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Markets LIVE: Naspers lists on A2X, Brexit worries mount for BOE Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:44:17 +0200

The global media giant says its shares have been approved to trade on the local A2X stock exchange as a secondary listing with effect from December 27.


European stock markets drop at open Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:07:05 +0200

Europe's leading stock markets have fallen further at the open, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index shedding 0.5% to 6 738.49 points.


Naspers becomes largest firm to list on A2X exchange Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:03:47 +0200

The global media giant says its shares have been approved to trade on A2X stock exchange with effect from December 27, 2018.


Chinese stocks drop as Xi's milestone speech disappoints traders Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:40:33 +0200

Chinese equities have declined as President Xi Jinping’s speech on the country’s four decades of reforms did little to lift sentiment.


Oil dives lower as surging US output overshadows OPEC+ curbs Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:44:33 +0200

Oil has dived lower near $49 a barrel as investors sought more assurance that OPEC’s output cuts will work in the face of surging US supply.


Rout could continue after year to forget: Africa markets in 2019 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:20:14 +0200

Traders in African markets have had a year to forget, and there are signs the rout’s not over yet.


Tokyo stocks open lower after Wall Street tumbles Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:20:30 +0200

Tokyo stocks opened lower, extending losses on Wall Street, as investors looked ahead to meetings of the US and Japanese central banks.


Euro risks remain to the downside as Fed may do little for bulls Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:35:56 +0200

Euro bulls may not be able to count on the Fed meeting next week for support as European policy makers grow more concerned over the region's growth prospects.


US stocks close sharply lower as global growth fears spur sell-off Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:39:56 +0200

US stocks sold off to close the week down sharply, with fears of slowing global growth pushing all three major Wall Street indices down about 2%.


TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: JSE All-Share index trading in tight range Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:39:47 +0200

The JSE All-Share index is currently trading in a tight sideways range in the short-term, offering trading opportunities in both directions.


JSE closes firmer after a choppy trading session Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:13:32 +0200

The JSE has held on to its gains to close firmer as global markets remained upbeat following consecutive sessions of gains.


Asian markets build on trade optimism, pound faces pressure Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:12:22 +0200

Asian markets have enjoyed more gains as investors are cheered by the more conciliatory noises from China and the US on trade.


Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.17/$ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:27:49 +0200

The rand firmed by more than 1% on Wednesday as it broke below R14.10 to the greenback as a result of a softer dollar. However, it failed to hold on to its gains.


European stocks steady with ECB set to end stimulus Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:04:52 +0200

Europe's major stock markets have flatlined with the European Central Bank on the cusp of withdrawing its emergency crisis-fighting economic stimulus.


Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R14.45/$ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:24:00 +0200

The rand closed at R14.45 to the US dollar on Friday afternoon, after a day's range of R14.1804 - 14.4681.


Tokyo shares end higher on hopes for US-China trade ties Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:19:03 +0200

Tokyo stocks have ended higher as worries over a US-China trade war receded.


Pound solidifies gains after May wins confidence vote Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:54:28 +0200

The British currency sustained gains won late Wednesday after Prime Minister Theresa May survived a bid by her own MPs to unseat her through a no confidence vote.


JSE firmer as global stocks remain optimistic on US-China trade deal Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:05:25 +0200

The JSE closed firmer as it tracked other global equity benchmarks higher, mainly on the back of positive comments on trade from US President Donald Trump.


Pound rallies as UK PM May seen surviving confidence challenge Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:00:50 +0200

The pound headed for the biggest gain in a month on increased confidence UK Prime Minister Theresa May will survive a leadership challenge, amid reports that she had the backing of a majority of Conservative Party Parliament members.


European stocks rise despite UK political turmoil Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:24:02 +0200

European stocks rose after news that British Prime Minister Theresa May will later face a no-confidence vote over her handling of Brexit negotiations.


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