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Local equities close weaker amid rand confusion

Aug 17 2017 19:48

The local bourse has failed to gain any significant upside momentum after opening slightly firmer, as the volatile currency impacted rand sensitive stocks.


Rand rally puts damper on JSE

Aug 17 2017 13:49

A strong recovery by the rand dampened share prices on the JSE in morning trade, with most indices only marginally higher in line with stronger global markets

International Markets

European stocks decline as investors assess recent gains

Aug 17 2017 09:57

European stocks have halted their longest winning streak in a month, as traders weighed recent gains and odds fell of another US interest-rate increase this year.


Oil holds near 3-week low as US output climbs to two-year high

Aug 17 2017 09:37

Oil has held losses near the lowest close in more than three weeks as investors weigh expanding US crude output against an extended decline in stockpiles.

International Markets

Asian tech stocks rally, yen gains on Fed minutes

Aug 17 2017 07:51

Most Asian stocks have risen, led by technology shares after stellar earnings at Tencent. The yen climbed and the dollar extended declines after Federal Reserve meeting minutes reduced the odds of another US interest rate increase this year.


Naspers buoys JSE after impressive Tencent results

Aug 16 2017 18:38

The local bourse was buoyed by Naspers which jumped on the back of an impressive set of results from its Hang Seng listed associate, Tencent Holdings.

International Markets

US stocks rise as investors await Fed minutes

Aug 16 2017 16:11

US stocks have opened higher and the dollar and Treasuries were largely steady as investors held tight before the release of the latest Federal Reserve minutes.


As good as it gets: Iron ore risks a reversal as China cools

Aug 16 2017 13:47

Iron ore in the $70s a ton may be as good as it gets for some time. After rallying hard in June and July, the commodity may see its gains unravel.


JSE lifts in line with positive global sentiment

Aug 16 2017 13:45

Share prices on the JSE have traded higher in line with positive sentiment on world markets, despite a stronger rand and a drop in some commodity prices.

International Markets

Growth outlook boosts Europe stocks, dollar steady

Aug 16 2017 13:15

European stocks have advanced amid growing optimism over the region’s economy. The dollar and Treasuries were largely steady as investors tread water.


Down day for JSE as commodity prices cool

Aug 15 2017 22:41

The JSE has edged lower as commodity prices eased on the back of lower geopolitical stresses between North Korea and the United States.

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