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JSE falls led by PPC

Sep 22 2014 19:03

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has seen its biggest one day drop in nine months, dragged lower by PPC after the resignation of its boss.


Rand hit as commodity currencies suffer

Sep 22 2014 18:15

The rand has fallen to seven-month lows against the dollar as commodity-linked currencies bore the brunt of expected weak growth in China.

International Markets

European shares dip on China growth nerves

Sep 22 2014 14:04

European shares have fallen, with a benchmark retreating from a near seven-year high, as concerns over the pace of growth in China knocks mining heavyweights.


JSE down on China PMI jitters

Sep 22 2014 12:33

New fears about the state of China's economy have pushed resources stocks on the JSE sharply lower, with the rest of the market also weaker.


Fed policy the enemy of gold bulls

Sep 22 2014 12:08

Gold's recent losses have erased almost all of its 2014 gains as speculation mounts that the Federal Reserve will start its rate-tightening cycle sooner.


Silver slumps on strong dollar, weak gold

Sep 22 2014 10:55

Silver's sell-off has extended to a second session with the metal tumbling to a four-year low, as investors unwound long positions amid strength in the dollar.

International Markets

Sweet spot for markets

Sep 22 2014 10:27

Scotland's 'no' has unleashed a full explosion of animal spirits across markets, says an analyst.


High-flying dollar slips in Asia

Sep 22 2014 09:58

The dollar has retreated in Asia after surging last week on hints by the Fed of higher than expected interest rates and Scotland's decision to stay in the UK.


Rand seen stable in data-dry week

Sep 22 2014 09:51

The rand has steadied and is expected to drift in a narrow range in a week bereft of market moving data and interrupted by a public holiday.

International Markets

Asian shares slip on profit-taking

Sep 22 2014 07:21

Asian markets mostly fallen on profit taking after the big gains at the end of last week, while the dollar eased from more than six-year highs against the yen.


Oil prices down ahead of Chinese data

Sep 22 2014 07:13

Oil prices have fallen as dealers await key Chinese manufacturing data for clues about demand in the world's top energy consumer, analysts have said.


JSE investors turn to rand for direction

Sep 21 2014 18:20

Local markets will be closed for Heritage Day mid-week, and all eyes will be on the rand for further direction, after a lacklustre week on the SA bourse.


US stocks gain on Fed, Scottish vote, Alibaba

Sep 22 2014 07:31

US stocks emerged stronger from the past week following a favourable Fed decision, rejection of Scottish independence and Alibaba's record stock offering.

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