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Rand surges against dollar

Jul 24 2014 09:37

The rand has edged weaker against the dollar after climbing to a two-month high, propelled by inflation data that came in below market forecasts.

International Markets

Asian shares boosted by China data

Jul 24 2014 08:08

Asian markets have lifted as an index of Chinese manufacturing activity hit an 18-month high, boosting the country's economy as Ukraine crisis concerns eased.

International Markets

Global markets: Asia shares edge higher

Jul 24 2014 07:46

Asian stocks have inched higher, encouraged by corporate results and a record Wall Street close, while global unrest underpinned demand for high-rated bonds.

International Markets

S&P 500 at new record on Apple earnings

Jul 24 2014 07:40

The S&P 500 has closed at a new record high after strong Apple earnings lifted the tech sector on a mixed day for stocks.


Oil prices up in Asian trade

Jul 24 2014 07:29

Oil prices have risen in Asia after the United States reported a large decline in its crude inventories, indicating strong demand in the world's biggest economy.

International Markets

European stock markets extend gains.

Jul 23 2014 17:38

European stock markets have ended slightly higher, building on the previous day's gains and following a positive lead from Wall Street.

International Markets

Asian shares extend gains on Wall St

Jul 23 2014 15:42

Asian markets mostly rose, adding to the previous day's rally, following a positive lead from Wall Street while concerns over the Ukraine air crash crisis ease.


JSE fails to breach key barrier

Jul 23 2014 13:48

For the third time in two weeks, the All-share index's attempt to break decisively through the 52 00 points level has lost steam at the last minute.


Rand on firmer ground, market awaits inflation

Jul 23 2014 10:17

The rand has traded firmer against the dollar, touching fresh four-week highs as emerging market currencies continue to benefit from US inflation data.


Euro at multi-year lows against dollar, yen

Jul 23 2014 08:45

The euro has touched multi-month lows against the dollar and yen as investors fret about the impact of possible fresh sanctions against Russia.

International Markets

US stocks rise on housing report, earnings

Jul 23 2014 07:45

US stocks have finished higher following a busy day of corporate earnings and a report showing the highest level of existing-home sales in eight months.

International Markets

Asian shares extend gains on Wall St rally

Jul 23 2014 07:39

Asian markets have risen, adding to the previous day's rally, following a positive lead from Wall Street while concerns over the Ukraine air crash crisis ease.


Oil extends losses in Asian trade

Jul 23 2014 07:35

Oil has extended losses in Asia as a stronger US currency discouraged buying and concerns over the fallout from the downing of flight MH17 in Ukraine eased.

International Markets

US stocks rise on mostly solid corporate earnings

Jul 22 2014 18:30

Wall St stocks have moved higher in early trade on a stream of generally solid earnings reports that suggest the US economy is continuing to pick up momentum.

International Markets

European shares bounce back

Jul 22 2014 17:59

European shares have risen on strong earnings reports and signs of improved cooperation from Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels over the Malaysian Airlines plane.

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