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Rand still on firmer ground

Oct 24 2014 19:30

The rand has hovered near the previous day's five-week highs against the dollar, still anchored by a well-received mini budget.


JSE ends lower

Oct 24 2014 19:24

South African stocks have fallen for a third straight session, with iron ore producer Assore being the biggest decliner among blue chips.

International Markets

European bank stocks outpace market

Oct 24 2014 15:51

European shares have pared early losses as investors bet the fallout for the banking sector from stress test results due should be contained.

International Markets

Asia markets mixed after Wall Street gains

Oct 24 2014 15:46

Asian markets have been mixed following strong gains on Wall Street, with Tokyo enjoying a significant bump due to the dollar's rise against the yen.


Battle of the bulls and bears on JSE

Oct 24 2014 13:57

The battle between the bulls and the bears on the JSE is in full swing and the future direction of the market will depend on which side gets the upper hand.

International Markets

Global markets: Stress tests, Ebola cool stocks

Oct 24 2014 12:18

World stocks have dipped, as European bank stress test results due at the weekend and New York City's first case of Ebola prompted investors to lock in profits.

International Markets

European shares fall after New York Ebola case

Oct 24 2014 10:45

European shares have fallen in early trading, as investors fretted about news that a doctor who recently returned to New York has tested positive for Ebola.


Dollar rally fizzles in Asia

Oct 24 2014 09:56

The dollar has edged down against the yen in Asia after rallying on good economic data, with the first Ebola case in New York City hitting investors' risk appetite.


Rand holds onto gains, seeks direction

Oct 24 2014 09:46

The rand has held near recent highs against the dollar in early trade, looking for direction after hitting the R10.92 area.

International Markets

Asia markets mixed despite Wall Street gains

Oct 24 2014 07:52

Asian markets have been mixed following strong gains on Wall Street, with Tokyo enjoying a significant bump due to the dollar's rise against the yen.

International Markets

US stocks surge on earnings

Oct 24 2014 07:49

US stocks have bolted higher following a series of mostly strong earnings reports from Dow members Caterpillar, 3M and others.


Oil resumes slide in Asian trade

Oct 24 2014 07:42

Oil prices have resumed their slide in Asian trade following a sharp rebound the day before as investors wait for more signs of economic growth in Europe.


JSE drifts lower, MTN weighs

Oct 23 2014 17:59

South African shares have ended in the red, dragged lower by MTN, which surprised investors with news it was struggling to sign on new subscribers in Nigeria.

International Markets

European markets diverge on mixed data

Oct 23 2014 14:02

European stock markets have diverged in choppy trading as investors reacted to some disappointing earnings updates and slightly positive global economic data.

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