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Equities

SA stocks log biggest gain in nearly 6 years

Dec 18 2014 18:09

Sasol has led the charge as stocks on the JSE booked their biggest daily gain in nearly six years, swept along by a wave of positive global equity sentiment.

South Africa

Eskom: All OK, but keep on saving

Dec 18 2014 17:23

Eskom has called on all customers to reduce electricity usage, especially in the early evening, but says it expects power supply to remain stable.

World

Firms scramble to ease rouble pain

Dec 18 2014 16:19

Russian firms are scrambling to restructure the terms of foreign currency loans as the rouble's decline pushes up the cost of debt servicing.

News

As Russia goes down a sinkhole, what’s next?

Dec 18 2014 15:31

Russian banks and corporates will not be able to refinance their $600bn outstanding foreign currency debts anytime soon, says Cees Bruggemans.

South Africa

November PPI remains unchanged

Dec 18 2014 15:26

The producer price index for final manufactured goods from October to November 2014 has remained unchanged, says Statistics SA.

Commodities

Gold rises 2% as Fed takes patient stance

Dec 18 2014 13:55

Gold has climbed more than 2% after the Federal Reserve announced it would take a patient approach towards raising interest rates.

News

Neasa - Court sets aside wage deal

Dec 18 2014 13:29

The Labour Court in Johannesburg has set aside the 2011-2014 metal sector wage agreement, says Neasa.

Equities

JSE rallies strongly on Fed news

Dec 18 2014 12:59

Share prices on the JSE have recovered sharply on news that the US Federal Reserve will keep American interest rates near zero percent.

 

In other news

European stocks close sharply higher

Dec 18 2014 18:59

Europe's main stock markets have closed sharply higher on the back of the US Federal Reserve meeting, with the benchmark FTSE rising more than 2%.

Ethiopia's metro will be completed soon

Dec 18 2014 18:45

A project head says Ethiopia expects to complete the construction of a $475m metro rail system in Addis Ababa within weeks.

UK to compensate airlines for travel chaos

Dec 18 2014 18:00

Airlines will get a rebate on their fees to UK's national air traffic service to compensate them for a computer failure that disrupted hundreds of flights.

US stocks surge on oil rally

Dec 18 2014 17:09

US stocks have powered higher in opening trade, joining a surge in European markets amid rising oil prices.

Airbus reshuffle paves way for jet output

Dec 18 2014 17:00

A management reshuffle at Airbus marks a step towards focusing the company on industrial performance rather than the political interests of key shareholders.

EU bans investment in Crimea

Dec 18 2014 16:30

The European Union has banned investment in Crimea, halting European help for Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration.

Premium passenger numbers up at slower rate

Dec 18 2014 16:29

There has been no further increase in premium's share of total traffic, which could suppress growth in premium yields and revenues.

Cruise lines to benefit from end of embargo

Dec 18 2014 16:04

An end to the five-decade US trade embargo against Cuba will provide a major boost to American cruise lines, as well as the island's economy.

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ACL Arcelormittal South Afric...R26.22R2.7311.62%
NPN Naspers LimitedR1457.25R143.7310.94%
SOL Sasol LimitedR446.00R42.5710.55%
IMP Impala Platinum Holdings ...R77.82R6.278.76%
ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR100.00R8.058.75%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
RLO Reunert LimitedR58.75R-1.75-2.89%
RES Resilient Property Income...R83.90R-1.83-2.13%
ZED Zeder Investments LimitedR7.34R-0.14-1.87%
PFG Pioneer Food Group Limite...R145.35R-2.47-1.67%
KAP Kap Industrial Holdings L...R4.82R-0.07-1.43%
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