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Rand gains in recovery mode

Oct 20 2014 19:40

The rand has gained against the dollar, starting a risk-heavy week in firm territory, with investors waiting for the finance ministry's update on the mini budget.


JSE marks time ahead of mini budget speech

Oct 20 2014 18:24

Johannesburg stocks have treaded water with the market keenly awaiting the maiden budget speech of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

International Markets

European markets start week in the red

Oct 20 2014 16:24

European stock markets have moved lower as traders took profits and eyed global economic worries on the eve of crucial Chinese growth figures.

International Markets

US stocks: S&P edges higher, IBM results drag Dow

Oct 20 2014 16:14

US stocks have been mixed, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq posting modest gains, but the Dow falling as quarterly results from IBM disappointed.


Oil prices dip after brief recovery

Oct 20 2014 14:19

Oil prices have fallen after a brief rebound, with the market weighed down by weak demand growth in an oversupplied market.

International Markets

Asia shares surge after Wall St rally

Oct 20 2014 13:57

Asian markets have rallied following a rise in New York at the end of last week, with Tokyo surging almost 4% thanks also to a weaker yen.


Directionless JSE treads water

Oct 20 2014 13:55

The JSE seems to be awaiting new directions from Wall Street as the market moved sideways, seeking direction.


Gold edges up towards one-month high

Oct 20 2014 10:02

Gold edged has up towards a one-month high, recovering from earlier losses, as concerns about a slowdown in the global economy persisted despite strong US data.


JSE week ahead: Is recovery on the cards?

Oct 20 2014 10:00

The question foremost in investors’ minds this week will be whether the uptick in share prices towards the end of last week signals the beginning of a recovery.


Rand steady, market eyes Nene's first budget

Oct 20 2014 09:48

The rand has traded in a narrow range against the dollar, with domestic focus firmly on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's medium-term budget statement.

International Markets

Fund managers cautious after wild markets

Oct 20 2014 09:20

A week of huge swings across global financial indices on fright at the potential impact of slowing growth has left the marketplace more balanced, say strategists.

International Markets

Asia markets surge after Wall St rally

Oct 20 2014 07:47

Asian markets have rallied following a rise in New York at the end of last week, while a yen sell-off sent Tokyo surging more than 3%.

International Markets

Wall St week ahead: Buybacks to support market

Oct 20 2014 07:40

Bulls could find some support as corporations, mostly on the sidelines as the market tumbled, step up their stock purchases in the coming weeks.


Oil prices extend gains in Asia

Oct 20 2014 07:35

Oil prices have risen in Asia, lifted by a surge in equities after last week's sharp gains on Wall Street, but prices remain tilted due weak demand.


Rand firmer as global sell-off eases

Oct 17 2014 18:29

The rand has strengthened against the dollar as risk aversion abated after a week of volatility that saw most emerging-market currencies weaken.

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