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US stocks lifted as Italian plan boosts banks Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:20:15 +0200

Wall Street stocks have risen in early trade, following European equities higher after an Italian bank rescue plan lifted European and US financial giants.


JSE treads water as market awaits domestic data Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:17:55 +0200

Share prices have drifted mostly sideways with no news which could have an influence on sentiment, as the market waits for a spate of local economic data due this week.


European stocks jump as crude, Nestlé power gains Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:45:00 +0200

European stocks have started the week on the front foot as catalysts including a rebound in crude propelled equities toward the biggest gain in five days.


Oil gains as biggest monthly loss in a year considered excessive Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:08:12 +0200

Oil has risen, trimming its biggest monthly decline in almost a year, on speculation that its recent sell-off may have been excessive.


China's large caps surge to 2015 high Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:08:10 +0200

China’s large-cap shares have extended their outperformance amid investor optimism about MSCI inclusion.


Global stocks advance as crude gains, Nestlé jumps Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:08:01 +0200

Global stocks have advanced as Nestlé sparked a rally in European shares and oil climbed for a third straight session after entering a bear market.


Tech shares lead US stocks, retailers lag Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:34:16 +0200

Tech shares have finished the week on a strong note, lifting the Nasdaq, while leading retailers fell following another weak earnings report from a leading store chain.


European equities dip as oil steadies Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:31:00 +0200

Europe's main stock markets have retreated following mixed economic data, while oil prices stabilised and the tech-rich Nasdaq advanced on Wall Street.


JSE inches higher on the back of Naspers and firmer gold prices Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:58:57 +0200

The JSE closed firmer as gold mining stocks and Naspers propelled the local bourse higher.


JSE treads water as investor confidence remains down Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:11:53 +0200

Investor confidence remains low and most major indices on the JSE have lifted only slightly, except for the Resources index which was 0.15% lower by mid-morning.


Asia markets end week on quiet note, US healthcare bill returns Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:13:28 +0200

Asian markets have limped into the weekend, with energy firms still struggling after a bruising few days, while investors eye Donald Trump's revised healthcare bill.


Global stocks are mixed as oil swings, pound gains Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:44:35 +0200

Global equities have been mixed after Federal Reserve speakers did little to alter projections for the path of interest rate, while oil fluctuated.


Rand strength sets tone for JSE slide Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:51:39 +0200

The rand strengthened causing rand hedge stocks to trade under pressure, which dragged the overall index lower.


US stocks mixed as oil stabilises, dollar slips Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:41:15 +0200

US stocks have sought to rebound from two days of losses as the bear market in crude prices showed signs of spilling into the broader market even as oil stabilised.


Gold recovers as oil's slide and weaker stocks spur haven demand Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:58:42 +0200

Oil’s woes are becoming good news for gold investors. The metal has recovered from a one-month low as crude’s tumble into a bear market spurred demand for a haven.


Resources slide on continued Mining Charter doubts Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:46:24 +0200

Although the Gold index has rallied strongly after recent huge losses, the resources sector has slipped with the dust not yet settled over the controversial new Mining Charter.


Yen climbs with gold amid oil rout, stocks mixed Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:05:34 +0200

The yen has strengthened and gold has risen for a second day as oil languished in a bear market. Global stocks were mixed.


Complacency is main stock market risk for India Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:15:09 +0200

Investors are throwing caution to the wind on expectations Indian stocks will continue to rally on strong domestic buying.


Energy firms take fresh hit but most Asia markets bounce Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:45:28 +0200

Energy firms have once again sank in Asian trade after another plunge in oil prices as glut fears return, though most regional markets enjoyed a recovery from the previous day's sell-off.


JSE reverses earlier losses to close firmer Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:21:07 +0200

The JSE closed in positive territory, while the rand was caught again in volatile trade as the US dollar lost some ground.


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