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Gold firms up for biggest weekly fall

Jan 30 2015 17:30

Gold is on course for its biggest weekly fall in two months despite edging higher, a day after a 2% slide on expectations for a US interest rate rise.

International Markets

US stocks lower on weak US, eurozone data

Jan 30 2015 17:06

Wall Street stocks have opened mostly lower following disappointing US economic growth and eurozone inflation data.

International Markets

European shares head for best month in 3 years

Jan 30 2015 15:45

European stocks have dipped, with Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena skidding 6.5% after sources say a planned capital increase at the lender might be bigger than expected.


JSE edges up in tandem with world markets

Jan 30 2015 14:22

The previous session's share price drop on the JSE was nothing more than the market taking a breather, as the major indices continued their upward trend.

International Markets

European shares head for best month in years

Jan 30 2015 10:25

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index has advanced and is heading for its best monthly performance in 5½ years.


Rand firmer after Sarb holds lending rate

Jan 30 2015 09:56

The rand has gained against the dollar following a decision by the South African Reserve Bank to leave interest rates unchanged.

International Markets

US stocks rally after two down days

Jan 30 2015 07:43

US stocks have pushed higher, rallying after two down days on generally solid corporate earnings and a gain in oil prices.


Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

Jan 30 2015 07:26

Crude prices have been mixed in Asia, after US senate approval of a controversial bill to build an oil pipeline added to concerns over a supply glut.

International Markets

European shares knocked, oil slide hits earnings

Jan 29 2015 18:22

Weak corporate updates have pegged back European shares, as the effects of a rout in oil prices knocked back heavyweight energy firms.

International Markets

US stocks open higher amid earnings deluge

Jan 29 2015 17:07

Wall Street stocks have opened higher on a heavy day of corporate earnings reports, pulling up from a two-day skid that cut nearly 500 points off the Dow.


Oil company shares rocked by plunging oil prices

Jan 29 2015 15:08

Shares in energy companies have slided after they announced falling profits on tumbling oil prices, though European markets were mostly higher overall.


JSE run ends on negative reaction to Fed news

Jan 29 2015 14:19

The run on the JSE over the last few days has come to a halt as markets worldwide gave a negative interpretation to the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy statement.

International Markets

European shares fall after Fed Reserve statement

Jan 29 2015 11:16

European stocks have fallen in early trading after the US Federal Reserve took an upbeat view on the US economy and signalled that it remains firmly on track. :

International Markets

Asia shares skid as Fed surprises investors

Jan 29 2015 10:05

Asian shares have extended losses after Fed took an upbeat view on the US economy and signalled that it remains firmly on track to raise interest rates.


Rand slips to week low ahead of rate decision

Jan 29 2015 09:49

The rand has fallen to its weakest in a week as the dollar gained after the Fed's policy statement, while eyes now turn to the Reserve Bank's interest rates decision.

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