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Hong Kong stocks advance after biggest tumble this year Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:31:03 +0200

Hong Kong stocks have risen, led by a rebound in shares that had driven a slump.


Oil's geopolitical-risk rally fades as Iraq repairs crude fields Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:17:22 +0200

A surge in crude prices have faded as Iraq sought to restore flows from fields in a disputed region after violence had curbed output.


Woolies, Pick n Pay down as reshuffle, Eskom revelations unnerve JSE Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:49:47 +0200

Most of the major indices have slipped as political uncertainty around the controversial Cabinet reshuffle and revelations of corruption at Eskom continued to hurt the JSE.


Stocks drop as Spain crisis heats up, pound falls Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:20:22 +0200

The optimism that spurred US stocks to yet another record has been missing in action throughout Asia and Europe, with European peers trading lower as Spain’s Catalan crisis deepened.


European stocks drop before Madrid deadline, EU summit Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:50:26 +0200

Europe's stock markets have fallen, with all eyes on Spain and whether Catalan will abandon a bid for independence ahead of a deadline imposed by Madrid.


Oil trades near 3-week high as Iraq-Kurd violence curbs exports Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:07:49 +0200

Oil has traded near the highest close in three weeks as exports from northern Iraq fell by more than half after fighting between government troops and Kurdish forces.


JSE tracks global markets firmer, rand skids Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:31:21 +0200

The local bourse has firmed in line with global markets, while the rand edged lower following heightened political uncertainty.


Zuma's reshuffle, higher CPI knock rand Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:05:31 +0200

The rand lost over 1% of its value against the dollar as international investors reacted to the news of President Jacob Zuma’s surprise Cabinet changes and as inflation accelerated to 5.5%.


Zuma Cabinet reshuffle makes modest ripples on JSE Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:27:32 +0200

The latest Cabinet reshuffle has continued to cause ripples on the JSE, but these were modest compared to similar reshuffles in the past, suggesting that the market is taking a breather.


European stock markets mostly upbeat Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:11:49 +0200

European stock markets have mostly advanced, though Madrid fell as Spain threatened to suspend Catalonia's autonomy.


Asia rally ticks along as Tokyo extends surge to 12th day Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:15:01 +0200

The rally on global markets have extended into Asia after another record on Wall Street, while eyes turn to a key meeting of China's leadership.


Hong Kong stocks eke out minor gains Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:28:08 +0200

Hong Kong stocks have squeezed out a fifth straight gain following further records on Wall Street while Shanghai ticked higher as Chinese leaders kicked off a key meeting.


Stocks drift as dollar rally pauses, pound slips Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:29:53 +0200

Stocks have treaded water as investors awaited the next catalyst, with central bankers due to speak and a deadline on Catalonia’s independence claim from Spain looming.


European stock markets rise at open Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:20:00 +0200

Europe's major stock markets have risen at the start of trading, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.2% at 7 533.04 points.


Oil rises on demand signs after Goldman flags geopolitical risks Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:16:36 +0200

Oil has extended gains as signs of declining US stockpiles pointed to healthy demand while investors weighed potential disruptions to supply.


JSE ends in the red amid Zuma's surprise reshuffle Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:34:20 +0200

All the major indices closed in the red, coinciding with the surprise Cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma.


SHARE WATCH: Fast food industry in crisis Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:20:18 +0200

Kirk Swart, share analyst at Overberg Asset Management, looks at the mounting pressures on the fast food industry in this week's share watch.


JSE takes breather after strong run Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:53:15 +0200

Share prices on the JSE have dipped after a firm rally, with most of the major indices drifting slightly lower in morning trade.


Rand drops on Zuma's surprise 'pro-nuclear' Cabinet reshuffle Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:39:55 +0200

The rand lost more than 0.5% within minutes of President Jacob Zuma's announcement of yet another surprise Cabinet reshuffle.


European equities stable at open Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:10:55 +0200

Europe's major stock markets have steadied in opening deals.


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