatively muted session in which the local bourse couldn’t gain significant momentum.

Finding value in 2020

2020-01-20 13:40

PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw has worked through a number of investment company reports to determine their expectations for 2020. Despite having unique views on world markets, many companies share the same views on a number of themes they believe will emerge this year.

A Goldman Sachs client poll finds 87% expect Trump to win the next election

2020-01-17 13:48

The banking titan also polled clients on when they expect the next US recession, and their predictions for US stocks and Fed rate cuts.

JSE rises despite weaker consumer confidence data

2020-01-14 21:09

The JSE advanced on Tuesday primarily on the back of gains in the financials and industrials indices.

JSE rises despite weaker US jobs data

2020-01-10 17:47

United States non-farm payrolls for the month of December came in lower than expected as the US economy added 145 000 jobs instead of the forecast 160 000 jobs.

JSE softer as US-Iran tensions remain

2020-01-08 18:06

The rand recovered from its earlier slump which saw it fall to a session low of R14.45/$. The local unit rallied to peak at a session high of R14.19/$ before it was recorded trading 0.44% firmer at R14.23 against the dollar.

Rand strength seems 'somewhat divorced' from actual SA sentiment - economist

2019-12-28 16:53

The current strength of the rand appears to be "somewhat divorced" from actual sentiment around the SA economy, an emerging markets economist tells Fin24.

Boeing CEO shakeup kicks Wall St into action

2019-12-24 11:02

The surprise announcement that Boeing ousted its embattled CEO invigorated Wall Street, while trading was muted on European and Asian stock markets as many investors were already away for Christmas.

The US government listed Black Panther's Wakanda as an official free-trade partner

2019-12-19 16:18

US agriculture officials added the fictional African nation and its supposed exports to test their Tariff Tracker, but neglected to remove it.

The pound plummets after Boris Johnson's 'drastic' move that raises risk of Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal

2019-12-17 15:05

The pound fell over 1% against both the dollar and the euro. "This sets up another cliff-edge and could create yet more months of uncertainty," said one analyst.

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