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European stocks close higher

Mar 05 2015 19:47

Europe's main stock markets have finished the day slightly higher with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.61% to 6 961.14 points.

Currencies

Rand weakens after ECB unveils stimulus details

Mar 05 2015 19:30

The rand has weakened against the dollar as the European Central Bank's announcement detailing its $1trn buying programme failed to halt the greenback's strong run.

International Markets

US stocks rise after $21bn AbbVie deal

Mar 05 2015 18:55

US stocks have traded higher ending a two-day downturn, with AbbVie's $21bn takeover of cancer drug developer Pharmacyclics giving a charge to trade.

Equities

SA stocks gain, Standard Bank jumps on dividend

Mar 05 2015 18:45

SA stocks have ended higher, with Standard Bank among the top gainers on the blue-chip index after the lender declared a better-than-expected dividend payout.

International Markets

Wall St to open slightly higher after 2-day fall

Mar 05 2015 16:36

US stocks have been set to open modestly higher, after higher-than-expected initial jobless claims figures and ahead of a report on factory orders.

Currencies

Euro strikes 11-year low against dollar

Mar 05 2015 14:58

The euro hit its lowest level for more than 11 years, with investors awaiting key updates from the European Central Bank over its latest stimulus programme.

Commodities

Oil prices higher on Libya unrest

Mar 05 2015 14:46

Oil prices have climbed as Libyan unrest offset a jump in US crude stockpiles, analysts say.

Equities

Standard Bank results boost JSE

Mar 05 2015 13:41

Investors on the JSE have responded positively to the news that Standard Bank has shifted its focus firmly to Africa.

 
Economy

Global markets: Euro hits low ahead of ECB plan

Mar 05 2015 11:49

The euro has hit an 11-year low against the dollar and the region's stocks nudged higher, as the ECB prepares to provide details of its €1trn stimulus plan.

International Markets

European shares extend rally ahead of ECB meeting

Mar 05 2015 11:04

European shares have risen in early trading, with a batch of robust company results from firms including Carrefour and Schroders boosting sentiment.

Currencies

Rand softer on emerging markets sell-off

Mar 05 2015 10:53

The rand has been on the back foot after falling to a three-week low overnight in an emerging market sell-off prompted by expectations of strong US jobs data.

Currencies

Euro hovers near 11-year lows on dollar

Mar 05 2015 08:53

The euro has remained under pressure after falling to an 11-year low against the dollar as investors waited for the ECB'S announcement on its bond-purchase plan.

International Markets

US stocks continue slide after record run

Mar 05 2015 06:00

US stocks have fallen for a second day after a run that saw new Dow and S&P records and a 15-year high for the Nasdaq.

Commodities

Oil up in Asia despite US inventories rise

Mar 05 2015 05:47

Oil prices have climbed in Asian trade as signs that a refineries strike in the United States is weakening overshadowed a rise in US crude stocks.

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