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Small breather for stocks Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:42:53 +0200

Local stocks edged higher on Friday in tandem with other global markets which rebounded as concerns over a deadly virus in China took lesser priority.


Stocks slide as global markets fret over virus Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:59:31 +0200

Local stocks have plummeted on the back of broad-based losses amongst global markets due to concerns over the spread of the virus which emanated in China.


Chinese stocks plunge in worst end to Lunar Year on record Thu, 23 Jan 2020 10:39:01 +0200

Panic coursed through the world's second-largest equity market as investors sold stocks on concern a deadly virus will worsen over China's week-long trading break.


JSE weaker after erasing earlier gains Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:46:55 +0200

The local bourse has lost ground towards the close on Wednesday eventually erasing all its earlier gains.


Stocks plummet on Asian virus concerns Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:49:56 +0200

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


Weaker close for the JSE after muted session Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:49:56 +0200

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


SA supply constraints drive palladium above $2 500 an ounce Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:35:25 +0200

The metal rallied to post its best week since 2001 and shows little sign of slowing down.


JSE surges along with global markets Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:37:42 +0200

The JSE surged on Friday in line with other global markets which were buoyed by easing trade tensions and good corporate earnings


Stocks inch higher as Reserve Bank cuts interest rates Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:02:09 +0200

The JSE closed mildly firmer on Thursday as it tracked other global markets higher on the back of the signing of the phase one trade deal between the USA and China


JSE rises despite weaker consumer confidence data Tue, 14 Jan 2020 21:09:42 +0200

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


JSE holds on to gains Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:45:36 +0200

The JSE on Monday tried to take a leaf from the earlier trend in Asian equities where the Hang Seng surged 1.11% while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.98%.


JSE rises despite weaker US jobs data Fri, 10 Jan 2020 17:47:09 +0200

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 closes weaker as resources struggle Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:04:03 +0200

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.


After rocketing 200% last year, South African platinum shares extend surge in 2020 Thu, 09 Jan 2020 06:19:42 +0200

Platinum stocks are buoyed by record prices for the palladium the miners dig up alongside their main product.


Oil price rockets after Iran attacks US in Iraq Wed, 08 Jan 2020 07:41:05 +0200

The price of oil spiked Wednesday after Iran launched revenge attacks on US forces in Iraq, making good on its pledge to hit back over the killing of its top general.


Rand rally cut short on US assassination of top Iranian general Fri, 03 Jan 2020 14:08:09 +0200

The rand weakened by as much as 2% on Friday morning in the wake of the assassination of Qasem Soleimani by the US military.


Gold spikes as investors brace for Iran response to US strike Fri, 03 Jan 2020 08:44:42 +0200

The strike in Baghdad ordered by President Donald Trump killed Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general who led the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds force,


Kenyan shares beat the JSE by a massive margin over the past decade Mon, 30 Dec 2019 06:51:04 +0200

Nairobi’s benchmark gauge climbed 74% since the decade opened, with the JSE up just short of 9% in dollar terms.


Rand strength seems 'somewhat divorced' from actual SA sentiment - economist Sat, 28 Dec 2019 19:00:05 +0200

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 Wed, 25 Dec 2019 00:01:08 +0200

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.


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