Muzzled session for the JSE

2019-10-18 18:16

Markets in Asia did have some direction primarily on the back of weaker than expected Chinese GDP numbers which fell to a 30-year low of 6.0% QoY.

Resources set tone for the local bourse

2019-10-14 18:11

The JSE also shrugged off earlier momentum from Chinese markets which rallied on the optimism of a partial trade deal. The rand held on to its gains as it peaked at a session high of R14.72/$ before it was recorded trading 0.01% firmer at R14.79/$ at 17:00.

Renewed trade talks fail to lift JSE sentiment

2019-10-09 18:39

The JSE retreated on Wednesday despite a broad-based rebound across the major global markets on the back of positive news from Chinese officials.

JSE tumbles as global growth fears spread

2019-10-02 18:46

With the Chinese markets still closed for a holiday, the Hang Seng and Nikkei lost 0.19% and 0.49% respectively as they reacted to worse than expected US economic data.

Local bourse tracks Asian stocks lower

2019-09-30 18:15

The greenback strengthened against a basket of major currencies which saw it peak as high as 99.46 index points on the US dollar index.

These are the worst-performing currencies over the last five years – and the rand isn’t even among the top 25

2019-09-18 06:41

The rand lost 30% of its value compared to the US dollar since 2014.

Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.73/$

2019-09-11 09:37

The local currency traded in a range between R14.60 and R14.74 to the greenback on Wednesday.

Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.74/$

2019-09-09 08:36

The rand closed at R14.74/$ on Monday.

Markets LIVE: Rand closes 1.75% firmer at R14.83/$

2019-09-04 08:40

The local currency strengthened significantly on Wednesday to record its best day in weeks.

 

Local bourse closes softer after muted session

2019-10-17 18:59

The local bourse shrugged off gains that were recorded in Europe and the United States of America following the announcement that the United Kingdom and European Union had agreed on a Brexit deal.

Stocks rise on positive US earnings and Brexit deal

2019-10-15 18:11

With the United States earnings reporting season having kicked off today following the release of earnings from some of the major banks, investors shifted their focus to the health of the US companies.

Stocks rise on promise of trade deal

2019-10-11 18:39

Reactions to the headlines about the trade war have become fickle as the tension has been drawn out, however there seems to be an elevated sense of optimism that the current talks will yield a partial deal.

Rand weakens on report China may play hardball with US

2019-10-07 13:58

The local currency fell on news China may be reluctant to accept comprehensive trade deal with the Trump administration.

Resources lift the JSE

2019-10-01 18:04

With Chinese markets closed for a holiday, there was little sentiment filtering from that market. In Japan, the Nikkei eventually closed 0.59% firmer.

More painful petrol, diesel price hikes ahead

2019-09-26 13:51

Petrol prices have increased by 15% so far this year.

Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.60/$

2019-09-16 09:19

Gold and other precious metals rallied on Monday after a strike against Saudi Arabian oil facilities raised the possibility of retaliatory US military action in the Middle East.

Markets LIVE: Rand closes at R14.67/$

2019-09-10 09:23

The local currency has strengthened to its best level in more than a month.

Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.74/$

2019-09-06 08:35

The rand closed at R14.74/$ on Friday.

Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R15.13/$

2019-09-03 08:04

Here's how the day wrapped up.

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