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Rand caps gains as JSE drifts aimlessly Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:12:21 +0200

Share prices on the JSE have once again been in limbo as the strong rand continues to put a cap on the big dual-listed shares.

Relentless rand 'a trifle overdone' Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:57:54 +0200

While the rand rally has been relentless, analysts warn the local currency has been overextended and should consolidate.

Yen halts rally, stocks mixed before congress vote Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:44:50 +0200

The yen has weakened for the first time in nine days while stocks were mixed before a key US vote on health care.

Oil falls amid record US stockpiles Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:29:44 +0200

Oil has dropped as US crude supplies rose to an all-time high while investors await a meeting between OPEC and its allies.

Mighty rand dips below R12.50/$ Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:12:51 +0200

The mighty rand has continued its rally, dipping below R12.50/$ for the first time in 20 months as it refused to follow the general risk-off sentiment.

JSE in limbo as world holds breath over Obamacare bill Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:47:56 +0200

The JSE has been treading water, with major indices moving very little and volumes low as the world waits to see if President Donald Trump succeeds in rolling back Obamacare.

Global stock selloff eases as yen falls with gold Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:53:26 +0200

A global equities selloff that spurred the biggest drop in shares since Donald Trump’s election have eased as investors stepped back before a key US vote on health care.

Rand cheers narrow deficit, easing CPI Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:53:53 +0200

The rand hit 20-month lows following a boost from a narrow current account deficit and lower consumer price inflation.

Pound near highest in a month on Trump trade pullback Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:27:58 +0200

The pound has traded close to the highest level in almost a month after inflation broke through the Bank of England’s target and as investors pared dollar positions.

Iron ore takes a battering as bear market engulfs China futures Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:53:57 +0200

Iron ore is getting battered. After rounds of warnings that this year’s rally may be overdone, the raw material is in retreat.

JSE wilts as investors join global flight to safe havens Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:53:51 +0200

Global stock markets have been a sea of red and investors on the JSE also joined the flight to safety, buying bonds and precious metals.

European stocks mirror global selloff Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:08:31 +0200

European stocks have fallen, extending a decline, as investors questioned the extent to which US President Donald Trump can deliver on growth policies.

Global stocks tumble after US selloff, yen gains Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:03:05 +0200

Equities have tumbled across the globe after the S&P 500 Index fell the most since Donald Trump’s election, as stocks joined an unwinding of reflation trades.

Brent oil extends drop as industry data shows rising US supply Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:54:57 +0200

Brent oil has extended losses towards $50 a barrel as industry data showed US stockpiles expanded, raising speculation surging supplies are offsetting output cuts.

Tokyo stocks down at break as Trump rally falters Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:40:12 +0200

Tokyo stocks have fallen, tracking Wall Street's biggest loss of the year on concerns about US President Donald Trump's ability to advance his economy-boosting agenda in Washington.

Rand is not as attractive as performance shows - analysis Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:17:54 +0200

While the rand extended its status as one of the world’s best carry trades this year, analysis by Bloomberg revealed other emerging market currencies are more attractive.

Nasdaq hits record as Wall Street opens higher Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:45:57 +0200

Wall Street opened higher on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq hitting a new record, but then retreated from those levels, as investors awaited speeches from Federal Reserve policymakers.

Firm rand caps JSE gains as Naspers makes strong run Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:18:46 +0200

Naspers has rallied firmly on the JSE, pulling the Industrial and All-share indices higher, but the strong rand once again put a cap on the rest of the market.

Oil weighs on Europe stocks as dollar pares drop Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:37:49 +0200

Weaker oil prices have helped drag European shares lower while a gauge of the US dollar flirted with its longest losing streak since Donald Trump won the election.

Hong Kong stocks extend weekly rally Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:16:23 +0200

Hong Kong stocks have risen, extending their best weekly gain since September, as China Shenhua Energy jumped after announcing a special dividend.

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