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Gold falls with yen as haven-asset flight eases

Jan 18 2017 08:51

The flight to haven assets has eased following the biggest drop in the dollar since July with moves in the yen and gold steadying ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration.


Rand holding ground amid Brexit worries - expert

Jan 17 2017 17:37

The rand has shrugged off the potentially negative effect Brexit could have on South Africa, says an investment strategist, following the British Prime Minister's Brexit speech.

International Markets

European stocks pare drop, Brexit deal will need vote

Jan 17 2017 15:14

European stocks have pared their decline after UK Prime Minister Theresa May laid out her intentions on Brexit while supporting a strong European Union.


JSE takes a breather on Brexit jitters

Jan 17 2017 13:58

The JSE has taken a breather on European market jitters on fears that the UK is heading for a "hard" Brexit, pushing the pound to some of the lowest levels in three decades.


Gold surges as investors tick off hours to Brexit speech

Jan 17 2017 09:14

The new year has been kind to gold. Prices have advanced every day apart from a single session this month as the UK gets to grips with the Brexit process.


Dollar falls as Brexit concern spurs safety bid

Jan 17 2017 09:05

The dollar has fallen as Treasury yields declined following a long weekend with investors seeking safety amid concern the UK is heading for a so-called hard Brexit.


Anglo's spectacular rise boosts resources and pulls JSE higher

Jan 16 2017 14:20

Resources shares have continued to pull the JSE higher, with global markets treading water as euphoria about economic stimulus by the Trump government begins to wear off.

Business and economy

In the markets: What to watch this week

Jan 16 2017 13:27

Local market watchers will have their eyes peeled for inflation data as well news regarding mining production. The European Central Bank is also set to make a decision regarding interest rates.

International Markets

Emerging assets retreat as Brexit, Trump spur flight to safety

Jan 16 2017 10:58

Investors have sold assets across emerging nations after a report saying the UK may leave the European Union’s single market raised uncertainty over Britain’s trade deals.


Global markets mixed as Wall Street treads water

Jan 16 2017 09:04

Global stock indices have finished mainly higher as Wall Street ended split despite healthy bank profits and another record Nasdaq close.


Resources top performers on JSE this week

Jan 13 2017 13:36

Share prices on the JSE have been heading upwards again after the customary profit-taking earlier in the day, with resources the best performing shares over the past week.


Saudi oil output drops under Opec quota close to 2 year low

Jan 12 2017 15:33

Saudi Arabia has reduced oil production to less than 10 million barrels a day, below its targeted level, and will consider renewing its pledge to cut crude output in six months.


Richemont steals the show on JSE as Christmas bonanza buoys demand

Jan 12 2017 13:37

The pattern on JSE has again been one of investors taking profits in early trade, but indices moved upwards again thanks to another record on London's FTSE index.

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From fossils to finance – that’s been the career trajectory of Dr Merrill van der Walt, a palaeontologist until recently. She is now a statistician with a difference.