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Greek stocks fall on third day of turmoil

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Greek stocks were nearly 4% down in midday trade in a turbulent week on the Athens exchange, after the end of a five-week shutdown sparked the biggest drop.

International Markets

European stock markets rise at open

Aug 05 2015 11:19

Europe's main stock markets have risen at the start of trading, with all eyes on the US economy and interest-rate outlook.


Rand hits fresh 14-year low as economy struggles

Aug 05 2015 09:59

The rand has touched a fresh 14-year low against the dollar amid concerns about the ailing economy and after a Fed Reserve official backed a US rate hike.

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Apple a drag as US stocks finish lower

Aug 05 2015 07:37

US stocks finished lower following a mixed batch of earnings reports and another big decline by technology giant Apple.

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Asian stocks mixed on US rate talk, China fears

Aug 05 2015 07:40

Asian markets have been mixed, buoyed by a possible US interest rate hike even as China's ability to stem a recent market rout weighed on sentiment.


Oil prices up ahead of US stockpiles report

Aug 05 2015 07:38

Oil prices have risen in Asia as dealers predicted the latest US crude stockpiles and production data will point towards upbeat demand in the world's top crude consumer.

International Markets

European stocks close mixed

Aug 04 2015 18:56

Europe's main stock markets have closed mixed, with London's FTSE 100 index slipping 0.03% to finish at 6 686.57 points.


European exposure the focus in 5 shares to watch

Aug 04 2015 16:05

With a weak euro, low rates and a bond buying programme scheduled, European equities, at their current valuations, appear to be offering value, says an expert.

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US stocks flat as oil prices rally

Aug 04 2015 16:00

US equities have opened little changed as oil prices rallied and the Chinese stock market notched strong gains following new government measures.


Oil prices rebound, owing to weak Chinese data

Aug 04 2015 15:45

Oil prices have rebounded after falling steeply owing to weak Chinese and US manufacturing and continued worries about the global supply glut.


Nedbank fillip boosts JSE

Aug 04 2015 14:06

A strong performance by Nedbank has given the Financial index on the JSE a firm lift, which in turn helped pull the whole market higher.

International Markets

European stock markets drop amid Greece fallout

Aug 04 2015 14:00

European stock markets have fallen as investors reacted to the fallout from Greece, with focus on the banking sector.

International Markets

Greek stock market normalising: Greek chief

Aug 04 2015 13:46

The head of the Greek stock market says that trading appeared to be settling down after the previous day's record losses that followed a five-week shut down.

International Markets

Asian stocks mixed, China surges on new rules

Aug 04 2015 12:36

Asian stocks have been mixed in afternoon trading, as China announced new rules restricting short selling after a recent market rout.


Mining shares hammered as metal prices drop

Aug 04 2015 11:37

South African commodity stocks, including Kumba Iron Ore and Impala Platinum, have sunk to multi-year lows as metal prices tumbled.

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