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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.

Currencies

Rand affected by rouble - economist

Dec 18 2014 11:58

The rand is being affected by the rouble's depreciation because they export similar commodities, an economist says.

World

Putin: Rouble will rise again

Dec 18 2014 12:33

President Vladimir Putin says Russia's economy will rebound after the rouble's collapse against the dollar, but warned that it could take two years.

Economy

PPI slows to 6.5%

Dec 18 2014 12:01

South Africa's producer price inflation slowed to 6.5% year-on-year in November from 6.7% in October, says Statistics SA.

Tech

Midrand, Sandton record SA’s fastest internet speeds

Dec 18 2014 11:31

South Africa’s fastest internet download speeds for November 2014 have been recorded in the two fast-growing Gauteng areas, according to an online service.

Economy

Sars ordered to uplift Pillay suspension

Dec 18 2014 11:07

The Labour Court in Johannesburg has ruled that deputy SA Revenue Service commissioner Ivan Pillay's suspension must be lifted with immediate effect.

 

In other news

Avon settles over bribe probe

10 minutes ago

US authorities have fined Avon $135m to settle a corruption probe in China after it became known the company had bribed officials.

Asian markets gain as Fed promises patience

20 minutes ago

Asian markets have rallied, with investors reversing a recent sell-off spurred by indications the Federal Reserve will keep rates on hold until mid-2015.

Impossible to reduce output - Saudis

Dec 18 2014 12:46

Saudi Arabia, the largest producer in the Opec oil cartel, cannot reduce its output despite plunging prices, a report says.

Oil prices slash Nigeria GDP growth

34 minutes ago

Nigeria's economy will grow 5.5% in 2015, down from an earlier projection of 6.4%, due to lower oil revenues, the budget the finance minister says.

Brent oil rises above $62

Dec 18 2014 12:36

Brent crude has jumped 2% to above $62 a barrel, as some traders bet a six-month price rout could be ending as more energy firms cut investment budgets.

India's Modi moves in to speed up stuck projects

Dec 18 2014 12:14

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken direct control of a project-monitoring body to fast-track investments worth almost $300bn.

US consumer prices fall on looming rate hike

Dec 18 2014 09:01

US consumer prices have recorded their biggest drop in nearly six years but did little to change views the Fed Reserve will start raising interest rates.

European shares rises, Wall st rallies

Dec 18 2014 11:35

European stocks have risen early, tracking a rally on Wall Street after the US Federal Reserve gave an upbeat assessment of the economy.

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