A COSTLY MOVE: People in Chicago protest against the possibility of Walgreens moving its corporate headquarters to Switzerland, a move that could cost taxpayers $4bn over five years. (Scott Olson, AFP)
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Asian markets have been mixed following another record on Wall Street, while the euro dug in against the dollar and yen after rebounding from multi-month lows.
Global stock markets have inched higher, while US debt prices fell following low US weekly jobless claims and stronger-than-expected earnings from US companies.
Oil prices have been mixed in Asia as soft gasoline demand in the United States offset upbeat manufacturing data from China, analysts said.
The rand convincingly broke through the R10.50 per dollar resistance, buoyed by euro gains and the possibility of an end to a three-week metal workers' strike.
Facebook stock have jumped to record highs as strong earnings from the leading social network sparked fresh buying.
Messe Frankfurt, one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, will have a permanent presence in Africa in future.
Shares in Alexander Forbes surged 12% on their return to the JSE, valuing the company at almost $10,5trn as it dazzled investors with the prospect of steady earnings and growth.
Global stock markets edged higher while US debt prices fell following unexpectedly low US weekly jobless claims and stronger-than-expected US earnings.