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Europe stocks close mixed

Mar 27 2015 19:09

Europe's main stock markets have closed mixed, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index ending the day down 0.58% at 6 855.02 points.


SA stocks rise, PPC jumps after merger talks fail

Mar 27 2015 18:39

South African stocks have snapped a two-day losing streak as shares in cement maker PPC rose when the firm announced the end of merger talks with a rival firm.

International Markets

US stocks rise

Mar 27 2015 17:16

Wall Street stocks have risen, shrugging off data showing weaker-than-expected US economic growth as the market sought to snap a four-day losing streak.

International Markets

European stocks mixed ahead of Greek deal news

Mar 27 2015 14:58

Europe's main stock markets have diverged as dealers awaited news on a deal over Greece's finances next week, while tracking unrest in Yemen.

International Markets

Asian shares mixed, Yemen crisis hits sentiment

Mar 27 2015 14:31

Asian markets have been mixed in edgy trade as investors tracked the crisis in Yemen, with fears that unrest could turn into a wider Middle East conflict.


Dollar strength takes toll on JSE commodities

Mar 27 2015 13:57

The euro and the rand have again lost ground against the US currency, with negative consequences on the JSE for commodity prices and shares.

International Markets

European shares snap two-day slide

Mar 27 2015 10:56

European stocks have risen in early trade, halting a sharp two-day retreat as a renewed fall in the euro currency helped boost the shares of exporting companies.


Rand steady, government bonds weak

Mar 27 2015 10:10

Government bonds have weakened after the Reserve Bank signalled inflationary pressures are narrowing its scope to pause hiking interest rates.


Yen resumes Yemen crisis rally

Mar 27 2015 08:56

The yen has resumed its rally after getting a boost in US trade over fears that the Yemen crisis will explode into a wider Middle East conflict.

International Markets

Asian markets up in edgy trade

Mar 27 2015 07:47

Asian markets have advanced clawing back some of the previous day's losses, but traders remain on edge as they track the crisis in Yemen.


Oil prices in Asia slip after recent gains

Mar 27 2015 07:41

Oil prices have fallen in Asia, ending a rally as investors weighed potential disruptions in Middle East supplies over the Yemen crisis and a global crude glut.

International Markets

European stocks close down

Mar 26 2015 19:24

Europe's main stock markets pulled back on Thursday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index ending the day down 1.37% at 6 895.33 points.


Rand extends losses on dollar strength

Mar 26 2015 17:05

The rand has extended losses against the dollar, despite a hawkish monetary policy statement, mainly reflecting broad-based strength of the greenback.

International Markets

US stocks fall on Yemen, valuation worries

Mar 26 2015 16:38

US stocks have dropped amid worries about the Yemen crisis and the potential overvaluation of some equities, including in the biotech and semiconductor sectors.

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